This Canon 10×30 Image Stabilized Binocular (IS) is based on their unique image stabilization technology, which reduces image shaking. In my opinion it is one of the best consumer-rated binoculars which you can find in the market today.
Main Features of these 10×30 Binoculars:
- Can be best used for sporting events or viewing from a unsteady/moving platform
- Good for watching objects for a long period of time
- Canon’s super spectra multi-coating for superior contrast
- Provides grip, it has a water resistant rubber coating
- Battery backup of almost 20 hours
- Sale price: $379.98 (as of this writing)
- 10×30 IS, Model# 2897A002
My review of Canon 10×30 IS:
Whether it is bird watching or watching distant wonders using binoculars, one thing that takes away from a rich and enjoyable experience is the shaking of the image due to instability of the hands. The more the magnification, the more these shakes are pronounced. Of course, binocular stands are available to solve this very problem, but it is not always practicable to carry a tripod stand with you. For this reason, image stabilizing binoculars have become quite popular. The Canon 10×30 IS binocular is a fantastic image stabilizing binocular.
The Canon 10×30 binoculars feature digital shake suppression technology. This helps in making the image appear steady to the eye even when your hands are shaking. The stabilizer works with the help of horizontal and vertical gyroscopes to detect motion in all the directions. The motion, arising from shaking, is calculated instantly by a microcomputer and the movement is counteracted optimally either by a set of vari-angle prisms or a tilt mechanism. This effectively produces an image as if there were no vibrations.
What is more is that these binoculars are very light weight, weighing 22 ounces, so carrying them around is very easy. They have been designed keeping in mind ergonomics. The binoculars are nicely contoured to fit in your hands perfectly and are perfect for spending a long time gazing. The focus is mounted at the center and the image stabilization controls are easily accessible by either hand. Your hands will not pain even after a particularly long session of gazing.
The binoculars come complete with neck strap and a case. The image stabilization works just fine in vertical position, as in for star gazing, and horizontal positions. The binoculars are very efficient in their battery usage, with AA batteries lasting typically up to 20 hours; the amount of battery usage can vary depending on various factors though.
The Canon 10×30 IS image stabilizing binoculars (2897A002), owing to these great features, have become quite popular. The clarity, magnification are typical Canon. The image stabilization works very well even if you have very shaky hands. If you are going sea-faring, make sure you take a pair of these with you as the images produced by these will be very stable even if the sea is particularly choppy.
Canon has always been known for their high quality optics and combined with this stabilization technology, gazing at distance has become a joy to the eye. You can buy Canon 10×30 IS and even save money for your favorite events.