Conclusion: The second I hit the image-stabilization button, the shakiness of the bird I was following disappeared and I was able to follow the loon as it flew above the surface of the water for over 100 feet. The Image-stabilization feature is a great way to address the issue of shakiness from hand tremors that often appears in binoculars with a magnification power of 10.
Conclusion: I would like to thank Warehouse Express for organising the binocular to be sent to me to review and another thank-you to Canon for sending it. I would also like to point out that all the reviews on this site, including this one, are my opinion of the binocular and are not influenced in any way by manufacturers, distributors or suppliers.
Summary: Image stabilization; what a great concept! No more worrying about the caffine in that cola or coffee. Pay no attention to the wind. Ignore the bumps in the road (or the waves in the ocean). These Canon's perform beautifully in almost every circumstance. At 21 ounces, they are lighter that you might imagine them to be with their advanced technology. Combine that with the other great components and Canon's Super Spectra lens coating and you have winning combination.
Excerpt: Seasoned binocular users know that even the slightest hand movement can greatly shake the image being viewed especially if it with higher magnification. The Canon 10x30 has vertical and horizontal gyros that identify motion in any direction. The amount of shake is instantly calculated by a microcomputer and therefore neutralizing the displacement of the image being viewed.