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8 x 20 IS

IS Binoculars

Item Code: 3639C002AA


Compact and Lightest* Binoculars with Image Stabilization

Comfortable enough to hold for a long period of time, and small enough to fit in your bag or backpack, the 8x20 IS binoculars are Canon’s lightest binoculars with image stabilization, to date*. Its compact construction is accompanied by excellent usability, including a rounded grip that can sit comfortably in your hand. Conveniently sized for everyday use, and perfect for your first pair of binoculars, the 8x20 IS binoculars means less missed opportunities from afar.

High Magnification Ratio: 8x

Engineered with an excellent optical system, Canon's 8x20 IS binoculars can deliver impressive performance and a stunning, close-up view through a high magnification ratio of 8x. This makes it easy to see details and action that would likely be missed with the naked eye. From the intricate feathers of a bird on a branch – while at a birding event, or a baseball flying out of the ballpark, the 8x20 IS binoculars can help you get closer to the subject.

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High Efficiency Shift-System Image Stabilizer System

The 8x20 IS binoculars feature a powerful Lens Shift Image Stabilization system that’s remarkably effective in canceling out possible shaking made by movement and vibration. Borrowing technology from Canon’s EF lenses, Lens Shift Image Stabilization maintains a steady view by incorporating a continually adjusting vibration gyro mechanism, moving the IS lens both vertically and horizontally. This helps the 8x20 IS binoculars deliver clear and sharp images with minimal color fringing for a view that’s consistently pleasing to look at.

Powered IS Mode

Originating from Canon’s high-quality video and digital camera technology, the 8x20 IS binoculars’ Powered IS technology significantly improves upon conventional binocular IS technology. Activated with a single press of the IS button for up to 5 minutes of continuous operation, Powered IS makes it easy to maintain a high-magnification view, especially in situations where body movement or strong shake might occur. Toggle between Powered IS and Normal IS to pick the ideal mode for the scene, whether your subject is still or in motion.

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Field Flattener Lens

The 8x20 IS binoculars uses a field flattening lens element to provide edge-to-edge sharpness for vivid images. Countering the blurred effect typically rendered by the curvature of conventional lens elements, field flattener lenses help deliver a sharp, low-distortion image across the entire field of view.

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Super Spectra Coating

To reduce color bias, lens flare and ghosting as well as render a sharp view with contrast, the 8x20 IS binoculars incorporate Super Spectra Coating on its lenses. This coating effectively suppresses reflected light across a wide range of wavelengths, resulting in high contrast, high definition and a clear viewing experience.

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Minimum Focusing Distance of up to 6.6 ft. / 2m

A notable reduction over previous models, the 8x20 IS binoculars feature a minimum focusing distance of 6.6 ft. (2m) ideal for viewing animals, flowers and other small objects from a short distance. Combined with the 8x magnification ratio, it’s easy to see even the smallest details with the 8x20 IS binoculars.

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Ergonomic Design and Comfortable Grip

Not only does the incorporation of Lens Shift Image Stabilization improve optical performance, but it also has the added benefit of making the 8x20 IS binoculars easy and comfortable to hold. Through the miniaturization of the IS unit the binoculars provide an ergonomic and sturdy grip, allowing intuitive access to the IS switch, focusing ring diopter and more, with ease.

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Prism Binoculars



Objective Lens Effective Diameter

Approx. 0.79 in. / 20mm

Real Field of View


Apparent Field of View


Objective Lens Construction

3 elements in 2 groups

Eyepiece Lens Construction

4 elements in 3 groups

Exit Pupil Diameter

Approx 0.1 in. / 2.5mm

Eye Relief

Approx. 0.53 in. / 13.5mm

Prism Type

Porro I prism

Eye Width Adjustment

Approx. 2.2 – 2.83 in. / 56 – 72mm

Focusing Method

Manual focusing by turning the focusing knob


Super Spectra Coating

Closest Focusing Distance

Approx. 6.6 ft. / 2.0m

Image Stabilizer

Provided (Image Stabilizer button)

IS Compensation Angle


Amount of Adjustment for Difference in L/R Visual Acuity

±5.9 diopters

Power Source

1 lithium battery (CR123A)

Dimensions (W x L x H)

Approx. 4.6 x 5.6 x 2.7 in. / 118 x 142 x 69mm


Approx. 14.82 oz / 420g (excluding batteries)

Canon 8x20 IS binoculars

8x20 IS binoculars Canon 8x20 IS binoculars Eyepiece Cap Neck Strap Case Lithium Battery (CRA123A)

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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Introducing the Canon 8x20 IS and 10x20 IS Binoculars

The new Canon 8x20 IS and 10x20 IS binoculars are compact, lightweight* and provide high-resolution viewing to bring everything in sight closer. Powered by enhanced image stabilization (IS) technology for clear, steady views with little to no shake and a comfortable design and grip, these new binoculars are ideal for carrying, using and enjoying for extended periods of time.

Keep Steady with Canon IS Binoculars

Featuring impressive image stabilization technology along with features and magnifications to meet your viewing needs, Canon binoculars put you right in the middle of the experience.

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* Canon’s lightest binoculars without the battery. According to Canon Inc. research as of September 19, 2019.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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