Article ID : 00011568 / Last Modified : 12/27/2016

Why does the field of view become narrow when SteadyShot is in Active mode?

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In addition to the optical SteadyShot® function, in Active mode the camcorder compensates for camera shake in the rotation direction.

The image-processing engine of the camcorder uses special algorithms to correct the rotational skew of the image on the sensor. This causes the field of view to appear narrow.


  • Not all camera models have the SteadyShot settings, for further details check the instruction guide that came with the unit. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
  • The SteadyShot settings for each model may vary, check the instruction guide of your product.