Binoculars deals: The best discounts and savings available

We’ve scoped out all the best binoculars deals on the market and put them in this in-depth guide so navigating the web becomes little easier. Due to the sheer number of discounts out there, there’s something to suit everyone and every budget. 

For many astronomers, a pair of the best binoculars can be a crucial tool. They can also be a cost-effective alternative to the best telescopes and still provide excellent night sky views. A lot of online retailers are pushing their Summer sales and although Amazon Prime Day has finished, you can still bag a bargain. Some of the top binoculars deals on the market include the Celestron 20×80 Skymaster Pro (opens in new tab) (save over $56) and the Nikon 18×70 Astroluxe-XL (opens in new tab) (now over $450 off). 

If you know what make of binoculars you want, you can always check out our brand-specific guides. We’ve done our research and found all the best Bushnell binoculars deals, Nikon binoculars deals, Leica binoculars deals, Zeiss binoculars deals, Vortex binoculars deals.

If you’re looking for the best binoculars deals out there, but you’re unsure on what to look out for in terms of optics, we recommend a Bak-4 glass Porro prism design, as well as opting for multi-coated optics. You can’t go too far wrong with that and then when it comes to magnification, 8x or 10x is normally a good choice as you’ll get clear views of far away objects with those specs. However, if you’re ready to check out the best binoculars deals on the market, you should read our round-up below.

Today’s best binoculars deals6x, 7x and lower magnifications

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Magnifications this low are generally aimed at kids. That’s not to dismiss them, though, as these binoculars still give little ones the chance to get excited about everything from bird watching to stargazing, without tiring out their arms with the weight of heavy lenses. And as long as the diameter of the objective lens is fairly decent (we recommend 30mm as a minimum) then the binoculars should still let in plenty of light, so kids can get a clear view of the night sky.

There are a few pairs we’ve included in this section: the Celestron Cometron 7×50, which are actually our top pick for kids, alongside the super-rugged National Geographic 6×21 Children’s binos and the Vixen SG 2.1×42. This latter pair are designed for wide-field observation and offer an incredible stereoscopic depth. Below, you’ll find the best offers on all of these, depending on availability in your area.

Today’s best deals on low magnification binoculars

8x binoculars

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Most people will tell you that 10×50 is the ideal magnification to aperture ratio for stargazing binoculars. While this is generally a good rule to follow, we actually think that some of the best binoculars for stargazing fall into the 8×42 category. These are the Celestron TrailSeeker 8×42 binoculars – top in our list of best binoculars (opens in new tab) overall – which have a wider field of view than 10×50 models and also boast a crisp, clear view of objects. 

Also below – depending on availability – you’ll see the Opticron Adventurer T WP 8×42, Nikon Prostaff 3S 8×42 and Celestron Nature DX 8×32. All of these models are ideal for kids who are interested in stargazing and would prefer a slightly higher magnification than those found in the models above.

Today’s best 8x binoculars deals

10x binoculars

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You’re likely to find most of the best binoculars for stargazing in this section with 10x magnifications. These binos are all powerful enough for you to scope out night sky objects but compact enough for you to carry around without much trouble. They’re often a great cost-effective alternative to investing in a top telescope. 

If they’re available in your local area, you should see the best prices for the following models below: the Canon 10x42L IS WP and Olympus 10×25 WP II (both excellent for budding young astronomers) along with the Opticron Adventurer II WP 10×50, the Vortex 10×50 Crossfire HD, the Nikon 10×50 Aculon A211 and the Celestron UpClose G2 10×50.

Today’s best deals on 10x binoculars

12x binoculars

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At this size, the binoculars are almost akin to a small portable telescope, as the 12x magnification lets you focus on deep sky objects like the Andromeda Galaxy (opens in new tab). You might want to start thinking about using a tripod if you’re opting for models in this category, as they’re heavier and less compact than their counterparts with lower magnification – so it’s much trickier to hold these binoculars steady (opens in new tab).

Here you’ll find all the best binoculars deals for the Celestron SkyMaster 12×60, the Nikon Action EX 12×50 and the Celestron Nature DX 12×56. This all depends on stock availability though. 

Today’s best deals on 12x binoculars

15x binoculars

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At this size, there’s no maybe about it: you’re going to need a tripod. You’ll also probably have to pay out a little more for the higher magnification – but it’s well worth it if you’re a serious stargazer, as binoculars of this type will reveal everything from the detailed surface of the moon to the brightest deep sky objects. 

There’s a couple of our favorites below for you to check out, both of which are worth the purchase and you cant go wrong with them. The excellent and highly recommended Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 and the Meade Instruments 15×70 Astro.

Today’s best deals on 15x binoculars

25x binoculars

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The final models in our round-up of binoculars for sale offer 25x magnification. It’s not quite the same as those offered by the best telescopes (opens in new tab) around, but it’s still very impressive. With this magnification, you’ll just about be able perceive Jupiter’s atmospheric belts in the field of view.

We’ve included just the one model in this category below, the Celestron SkyMaster 25×100. These aren’t a beginner’s model at all, as expected they’re big, they also aren’t cheap however the optics you get are top-quality and you get crystal clear views of your night sky targets. 

Today’s best deals on 25x binoculars

Source: space.com

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