Canon 8×25 Image Stabilization Binoculars Review

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Are those regular binocular giving you a hard time for not being steady enough to get detailed images? Regular binoculars can frustrate for many reasons. Mostly, it’s because they require a lot of effort holding them steady to get a detailed image. They’re quite annoying and fatiguing when you have to use them for a long time.

Image stabilization binoculars provide clearer and steadier viewing. These are the binocular to go for if you are serious about your viewing. The Canon 8×25 Image Stabilization Binoculars is an amazing piece.

It works well for explorers, avid bird watchers and hunters. It’s amazingly light for its size; compact enough not to burden you wherever you bring it. Its batteries last incredibly long and the IS works well to suppress natural minute shaking of the hand. Overall, you get the best, clearest and steadiest image output.

Features of the Canon 8×25 Image Stabilization Binoculars

The Canon 8×25 Image Stabilization Binoculars comes with serious features for the serious user. They are practical binoculars for any task. You will certainly appreciate their low price; without compromise on quality, features and durability. Have a peek at some of its outstanding features.

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Lightweight, Ergonomic Design

Light yet sturdy and durable; these Binoculars go wherever you go without weighing on you. As an explorer, you will have to go for long walks around the trails. And, if you are a bird watcher, you need your binocular with you all the time.

These will not fatigue you for prolonged use, nor will they weigh on you for carrying them around wherever you go. They comes with a case and strap for easy portability. Their ergonomic shape offer comfortable handling; hard plastic body gives the correct amount of hold for prolonged use.

Image Stabilization

The main point for these binocular is the IS feature. Image stabilization is incredibly effective. With the IS feature, these binocular are more useful than regular binocular with improved optics.

Images remain steady for your probing. The binocular work perfectly with both moving and stationary objects. Both IS and Focus functions are easily within reach. Left hand focuses while the right hand holds the IS button.

Sophisticated Optics

The Canon offers good quality optics. The edges of the lenses are darkened and the internal surface of the lens barrels slightly dulled to eliminate stray reflections. Viewing against the sky gives a clear image. Light transmission is maximized to produce brighter images when viewing in dim light conditions.

Flat field, there are no noticeable color fringes. Vignetting slightly around the edges of the field, but it’s only minimal and does not affect the resultant image quality.

Adjustments and Eye Relief

Eye relief for these binoculars is fine. The eye relief is 13.5mm which is actually good for the buck. Eye glasses wearers can fold back the eye cups to adjust the lenses up to touching their glasses to achieve a full field view.

Adjusting the Binoculars to accommodate both glasses wearers and non-wearers is easy. The objective lenses for this binoculars are held in a fixed body to accommodate the IS feature. Since the center hinge is eliminated from its design, you simply pivot both eyepieces together.

Lens Covers

The Canon 8×25 Image Stabilization binoculars feature individual lens covers; without loops. There is a casing provided for you to place your eyepiece covers so they don’t get lost. The binoculars casing has straps and can hang securely around your neck.

Lens covers are effective to protect your lenses when not in active use. Placing them back is quick and easy. Simply unroll the eye cups and the eyepiece covers fit back. They come off as easily, and your binocular are ready for use.

Battery Life

Canon 8×25 IS binoculars use CR123 batteries. You will love the battery life for these power cells. They are somewhat costly, but they have a long life over their useful span. They are readily available in most online store- though finding them in your local store can prove difficult. They he good thing with these power cells is that they have a prolonged shelf life, so you can safely purchase several of them to last for the long haul.

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PROS

  • Light yet sturdy and durable.
  • Ergonomic shape offer comfortable handling.
  • Hard plastic body gives the right amount of grip.
  • Canon offers good quality optics.
  • Light transmission is maximized to produce brighter images.
  • No noticeable color fringes; flat field.
  • Images remain steady for your probing.
  • Both IS and Focus functions are easily within reach.
  • The eye relief is 13.5mm; good for the buck.
  • Uses powerful, long-lasting CR123 batteries.

CONS

  • CR123A batteries are costly and hard to find locall.

Features at a Glance

  • 8x magnification with wide field of view.
  • Optical image stabilization system.
  • Multicoated for contrast, clarity, and color fidelity.
  • Doublet field flattener lens.
  • Rounded design for holding comfort.

Product Specifications

  • Prism Type – Porro
  • Color – Black
  • Magnification – 8x
  • Objective Lens Diameter – 25mm
  • Angle of View – 6.6°
  • Field-of-View – 347′ @ 1000yd / 115.20m @ 1000m
  • Shipping Weight – 1.45 pounds
  • Minimum Focus Distance – 11.5′ / 3.51m
  • Exit Pupil Diameter – 3.1mm
  • Eye Relief – 13mm
  • Focus Type – Center
  • Tripod Mount – None
  • Dimensions – 4.7×2.4 x5.4″ / 11.94×6.10×13.72 cm
  • Weight – 17.28oz / 490g
  • Battery – One CR123A 3-Volt Lithium

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do these binocular weigh?

Q: Can I use other batteries to power IS?

Final Verdict

I think image stabilization to be the future of binoculars. With this feature, you get excellent image clarity and stability. Since the Canon has the IS, expect it to be a functional binoculars. More than that, you get perfect contrast and color fidelity from its superior optics.

If you are a casual user looking for greater image output, this is the go for you. Also, enthusiasts, sport fanatics, avid bird watcher, explorers and hunters will all find this the best binocular for the buck. They are perfect for the more serious users.

Jim Shockey
 

Jim Shockey is a Canadian outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter, and television producer and host for many hunting shows.

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