Here’s my conclusion from this test: Mega OIS definitely helps but the videos are still very shaky when walking. Perhaps walking slower, more steady & focused with good techniques will help. But I don’t think the OIS system can ever match a gimbal/steadicam. For still clips with good technique, I think you can get usable results. I’d love to get my hands on an Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II to test out their IBIS system or a DJI Osmo. But my feelings are that the Osmo even in 4K won’t match the 1080p details in an m43 camera like a GH3/GX7 and definitely not the new 4K capable m43 cameras.
Here’s my conclusion from this test: you can definitely get usable videos while hand holding with the Panasonic Mega OIS system. Could it be better? Sure… but I’m not sure these systems will ever get to the level of a gimbal or Steadicam. I’m curious to see if Olympus’s IBIS system is better. Reports are that it is but I don’t have one to test with unfortunately.
This is just a compilation of a few of the beaches I’ve shot with my Phantom 3 Professional. I would love to get videos of all of the beaches in San Diego and perhaps even the larger southern California area but that will take some time. I just think beaches make great subjects for aerial videos. Depending on where you are, you can get a great variety of scenery. I hope you enjoy this short compilation and stay tuned for more videos like this!
It was a pretty cloudy day when I decided to go out to get some videos of the Sunset Cliffs area. Usually, overcast days are perfect for photos since you can get really nice saturated colors and the clouds provide a nice soft, diffused light. For videos though, I’m not as sure. The colors and details are there but something looks off about it in a video. I suppose this is normal since you are constantly seeing the sky in a video. But it’s still a pretty nice flight of the area, which has a lot of varied scenery and can be gorgeous to shoot. Even though I took off and landed in a parking lot, my Phantom still kicked up a bunch of sand & dust that just adheres to my drone. I’ll have to make sure to take off from my case or something in the future to give it a little more room between the sand and the Phantom.