The Best Beginner Binoculars 2020
Best all-purpose Binoculars
Celestron 8 x 56 SkyMaster DX Binoculars | Price: $215.99
Ideal for: High-quality optics that can be handheld in a budget-friendly package
The Celestron 8×56 SkyMaster DX Binoculars are one of our best-selling pairs of binoculars. These binoculars use high-quality components like BaK-4 prisms for sharper views, nitrogen-purged optics for better waterproofing, and a rugged construction. At just over 2 pounds, they are still comfortable enough to be handheld for short periods while still providing excellent views, but can also be attached to a tripod for longer observing sessions. They also feature a long eye relief, which is ideal for those who wear eyeglasses. These binoculars come with a neck strap, carry case, a cleaning lens cloth, and other accessories.
Best budget Binoculars
Celestron Outland X 8 x 42 Binoculars | Price: $72.64
Ideal for: Those looking to keep the budget under $100 but still get great binoculars
The Celestron Outland X 8×42 Binoculars are our favorite pick for those looking to keep the budget under $100. Don’t be fooled by the price, though. Despite the low cost, these binoculars are still great optical performers and are waterproof, fog-proof, and rubber-covered for rugged use. Weighing just over a pound, this pair of binoculars will be perfect for kids and travelers who need a lightweight and portable solution. As usual with Celestron binoculars, this pair comes with a neck strap, carry case, a cleaning lens cloth, and other accessories.