GX9 - weird stabilisation issue solved

Peter LO

Mu-43 Regular
May 16, 2017
My GX9 had developed stabilisation issue recently. Everything was fine when I used fast shutter speeds that minimal IS should have applied. But at reasonably low shutter speeds that IS should shine (1" - 1/15"), turning on IS produced shakier pictures than turning IS off.

The same lens (12-32) was found working fine with Pen F, producing very usable images down to 1".

I went through the settings, nothing seemed wrong. But something on the user's manual (Pg. 324) drew my attention:

"When I shake the camera, I hear a rattling sound from the camera.
• The sound is caused by the In-Body Image Stabilizer. This is not a malfunction."

I hadn't heard that sound recently!

So I turned off the camera, shook it vigorously for a few time until I heard the rattling sound - and the IBIS function is back to normal.


Mu-43 Veteran
Jan 16, 2012
That's one of the more unusual diagnostic techniques I've read of but congratulations on getting your IBIS working again!
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