Point-and-Shoot Image Stabilization Test (Winners: Pentax Optio A10 and Sony DSC-T30)

Putting five point-and-shoot cameras through various tests, Digital Camera Info tried to determine which one presented the best image stabilization for your money. The result was surprising.

Although the Nikon Coolpix P3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 have good image stabilization and performed notably better with the feature on, the Sony DSC-T30 and the Pentax Opti A10 produced better images. Why? Because they're better cameras, and image stabilization is just one part to getting good picture.

One thing of note is that the Pentax Optio A10 moves the CCD around instead of the lens to provide image stabilization—uncommon thanks to the lens' lighter weight. But the results say the A10 performs just as well as the others.

DCI Comparison Feature: Point-and-Shoot Image Stabilization Tested [Digital Camera Info]