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Canon Image Stabilized 12x32 Overview

The Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars feature a lens-shift system that uses a combination of a vibration gyro-mechanism and microprocessors to detect and counter hand-shake. This technology allows users to observe high-power images without the distracting shake, or the need for tripods or other support systems. As optics of this magnification and higher are prone to visible hand-shake, the image stabilization system ensures a clear and immersive view.

Two IS modes allow the performance to be tailored to the situation: Normal IS is ideal for moving or multiple subjects, while Powered IS improves the stabilization when observing a single stationary subject. An intuitive two-button user interface makes choosing the mode simple and easy. The IS runs on two included AA batteries, and when not using image stabilization, the optic will operate as a conventional pair of binoculars.

Optically, the binoculars are built with traditional Porro prisms and an integrated field-flattener lens that corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges. Canon's proprietary Super Spectra Coating is used to limit Colour bias, lens flare and ghosting; while maximizing light transmission, Colour rendition, clarity, and contrast across the entire visible spectrum. With this new IS system, the close focus distance has been drastically reduced versus earlier models that use a different IS mechanism.

Performance

  • 12x magnification
  • 32mm objective lens
  • Porro prism light path
  • Fully multi-coated optics using Canon's proprietary Super Spectra Coating to limit Colour bias, lens flare and ghosting; while improving light transmission, Colour rendition, clarity, and contrast across the entire visible spectrum
  • The Doublet field-flattener lens corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges
  • 7-element / 6-group objective lens configuration
  • 5-element / 4-group eyepiece lens configuration
  • 262-foot field of view at 1000 yards
  • 6.6' close focus distance is an improvement over earlier IS models

Image Stabilization

  • Lens-Shift image stabilization system uses a vibration gyro-mechanism, in conjunction with microprocessors, that detect and counter the appearance of hand-shake by moving the internal lens assembly horizontally and vertically, to make the image appear steady
  • Powered Image Stabilization is a secondary IS system that improves image stabilization when focused on a single subject
  • ±1.0° correction angle
  • Runs on two AA batteries

Use and Handling

  • Simple 2-button interface: Normal IS and Powered IS
  • The large centre-focus wheel
  • ±3 right eye dioptric correction
  • 55-76mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 14.5mm eye relief
  • 2.7mm exit pupil

Construction Details

  • Redesigned chassis is more ergonomic to fit more comfortably in the hand
  • Slip-resistant rubber armouring provides a sure grip
  • Weight: 0.77 kg
CANON IMAGE STABILIZED 12X32
   

Prism Type

Porro
   
PERFORMANCE  
   
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
Angle of View 5° (Actual)
Field of View 262.5' @ 1000 yd / 87.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.6' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 2.7 mm
Eye Relief 14.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 55 to 76 mm / 2.2 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3
Focus Type Center
   
FEATURES  
   
Stabilization Freedom +/- 1°
   
GENERAL  
   
Battery 2 x AA
Dimensions 17 x 14.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight 0.78 kg


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars
  • One-Piece Ocular Rainguard with Cord
  • Neck Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • 2 x AA Batteries

Manufacturer Warranty


This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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