Objective diameter:  20 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 13.5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD:  56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  6.6  degrees = 115 m
AFOV:  49.5 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and objective caps): 459 g
Made in: Taiwan



An 8×20 binocular that isn’t pocketable?? 8×20 has so far been the configuration for pocket binoculars (e.g. Trinovid 8×20), for which the disadvantages of the small 2.5mm exit pupil (only marginally useful when light is scarce) and the difficulty to hold the bino still (despite the muscle tremor) were “compensated” with ultralight weight and tiny dimensions. The Canon, however, is neither ultralight nor tiny. Nevertheless, the initial impression of this smallest Canon IS binocular is positive (see below under “Review”). Further testing will have to reveal its usefulness in the field.

(see also the other six posts about Canon IS binoculars in this collection)

Binoculars Today’s Evaluation:

+ + Very good image quality: Center sharpness, edge sharpness, CA correction
+ + Very good stabilization
+ Good ergonomics, much better than the larger Canon binoculars
+ Light weight
– Small exit pupil restricts use in dim light somewhat
– The field of view could be wider
– Not waterproof nor dust-proof
– The body of the binocular does not appear very sturdy (?)
– Accessories (barely usable bag, missing rainguard)


A brief review with initial impressions can be found here:

and a slightly more extensive review here:

and here (in German):

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