Action cameras use various image stabilization technologies to reduce the shakiness in footage caused by camera movement during activities such as sports and outdoor adventures. The two most commonly used types of image stabilization technology in action cameras are electronic image stabilization (EIS) and optical image stabilization (OIS).
- EIS uses software algorithms to detect camera movement and reduce the impact of this movement on the footage.
- OIS uses physical components such as sensors and motors to compensate for camera movement.
While both methods are effective in reducing shakiness in footage, OIS tends to be more effective in compensating for larger movements, such as those encountered during extreme sports activities. However, OIS can be more expensive and can add extra weight to the camera, which may not be suitable for some activities.