Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars

BH #CA12X363 • MFR #9526B002
Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars
Key Features
  • Vari-Angle Prism Image Stabilization
  • Eco-Friendly Lead-Free Glass
  • Super Spectra Multicoated Optics
  • Doublet Field-Flattener Lenses
Canon's third generation 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars feature the proprietary IS system adapted from the lens systems to create this compact optic that compensates for hand-shake to make them ideal for a long day of bird or nature watching and sporting events. Utilizing vari-angle prisms placed between the front lens and the main prism, when the internal gyro sensors vertical or horizontal detect movement they direct the prisms to compensate and correct for external the shaking to produce smoother views and panning. A microcomputer, outfitted with proprietary algorithms, enhances IS operation, aids shorter startup times, and enable more efficient energy consumption.
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Canon Image Stabilized 12x36 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Image Stabilization
  • 4Use and Handling
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Canon's third generation 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars feature the proprietary IS system adapted from the lens systems to create this compact optic that compensates for hand-shake to make them ideal for a long day of bird or nature watching and sporting events. Utilizing vari-angle prisms placed between the front lens and the main prism, when the internal gyro sensors vertical or horizontal detect movement they direct the prisms to compensate and correct for external the shaking to produce smoother views and panning. A microcomputer, outfitted with proprietary algorithms, enhances IS operation, aids shorter startup times, and enable more efficient energy consumption.

Beyond the image stabilization performance are optical features that improve image overall image quality. This begins with Canon's anti-reflection Super Spectra multicoatings to reduce light loss and improve image contrast. Next, they employ a Porro prism optical path that provides a rich depth of field to enable users to better judge distance between objects and a comfortable long 14.5mm eye relief. A doublet field-flattener corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges, and wide angle 60° apparent angle of view deliver a truly immersive observational experience. The binoculars run on two included and readily available AA batteries that will power the binoculars for up to nine hours at 77°F. Designed for portability and ease of use, they measures in with a compact length of 6.9" and weighs just over 23 oz.

Optical Performance

  • 12x magnification
  • 36mm objective lenses
  • Porro prism optical path
  • Doublet field-flattener corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges
  • Eco-friendly lead-free glass
  • 262' field of view at 1000 yd
  • 60° apparent angle of view
  • 2-element / 1-group objective lenses
  • 5-element / 4-group eyepiece lenses

Image Stabilization

  • ±0.8° stabilization freedom
  • Vari-angle prism image stabilization system uses a combination of gyro sensors and microprocessor to adjust the angle for stabilization

Use and Handling

  • Center focus wheel
  • ±3 dioptric correction
  • Long 14.5mm eye relief, 3mm exit pupil
  • Runs on two AA alkaline or NiMH batteries
  • Continuous runtime of approximately 9 hours at 77°F (25°C), or one hour at 14°F
UPC: 013803240627

Canon Image Stabilized 12x36 Specs

Prism TypePorro
Performance
Magnification12x
Objective Lens Diameter36 mm
Angle of View5° (Actual)
Field of View262' @ 1000 yd / 86.98 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance19.7' / 6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter3 mm
Eye Relief14.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment55 to 75 mm / 2.2 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Focus TypeCenter
Features
Stabilization Freedom+/- 0.8°
General
Battery2 x AA
Dimensions6.9 x 5 x 2.8" / 17.53 x 12.7 x 7.11 cm
Weight23.3 oz / 660 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 6.3 x 4.1"

Canon Image Stabilized 12x36 Reviews

Great idea, but........

By Nugrape
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-04

Was hoping for more. I got them for Christmas and have used them in different settings, hoping that they would improve as I got used to them, but they didn't. I have come to the conclusion that they are not good binoculars. The ability to get a sharp focus is rare, most of the time it's always out of focus. I don't know if it's a quality control problem with the lens, or what. I bought my wife the 10 x 30 IS II, and they are much better. I would find it difficult to recommend them to a friend. I hope the newer models are an improvement over this one, I probably would've asked Santa for an updated model over this one if I knew then what I know now.

Very nice for astronomy

By Bino fan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

Been using the 12x35 IS ii version for astronomy for about 10 years. Usually from a recliner under Bortle 5 or Bortle 3 skies. They’ve been excellent in all respects. Don’t be put off by the size of the objectives. No problems with the case coating but I wash hands with plain soap and water before use.

Get the 10x30 IS

By Forrest
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

First of all I'm a Nikon guy but when it comes to distant objects and lenses I've got to admit that Canon leads the way. So this is my third pair of Canon binos in the last 20 or so years. The first two were 10x30 IS and they were great. The only complaint is the sticky rubber coating. I hope there have been changes and my new pair of binos escapes this problem in the coming years. This pair felt cheaper than my first two.,The focus wheel is too easy to turn but not to the point that I felt it needed to be returned. The only big difference between my new binos and the old is the price. I recommend going with the 10x30 IS and saving hundreds of dollars. Image Stabilization is awesome, as a passenger in a car you can easily scan the highway.

Slight ghosting when viewing

By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-25

The binoculars stabilizing feature works fine but there is ghosting (double vision) when looking through them. Don't believe this is normal for $850 binos. I would not recommend them at this point.

Great buy

By J 4net
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-30

I have had the binocs for 5 years and they are just as good as when I first purchased them. I use them for Astronomy mostly, great for meteor showers and locating constellations. The next size up are too much weight and these are the best size!!

canon 12x36 is 11

By dpitt
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-03

rubber coating is very sticky and coming off can not use anymore

The best binoculars

By Vanda Ferreira
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

wonderful binoculars, easy to use and with stabilization that makes it possible to see and focus on the object of interest with ease. I needed another binoculars and as I really liked what I bought on the last trip, I bought the same

WOW !

By Marlowe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

Stabilization feature makes spotting easy in my boat

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No tripod mount? Is it otherwise possible to achieve with some gadget that would exist? Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Clair
Date published: 2020-02-28

Where is this product made?

Where is this product made?
Asked by: Michael
The Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars are made in Japan.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2022-05-13

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Will the Carson HookUpZ work with an iPhone 6Plus?
Asked by: Helen B.
Yes that Adapter will work with this binocular.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I saw the Q&A about the technical differences between this and the previous version. But what does this mean in terms of image quality? Will the view through the III actually look better than through the II? Will an ordinary user (me) really be able to notice a difference? How much of a difference? Many thanks.
Asked by: GeorgeE
It's a small difference. There is just newer coatings on the lens. In low light settings you also might see a brightness difference to some extent.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I have tried the 10x30s and I can focus them ...

I have tried the 10x30s and I can focus them without my glasses for my very near sided eyes. Can I expec the same with the 12x36es?
Asked by: Greg
They both has the same 14.5mm eye relief and +3 to -3 diopter so the focusing is the same.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-11-04

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Are these answers about the Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binocular or the Canon 12x36 IS II ?
Asked by: William B.
They are about the Canon 12X36 IS III Model. Also there are answers comparing the 2 models.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does this product have threads for filters? If so, what size?
Asked by: William B.
No filters and no threads.
Answered by: Ben L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Where can I get replacements for the small lens caps?
Asked by: Michael
I am not sure but I have used a lot Cannon products, So my first try would be the Cannon web sight.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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