It looks like Canon is bringing IBIS to its DSLRs, too

Jul 18, 2019

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

It looks like Canon is bringing IBIS to its DSLRs, too

Jul 18, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It looks like finally making mirrorless cameras isn’t the only thing the big two DSLR manufacturers are finally capitulating on. After recently hearing that Nikon was planning to add IBIS to an upcoming flagship Nikon D6 camera, Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon’s next generation of DSLRs will be getting it, too.

Suggestions that Canon were potentially planning to implement IBIS in a DSLR started to appear last October. Then, just last week, Northlight Images updated its Canon rumours and info page with a new IBIS-related patent. Now, CR believes it may be coming to an impending Canon EOS 90D DSLR, expected to be announced in the next couple of months.

If the rumours that Nikon will be introducing IBIS in the next generation of its flagship DSLR is true, then it makes sense that Canon is finally going to jump onto that bandwagon, too. Both manufacturers have long extolled the virtues of lens stabilisation over the sensor, but many are now shooting with manual focus and other older AF lenses that don’t even have any kind of stabilisation.

While I agree that sensor stabilisation isn’t as good as having it in the lens, having stabilisation in the body does mean that those older and non-stabilised lenses will at least see some benefit over not having it at all.

Again, if the Nikon D6 rumours are true, then chances are that Canon will be implementing IBIS in a 1DX Mark III, too. Rumours of the Mark III’s development have been around since last November, with Digital Camera World reporting in March that it was being field-tested ready for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo with an announcement expected sometime between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020. There’s been no word on whether or not it has IBIS yet, though.

But it seems that DSLRs are not dead. At least, not yet. Both Nikon and Canon still have a few more features they can add to them to milk DSLR technology for a few more years. The IBIS rumours for both Nikon and Canon though are still exactly that. Rumours. But it would be slightly odd for incorrect rumours to appear for both manufacturers at the same time.

It will be interesting to see exactly which features they do implement in their future DSLRs and which they’ll hold back in favour of promoting mirrorless camera sales. And also seeing exactly when they’ll finally give up on DSLRs and go full-on into mirrorless.

[via Canon Rumors]

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20 responses to “It looks like Canon is bringing IBIS to its DSLRs, too”

  1. Mike Downey Avatar
    Mike Downey

    Too big. Too late.

  2. David Blas Avatar
    David Blas

    Of course they are not! Thanks god!

  3. SeattleTeslaGuy Avatar
    SeattleTeslaGuy

    Too bad you are not bring grammar to headline.

  4. SeattleTeslaGuy Avatar
    SeattleTeslaGuy

    Oh, and while we are at it (picking on your article), IBIS is better than lens stabilization because it works in 5 axes, not 2 like lens stabilization.

  5. jdavidpage Avatar
    jdavidpage

    I still prefer the view from a mirror over the EVF the mirrorless bodies provide. IBIS would be a nice addition to their offerings.

  6. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    They’ll be around at least another 30 years in various incarnations.

  7. dracphelan Avatar
    dracphelan

    I find myself thinking “Pentax has had this for how many years, and they are just now doing it?”
    The time I used a Pentax KS2 at a Renfair, the IBIS was wonderful. If I hadn’t found a great deal on a Sony A6000, I would have bought the KS2.

  8. Dušan DuPe Pethö Avatar
    Dušan DuPe Pethö

    …what for

  9. Charles Archer Avatar
    Charles Archer

    Bout freakin time

  10. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    Pentax had IBIS for 10 years almost haha

  11. Michael Wilson Avatar
    Michael Wilson

    There dead they just don’t know it yet

  12. Mohammad Yearuzzaman Avatar
    Mohammad Yearuzzaman

    And nobody gave a single fuck to canon

  13. Cube948 Avatar
    Cube948

    Wowsers, these comments are really strange. They read more like gamers slagging each other than camera folk. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, though.

    None of the in-camera ibis I’ve tried matches the good stuff from Canon and Nikon. Yes, five axis is great if you’re shooting while surfing – but otherwise? How badly are you shaking to make that a requirement? Proper shooting techniques are important to master.

    Canon is the world’s number one camera seller. Adding a few decent mirrorless to their lineup will keep them there. They are in no danger.

    Why do you people need to trash talk with everything you write online? And why in the world do so many people feel the urge to write about things they have zero experience with?

    Use the camera system that works for you. Do your research. Try different models from different companies. And, for crying out loud, grow up.

    1. SeattleTeslaGuy Avatar
      SeattleTeslaGuy

      Then I believe you really haven’t used a camera with 5-axis IBIS much, if at all. And trying one out for a couple of minutes in a camera store or show doesn’t come close to counting. Talk to anyone who has moved from a DSLR to a mirrorless with IBIS and you will get a different story than what you are presenting. Or better yet, take one out for an extended period of time. You will have a different opinion if you are at all open. I moved from a Nikon DSLR with decent VR lenses to a mirrorless with great IBIS and am able to get hand held photos that I never could before. Half second exposure? No problem. Shooting from a moving vehicle? No problem. You hear things like that all the time from people that moved to mirrorless.

      1. Cube948 Avatar
        Cube948

        Hey. Actually, I’ve used them a bunch. But I don’t shoot out of cars much – I suppose that corresponds to my surfing comment. But depending on the focal length, I can certainly shoot 1/2. I’ve done it at 400mm a bunch with Canon SLRs, and I can’t match that with IBIS – and yes, I have tried.

        Like everything, I guess, it comes down to the right gear for the job and hands.

        I’ve used mirrorless a bunch – I teach photography at a of colleges. We have a ton of gear. I work with a few camera stores testing gear for extended periods. I own way too much gear myself. I’m not inexperience.

  14. Bart Hofman Avatar
    Bart Hofman

    Ibis is for brands who are incapable to put stabilation in their lenses.

    1. Alec Galicia Avatar
      Alec Galicia

      Bart Hofman IBIS is way better than that. So much so that I rarely bring a stabilizer or tripod when I shoot my videos. 5+ stops? No lens IS will do that alone

  15. Винсент Лао Avatar
    Винсент Лао

    Finally! (If this is true)

  16. John Smith Avatar
    John Smith

    What would be nice, rather than the suggestion of stabilization, is sensing that lets you know if the image WAS UNSTABLE. The camera has to know if light is moving across the sensor to then move the sensor to follow it, why can it not CONFIRM or DENY that it accomplished the task? Stabilization is a great feature, confirmation is what would take it to the next useful level, and in this matter could be solved the problem: “turn off stabilization when using a tripod.” This counter-intuitive nonsense is a real pain for landscape shooters working in the wind. We NEED both a tripod, and stabilization, and we need to have stability CONFIRMED.

  17. Nelson Michael Jr. Avatar
    Nelson Michael Jr.

    Welcome to IBIS Canon shooters. Everything is steady here ?