Excerpt: My tremor had caused me to give up on binoculars. My wife loves birding. It was very frustrating. Now I can see all those cool details that allow identification. Most importantly I can now appreciate the beauty of birds and other wildlife. I wish I had made this purchase years ago.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: We are beginner birdwatchers and chose the Canon IS 10x30 for my wife, based on internet research on the specs. Her priority is image stabilization because of a hand tremor, and it works well. Seems easy to use, well designed.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I needed a good pair of binoculars for sailing and given that environment image stability was a key feature. The Canon 10x30 IS model is compact, easy use to use and perfect for yachting and boating.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Conclusion: Overall I'd rate these binos as a VERY good value from a price/performance perspective. Given the low price, the very strong flare/ghosting and annoying 'button hold' hassle take some shine off this product. i.e. the "modest" optical quality of these binos is the weakest part of the whole package.
Excerpt: The binoculares are a terrific value. The Canons have very good optical quality with minor, but noticable, chromatic abberation. However, the IS makes up for this shortcoming and makes identifying objects and tracking them very easy.
Conclusion: I have a new pair of Canon 10x30IS binoculars. I am amazed by the clarity of the optics, no fussy edges and bright field out to the edges. These are very compact, nearly as portable as a dept. store 7 x 35. The binoculars work very well in normal viewing. When you activate the IS the image stops!
Pros: compact and lightweight, easy to activate i.s.
Excerpt: Considering what it does, optical quality is good but not perfect. Not too bulky or too heavy. Easy to use, works very well for casual viewing - very satisfied. Supplied carrying case is poor.
Pros: Compact, Easy to use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses