I have a Canon SX210 IS. With CHDK, I usually take photos of more than 10 minutes at night (using tripod of course). I read somewhere it is recommended to turn off the mechanical image stabilization system on point and shoot cameras.
I don't see the point of doing that (because the cameras is still), but I guess there must be something related to unwanted actuations of the IS system.
Do you know something about this? Thanks!
Thanks for the responses. I noticed that if I turn off the LCD using the shortcut button, and then I move the camera (so the sensors detect movement), the screen backlight goes back on. I think that shake (not small) could be the minimal motion to activate the IS system. I can also be wrong, but if that is true, there is no need to turn it off.