Choose whether to enable vibration reduction. The options available vary with the lens.





Choose for enhanced vibration reduction when photographing static subjects.



Choose when photographing athletes and other subjects that are moving rapidly and unpredictably.


Vibration reduction is disabled.

Cautions: Using Vibration Reduction
  • Vibration reduction may be unavailable with some lenses.

  • We recommend that you wait for the image in the display to stabilize before shooting.

  • When [Normal] is selected for lenses that support vibration reduction, the image in the viewfinder may jiggle before the shutter is released, but this is a natural consequence of how vibration reduction is performed and does not indicate a malfunction. [Sport] or [Off] can be used should you find the motion distracting.

  • [Normal] or [Sport] is recommended for panning shots. In [Normal] and [Sport] modes, vibration reduction applies only to motion that is not part of the pan. If the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction will be applied only to vertical shake.

  • [Normal] and [Sport] are also recommended if the camera is mounted on a tripod or monopod. Note, however, that [Off] may be a better choice with some tripods depending on shooting conditions. Settings may vary from lens to lens; consult the lens documentation for more information.

  • If an F mount lens with a vibration reduction switch is attached via an optional FTZ II/FTZ mount adapter, [Vibration reduction] will be grayed out and unavailable. Use the lens switch for vibration reduction.