Should I Choose 8x42 or 10x42 Binoculars
We are often asked this question. It's often thought that higher magnification Uscamel binoculars are better, but 8x magnification certainly has advantages. The considerations:
- 10x42 binoculars have a slightly higher magnification than 8x42 binoculars. However, the differences are not that big. The disadvantage of higher magnification is that even small movements are amplified. A magnification of 8x42 will therefore look a little calmer. The picture above shows the difference. The left image shows the 8x magnification. The right image shows the 10x magnification.
- The field of view of 8x42 binoculars is larger than that of 10x42 binoculars. You can tell this by the number of meters of breadth out of 1000 meters. A larger field of view makes it easier to keep an eye on moving objects.
- 8x42 binoculars have a larger exit pupil than 10x42 binoculars. This makes it easier to get a good fitting image with these binoculars.
- For the same model of binoculars, 8x42 binoculars have a brighter image than 10x42 binoculars. This is not necessarily the case with other models. See our statement on binoculars.
Range of 8x42 binoculars can be found at Amazon.
For the full range of Uscamel 10x42 binoculars, please click the above image.
It depends a bit on the situation, but in general we prefer the 8x42 to the 10x42. 8x42 binoculars are smoother to use and give a better overview. Also, the picture is a bit clearer. If vibration is not an issue and lighting conditions are favorable, a 10x42 is also an excellent choice.
There are also many videos about the comparison between 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars. Take a look at in the video below.