The 10 Best 10x50 Binoculars
This wiki has been updated 5 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.
December 12, 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.