Canon XC15 Instruction Manual

Image Stabilizer

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Image Stabilizer

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Image Stabilizer

Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to achieve steadier shots. When taking 
photos, you can turn image stabilization on and off. When recording clips, there are 3 methods of image 
stabilization; select the method that best suits your needs.

Standard IS 

: Standard IS compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while 

remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.

Dynamic IS* 

: Dynamic IS compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting 

while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.

* Not available when recording 4K clips, using slow & fast motion recording mode or taking photos.

Powered IS 

: Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high 

zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end). This mode is not suitable for tilting and panning shots.

To activate Standard IS or Dynamic IS

1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch [Image 

Stabilizer].

2 Select the desired option and then touch [

X].

• In 

 mode, select [

On] to turn on image stabilization.

• Select [

Off] to turn off image stabilization, for example, when recording with the camcorder mounted on 

a tripod.

• The icon of the selected mode will appear on the upper right of the screen.

To activate Powered IS

1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch 

[Powered IS].

2 Select [

On] and then touch [

X].

• The Powered IS icon will appear on the upper right of the screen.

• Select [

Off] to return image stabilization to its previous setting.

NOTES

• If you set an assignable button to [

Powered IS] (

A 105), you can press the button to turn Powered IS on 

or off.

• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to compensate fully.

• When using Dynamic IS, the edges of the picture may be adversely affected (ghosting, artifacts and/or dark 

areas may appear) when compensating for a high degree of camcorder shake.

• The angle of view when using Dynamic IS differs from the angle of view when using Standard IS or no image 

stabilization.

Operating modes:

Operating modes: