Kite Optics APC Stabilized 42 Binocular

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SKU: K283827

Stabilized Optics


The groundbreaking APC 42 transforms your nature observation experience. It's as lightweight and bright as traditional 42mm roof prism binoculars but introduces a level of stability never seen before. This isn't just your ordinary stability; it's an entirely new dimension. Witness nature in the fiercest winds, observe endlessly, and see details with cinematic clarity. Begin observing even while catching your breath, enjoying high magnifications without the slightest image vibration. Most importantly, marvel at the invisible details revealed, surpassing even the finest standard binoculars.

Equipped with KITE’s APC system (angle power control), these stabilized binoculars intelligently put the stabilizing electronics into sleep mode when the instrument is at rest (hanging from the neck) and activate automatically when you resume observation. This translates to a significant increase in battery life and user comfort.


The APC 42 binocular features two battery boxes, each holding two standard AA batteries. One box contains two operational AA batteries providing 60 hours of runtime, while the other holds two spare AA batteries. After the initial 60 hours, simply switch the batteries for another 60 hours of uninterrupted observation. Intelligent features like the KITE APC system enhance battery life by putting the stabilizing electronics to sleep when the instrument is at rest and activating them when you resume observation. Additionally, regardless of its position (rest or active), the instrument automatically switches off after 90 minutes for energy-saving.


The stabilization capability of the APC 42 surpasses the suppression of image vibrations caused by wind or hand tremors. Its stabilization capacity is 2x to 3x larger than other consumer stabilizer binoculars. The APC stabilized binoculars boast a military-grade stabilization system, allowing stable viewing from moving vehicles, boats, aircraft, and other unstable platforms.


The APC 42 is completely waterproof, with the optical system and electronics sealed for an IPX 7 waterproof rating. It can withstand any rain shower and is submersible up to 1 meter depth for a maximum of 30 minutes. The system is nitrogen gas-filled to prevent internal fogging.

Magnification 12x 16x
Objective lens diameter (mm) 42 42
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5 2.62
Min. close focus (m) 4 4
Field of view (m/1000m) 67 68
Field of view (degrees) 3.85 3.9
Eye relief (mm) 17 14
Interpupillary distance (mm) 74-54 74-54
Height (mm) 184 184
Max width (mm) 128 128
Min width folded (mm) 128 128
Weight (g) 720 (no battery) 735 (no battery)
Twilight factor 22.4 25.9
Dioptric compensation (+/-) 3 3
Waterproof IPX7 IPX7
Gas filled Yes Yes
Functional temperature -20°C / 55°C -20°C / 55°C
Light transmission (%) NC NC
Warranty (years) 30 30
Warranty electronics (years) 2 2
Stabilisation correction angle (degrees) 2 2
Battery life (hours) 120 (including use of the internal spare battery) 120 (including use of the internal spare battery)
Angle power control (APC) Yes Yes
Sleep timer (minutes) Yes (90) Yes (90)
Low battery indicator Yes Yes
Batteries (not included) 2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery) 2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery)
Code K283827 K283834