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Canon ZOOM Digital Monocular Can Now Be Preordered ($319.99, ships 12/8/2021)

Canon ZOOM Digital Monocular

Canon’s ZOOM Digital Monocular can now be preordered at $319.99. It will ship starting December 8th, and has a whooping 100-400mm optical zoom.

At a glance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2x Digital Zoom, 800mm Equivalent
  • Internal Battery and USB Type-C Charging
  • Included microSDHC Memory Card

B&H Photo has the Canon ZOOM Digital Monocular ready for preorder at $319.99. Seems to be a nice gadget, alone for the amazing optical reach.

Canon ZOOM Digital Monocular Overview

Long-range viewing and recording with a compact, pocketable design, the Canon ZOOM Digital Monocular is a unique blend of a digital camera and a stabilized monocular. Helping to easily and clearly see distant subjects, the ZOOM incorporates a 12MP CMOS sensor and an impressive 100-400mm-equivalent zoom lens, with 2x digital zoom possible, for handheld viewing of birds, wildlife, and sports subjects.

12MP CMOS Sensor and 100-400mm Zoom Lens

  • A 12.1MP CMOS sensor records both stills and Full HD 1080p video up to 30 fps.
  • One-touch switchable zoom control permits instant switching from 100mm to 400mm positions, and then further to 800mm using 2x digital zoom.
  • Optical Image Stabilization technology helps to steady handheld use for sharper shooting and steadier viewing. Powered IS suits even the most subtle of movement types, like breathing, while Dual Sensing IS corrects stronger movement types and longer viewing times.
  • A single-point AF system provides quick and accurate TTL focusing performance to suit various subject types. Additionally, a Face Tracking feature can be used to detect and track recognized faces to benefit viewing and photographing fast-moving action, like sports.
  • Magnification and Field of View:
    • 100mm (Approx. 1.2x): 102′ / 30m at 100 yd
    • 400mm (Approx. 4.8x): 25.7′ / 7.8m at 100 yd
    • 800mm (Approx. 9.6x): 12.9′ / 3.9m at 100 yd

Portable Design and Intuitive Handling

  • Compact design is pocketable and offers easy one-handed use.
  • Integrated 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder has a 59.94 fps refresh rate for fluid motion rendering and high clarity.
  • One-touch three-step button makes for fast zoom changes between 100mm, 400mm, and 2x digital (800mm) positions.
  • Dedicated Photo and Rec buttons for stills and video capture.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity pair with the Canon Camera Connect App for remote live view monitoring and wireless file sharing to a mobile device.
  • Featuring a microSD memory card slot for storing photos and videos and a 16GB microSDHC memory card is included.
  • Internal lithium-ion battery can be charged via the USB Type-C port and the battery provides approximately 150 shots, or two hours of viewing, per charge.
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