The HV10 is the world's first consumer HD camcorder to feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Not only that, but Canon's innovative Super-Range OIS 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 HV10's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly.
In addition, optical 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 HV10. Thanks to Canon's expertise, it's easy to eliminate one of the telltale signs of amateur video and photography.