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Kite Optics APC Stabilized 10X30 Binocular

The KITE 10x30 and 12x30 APC stabilized binoculars bring you the latest technology in binocular image stabilization. There are other stabilized binoculars on the market, but none compare to this.

One very important difference is the correction angle. Most of today‚Äôs stabilized binoculars offer a correction angle from 0.5° to 1°. In other words, a correction of 0.8 to 1.7 meters at a distance of 100 meters. Trembling of the hand, observing on a windy day or being out of breath after hiking, will easily cause image instability that is larger than these values. The KITE APC stabilized binoculars feature a new technology that allows the instrument to correct the image stability by up to 3°, or 5.3 meters at a distance of 100 meters. In other words, up to 6 times larger range of correction. This will permit perfectly stable images not only from a trembling hand, but even from a moving car or a boat on choppy water.

This very compact sized and light-weight instrument is also packed with intelligent features. The electronics are powered by two AA batteries, the most common battery for size worldwide, and offering an instrument run time of 36 hours. But to make sure not a moment of those 36 hours is lost, the KITE APC binoculars are equipped with sensors that will automatically put the electronics into sleep mode when you are not viewing. The APC function (angle power control) detects positioning. When the instrument comes to a vertical orientation, as when hanging from your neck or standing on a surface, it goes to sleep. From the second it comes to a more horizontal position, when viewing, the stabilization kicks in. No switching of buttons, no accidental battery drain. A timer function makes sure it switches off completely after 90 minutes, no matter the position. And a low battery indicator will tell you well in time when new batteries are needed.

The APC stabilized binocular is ergonomically shaped, and features a 4 cm long focus wheel that can be easily operated with 3 fingers. Although the APC stabilized binocular looks different, it is just as easy to use as any pair of standard binoculars. The essence of this instrument is of course its stabilizing capability. Optically it is on the same performance level as the KITE PETREL. However, under any circumstance of instability, whether from your own hands, heavy breathing, windy conditions, etc., these binoculars will outclass the best non-stabilized binoculars in the world, revealing details otherwise invisible. Try it to believe it!

Specifications

  • Magnification: 10X
  • Objective lens diameter: 30mm
  • Exit pupil: 3mm
  • Min. focus: 2.6m
  • Field of view: 96m @ 1000m (314' @ 1000yd)
  • eye relief (mm): 17mm
  • interpupillary distance: 54-74mm
  • Twilight factor: 17.3
  • Height: 165mm (6.5")
  • Maximum width: 133mm (5.24")
  • Minimum width: 113mm (4.45")
  • Weight: 615g (21.6oz)
  • Waterproof: no
  • Gas filled: no
  • Stabilization correction angle: 3°
  • Battery life: 36 hours
  • Angle power control (APC): yes
  • Sleep timer: yes (90min)
  • Low battery indicator: yes
  • Batteries (not included): 2x AA
  • Warranty: 2 years