Whether you're cheering on a sports team from the far end of the stadium or gazing up at a star-filled sky, Canon's 8x20 IS binoculars get you closer to your favorite subjects. As Canon's lightest binoculars with Image Stabilization (IS)* - weighing less than a pound - these portable binoculars fit easily into a small bag or backpack, and are light enough to carry in one hand, allowing for convenient, all-day use. Designed to deliver the ultimate in comfort, you'll enjoy improved controls and convenient finger rests for a natural, non-slip grip. Coupled with a high magnification ratio of 8x and enhanced IS technology for consistently sharp and steady images, the 8x20 IS binoculars are perfect for a variety of activities.
Building on the success of their larger IS binoculars and borrowing the Lens Shift Image Stabilization from their EF lenses, Canon's 8x20 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars are a versatile and compact optic that compensates for hand-shake to make them ideal for a long day of bird-watching, nature-watching, or enjoying your favorite sporting event. The Lens Shift Image Stabilization cancels possible shaking made by movement and vibration by incorporating a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism that moves the IS lens vertically and horizontally. With the choice of either Normal or Powered IS options, you can choose the right mode for the situation to deliver the best performance.
Beyond the image stabilization performance are optical features that improve image overall image quality. This begins with Canon's antireflection Super Spectra Coating system to reduce light loss and improve image contrast across the entire visual spectrum. Next, they employ a Porro prism optical path that provides a rich depth of field to enable users to better judge distance between objects while delivering a wider field of view versus similar roof prism models. A field-flattener corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges. The binoculars run on one included CR123 battery. Designed for portability and ease-of-use, they measure in with a compact length of well under six inches and weigh significantly less than a pound.
Moderate 8x magnification brings objects in close for observation while helping to maintain a generous field of view and wider exit pupil versus high power options
20mm objective lenses helps to maintain a compact form factor for easy packing, carrying, and handling
Porro prism optical path provides a wider field of view versus roof with a rich depth of field for an immersive 3D visual effect
Field-flattener lens system corrects distortion and spherical aberration for crisp views, especially at the edges
Broadband Super Spectra Coating system reduces color bias, lens flare, and ghosting to deliver sharp views with improved contrast and accurate color across the entire visual spectrum
6.6-foot minimum focus distance allows detailed observations of small birds, bugs, flora & fauna at close range such as at feeders, flower beds, or window boxes
346.5-foot field of view at 1000 yards
3-element / 2-group objective lens design
4-element / 3-group eyepiece lens design
Choose Normal IS or Powered IS to deliver the correct performance depending on whether the subject is moving or still
Makes it easy to maintain a high-magnification view, especially in situations where body movement or strong shake might occur
Lens Shift Image Stabilization system is effective in canceling out shaking made by movement and vibration
Incorporates a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism that moves IS lens both vertically and horizontally
Simple push button delivers up to 5 minutes of continuous operation