Canon's series of image stabilized binoculars deliver outstanding optical performance and stabilization capabilities at a very affordable price. Whether upon the water's edge or high in the catacombs of a stadium, you'll get close and steady views of action with this 8x25 Canon offering. A textured rubber coating provides a sure grip as well as a bit of protection from the elements, while the center-mounted focus and stabilizer controls are easily accessible for both hands. These are streamlined in design, and about the same weight and size as a midsized 8x32 optic. There's a case included, but the recommended case is an extreme improvement.