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All handheld video is prone to shakiness, which looks amateur (or "authentic") at best, and at worst, causes the viewer to suffer motion sickness. As I've discussed in previous articles, the iPhone's light weight and its use in candid situations contribute to the shakiness factor. That's why the new image stabilization factor is such a great development in the iPhone 4S. Is it as steady as a heavier camcorder? Nope. Will you always get smooth footage that looks like it was shot on a tripod? Nope. On the other hand, will it smooth out the worst of the bumps, leaving you with pleasanter footage than you could have gotten by yourself? Absolutely.

For average shooting situations, the iPhone 4S handles bumps in the road nicely. Check out Videos 1, 2, and 3 to see how the iPhone 4S handles capturing video in a small car traveling at high speeds on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

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