Are there DSLR:s (or any other camera for that matter) that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data? I can't recall I've ever seen that. If not — why not? It seems like a useful marker.

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    \$\begingroup\$ What kind of information are you looking for? Was it on/off? How much stabilization was used? And what kinds of things would you want to use this information for; we may be able to help you reach the same goal with different information? \$\endgroup\$
    – tenmiles
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 13:10

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Depending on what exactly you're looking for, yes, at least some cameras do. From my Pentax K-5ii:

exiftool mksm0001.jpg|grep SR

SR Result                       : Stabilized
SR Half Press Time              : 4.25 s or longer
SR Focal Length                 : 40 mm

Pentax calls its in-body image stabilization system "Shake Reduction" — SR.

These are from the Pentax Makernotes section, not part of the general standard, so results will vary from maker to maker, but the basic answer to your question is yes, there are DSLRs that embed this info in EXIF.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just to add to this: My Canon 550D with a Sigma 18-50mm lens does not store it in the RAW file. I couldn't find any information regarding that using exiftool. Here the stabilization is done in the lens though. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 14:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BartArondson Yeah, I suspect that it's more common in cameras with in-body stabilization, but I haven't actually researched. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 14:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ The Canon R with the RF 70-200, shows image stabilization as Image Stabilization. \$\endgroup\$
    – steveb
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 4:37

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