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Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars

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Product highlights

  • Vari-Angle Prism Image Stabilization
  • Eco-Friendly Lead-Free Glass
  • Super Spectra Multicoated Optics
  • Doublet Field-Flattener Lenses
  • Apparent Angle of View: 60degree
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Runs on Two AA Alkaline / NiMh Batteries

Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars

Now you can zoom in on the wonders of nature and all it has to offer thanks to the Canon 3rd Generation 12 x 36 Image Stabilized Binocular. Ideal for long range activities such as bird watching and wildlife expeditions, these lightweight and compact binoculars come with state-of-the-art Vari-angle prism with internal gyro sensors that instantly detect movement. The prisms also compensate and correct external shaking to produce smoother views and panning. The 60º apparent field of view on the Canon 12x36 II IS is high quality and Canon's own Doublet Field Flattener lenses deliver beautiful, flat, distortion free images. Additionally, the Long eye relief of over 14mm allows you to see the full field of view even if you wear sunglasses or prescription glasses. Other features include a 36mm diameter super spectra coated objective lens composed of two elements in one group to provide excellent viewing and illumination.


Magnification 12x
Focus Type Center
Objective Lens Diameter 36mm
Angle of view
Minimum Focus Distance 6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.0 mm
Prism System Porro
Weight 23.28 oz. /600 g


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Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars

Canon 12x36 IS III Image Stabilized Binoculars SKU: 9526B002

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these binoculars I don't normally do reviews, but noticed the poor reviews for these binos and had to comment. I have owned these binoculars for 3 years, and, without a doubt, they are the most useful optics that I own. Competing high end models may be sharper, more contrasty, and have less CA, but, with IS, I can see more detail and better identify what I'm looking at than any binoculars that don't have IS. I do not find that the IS button is a hindrance, and those that have problems with the armoring are probably leaving their binoculars in the sun. I am very careful about using them in damp conditions. This is an electronic device that is not waterproofed, so is not something I would use on a boat or in rainy or misty conditions. Also, I wear eyeglasses, and, even though the ER is listed as 14.5 mm, I have no problem using these.
Date published: 2024-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stabilizer will only work when button is depressed continuously. I have owned Canon 18 X 50 IS binoculars for several years. The stabilization continues, if the button is pressed once, and does not need to be held down. I wanted lighter binoculars for travel and purchased the 12 X 36 IS binoculars. I was very disappointed that the image stabilizer on the 12 X 36 binoculars will only stay on when the button on top of the unit is continuously depressed. I find that, by having to continuously depress the button in that location, the binoculars are unstable and the stabilizer does not fully correct this.
Date published: 2023-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy It turns on automatically and vibrates without reason, Canon didn’t allow my original review but still they don’t honor warranty
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, but........ Was hoping for more. I got them for Christmas and have used them in different settings, hoping that they would improve as I got used to them, but they didn't. I have come to the conclusion that they are not good binoculars. The ability to get a sharp focus is rare, most of the time it's always out of focus. I don't know if it's a quality control problem with the lens, or what. I bought my wife the 10 x 30 IS II, and they are much better. I would find it difficult to recommend them to a friend. I hope the newer models are an improvement over this one, I probably would've asked Santa for an updated model over this one if I knew then what I know now.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice for astronomy Been using the 12x35 IS ii version for astronomy for about 10 years. Usually from a recliner under Bortle 5 or Bortle 3 skies. They’ve been excellent in all respects. Don’t be put off by the size of the objectives. No problems with the case coating but I wash hands with plain soap and water before use.
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy I have had the binocs for 5 years and they are just as good as when I first purchased them. I use them for Astronomy mostly, great for meteor showers and locating constellations. The next size up are too much weight and these are the best size!!
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from canon 12x36 is 11 rubber coating is very sticky and coming off can not use anymore
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy The rubber turns sticky and Canon won’t do anything about it.
Date published: 2021-04-18
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