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Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars

Item # HN-CNON006

Dimensions & Specifications

Angular Field of View
6.5 Degrees
Binoculars Series
Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars
Brand
Canon
Close Focusing Distance
8.2 ft.
Dimensions (in)
5.4 x 6.9 x 3.4 Inches
Exit Pupil
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
16 mm
Features
Image Stabilized, Waterproof
Field of View at 1000 Yards
341 ft.
Focus Type
Center Focus
Magnification
10 x
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
Prism Type
Porro Prism Binoculars
Size
Full Size Binoculars
Tripod Adaptable
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Weight
36 oz.

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  • Waterproof image-stabilized binocular
  • 1-touch IS usage
  • Body components feature metallic coating to prevent fogging
  • Distinctive, easy-grip design
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Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Works well with glasses (5)
  • Close focus (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (7)
  • Wildlife viewing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality System

By Haji

from New Braunfels, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Detailed image
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Works Well With Glasses

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Hunting
    • Observation Post
    • Positive ID
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars:

    Cannon's Image Stabilization system is noticably superior to Nikons. I can not tell the difference in the with Zeiss systems.-Zeiss is slightly more quite but bulkier. Image Stabilization technology is at it's limits at around 20x; without making them too big to carry. You will see some noticeable wobble if you do not have steady hands or are on a moving vehicle or vessel with 15x(+) I.S. Binos. However, the image quality is still far superior to standard binos. A 15x bino would be almost useless without I.S.
    A larger objective lens, has more light gathering ability. So an 8x30mm will have better light gathering capability than an 8x20mm. This is not so important until sunset and just prior to sunrise or very cloudy times or whenever there is adequate ambient light (building/street)at night, or star gazing.
    Without I.S., an 8x is probably best suited for the uses described below.
    I.S. binos allow the user to pick out the finer details: wild life identification, facial details, License plate numbers, vehicle details, etc. The image stabilization system allows you to transition from one object/subject to another quickly, making it easier to use than a tripod mounted set. If detailed images and durability are important, get these binos. Cannons 10x30 I.S. binos are more compact, if you do not require the weather-proofing and light gathering cability, I would recommend the 10x30mm. I have used the 10x30 I.S. binos in the rain without problems. You should always inspect the battery case whenever exposed to moisture.
    This is a quality product. Once you've tried Image Stabilization it is hard to go back.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable optics

    By Karl

    from Fort Walton, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Lens covers are too loose

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars:

    Amazing brightness and clarity...better than I expected for 42mm objective. A very crisp and sharp image...worthy of Canon L monicker. Pricey, but worth it. 4.2 mm exit pupil is great. The best binocular I've used. The image stabilization is remarkable. Instructions say to clean them in a bucket of water! The objective and ocular covers are a joke, though. Will need to get 52mm UV screw filters and covers. A minor irritation for this exceptional optical instrument.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    splendid optics and build qualty

    By chmod

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars:

      The very short DOF (depth of field)results in stunning visuals. I was expecting very good images, and the unit delivers exceptional ones. Working within the constraints of Motion Stabilizing, there are no surprises, just grins.

      Oddly, when we hand the device to each other, the adjustment for the distance between our eyes is counter intuitive. We ALWAYS move it the wrong way. Very odd.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      look through them ... not at them

      By salty sam

      from the north atlantic

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars:

      If you have ever tried to determine the # on a navigational aid when it's a half a mile off and your in any kind of sea other than dead calm, you will have wished you had these glasses. They are fantastic. The IS on/off button works fine... They are not that heavy... But what is up with the lens covers??
      C'mon Canon... I did appreciate comments with regard to putting filters or hoods or both over the objective lens. I did that straight away.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wow

      By Russ

      from Ames, Iowa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilized Binoculars:

      The image stabilization works well. I'll look at something first and then activate it. The effect is amazing. After using this, the normal shaking that occurs with out it is very distracting. When activated, then you can slowly study and enjoy what you're looking at with out concentrating on holding still constantly. 5 friends looked through these on different occasions and each independently made the same comment, "wow" when the stabilization was activated. I looked at Ziess, Swaroski, and Leica also. Color was slightly better with Swaroski, and all are lighter and more compact than the Canon, but image stabilization makes such a tremendous difference that the decision became easy. The binoculars focus easily and are rugged. The other technical factors were similar to the other high end binoculars. The major other draw back to the Canon would be the recommendation to have a dealer change the o-ring covering the battery compartment every couple of years to maintain the water proof mode. Too bad it can't be easily by the user.

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      Customer Q & A

      1 Question About This Product
      Q: "Canon 10x42L IS WP Image Stabilizers vs Canon 18X50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular Which would be better for amateur astronomy usage? The first seems to offer a brighter image, while the second offers better magnification?"
      A: One way to compare likely low-light performance is to calculate the "twilight factor" for each instrument. "Twilight factor" is simply the square root of magnification times aperture. A value of about 17 is generally considered to be the minimum for decent low-light performance. Canon's 10x42 IS binoculars have a "twilight factor" of about 20.5, indicating pretty good low-light performance. However, the "twilight factor" of the 18x50 binoculars comes out to 30, indicating they'll give not only greater magnifiction that the 10x42s, but also better low-light performance. Of course, the "twilight factor" doesn't consider such important factors as the quality of optical glass and optical coatings or overall construction, and each of these characteristics can have a significant impact on performance. In this case, though, optical charactistics and construction are at least similar, so you'll probably be more satisfied with the 18x50s for viewing the stars.
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