Ratings Overview - Binocular

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 Swarovski EL 8.5x42
Swarovski makes glass that is so good that it is sold as high end jewerly. We should be able to stop the review right there, enough said. However Swarovski says "OPTIK binoculars turn every moment...  read more >
$2,832

Top Pick Award
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99
Clarity - 10 of 10
10
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Adjustment - 10 of 10
10
Construction Quality - 10 of 10
10
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Close Focus Range - 9 of 10
9
Field of View - 9 of 10
9

 Zeiss Victory HT 10x42
The Zeiss Victory HT almost won our high-end shootout, but just couldn't match the overall performance of the Swarovski EL. However, these binoculars still provide grade A optical quality and are...  read more >
$2,400

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95
Clarity - 10 of 10
10
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Adjustment - 10 of 10
10
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Close Focus Range - 9 of 10
9
Field of View - 10 of 10
10

 Leica Noctivid 10x42
The Leica Noctivid 10x42 binoculars sit in that exorbitantly priced pantheon of high-end optics, and they provide the crystal clear images you would expect of such a product. However, while its...  read more >
$2,700

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93
Clarity - 10 of 10
10
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Adjustment - 9 of 10
9
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Close Focus Range - 8 of 10
8
Field of View - 10 of 10
10

 Vortex Viper HD 8x42
The Vortex Viper HD 8x42 is an amazing pair of binoculars. Though not the top model in the Vortex line, the Viper HD provides almost all of the technological advances and features you would find on...  read more >
$649

Editors' Choice Award
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89
Clarity - 9 of 10
9
Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Adjustment - 9 of 10
9
Construction Quality - 10 of 10
10
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Close Focus Range - 8 of 10
8
Field of View - 5 of 10
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 Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42
Nikon states that the 7 is the greatest Monarch ever. That is a bold statement. What sets the Monarch 7 line apart is that these models are smaller and lighter than the Monarch 5 or 3 counterparts...  read more >
$500

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Clarity - 8 of 10
8
Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Adjustment - 9 of 10
9
Construction Quality - 10 of 10
10
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Close Focus Range - 7 of 10
7
Field of View - 9 of 10
9

 Leica 10x25 Ultravid BCR
As Leica says on their website, this pair of binoculars is "the reference standard". These are the compact binoculars that everyone compares other compact models to. They are the smallest and...  read more >
$749

Top Pick Award
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Clarity - 8 of 10
8
Brightness - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Adjustment - 8 of 10
8
Construction Quality - 10 of 10
10
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Close Focus Range - 6 of 10
6
Field of View - 4 of 10
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 Vanguard Endeavor ED II 10x42
The Endeavor ED II builds upon on the successful foundation of the award winning Endeavor ED binoculars, bringing Vanguard Optics to another level. There are even rumors that Nikon lowered their...  read more >
$500

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Clarity - 7 of 10
7
Brightness - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Adjustment - 8 of 10
8
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Close Focus Range - 8 of 10
8
Field of View - 8 of 10
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 Steiner Predator 8x42
Steiner says the Predator Pro 8x42 is made for hunters who demand all-around capability in their optics - mobility without weight, ease of use, and a bright picture in any light. It has a Color...  read more >
$440

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Clarity - 7 of 10
7
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Adjustment - 7 of 10
7
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Close Focus Range - 8 of 10
8
Field of View - 8 of 10
8

 Vortex Diamondback 8x28
With the compact Vortex Diamondback 8x28, small size doesn't mean small performance! Like its namesake, the Diamondback rattlesnake, this pocket roof prism binocular packs a lot of wallop into a...  read more >
$189

Best Buy Award
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70
Clarity - 7 of 10
7
Brightness - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Adjustment - 7 of 10
7
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Close Focus Range - 4 of 10
4
Field of View - 6 of 10
6

 Zeiss Terra ED 8x32
Zeiss says that the Terra ED 8x32 is the perfect companion for great adventures in nature. It does have the best field of view in our test. This Zeiss model comes with an underarmor binocular...  read more >
$439

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Clarity - 5 of 10
5
Brightness - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Adjustment - 8 of 10
8
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 4 of 10
4
Close Focus Range - 9 of 10
9
Field of View - 10 of 10
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 Nikon Monarch 5 8x56
The Nikon Monarch 5 has massive 56mm objective lenses and advanced low light brilliance. The ED glass lenses provide sharp, high-contrast views. It suffers somewhat in clarity when compared to the...  read more >
$750

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Clarity - 3 of 10
3
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Adjustment - 9 of 10
9
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Close Focus Range - 2 of 10
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Field of View - 2 of 10
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 Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63
The SkyMaster DX 9x63 is a high performance pair of binoculars that is ideal for astronomical viewing or for land use, especially over long distances. With an objective lens of 63mm, this is not a...  read more >
$230

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Clarity - 2 of 10
2
Brightness - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Adjustment - 8 of 10
8
Construction Quality - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Close Focus Range - 2 of 10
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Field of View - 2 of 10
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