The Sony FX30’s gyro stabilization is one of its best features... and its most irksome

Sony FX30
(Image credit: Sony)

The idea makes a lot of sense. The Sony FX30 has gyro sensors that embed camera movement data in the recorded video. Never mind IBIS, never mind real-time digital stabilization, this is data you can use later in your editing software to steady up shaky footage with spectacular success.

We’ve tried gyro stabilization with the Sony ZV-E10 and with the Sony FX30. It’s actually pretty spectacular. It’s not perfect, but it’s WAY better than Sony’s pretty feeble IBIS (anyone going to disagree?).

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at