Poll results: How important is Optical Image Stabilization to you when looking at a smartphone camera?
posted by Chris P. / Apr 17, 2014, 8:27 AM
That's what we set out to gauge in our Monday poll. And now is the time to examine the results, and arrive at some sort of a tentative conclusion (i.e. nobody is claiming that this is a 100% representative -- if anything, most consumers don't even know what OIS is and why it's good for both videos and stills). Anyway, it turns out that the majority of you (59.95%) regard OIS highly, while 37.01% of you feel like it's a nice extra. This means only 3.04% of respondents feel like OIS is a waste of manufacturers' resources. Resources, which, the 3-percenters seem to say, are better spent elsewhere.
How important is Optical Image Stabilization to you when looking at a smartphone camera?
I regard OIS highly, so it's very important to me
It's definitely a nice extra, but not a game-changer for me
I'd rather have manufacturers spend their effort and resources elsewhere
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recycled post :/
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 8:34 AM 0
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As long as the camera takes good pictures, OIS isn't a requirement.
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 9:01 AM 4
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But OIS makes excellent even better
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 9:08 AM 3
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OIS is exactly the sort of thing that manufacturers *should* be using. Something that improves on the core experience of the device. Not things like fingerprint scanners, heart rate monitors or an extra focus for gimmicky pictures. OIS makes the overall device better at one of the key components of a smartphone. I would much rather see devices incorporate things like OIS to make an individual function better, than to pop in things that don't improve the base functionality of a device.
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 10:51 AM 5
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These results tell me people don't know how to take pictures on a smartphone. Stop shaking your hands like you have tremors. It's a nice thing to have but it's proven to be not needed
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 1:25 PM 0
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It's important but not a must for me. I welcome camera improvements, but I consider it more important for the sensor, processing performance and optics themselves to be the highest priorities. OIS is important in phones because they are inherently difficult to hold steady, especially wit their ever thinning bodies... Bringing back camera buttons is a step in the right direction.
posted on Apr 19, 2014, 1:51 AM 0
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