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Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars

Item# CNON005
 
4.5

(10 Ratings)

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Canon's new 8x25 IS Binoculars are the latest model in the Canon Image Stabilizer series. The 8x25 IS brings you the outstanding optical performance and unparalleled Image Stabilization capabilities you would expect from Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars for the most affordable price yet!

 

Weighing a mere 17 oz. the 8x25 IS Binoculars are the smallest and lightest IS binoculars ever produced. Combining Canon's newly developed Tilt-System Image Stabilizer technology with a rounded shape for greater comfort and non-slip holding, the 8x25 IS binoculars are perfect for any setting. Whether watching your favorite team at the local stadium, or taking a closer look at the natural world around you, the 8x25 IS binoculars are a perfect choice.


All Canon binoculars also come with Super Spectra coating to enhance image quality by maximizing contrast and minimizing color smear, and Lead-free glass to help protect the environment.


What is an Image Stabilizer?
The more powerful the binoculars, the more vibrations are magnified. As a result, even a slight shake of your hands will shake the image in the binoculars a lot. Normally, we can tolerate this image shake with binoculars up to 7x magnification. With higher magnification binoculars, the image shake would quickly become intolerable.


However, with Canon's Image Stabilizer turned on, the image shake becomes tolerable even at magnifications of 15x and 18x. Such high magnifications were previously unthinkable in a pair of binoculars without the use of a tripod. The Image Stabilizer steadies the image instantaneously and brings out the top-notch optical performance of the lenses.


How does the Image Stabilizer work?
The Image Stabilizer suppresses image shake so that the image looks steady to the eye. When the Image Stabilizer is engaged, vertical and horizontal gyros detect motion in any direction. The amount of shake is calculated by a microcomputer and the shake is optimally counteracted by either a set of Vari-Angle Prisms or a Tilt mechanism; in effect,the light's refraction is altered so that the image always looks steady to the eye.


This item has a two-year warranty from Canon USA.

Supplier Sku:
7562A002

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

17.3 oz.

Size

Compact Binoculars

Eye Relief

13.5 mm

Waterproof

No

Features

Image Stabilized

Magnification

8 x

Brand

Canon

Dimensions (in)

4.7 x 5.4 x 2.4 Inches

Objective Lens Diameter

25 mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

346 ft.

Angular Field of View

6.6 Degrees

Exit Pupil

3.1 mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

11.5 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

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Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Works well with glasses (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (6)
    • Sporting events/concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Best price, phone support, [...]

    By JS

    from Oklahoma City, OK.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars:

    Have 2 10x and bought these as a more compact addition. Best glasses for the money...anywhere.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Perfect for ballgames and touring

    By C-Ray

    from Manhattan, KS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts

      Comments about Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars:

      The lightweight is important for use at sporting events, as is the compact size.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent Optics and Effecitve I.S.

      By caltain

      from Herndon, VA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Image Stabilizing
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars:

        I have used these for bird watching, concerts, sporting events and even home inspection. In all cases I found the optics to produce clear, bright imagery with vivid colors, even in relatively low light. The weight is very manageable and has not been an issue for me. The construction is solid and reassuring with easy to use controls.

        The only possible addition to the package that I would like to see is a set of covers for the large primary lenses.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Capt

        from Hawley PA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Monitor boating safety

          Comments about Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars:

          Great to view moving objects (boats) for identification.

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          excellent binoculars

          By Chris

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Professional Guide

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching
            • Security
            • Wildlife Observation

            Comments about Canon 8x25mm IS Image Stabilized Binoculars:

            I bought these while working for an environmental consulting firm to use for wildlife surveys. I have been absolutely blown away by the quality over the last two or three years. The image stabilization is excellent; I have been able to use these glasses to identify distant birds out the window of a moving vehicle on a bumpy dirt road.

            My only regret is not buying the 10x30 version of these. Normally I would stay away from the higher powers because the image gets too jumpy, but with the exceptional Canon image stabilizers I definitely would recommend going for the 10x30 or the 12x36 if you don't mind dropping the extra cash

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            Customer Q & A

            Q1: Does the 8x25 IS work with eyeglasses well ? If not which one does ?

            A: Technically they would work, but I would likely recommend the Canon 10x30 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars, as their eye relief is closer to 15mm, which is recommended for comfortable viewing with eyeglasses.

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