Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS image stabilization test

This is a video I did back on May 25th, 2011, showing the effectiveness of the Image Stabilization (IS) of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.  For this I used the Canon EOS Rebel T2i in the 480p crop-mode, which gives a magnification of about 7x and really shows any instability in the video.  This is a handheld shot.

Description from YouTube:

Stabilization test using Canon EOS Rebel T2i in 480p 60fps crop-mode which basically uses the centre 640*480 pixels of the sensor, giving a magnification of about 7x.

The lens used is the basic kit lens that comes with it, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS.

The camera is handheld, and I start the video with Image Stabilizer (IS) off, then I turn it on.

I hope this is useful in showing the usefulness of having an IS lens for doing video.

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Jean-Pierre La Forest

Photographer / Videographer at Studio JPIC
Jean-Pierre La Forest is a photographer and videographer based out of Florenceville-Bristol, NB, Canada. JP specializes in commercial and tourism photography and videography, where he helps businesses, artists, and towns to market themselves. He also teaches the art of photography on his YouTube channel and blog. You can reach him on

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