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The Best Image Stabilized Binoculars

Last Updated on January 7, 2021

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Binoculars with image stabilization are at the current height of binocular technology.  Binoculars that incorporate the latest Image Stabilizer systems offer clear observations for binocular users, providing an excellent viewing experience.

Canon 12×36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars

For versatile, image-stabilized operation and clear and bright 12x images look no further than Canon’s 12×36 IS III. Whether in the hands of a hunter scouting a target, a birdwatcher looking for their favorite finch or a sports fan watching the batter swing, these binoculars offer outstanding image quality, speedy operation and an elegant, compact design. With 12x magnification and bright 36mm/1.42 in. objective lenses, the 12×36 IS III are engineered to perform beautifully both indoors and out. Canon’s improved Image Stabilization (IS) technology helps deliver smooth, extended viewing without the need for a tripod, and Canon optics help provide bright, sharp and colorful, virtually distortion-free viewing. With extended use in mind, these binoculars feature long eye relief for comfortable use even when wearing glasses. No matter the user, no matter the situation, Canon’s 12×36 IS III are a premium combination of high magnification optics and a surprisingly portable package.

Excellent Performance, Ready to Go: Canon’s 12×36 IS III are versatile, powerful, lightweight and compact, perfect to use when hunting, on hikes, watching sports events, and more. They incorporate sophisticated Image Stabilization (IS), bright 12x Canon optics for detail and improved electronics for efficient performance day after day, all in a compact and simple design that’s easy to carry all day.

Improved Technology for Amazing Stabilization: To achieve a stable high magnification view, without the need for a tripod, the 12×36 IS III feature Canon’s advanced Image Stabilization (IS) technology for performance on par with Canon’s EF series of lenses. Vari-Angle prisms are placed between the front lens and the main prism. When the binoculars’ gyro sensors detect vertical or horizontal movement, these prisms compensate and correct any movements or shakes for smoother panning, no matter the speed. A high performance microcomputer using advanced algorithms not only improves IS, it helps provide shorter startup times and more efficient energy consumption. This means a comfortable, stable field of view that can be easy to maintain, whether tracking deer in the woods, watching a football game from the stands or seeing the sights from the window of a tour bus.

High Magnification, Compact Size:Canon’s 12×36 IS III feature a refined optical system designed to provide a 12x close up view with incredible optics, offering performance that can compete with much larger binoculars. And with 12x magnification it’s easy to see details that could be missed with the naked eye: the pattern of an animal’s fur, the expression on the face of the goalie, the intricate beauty of butterfly wings and much more are brought closer with the 12×36 IS III.
The Perfect Combination of Size and Brightness: With an objective lens effective diameter of 36mm/1.42 in., the 12×36 IS III deliver an extremely bright view while remaining portable enough to carry all day. The minute the action starts, whether in a brightly lit arena, or outdoors at dusk, the 12×36 IS III’s bright lenses display an impressive level of detail.
Sharp and Efficient Binocular Design: Canon’s 12×36 IS III use a Porro II Prism design. Because both the front lens and the eyepiece use convex-shaped glass, the binoculars’ design necessitates a prism system between the front objective lens and the eyepiece to flip the otherwise inverted image that would appear. Porro type prisms are perfect for the 12×36 IS III’s compact design because they deliver clear, bright images at high magnification with excellent sharpness, and minimal light falloff.

Fujinon Techno Stabi TS1440-14×40 Image Stabilized Binocular

Fujinon offers the world’s first electronic gyro stabilizing system for binoculars. The erect prism in the gimbal system is constantly stabilized when the electronic gyro sensor detects vibration, providing vibration correction at a wider range of angles than any other system. These image stabilizing binoculars lock in on the subject to create a stabilized field of vision at high magnification. The Techno-Stabi employs our patented EBC coating, allowing exceptional light transmission. With 5 Degree high stabilization freedom, you are sure to get a solid image of virtually anything that flies, floats, or rocks and rolls.

– The TECHNO-STABI Series offers a high-powered model (14X magnification) that is stabilized, offering unique performance when used from moving vehicles or vessels at sea.
– ±5° of vertical stabilization allow you to lock in on a subject and create a stabilized field of view at a high magnification. No more shakes or inconsistent views from high distances.
– The TS 1440 is equipped with a reinforced mil-spec hard plastic carrying case that is extremely durable and rugged. Enjoy its waterproof capabilities with its flotation strap.

Canon 10×30 IS II Image Stabilized Binoculars

To bring the action closer, experience the difference with Canon’s compact and versatile 10×30 IS II. Whether looking at the feathers of a bird, the expression on a child’s face as they run to catch a fly ball, or a row of skyscrapers across the river, these lightweight and portable binoculars are ideal for travel, bird watching, sports, concerts and much more. With 10x magnification and bright 30mm/1.18 in. objective lenses, these binoculars perform wonderfully both indoors and out. Featuring improved Canon Image Stabilization (IS) technology for smooth, extended viewing without the need for a tripod, these binoculars have Canon optics and corrective technology for sharp, colorful and bright, virtually distortion-free viewing. With all-day use in mind, the 10×30 IS II are designed to be comfortable even when wearing glasses. With an improved, low reflective exterior coating that helps minimize glare from the sun, they’re less conspicuous when viewing wildlife, in the stands at a stadium or anywhere else where distracting reflections might occur. Energy efficient, with environmentally friendly-glass, these can be the perfect binoculars to bring along, everywhere.

Fujinon Techno-Stabi 16X28 Image Stabilized Binoculars

The Fujinon Techno Stabi (TS) 16X28 Compact Binoculars, a high powered, stabilized binocular product offering unique performance whether used from moving vehicles, vessels at sea, or in a stationary setting.

The TS 16X28 features a compact and ergonomic design, perfect for nature watching, sports and concerts. For users that want to utilize an extremely high magnification without the use of a tripod, such as astronomical users, these image stabilizing binoculars lock in on the subject to create a stabilized field of vision at 16x magnification.

Exceptional image stabilization: Utilizing Optical Stabilized technologies, the TS 16X28 minimizes the vibration that typically occurs from holding a binocular unit, providing users with a stable image of virtually anything. Equipped with a vibration canceler, these binoculars consistently deliver a stable field of view by correcting for hand movement over the entire magnification range.  Additionally, with a vibration correction range of ±3°, users can enjoy sharp magnification on land, sea or air.

Crisp image quality, exceptional light transmission, durability and comfort:  The new TECHNO STABI 16X28 allows for exceptional light transmission, with fully multi-coated optics and phase-coated prisms that offer sharp, high contrast images and a bright view, making them perfect for low-light performance. Further enhancing the crisp image quality viewers get with the TS 16X28, a precise center focus wheel makes it possible to bring details into sharp focus with just the movement of the finger.

Canon 18×50 IS All Weather Image Stabilized Binoculars

With its wide 50mm objective lenses and high magnification, these rugged, all-weather Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars are destined to set a new and higher benchmark for image brightness, clarity and ergonomic design.

– Built-in Image Stabilizer (IS) provides shake-free performance
– High magnification ratio: 18X
– Ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass elements for exceptional image quality
– Doublet field-flattener for sharp, distortion-free images from edge-to-edge
– Extra-bright, large diameter 50mm objective lens
– Long eye relief: 15mm
– Water-resistant construction with non-slip rubberized grip