Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I am currently doing a report on different IS technologies in consumer cameras. The three main type I'm doing about is lens shifting (canon's IS, Nikon's VR, Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S.), Konica Minolta's CCD shifting and Casio's Antishake DSP. My problems are this:
What are the pros and cons of each technology? Anyone feel that one is better than the other?
I already know how lens shifting and CCD shifting works, but I can't find much on Casio's DSP. Is casio the only one that uses this? Basically it reduces shutter speed and increases ISO, and reduces noise by image processing, right? is there anything I shd know?
I am doing a simple experiment to test the picture quality each method produces under similar conditions. HOwever, as I've mentioned, I am looking at consumer cameras. But I've been told that Konica Minolta does not have CCD shift in their consumer level cameras? Is that true? If so I might have to go to their prosumer level Z series. Also, is there a Konica Minolta showroom that I can go to to try out the cameras? I know that Konic Minolta recently pulled out of the camera bussines, but their current products shd still be avaliable, right?
I need to know more about the history of the technology. Lens shifting is the oldest, while CCD shift and DSP is relative new, right? the tech is orginally made for video camera, telephoto cameras, bino, etc. So which company is the first to incoperate it in SLRs or consumer cameras? If possible, can you provide a model no. and year? Also, what are the first model from each company that incoperates their IS technology? Or any links as to where I can find the info?
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.