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
Minimal focus distance (measured): 1.9 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 305 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5.9 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I (according to spec.) ??
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and objective caps): 459 g
Made in: Taiwan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel




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:


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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