Canon, a trusted name in optical technologies, has innovated the image stabilizer technology used in Canon binoculars. For people who have a hard time making their hands still, the image stabilizer is perfect for reducing vibrations to help in viewing still images. This technology uses a microcomputer that instantly calculates the amount of vibrations and the Vari-Angle Prism or a tilt mechanism – a corrector of movements – that alters light refraction.
The Canon 10×30 IS Image Stabilized Binocular offers a 10 times magnification and 30mm objective lenses perfect for watching your favorite sports events. It’s also ideal for camping and bird watching with a 13.8 ft close focus. This model has a lightweight design (only 22 oz.) and offers a 314 ft. at 1,000 yards field of view. It costs $348.00 if you buy it from Canon. Original retail price is $860.00.
If you’re looking for a high-power Canon binocular, include in your list of choices Canon’s 18×50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular for All Weather. This powerful binocular has 18 times magnifying capability and an ultra-high 50mm objective lenses that lets you see images at its brightest even in the dark, which is great for celestial viewing. It’s much expensive though, at $1,259.00 but you wouldn’t miss high-performance in this model.
Another powerful Canon binocular, the 15×50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular for All Weather offers 15 times magnification and 50mm objective lenses. If you know what higher objective lenses do, this must be among your choices. It allows viewing even at night! Whether you’re catching a comet pass by, watching a sports event, or out in the wild sneaking on nocturnal creatures, this Canon binocular will not miss a thing even on a stormy weather. Price: $1,049.00.
In the line of high-performance is this new Canon binocular, Canon 10×42 IS WP Image Stabilizers – Waterproof. This model features L-lens quality, one of the finest in precision optics, 10 times magnification, a larger than its counterparts 4.2mm exit pupil, anti-fog technology, 16mm long eye relief, and a wide 65 degree angle of view. Canon’s Super Spektra coatings are being applied in the lenses’ surfaces so that you are assured of high contrast and vivid images by eliminating unnecessary reflections that usually cause ghosting and flare. It’s great for celestial viewing, bird watching, and sports events. Price: $1,204.94.
If you are on a relatively tight budget but wishes to own an economical, yet, powerful Canon binocular, Canon’s 12×36 IS II Image Stabilized Binocular offers similar features as the above models but at a lower price. This model offers 12 times magnification, a long, 14.5mm eye relief, double field-flattener lenses for constant images, a four-hour-long battery life, ergonomic design, and a lead-free glass. This design is very portable at 1.45625 lbs and a-36mm objective lenses. Price: $598.99.