Canon Image Stabilizing 8×20 IS Binoculars Coming Soon!

New Canon Binoculars

THUNDER BAY – What do birdwatching, hiking, hunting, camping, and sports watching all have in common? They all need a trusted and high-quality pair of binoculars to view and bask in the full experience. Continuing to elevate viewing through impressive optics, Canon Canada Inc. has announced a new, entry-level Image-Stabilized Binoculars: the Canon 8×20 IS.

The 8×20 IS binoculars are according to Canon, “One of the world’s lightest binoculars with image stabilization*.

Leveraging the same advanced optical technology found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders, the Canon 8×20 IS feature Lens Shift Image Stabilization (IS) Technology, a technology that allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to help correct shaking from handholding.

Similarly, the new binoculars feature Shift Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. This technology incorporates a microcomputer and improved gyro performance that assists in canceling out the effects of user-shake or movement, resulting in an enhanced detailed view of objects. Reducing shake also lessens fatigue when viewing for long periods of time, making them comfortable to use at concerts and events.

Additional features include:

  • Compact and Lightweight Binoculars with Image Stabilization
  • High-Magnification Ratio of 8x
  • High-Efficiency Shift-System Image Stabilizer
  • Powered IS Mode
  • Field Flattener Lens
  • Super-Spectra Coating
  • Minimum focusing distance of up to 6.6 feet (2m)
  • Ergonomic design and comfortable grip

Pricing and Availability

The Canon 8×20 IS are scheduled to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $649.99 CAD**.  For more information, please visit,