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.
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