SIG ZULU6 Gimbal Stabilized Binos

This is some straight Star Wars optics tech that I’m happy to announce someone put into place. Image stabilized binoculars. We’ve been able to do it for phones and cameras now forever and but the natural movements of the body are what they are through straight glass.

The stable smooth panning shots we see in film of a character using binos are utter bullshit. Ask anyone who has ever used binos. They respond to every twitch, muscle tremor, inhalation, exhalation, and heart beat of the person holding them up. Using the same technology we’ve already put into place for image stabilization in other mediums, SIG has smoothed out these issues.

From SIG:

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 20, 2020) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the ZULU6 image stabilized binoculars to the ZULU series of binoculars.  The ZULU6 binoculars feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology which utilizes an electronically stabilized 2-axis gimbal system to cancel out vibration caused by buffeting wind, chop and waves on the water, washboard ranch roads, heartbeat, heavy breathing and shaking.

“The SIG SAUER image stabilizing technology was introduced several years ago in our OSCAR3 compact spotting scope, and we’re excited to integrate this incredible technology into the new and affordable ZULU6 binoculars said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.  “Most binocular brands have been chasing that last degree of optical resolution and frankly vibration cancels that resolution out, the new OIS technology allows for crystal-clear handheld viewing with stunning image quality, once you use this new tech, you will not go back to traditional binoculars”  

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars feature patented optical image stabilization (OIS) technology, SPECTRACOAT™, LENSHIELD™, and LENSARMOR™ coatings, MOTAC™ (motion activated illumination), an IPX4 waterproof rating for use in wet weather environments, and are available in 10x30mm and 16x42mm magnification.

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ZULU6 Image Stabilizing Binoculars are now available for purchase in retail stores and at

ZULU6 10x30mm Binocular Specs:
Magnification: 10x
Objective Diameter: 30mm
Field of View: 5.2 degrees
Eye Relief: 15mm
Battery: CR2
Waterproof: IPX4
Overall Length: 5.9 in.
Overall Height: 4.7 in.
Overall Width: 1.9 in.
Weight: 18.6 oz.

Part Number: SOZ61001 MSRP: $799.99

ZULU6 16x42mm Binocular Specs:
Magnification: 16x
Objective Diameter: 42mm
Field of View: 3.8 degrees
Eye Relief: 14mm
Battery: AA
Waterproof: IPX4
Overall Length: 7.1 in.
Overall Height: 4.7 in.
Overall Width: 2.8 in.
Weight: 20 oz.

Part Number: SOZ61601 MSRP: $899.99

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
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