Written on: 31/03/2008 by Liam37 (10 reviews written)
Light Weight, Nice Image Stabilization, Uses common AA Batteries, Quality Canon Optics
Have to hold down IS button to keep in IS mode; not waterproof;
No supplied covers for lens; eats AA batteries quickly
This review is for the Canon 10x30 IS Binoculars.
These binoculars are very nice for anyone who wants to see a nice, clear, stabilized view at 10X magnification.
Having owned Leica 10X Binoculars; I can attest to the great difference between a IS 10X view and one without - it is like night and day! The optics on my Leicas might be superior to that of the Canons; but with the IS on - my Canons can see details that my Leicas could never see.
The caveats are that the Canon 10X30 IS binoculars are not waterproof (but OK for using in LIGHT rain); come from Canon with NO covers for the oculars or objectives (you can buy 2nd party ones at most photo shops); and the soft case supplied is not sufficient to protect them from any serious bumps or impact (again, recommended you buy any of various cases available at most photo shops).
Definitely recommended for anyone who wants a clear view at 10X magnification - just bring along extra AAs if you intend to do more than a few hours of viewing at a time!