Bird Watching Binoculars £50 - £100

These mid-priced binoculars are ideal for the a bird watcher just starting out. You will find both 8x and 10x magnification binoculars amongst this selection but many birders, particularly novices, will find 8x the best choice.

The image stability of a 8x binocular is better than a 10x binocular as hand movement is not magnified as much. If you prefer to use a tripod then a 10x binocular will be fine. As 8x binoculars have a lower magnification they have a wider field of view meaning it’s easier to spot that elusive bird.

If you wear glasses you may find 8x magnification binoculars more comfortable as they have more eye relief.

The binoculars below are from reputable brands including Bushnell, Olympus, Celestron and Pentax and free delivery is available on many orders.

Read our guide to choosing binoculars for more details about picking a pair with the best magnification and objective for bird watching.

You can see a much wider range of binoculars starting from as little as £16.99 here.


Olympus 8x 40 DPSI Binoculars

Made especially for nature observation, the DPS I series binoculars secure high image brightness, contrast and quality thanks to the anti-reflective lens coating. Large center-focus knobs enable fast and precise focusing. Their durable construction in combination with a sure-grip rubber coating provide for long-lasting enjoyment.

Do you need 8x magnification? Then 8×40 DPS I binoculars are the perfect choice. With the powerful zoom of the 8-16×40 Zoom DPS I you can get even closer to the subject.

Celestron 71346 8 x 42 Outland X Binoculars

The Celestron Outland X 8×42 binoculars combine the highest quality precision optics with advanced ergonomics to deliver optimum performance under the harshest outdoor conditions. The Outland series have been designed to meet the needs of every outdoor enthusiast.

The optics are multi-coated to obtain high resolution and high contrast views.   The rubber covered Outland X allows for rough and tough handling and the binoculars are waterproof and fogproof and are nitrogen purged for using in all-weather environments.

Pentax UP 8 x 21 Porro Prism Binocular

The Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binoculars are pocket sized binoculars that can go any where with you. Offering a versitile 8x magnification and excellent BaK4 prisms you can be sure of a closer view where ever you go.

Aspherical lens elements provide exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness and rubber armouring protects the binoculars against impacts and falls.

Olympus Binocular 7x35 DPS-1

The Olympus 7×35 DPS I binoculars have one of the widest fields of view in their class making them ideal for tracking fast moving subjects such as birds in flight or deer on the move. These traditionally designed binoculars are finished in a sure-grip rubber coating and feature high quality aspherical lenses with anti-reflective coating for a bright clear image with minimal distortion.

They have a new rugged, high-quality finish with sure-grip rubber coating and UV protection for worry-free viewing.

Nikon BAA710AA Sportstar EX 8x25 DCF

Compact and high-performance, the Nikon Sportstar EX 8×25 binoculars come with push-down rubber eyepieces that are great for long sessions of observation. What’s more they also have fitted precision lenses and glass prisms.

Wide field-of-view and close-focusing distance of only 2.5m. Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click system make it easy to position your eye at the correct eyepoint.

Bushnell 8 X 32 Permafocus 170832 Binoculars

Offering up a wide field of view and without the need to ever adjust your focus, these simple to use, small and lightweight binoculars make a perfect travel companion on just about any adventure, wildlife or birding holiday, especially where you may also be carrying a camera or guidebook and so need to use your binoculars in one hand.

Always in focus, the PermaFocus series makes it both easier and quicker for you to find and then enjoy a clear, sharp image without the need to adjust any focusing wheel.

Nikon Aculon A30 10X25 Binoculars

The Nikon Aculon binoculars range inherits the excellent performance of existing models to deliver a detailed view of your outdoor experiences. They are ideal for a broad spectrum of outdoor pursuits, such as birdwatching, nature observation and hiking.

The binoculars are compact and lightweight with a fold-up design so they are easy to carry around. They have multilayer-coated lenses for brighter images and eco-glass optics that are free of lead and arsenic are used for all lenses and prisms

Bushnell H2O 8 x 42 All Purpose Binoculars

The utmost on-the-water viewing companion, the popular Bushnell H2O binoculars feature a soft texture grip to keep them on board and in your hands in the most challenging conditions. 

With multicoated optics and 8x magnification, the 158042 are ideal for general use and give you sharp, detailed images. The BAK-4 roof prism design gives you high optical precision while you are out and about, offering you a quality viewing experience.

Celestron 71333 10 x 42 DX Nature Binoculars

Celestron’s Nature DX 10×42 binoculars are the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. A great first step into the world of serious sport optics, the views through Nature DX rival those of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.

With phase-coated BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics, Nature DX reveals image detail you won’t find with other entry-level binoculars. The 10×42 model is a favorite among beginning and intermediate birders, since birds are easier to locate and follow in its wide field of view.

Nikon Travelite EX 8x25 Binoculars

When you’re out spotting birds, the Travelite EX binoculars from Nikon are versatile all-rounders, perfect for the great outdoors. Highly durable and lightweight, the Travelite EX range delivers sharp views come rain or shine thanks to a combination of superior optics and advanced technologies.

Expertly crafted and available in a range of magnification powers from 8x-12x, these travel-ready binoculars are perfect for anyone who likes to take their binoculars with them wherever they go.

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