The best image-stabilized binoculars
Magnification: 10x | Objective diameter: 42mm | Field of view at 1000m: 114 metres | Closest focusing distance: 2.5 metres | Eye relief: 16mm | Weight: 1110g | Dimensions: 137×175.8×85.4mm
Steady image stabilised performance
Weather proofed with it
Good magnification and decent-sized optics
Bulkier than more compact, non-image stabilised options
Weightier than most at 1,110g
All of Canon’s current range of binoculars have the ‘IS’ suffix in their model name to denote the fact they’re image stabilized.
This battery-operated option enables you to get a wobble-free image by just pressing in a button on the binoculars.
From the broad range of Canon IS options available, we’ve picked the rubber coated
Canon 10x42L IS WP model as the best, because – as the name suggests – they’re additionally waterproof, so ideal for an even broader range of long-distance pursuits. Also, Canon’s ‘L’ series is its premium line up, providing a super steady view in the most adverse of conditions.
As well as rock-solid stability, these porro prism binoculars sit comfortably in your hand and sport a comfortably long (at 16mm) eye relief, plus a large 4.2mm exit pupil for a bright field of view.
They also offer a closest focusing distance that’s closer than most, at just 2.5 metres. Steady as she goes.