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Canon 8x20 IS Image Stabilised Binoculars

Canon's 8x20 IS Image Stabilised Binoculars build on the success of their larger IS binoculars and feature Lens Shift Image Stabilisation, making them the perfect choice for a long day of bird-watching, nature-watching, or enjoying your favourite sporting event. The Lens Shift Image Stabilisation cancels out any shaking caused by movement or vibration, thanks to a vibration gyro mechanism that moves the IS lens horizontally and vertically. With Normal and Powered IS options, you can choose the right mode for the situation to ensure the best performance.

Beyond the image stabilisation 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.

Optical Performance

  • 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 colour bias, lens flare, and ghosting to deliver sharp views with improved contrast and accurate colour 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

Image Stabilisation

  • 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 Stabilisation 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

Use and Handling

  • Compact and ergonomic design provides a comfortable feel in the hand
  • Protective rubber armor provides a slip-resistant grip
  • 56 to 72mm interpupillary distance adjustment accommodates users of all sizes
  • Comfortable 13.5mm eye relief
  • 2.5mm exit pupil
  • Runs on one included CR123 lithium battery
  • Weighs 0.42 kg for easy carrying and handling
  • Includes case and strap
Objective Lens Diameter
20 mm
Angle of View
6.6° (Actual)
Field of View
346.5' @ 1000 yd / 115.04 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
6.56' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
13.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment
56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Focus Type
1 x CR123A
14.22 x 11.68 x 6.86 cm
0.42 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Canon 8x20 IS Image Stabilised Binoculars
  • Ocular Rainguard
  • Neck Strap
  • Case
  • CR123A Lithium Battery

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

36 month Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.