The 6 Best Camera Binoculars

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're trekking into the wilderness for a little bird watching or attending a concert or sporting event, carrying around a lot of heavy photographic equipment is a hassle. But with a pair of camera binoculars from our list, you can get up close visually to whatever you want to look at, and then capture either photos or videos of your subject. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best camera binocular on Amazon.

6. Vivitar 10 x 25 Digital

5. Bushnell 10 x 25 VGA

4. Barska 8 x 32 Digital

3. ATN BinoX-HD

2. GordVE HD Puissant Spy

1. Bestguarder NV-800 Digital Night Vision

Editor's Notes

April 07, 2019:

While there are a handful of camera binoculars available on the market from brands like Vivtar among others that didn't make our list, it's important to note that many of these suffered from some serious drawbacks. Even among those we included, there were models with flaws that were hard to overlook, like the low light performance of the Bushnell model at number five.

For the most part, users are going to find a capable pair of binoculars with an underwhelming camera system built into them. The Bestguarder NV-800 is a big exception, as it draws on military-grade technology to create a capable night vision system, and its use of a screen in lieu of eyepieces is a genuine innovation.

Keep an eye out for the specific kind of zoom offered by a given set, as well. Our number three option boasts a 4x optical zoom, which means its glass lens elements are actually designed to move, resulting in a much higher-quality picture than a digital zoom would, which essentially just crops in on whatever your image is. That's something you can likely do on your computer to a greater effect.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 10, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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