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The same optical excellence and advanced technology used in Canon's professional EF lenses go into every pair of Canon binoculars. From lens elements to image stabilisation, perfecting the science of imagery is what lets Canon deliver unparalleled viewing experiences, no matter how close you get.

What's in a Canon binoculars' name?


The first number in the name of Canon's binoculars is its magnification, compared to the size seen with the naked eye. For example, if a pair of binoculars has 10x magnification, an object will be enlarged 10 times. In other words, something 100 meters away will look as if it is only 10 meters away through the binoculars.


The second number in the name is the diameter in millimetres of the front optical element, the objective lens. In simple terms the bigger the number, the more light the binoculars will gather and the brighter the image will appear. The combination of magnification and diameter determine actual brightness.

All Weather and WP

Canon's All Weather binoculars can be used in rain or snow and rinsed in running water to remove mud and dirt. The 10x42L IS WP (Weather Proof) will survive submersion up to one metre underwater for 5 minutes.

Image stabilizer (IS)

High magnification also magnifies the effects of image shake and without image stabilisation, a pair of binoculars with over 7x magnification would require the use of a tripod. Canon's Vari-Angle Prism (VAP) Image Stabilizer uses two sensors and a microprocessor to analyse the smallest tremble and to shift the prisms, instantly adjusting the angle of incoming light to keep the image clear and steady.

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