The 10 Best binoculars
1 Bresser Junior Kids
These children's binoculars have a tempered-glass finish, so the lens won't break if they slip from little fingers, and x6 magnification.
2 Monocular Muji
Muji is known for its well-designed, no-frills products. This is small and light enough to slip into your trouser pocket.
3 Bresser Condor
This pair from Bresser are small enough to fit in your jacket pocket, have image-enhancing lenses and a x8 zoom.
4 Design Go Travel
These bins are nice and compact, pretty too, with x7 magnification and a sturdy rubber outer casing in case they take a tumble.
5 Sony DEV-3
Sony's binoculars have an inbuilt digital video camera, which records what you see, and an auto-focusing HD x10 zoom.
6 Nikon Sportstar Olympics 2012
These x8-magnification bins are compact and lightweight. They are also water- and fog-proof.
7 Steiner Safari Ultrasharp
These x8 Steiners have very clear optics, and high-contrast lenses, which means you get a clear image even in the most glaring light.
8 Celestron UpClose
Celestron's medium-sized bins are an affordable starter for those just getting into bird-watching or for weekend racing enthusiasts.
9 Celestron SkyMaster 20
The large-aperture Celestrons have a x20-zoom special lens which maximises brightness in low-light, long-range conditions.
10 Steiner Commander XP
A pair of auto-focus binoculars made for use at sea. The manufacturers claim you can spot a water buoy at 130 metres or more.
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