Update – Jan 21, 2013: We’ve updated the Top 10 Binocular list to reflect new models on the market.
So you want a pair of binoculars to get closer to the action, but you’re not sure which one to get? We’ve gathered together the top 10 binoculars from the current crop of bestsellers. Whether you are a star gazer, hunter, or bird watcher the list can help you to select from the best binoculars. Prices for the binoculars on this top 10 binoculars list range from a low of $75 up to $500.
1. Nikon Monarch 8×42/10×42/12×42 ATB Roof Prism Binoculars
The Nikon Monarch All Terrain Binoculars use a roof prism design which allows for a lighter, more compact pair of binoculars. These binoculars are made to be used outdoors, they are fully waterproof and fog proof.
2. Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10 x 42 Binocular Camo
The 10 x 42 Bushnell provide plenty of magnification and the roof prism design of these binoculars allows for a streamlined shape that is more compact and easier for a lot of people to handle. The streamlined design of the binocular also helps keep the weight in a range that is standard for birdwatchers.
3. Pentax 62216 Papilio 8.5×21 Porro Prism Binoculars
The Papilio binoculars are designed for close up observation of insects, birds, artwork or anything at close range. However, these binoculars are also a great choice for more conventional uses such as viewing sporting events or taking with you on hiking and backpacking trips.
4. Canon 10×30 IS Image Stabilization Porro Prism Binoculars
The Canon 10×30 IS Image Stabilization Porro Prism Binoculars aim to give its users the best visual experience possible through the use of image stabilization. The binoculars feature high quality Super Spectra lenses that provide excellent contrast in viewing.
5. Olympus Roamer 7X21 PC III Classic Porro Prism Binoculars
The Olympus Roamer 7X21 PC III Classic Porro Prism Binoculars are designed for both comfort and excellence in optical quality. The binoculars use optical lenses specially designed by Olympus that provide a number of visual advantages, including increased clarity and contrast.
6. Nikon 7496 Eagleview Zoom 8-24×25 Porro Prism Binoculars
The Nikon 7496 Eagleview Zoom 8-24×25 Porro Prism Binoculars are a compact and lightweight pair of binoculars but don’t let their small size fool you. These binoculars are powerful and a unique zoom lever lets you transition smoothly from 8x to 24x magnification.
7. Nikon Action 7×50/10×50/12×50/16×50 Porro Prism Binoculars
The Nikon Action 7×50/10×50/12×50/16×50 Porro Prism Binoculars are designed to give users a combination of quality and affordability. It utilizes several optical features that are designed to create the best viewing quality available for the price.
8. Nikon ProStaff 8×25/10×25/12×25 ATB Waterproof Binoculars
The Nikon ProStaff 8×25/10×25/12×25 ATB Waterproof Binoculars were designed to provide the user with the ability to take them anywhere. These binoculars have aspherical eyespiece lens that gives the user a more comfortable experience over longer periods of time.
9. Olympus Pathfinder 12×50 EXPS I Porro Prism Binoculars
The Olympus Pathfinder 12×50 EXPS I Porro Prism Binoculars features fully multi-coated lenses and BaK-4 prisms to give its users great visual quality and comfort whether you’re watching a bird in flight or just checking away the surrounding landscape.
10. Canon 12 x 36 IS II Image Stabilization II Porro Prism Binoculars
The Canon 12 x 36 IS II Image Stabilization II Porro Prism Binoculars are designed to provide excellence in visual quality. These binoculars take advantage of specialized image stabilization technology designed to remove the blurred effect common with high powered binoculars.