If you’ve ever used any camera that has in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) like the Sony a7R III you’ll know just how useful i can be. It allows you extra flexibility in low light situations to shoot with slower shutter speeds and prevents motion blur. Unfortunately, if you’re a Canon shooter, there are currently no cameras that offer this feature.
In several interviews, Canon has confirmed their reasons for not implementing IBIS in any of their cameras so far. They discuss how lens image stabilisation (IS) is a much more effective manner and IBIS simply cannot compete how good lens IS if. This is a pretty strong claim and I wanted to test how true it is. For that reason in the video linked above, I compare Sony’s IBIS vs Canon’s IS to see which one is, in fact, the better performer. The lenses I use for this comparison include the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS and one of the latest lenses from Canon the 85mm f/1.4L IS. For Sony I chose the a7R III, the FE 28mm f/2.0 and the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8.
Overall I have to say I am impressed with how both systems perform however the flexibility of Sony’s IBIS does offer some additional benefits. Check out the full video to see which system of stabilisation is the best.