Canon 8x20 IS Image Stabilized Binocular

BH #CA8X20IS • MFR #3639C002
Canon 8x20 IS Image Stabilized Binocular
Key Features
  • Lens Shift Image Stabilization
  • Choice of Normal or Powered IS Modes
  • Traditional Porro Prism
  • Broadband Super Spectra Coating System
Building on the success of their larger IS binoculars and borrowing the Lens Shift Image Stabilization from their EF lenses, Canon's 8x20 IS Image Stabilized Binocular is a versatile and compact optic that compensates for hand-shake to make it ideal for a long day of bird-watching, nature-watching, or enjoying your favorite sporting event. The Lens Shift Image Stabilization cancels possible shaking made by movement and vibration by incorporating a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism that moves the IS lens vertically and horizontally. With the choice of either Normal or Powered IS options, you can choose the right mode for the situation to deliver the best performance.
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Canon 3639C002 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Image Stabilization
  • 4Use and Handling

Building on the success of their larger IS binoculars and borrowing the Lens Shift Image Stabilization from their EF lenses, Canon's 8x20 IS Image Stabilized Binocular is a versatile and compact optic that compensates for hand-shake to make it ideal for a long day of bird-watching, nature-watching, or enjoying your favorite sporting event. The Lens Shift Image Stabilization cancels possible shaking made by movement and vibration by incorporating a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism that moves the IS lens vertically and horizontally. With the choice of either Normal or Powered IS options, you can choose the right mode for the situation to deliver the best performance.

Beyond the image stabilization performance are optical features that improve image overall image quality. This begins with Canon's antireflection Super Spectra Coating system to reduce light loss and improve image contrast across the entire visual spectrum. Next, they employ a Porro prism optical path that provides a rich depth of field to enable users to better judge distance between objects while delivering a wider field of view versus similar roof prism models. A field-flattener corrects spherical aberration for distortion-free views, especially at the edges. The binocular runs on one included CR123 battery. Designed for portability and ease-of-use, it measures in with a compact length of well under six inches and weighs significantly less than a pound.

Optical Performance

  • Moderate 8x magnification brings objects in close for observation while helping to maintain a generous field of view and wider exit pupil versus high power options
  • 20mm objective lenses helps to maintain a compact form factor for easy packing, carrying, and handling
  • Porro prism optical path provides a wider field of view versus roof with a rich depth of field for an immersive 3D visual effect
  • Field-flattener lens system corrects distortion and spherical aberration for crisp views, especially at the edges
  • Broadband Super Spectra Coating system reduces color bias, lens flare, and ghosting to deliver sharp views with improved contrast and accurate color across the entire visual spectrum
  • 6.6-foot minimum focus distance allows detailed observations of small birds, bugs, flora & fauna at close range such as at feeders, flower beds, or window boxes
  • 346.5-foot field of view at 1000 yards
  • 3-element/2-group objective lens design
  • 4-element/3-group eyepiece lens design

Image Stabilization

  • Choose Normal IS or Powered IS to deliver the correct performance depending on whether the subject is moving or still
  • Makes it easy to maintain a high-magnification view, especially in situations where body movement or strong shake might occur
  • Lens Shift Image Stabilization system is effective in canceling out shaking made by movement and vibration
  • Incorporates a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism that moves IS lens both vertically and horizontally
  • Simple push button delivers up to 5 minutes of continuous operation

Use and Handling

  • Compact and ergonomic design provides a comfortable feel in the hand
  • Protective rubber armor provides a slip-resistant grip
  • 56-72mm interpupillary distance adjustment accommodates users of all sizes
  • Center focus wheel
  • Comfortable 13.5mm eye relief
  • 2.5mm exit pupil
  • Runs on one included CR123 lithium battery
  • Weighs less than 15 ounces for easy carrying and handling
  • Includes case and strap
UPC: 013803321456

Canon 3639C002 Specs

Prism TypePorro
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter20 mm
Angle of View6.6° (Actual)
Field of View346.5' @ 1000 yd / 115.04 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance6.56' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter2.5 mm
Eye Relief13.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Diopter AdjustmentNone
Focus TypeCenter
General
Battery1 x CR123A
Dimensions5.6 x 4.6 x 2.7" / 14.22 x 11.68 x 6.86 cm
Weight14.8 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.92 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 7.5 x 5.6"
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