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which image stabilisation?!!?

Im luking to buy a new camera , and i know i want optical image stabilisation to work well , but when i was luking thru the cameras on the Cnet site i realise there is

<div>1. mega ois
</div>2.mega OIS with active mode
3 power ois with active mode
4. steady shot with active mode
5 steady shot
6. and plain old optical

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Brand Names

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Mega OIS, Power OIS, Steady Shot, etc. are just the brand names used by different manufacturers for the generic term image stabilization. It is like saying Kleenex instead of facial tissue.

Active mode is image stabilization for video recording.

Image stabilization will help steady the picture from shaky hands, but it will not prevent blur from kids running or any other moving object. Only a faster shutter speed can cure motion blur.

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optical sensor

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Thanks !!!
i also hvae a question about all the catergories of OPTICAL sensor type for the digicameras in cnet ...ccd cmos , what do all these mean and which wud be the best to opt for ?
im trying to narrow dowm my list of possible buys .

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VR (Vibration Reduction)

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Here's more for you, VR is (Vibration Reduction) pretty much the same as IS. It's apples and oranges, all good.

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optical sensor

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Thanks !!! i also hvae a question about all the catergories of OPTICAL sensor type for the digicameras in cnet ...ccd cmos , what do all these mean and which wud be the best to opt for ? im trying to narrow dowm my list of possible buys .

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Sensors

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A complex subject

Here is the technical description:

http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Glossary/Camera_System/sensors_01.htm

That article first speaks of a Foveon sensor, but it is only found in Sigma DSLR cameras.
Scroll to the bottom paragraph for CCD and CMOS.

CMOS is the current favorite choice because it is faster than the CCD.
If you want lots of frames per second when shooting continuous - get CMOS
Image quality - no difference.
low light performance - no difference.

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