The Canon XF200 has a better image stabiliser type than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon video camera has an Optical image stabilizer type, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago have a Hybrid image stabilizer type. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.
This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all video cameras that have been available for more than a year.
The worst image stabiliser type across comparable types of video camera is Hybrid.