Is the advancing technology in cameras making the image stabilizer function obsolete? That's one viewpoint I heard in the Tamron booth.
The image stabilizer helps photographers take sharper images when there is not enough available light to get a faster shutter speed. (Read Why are my pictures blurry?)
The current high ISO revolution will make image stabilizers unnecessary, according to one of the Tamron reps at PhotoPlus Expo 2013. He isn't an official spokesperson, so I won't quote him by name. I did find his idea interesting.
That sounds like a reasonable argument. I would still prefer stabilization on longer focal lengths. For instance, anything longer than 200 mm, I would want the safety it offers. Of course, I'm basing that on today's cameras.
What do you think?