OIS on iPhone 6 Plus Disabled For Video Because of Battery Life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Just a theory, but when you take a photo, your hands have to be still for the shot, when you press it, hardware OIS kicks in and in a very short time period of when you press that button to take the picture, the camera's hardware compensates by staying still.

    If you were recording a video, the amount of battery life that would be consumed from the device having to shift/move the camera would cause the battery to drain much faster than any lights, screen, etc. so it wouldnt be practical to use a hardware OIS for video capture.
  2. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
  3. Starfyre, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

    Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    From what I've seen seems to suggest the image stabilization when recording video is electronic as opposed to hardware-based.

    Update: Thanks RITmusic2k
  4. RITmusic2k macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2009
    Anaheim, CA
    Sorry to be pedantic, but at that point it's no longer 'optical' image stabilization. It's just image stabilization.

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