Pentax Shake Reduction Tutorial
A guide on how to get the most out of in-camera stabilization
By PF Staff in Tutorial Videos on May 12, 2013
All modern Pentax DSLRs include Shake Reduction, a mechanism which stabilizes the sensor to reduce camera shake regardless of the lens being used. This means that no matter what lens you put on your Pentax, you'll enjoy image stabilization. The SR system's compensation thus enables you to capture sharp hand-held shots at 2-5 stops slower than normal. For example, a photo shot at 1/15s with SR enabled will likely be just as sharp as one shot at 1/60s or 1/120s with SR off. The latest Pentax bodies even include 5-axis stabilization!
However, in order to get the most out of the SR mechanism, there are a few things you should note. For instance, you cannot assume that SR is always on; you have to arm it by half-pressing the shutter button before actually taking the photo. We talk about this and much more in our latest video tutorial. Enjoy!