Yes, the OIS in my 14-45 is Mega OIS and Power OIS should be better. I read some testing results in personal-view and most of them said LX100 has better stabilizer than 12-35, so I am not sure who's right and who's wrong.
Sorry I was talking about video image.
IMHO, you shouldn't be using OIS for underwater video - and therefore OIS should not be a major consideration in selecting underwater cameras or lenses.
OIS is designed to compensate for hand-shake - it's programmed for a particular type and range of motion. Underwater, the housing is dampened by the water around it, removing the kind of hand-shake affect that OIS is designed to resolve. Movement that is likely to spoil video underwater is caused by water currents, small and/or larger, and a hand-shake OIS algorithm is not going to deal with that effectively.
Even shooting "above water" video on a boat, the OIS is going to get confused by the wave action impacting the boat.
In fact, if you are going to be doing any panning or trucking movements, it's probably better to switch OIS off so that it doesn't cause jitter. Better to work on developing good UW shooting technique for WA and get a tripod for CU shots.
Maybe one day a housing manufacturing will develop an internal gimbal with gyro-stabilisers to dampen underwater movements. But, until that day, technique will serve you better than OIS...
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