Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binocular employs a lens-shift system uses a combination of a vibration gyro-mechanism and microprocessors that detect and counter the appearance of hand-shake by moving the internal lens assembly to make the image appear steady. As a general rule, optics of this magnification and higher are extremely prone to the appearance of visible hand-shake, which interferes with clear and immersive views. Through the use of image stabilization, users can enjoy high-power observations without the distracting shake, or the need for tripods or other support systems normally required to achieve steady images.
Two IS modes allow the performance to be tailored to the situation: Normal IS is ideal for moving or multiple subjects, while Powered IS improves the stabilization when observing a single stationary subject. An intuitive two-button user interface makes choosing the mode simple and easy. The IS runs on two included AA batteries, and when not using the image stabilization, the optic will operate as a conventional pair of binoculars.
- Lens-Shift Image Stabilization
- Field-Flattener Lens System
- Super Spectra Multi-Coated Optics
- Normal and Powered IS Modes
- Simple 2-Button User Interface
- Large Center Focusing Wheel
- Fold-Down Rubber Eyecups
- Runs on Two AA Batteries
- Weight: 27.5 Ounces