Neocamera just published its Image Stabilization Shootout among the Sony Cybershot DSC-H9, the Pentax K10D, the Panasonic DMC-FX30 and the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2. It is a short feature to see what can be achieved with true image stabilization.
With increased megapixels, and therefore generally increasing noise levels, stabilization has become a big selling point among digital cameras. Many people are now simply looking for a stabilized camera. That is why nearly every company has added stabilization to several of its models. The only company to justifiably not include image stabilization is Fuji which produces very low-noise image sensors, thereby gaining a few stops of usable sensitivity relative to its competitors. Other companies now simply claim to have stabilization by including a mode which boosts ISO automatically, but these modes can degrade image quality significantly.