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Tales of the Fujifilm X-T4: Tale 2 – IBIS

The Fujifilm X-T4 is Fujfilm’s flagship APS-C mirrorless camera, “designed for next-level all-round versatility.” In this second installment tale, the IBIS in the X-T4 is explained.

IBIS is an acronym for In-Body Image Stabilization, a system built inside the camera body that moves the sensor in response to camera movement to counteract camera shake and to allow handholding the camera at slow shutter speeds without obtaining blurred photos.

In the X-T4, the engineers designed the IBIS to take into consideration the movements caused by the internal components of the camera itself and not just from the photographer’s hands, and designed the camera to reduce as much as possible these sources of internal movements. Thus, a high-performance IBIS system could not simply be ordered off the shelf and put into the camera to obtain optimum results.

The IBIS system in the X-T4 is a 5-axis image stabilization, compensating for motion caused by:

  • Two axes of translation:
    1. Vertical (moving the camera up or down in a vertical plane)
    2. Horizontal (moving the camera to the right or to the left in a horizontal plane)
  • Three axes of rotation:
    1. Roll (rotating the camera round the lens axis, like when you are turning the steering wheel of a car)
    2. Pitch (tilting the camera to point up or down)
    3. Yaw (tilting the camera to point left or right)

> Read: Tales of the Fujifilm X-T4: Tale 2 – IBIS

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