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This review is from: Canon 10x30 IS Ultra-Compact Binoculars (Black) (Electronics)
I was recently given these image stabilized binoculars as a gift and they are simpley astounding. While their optics are quite good without the image stabilization engaged, with it engaged they are phenomenal. Despite steady hands (I'm a surgeon) there is always some high frequency tremor that causes the image to quiver. Even with the superb optics of far more expensive binoculars such as Zeiss or Leica the limitting factor in resolution becomes this high frequency quiver. With Canon's image stabilization engaged the image becomes essentially rock solid and not only substantialy sharper but also more restful on the eyes. Image stabilization is a true leap forward in binocular design and is a great example of how a high tech advance makes a good product fantastic. Quite frankly, Canon's image stabilized binoculars make traditional binoculars even from high-end Euopean brands obsolete. Don't buy an expensive pair of binoculars without trying these first!