The DC50 also comes with Canon's innovative Super-Range Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), which combines gyro- and image-sensors to give image stabilization through a wider range of camera motions. Some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another. But Canon's Super-Range OIS corrects for a wide range of camcorder motion: the fast vibration you'd experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; and the slower motion of body sway. No matter what you're recording and how you're recording it, the DC50's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly.
This advanced OIS system is available and equally effective whether you are shooting video or photos.
In addition, optical stabilization keeps your shot steady without a loss in image quality -- something that can't be said for electronic image stabilization.