I have just got this camera and had to do a search on the internet to find out how to turn the IBIS (IN Body Image Stabilization) of and on.
In the menu system for photography on the camera, there is not a specific entry for IBIS. In the manual IBIS is nowhere to be seen for photography, for video it is mentioned.
Instead it is called IS mode, which is the same as the X-T3 which of course does not have IBIS. This is where the confusion lies. Looking at the X-T3 and 4 manuals, the wording is identical except for the note content at the bottom.
Below is a simple explanation of how it works.
The IS mode is in menu Shooting page 2 on the camera
There 3 options –
- Shooting Only
Option 3 will not be in the menu if the lens has an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) switch. The lens OIS switch will switch both lens and IBIS off together. It’s either both on or both off. The OIS switch has priority over the camera menu selection.
Option 3 will be there if the lens has no OIS switch so IBIS can be turned off in camera.
For me, I set my camera to option 2, to save battery, as I walk around with my camera switched on, no point having IBIS working when I am not taking a picture. On a tripod it will be off. To make this an easy option to get to IS mode is in MY MENU.
Hope this helps someone out there.