Updated December 14, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best 10x50 Binoculars

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in November of 2018. The 10x50 binoculars configuration is quite popular with hunters, birdwatchers, and outdoors enthusiasts. It offers a slightly larger aperture than a typical 10x42 model, and thus provides more light. At the same time, their size makes them just small enough to carry around without being overly cumbersome. The models we've chosen range the gamut from entry level to military grade. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 10x50 binocular on Amazon.

10. Bushnell Falcon Wide Angle

9. Bushnell Powerview

8. Celestron 713 Outland

7. Bushnell Legacy WP

6. Nikon 7245 Action All-Terrain

5. Vortex Optics Crossfire

4. Nikon 824 Aculen A24

3. Vortex Optics Diamondback

2. Steiner Tactical

1. Vortex Optics Razor HD

Editor's Notes

December 11, 2018:

Our list includes the best options for three particular groups of consumers: 1) the casual, entry-level person looking to buy a pair for birdwatching, infrequent hunting trips, or to take on safari; 2) the more committed hunter or avid birdwatcher; 3) very serious binoculars users, to whom the top 3 picks particularly apply. Although there are a few models on the market that technically outperform the #1 pick (i.e. Swarovski models) they also cost 3x as much, and the price different may not justify the increase in quality. If those improvements do, in fact, justify the price difference for you, you likely don't need our advice in choosing a pair, as you're likely well-enough informed to choose on your own.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on December 14, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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