Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars

BH #CA12X32 • MFR #1373C002
Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars
Key Features
  • Lens-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Field-Flattener Lens System
  • Super Spectra Multi-Coated Optics
  • Normal and Powered IS Modes
Adapting the IS system from their line of EF lenses, the Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars employ a lens-shift system using 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.
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Canon Image Stabilized 12x32 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performance
  • 3Image Stabilization
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5Construction Details

Adapting the IS system from their line of EF lenses, the Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars employ a lens-shift system using 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.

Optically, the binoculars are built with traditional Porro prisms, and an integrated field-flattener lens that corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges. Canon's proprietary Super Spectra Coating is used to limit color bias, lens flare and ghosting; while maximizing light transmission, color rendition, clarity, and contrast across the entire visible spectrum. With this new IS system, the close focus distance has been drastically reduced versus earlier models that use a different IS mechanism.

Performance
  • 12x magnification
  • 32mm objective lens
  • Porro prism light path
  • Fully multi-coated optics using Canon's proprietary Super Spectra Coating to limit color bias, lens flare and ghosting; while improving light transmission, color rendition, clarity, and contrast across the entire visible spectrum
  • Doublet field-flattener lens corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges
  • 7-element / 6-group objective lens configuration
  • 5-element / 4-group eyepiece lens configuration
  • 262-foot field of view at 1000 yards
  • 6.6' close focus distance is an improvement over earlier IS models
Image Stabilization
  • Lens-Shift image stabilization system uses a vibration gyro-mechanism, in conjunction with microprocessors, that detect and counter the appearance of hand-shake by moving the internal lens assembly horizontally and vertically, to make the image appear steady
  • Powered Image Stabilization is a secondary IS system that improves the image stabilization when focused on a single subject
  • ±1.0° correction angle
  • Runs on two AA batteries
Use and Handling
  • Simple 2-button interface: Normal IS and Powered IS
  • Large center focus wheel
  • ±3 right eye dioptric correction
  • 55-76mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 14.5mm eye relief
  • 2.7mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Redesigned chassis is more ergonomic to fit more comfortably in the hand
  • Slip-resistant rubber armoring provides a sure grip
  • Weight: 27.5 ounces
UPC: 013803273854

Canon Image Stabilized 12x32 Specs

Key Specs
Prism Type
Porro
Magnification
12x
Objective Lens Diameter
32 mm
Angle of View
5° (Actual)
Field of View
262.5' @ 1000 yd / 87.5 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.7 mm
Performance
Magnification
12x
Objective Lens Diameter
32 mm
Angle of View
5° (Actual)
Field of View
262.5' @ 1000 yd / 87.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
6.6' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.7 mm
Eye Relief
14.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment
55 to 76 mm / 2.2 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +3
Focus Type
Center
Features
Stabilization Freedom
+/- 1°
General
Battery
2x AA
Dimensions
6.7 x 5.6 x 3" / 17 x 14.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight
27.5 oz / 780 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11 x 8.95 x 6.3"

Canon Image Stabilized 12x32 Reviews

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The older Canon IS binoculars have a cheap ...

The older Canon IS binoculars have a cheap coating that tends to degrade and become sticky after only a few years of use. Does this newer model improve on that ?
Asked by: Paul
On the Canon 12x32 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars BH #CA12X32 • MFR #1373C002 there is a new coating Canon is using. Trying to solve old issues with the past. So far it seems that this will solve the problem but only longevity will decide.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-11-04

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why should I more for your latest product compared with the 12x36 IS 11 which is more powerful?
Asked by: Jon L.
The 12x32 and older 12x36 have the same magnification, field of view, and eye relief. The big difference is the close focus, which is significantly improved on the 12x32. The 12x32 is 6.6 feet. The 12x36 IIs is 19.7 feet. I have the 12x36 IIs and it's annoying to find yourself too close to a bird to get a proper focus.
Answered by: Alan
Date published: 2019-06-18
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