Canon's optical excellence has long been enhanced by our sophisticated optical image stabilization technology. The high-resolution images of high definition video demand a steady hand, and we've taken it to a new level with the VIXIA HF21's Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization*.
Click below to view an example of the benefit of Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization.
Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broader range of motion. In comparison to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted vibration common when walking. While some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another, Canon's Dynamic SuperRange OIS corrects a variety of camcorder motions: 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 VIXIA HF21's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly.
In addition, optical image stabilization keeps your shot steady without a loss in image quality - something that can't be said for electronic image stabilization. And image stabilization isn't just for video; you can even use it for taking sharper, clearer digital photographs with your VIXIA HF21. Thanks to Canon's expertise, it's easy to eliminate one of the telltale signs of amateur video and photography.
* Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization is not functional while capturing digital photos. Standard SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization will be in effect.