CANON 12x36 IS III Binoculars - Black


Product code: 178943

Product features

  • Field of view: 5°
  • 12 x magnification
  • Porro prism
  • Multilayer coating

Product features

  • Field of view: 5°
  • 12 x magnification
  • Porro prism
  • Multilayer coating
Product information
Powerful and portable the Canon 12x36 IS III Binoculars get you 12 times closer to barely visible objects with intensity and clarity.

Super steady view

The CAN2533 Binoculars have a conveniently placed and powerful optical Image Stabalisation button which will quickly counteract shakes and movements even whilst panning giving you a super steady view. This is ideal if you are in a moving vehicle or following your subject.

Pecision optics

Enjoy high quality viewing and low distortion thanks to the precision optics. The Super Spectra coating helps deliver a vivid, high contrast view with accurate colour rendition, while eliminating unwanted internal reflections.

Comfortable design

The design includes large rubber eyecups to give you a comfortable, and well balanced viewing. Together with a handy strap, the 12x36 IS III Binoculars are ideal for travel, bird watching and a variety of sports. 

Technical specifications for CANON 12x36 IS III Binoculars - Black

Type Binoculars
Magnification 12 x
Objective lens diameter 36 mm
Prism system Porro
Field of view - Apparent: 55.3
- Actual: 5
Close focussing distance 6 m
Exit pupil 3 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Dioptre -3.0 / +3.0
Coated optics Yes
Eye relief Yes
Rubber armoured Yes
Waterproof No
Tripod adaptable Yes
Batteries required AA
Box contents - Canon 12x36 IS III Binoculars
- Case
- Strap
Dimensions 174 x 127 x 70 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 660 g
Manufacturer's guarantee 1 year
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(8 out of 10)


Wirral GB
Image stabiliser is excellent
Batteries for Image Stabiliser life do not last for 9 hours viewing
Confirmed purchase: 09 August 2017
Published on: 11 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Glasgow GB
Bought as an upgrade for a pair of Canon 10x30 IS binocs which I have had for about 10 years.
Clear improvements in the magnification, optical clarity, image stabilisation and brightness and amazingly are the same weight as my old binos. Very happy
you need to accept that the minimum focus distance is @ 20 feet, so if you are using for very close work on a regular basis they may not be the ones for you
Confirmed purchase: 12 August 2017
Published on: 08 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Halifax GB Wildlife watcher
Image stabilisation and good for watching wildlife.
Confirmed purchase: 29 June 2017
Published on: 07 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


GB RSPB Birdwatcher
14.5mm eye relief fine for spectacle wearers.

Field of View (87.5m at 1000m) good for my birdwatching needs.

Weight (660 grams) and Battery life (9 hours) great for use in the field - not too heavy and not in need of constant new batts!

View fine in normal mode and excellent when stabilisation button pressed.

I like having to hold the stabilisation button down to keep feature on - no problems with reaching button and obviously no use of battery when take finger off. The 10x42 model (+ others) has a locked on stabilised button which results in wasting battery life until it auto switches off or you turn it off.

Overall, an excellent pair of birdwatching binos. I have the Canon 10x30 stabilised ones but wanted the extra magnification to identify distant birds even better - now happy to use them instead of the 10x30s + has also meant I've not been taking a scope out with me in addition to the binos.

I tested the 10x42 Leica, Swarovski and even the Canon 10x42 stabilised models at over twice the price but felt the 12x36's were the best for my birdwatching needs because of the extra magnification and ability to see more detail when stabilised. OK they might not have some of the glass/waterproofing features of the others but for my needs (when focusing on birds) I was happy to choose them - hardly any noticeable optical difference and certainly lighter and considerable cheaper than the others.

So, probably not the world's best binos but perfect for my needs!
Not fully waterproof.

Can't focus on anything closer than approx 6 metres.

Lack of good fitting lens caps may annoy others but no problem to me.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 12 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017
(10 out of 10)


Eastbourne GB
Considering the power of magnification the binos are relatively small and compact, very lightweight too. The image stabilising is magnificent.
IS button is in the middle not to the side as the larger models. Also there are no lense caps on the exiting lenses
Confirmed purchase: 11 July 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017
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CANON 12x36 IS III Binoculars - Black