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Binoculars deals: The best discounts and savings available

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If you're looking for the best binoculars deals, you've come to the right place. This handy guide features the best binoculars deals on the market today, regardless of your experience levels or budget limits. 

The best binoculars are often considered an important part of any astronomer's inventory. They offer great night sky views and are often a cost-effective alternative to the best telescopes as well - and that's reason enough to check out these binoculars deals below. Of course, everything below isn't just suited to getting those night sky views, so if you're looking for binoculars to view land-based objects and/or something to enhance your views in low-light conditions - you'll find a binocular deal to suit you.

Some of the stand-out binoculars deals below include Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars (opens in new tab) (now $20 off), Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom (opens in new tab) (now $146.95) and the Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL (opens in new tab) (now over $450 off). Some models are cheaper than that so there's binoculars deals to suit everyone and every budget.

If you're new to binoculars and you're not too sure what to look out for, we recommend a Bak-4 glass Porro prism design, as well as opting for multi-coated optics. When it comes to magnifications, a pair that offer 8x or 10x is normally a good choice and you'll get clear views of far away objects with those specs. However, if you're wanting to check out the best binoculars deals on the market right now, read on below. 

Today's best binoculars deals

We've pulled together the best deals we can find right now and outlined them here. We always compare prices to the RRP or the average retail cost, so you can rest assured that the below are genuine deals. 

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars
$119.95 $99.95 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)

You'll save $20
and get a free red-light flashlight worth $14, which can help you get around while preserving night vision on stargazing nights.

Note:
We have seen this deal as low as $89.95 but this is still a good deal.

Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom: $179.95 $146.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

You can grab a great price on this excellent pair of zoom binoculars at Amazon. Large 50mm lenses allow in plenty of light, so you'll be able to pick out fainter stars, while the zoom means you can get even closer to night sky targets.

Note: You can save $33 but we have seen the price down at $139 in recent times. 

Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL: $2,250.95 $1796.95 at Adorama (opens in new tab)

Ideal for more experienced stargazers, these hefty Astroluxe-XL binoculars have had over $450 knocked off their price on Adorama. You'll be able to spot stars, moons and planets with excellent clarity through these.

Celestron 20x80 SkyMaster Pro | RRP: $416:95 | Now $319.95 (opens in new tab)
Save nearly
$100 on this pair of specialist binoculars at Adorama, which are specifically designed for stargazing. The 80mm apertures allow in plenty of light, which should mean that you’ll get views of distant stars and planets. They’re a little heavy so a tripod is recommended. 


Celestron Cometron 7x50: $43.95 $35.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These compact binoculars from Celestron have 18% off their standard price. With generous 50mm apertures, they should let in plenty of light - and the low magnification means you'll get wide angle views, so you can take in more of the night sky. 

Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars:$179.99 (opens in new tab)
These excellent stargazing binoculars come with generously sized objective lenses and BaK4 high index prisms, these optics work well in low-light conditions, so they're great for star spotting. 

Note: While these binoculars are not on sale, it is $5 more than when it was previously reduced. Stock is low though, so you'll have to act quickly if you're interested.

Bushnell H20 10x42 | $79.99 Now: $70.77 (opens in new tab)
This may only be a saving of 12% but this is the lowest price we've seen for a long time on these binoculars. These compact, waterproof binoculars are ideal for adventurers who like to have something to hand when they go camping.  They boast Bak-4 prisms and multi-coated optics. 

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6x, 7x and lower magnifications

Vixen SG 2.1x42

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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 7x50, which are actually our top pick for kids, alongside the super-rugged National Geographic 6x21 Children's binos and the Vixen SG 2.1x42. 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.

8x binoculars

Opticron Adventurer T WP 8x42

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Most people will tell you that 10x50 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 8x42 category. These are the Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 binoculars – top in our list of best binoculars (opens in new tab) overall – which have a wider field of view than 10x50 models and also boast a crisp, clear view of objects. 

Also below - depending on availability - you'll see the Opticron Adventurer T WP 8x42, Nikon Prostaff 3S 8x42 and Celestron Nature DX 8x32. 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.

10x binoculars

Opticron Adventurer II WP 10x50 binocular

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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 10x25 WP II (both excellent for budding young astronomers) along with the Opticron Adventurer II WP 10x50, the Vortex 10x50 Crossfire HD, the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 and the Celestron UpClose G2 10x50.

12x binoculars

Celestron Skymaster 12x60

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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 12x60, the Nikon Action EX 12x50 and the Celestron Nature DX 12x56. This all depends on stock availability though. 

15x binoculars

Meade Instruments 15x70 Astro 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. 

Below, you'll find a coupleof our favorite models, according to stock in your area: the Meade Instruments 15x70 Astro and the superb Celestron SkyMaster 15x70.

25x binoculars

Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 binocular

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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.

There's only one model in this category that we've included below: the Celestron SkyMaster 25x100. These binoculars aren't cheap, but the optics are brilliant, offering clear crisp views with great clarity and contrast. 

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Ruth has worked across both print and online media for five years, contributing to national newspaper titles and popular tech sites. She has held a number of journalist roles alongside more senior editorial positions, and was formerly acting as a commissioning editor for Space.com until 2022.