Difference between Gimbal Camera System & OIS in Smartphone
Gimbal Camera System – Since 2014 most high-end smartphones are using Optical Image Stabilization for photos and videos. OIS changed the way we take photos and videos. OIS helped to get rid of shaky and blur images. It stabilizes the recorded image by varying the optical path to the sensor. Image is stabilized before sensor converts it into digital format. Nokia produced the first smartphone with OIS built into Lumia 920.
Vivo brought “Big Eye” – Gimbal Technology to smartphone – Vivo X50
Vivo’s “Big Eye” rear main camera sits on a Double-Ball Suspension Mount, granting graceful visible movement for you to soak the majesty around while you capture stunning photos and videos. Witness its movement while it tracks objects, or pivots back into place on reset.
Gimbal Camera System – GCS
Very rarely does a new technology usher a complete revolution, not just a minor improvement. Gimbal Camera System does exactly that in the realm of photography stability. It uses mechanical movement to achieve flexible 3D stabilization and can cover angles 300% larger than traditional OIS. Move any way you like – from walking to skateboarding.
The stabilization angle of traditional OIS can be converted to around ±1°, while the maximum stabilization angle of GCS can be as high as ±3°. Therefore, based on the theoretical value, the maximum stabilization angle of GCS is 300% that of traditional OIS. [The above data is obtained from the tests conducted in vivo’s laboratory. Considering the data tolerance range, the actual data and parameters may vary slightly due to different test environments, software versions, and product features.]
Overall Optical Image Stabilization is better than digital image stabilization. Now with the introduction of Gimbal Camera System into smartphone things change drastically. GCS is much better than OIS. Hope more smartphone manufacturers implement this new system in near future.