Mi5 OIS comparison

Xiaomi, Devices, Mi5

Image stabilization

Let’s talk about the new Mi5 Camera with it’s great OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and let’s us watch a video comparing the Mi5 against the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Now, what is OIS and what do we need that for?

Optical Image stabilization (OIS) is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera or other imaging device during exposure. Generally, it compensates for pan and tilt (angular movement, equivalent to yaw and pitch) of the imaging device, although electronic image stabilization can also be used to compensate for rotation. It is used in image-stabilized binoculars, still and video cameras, astronomical telescopes, and also smartphones, mainly the high-end. With still cameras, camera shake is particularly problematic at slow shutter speeds or with long focal length (telephoto or zoom) lenses. With video cameras, camera shake causes visible frame-to-frame jitter in the recorded video. In astronomy, the problem of lens-shake is added to by variations in the atmosphere over time, which will cause the apparent positions of objects to change.

Now after watching this video, you can clearly see that the camera on the Mi5 beats the hell out of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus regarding the aspects of OIS. The other features are still open to test. In a later review I’ll let you know how powerful this camera really is.Till then,  stay tuned!