Binoculars deals: The best discounts and savings 2024

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If you want to browse the best binoculars deals out there without scanning through a host of retailers, we've got you covered as we've highlighted the top discounts on the market.

Some of the best binoculars are currently on offer, so now is a great time to be searching for binoculars deals. Binoculars can be a vital tool for any astronomer as they can provide quality views of the cosmos while costing less than the best telescopes and even some of the best telescope deals. In our guide, we've tried to include something suitable for everyone irrespective of viewing needs, experience and budget. 

If there's a specific manufacturer you know or trust, it could be worth scrolling through our guides to the best Bushnell binoculars deals, Nikon binoculars deals, Leica binoculars deals, Zeiss binoculars deals and Vortex binoculars deals.

Below the deals you'll see on this page, we've included some helpful buying advice, so you know what to look for in a binocular deal. We recommend a Bak-4 Porro prism design and multi-coated optics. As a rule of thumb, we also think 8x or 10x magnification is sufficient for great night sky views, without your binoculars feeling too bulky or heavy. So, for the best binoculars deals on the market, read on below.

Today's best binoculars deals

Celestron EclipSmart 12x50 Solar Binoculars Was $119.95 Now $89.95 on Amazon. 

Celestron EclipSmart 12x50 Solar Binoculars Was $119.95 Now $89.95 on Amazon

Save 28% and get Amazon's lowest-ever price on a pair of quality, reliable safe solar viewing binoculars. These binoculars feature a Porro prism design, are waterproof and will arrive in time for the April 8 solar eclipse. 

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to be quick to get this deal.

Celestron Nature DX 12x56 BinocularsWas $269.95 Now $219.95 on Amazon

Celestron Nature DX 12x56 Binoculars Was $269.95 Now $219.95 on Amazon.

Save $50 on what we rate as the best binoculars on the market for affordable stargazing. They offer a wide aperture and powerful magnification and you can read more in our review of these binoculars. 

Celestron Nature 12x50 DX ED Binoculars Was $338.95 Now $220.75 on Adorama. 

Celestron Nature 12x50 DX ED Binoculars Was $338.95 Now $220.75 on Adorama

Save nearly $120 on a pair of binoculars we rate as the best for daytime use. It features some high-end glass and you can check out our review for it but, the before price here seems to have been spiked a little to make it seem like you're saving more than you actually are. The price to pay is still good though. 

Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 Binoculars Was $299.95 now $259.95 on Amazon.

Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 Binoculars Was $299.95 now $259.95 on Amazon.

Save $40 on a pair of binoculars we believe is the best on the market for under $300. You can read more in our Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 review.

Note: You can save an additional $20 by applying the coupon, which means you'll get Amazon's lowest price for several months.

Olympus 8x40 S Binoculars: Was £109 Now £70.50 at Amazon (UK only deal)

Olympus 8x40 S Binoculars: Was £109 Now £70.50 at Amazon (UK only deal)


Save 36%
on the Olympus 8x40 S binoculars are lightweight, durable and boast excellent optics for this price. See more about the Olympus 8x40 S Binoculars here.

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to act soon to get this price.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars
was $89.95 now $76.39 at Amazon

Get a great low price Save 12% today

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Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars
was $89.95 now $76.39 at Amazon

Get a great low price
on these binoculars that we reviewed and we think is the best for moon views. 15x magnifications make far away targets visible while a large aperture and objective lens allow a lot of light in for a clear viewing experience. You can also get the bundle with the Smartphone adapter. Save 12% today.

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 These are also on offer at B&H Photo and Video with extra accessories.

Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 Binoculars Was $259.99 Now $169 on Amazon. 

Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 Binoculars Was $259.99 Now $169 on Amazon

Save 35% on the best mid-range binoculars on the market, in our opinion. It features a 50mm aperture, 10x magnification, roof prisms and fully multi-coated lenses so you get crisp, clear and bright views of your targets. It also features a rubber armor exterior for durability and comfort. Read more in our Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 review.

Note: The price you pay is still a good one but the "before" price has risen to make this look like a better deal.

Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL: was $2,250.95 now $1796.95 at Adorama

Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL: was $2,250.95 now $1796.95 at Adorama

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 | was $319.95 now $230.91 on Amazon.

Celestron 20x80 SkyMaster Pro | was $319.95 now $230.91 on Amazon.

Save nearly $90 on these specialist binoculars, or you can get them at Adorama (the saving is greater but the price you pay is more) 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. 

Note: Stock is running low, so you'll have to be quick to get this deal.

Bushnell H20 8x42 |was $137.95$89 on Amazon.

Bushnell H20 8x42 |was $137.95 now $89 on Amazon.

Fog proof features make this lightweight pair of binos ideal for colder nights. The model boasts multi-coated optics and BaK 4 Prisms, too, so it's great quality for this price point. These binoculars are also 35% off

Celestron Outland X 10x42 Was $104.95 Now $79.59 On Amazon. 

Celestron Outland X 10x42 Was $104.95 Now $79.59 On Amazon

Save 24% on a quality pair of binoculars that feature multi-coated optics and BaK-4 prisms. They're waterproof and fog proof and come with a rubber armor exterior too. You can grab the 8x42 model for under $100 too

Note: Save a further $10 by applying the coupon.

Hexeum Night Vision Binoculars Was $79.98 Now $69.98 On Amazon. 

Hexeum Night Vision Binoculars Was $79.98 Now $69.98 On Amazon

Save 20% on a pair of night vision binoculars, best suited for adults. It features a 3x optical zoom, it's ideal for outdoor activities and has an eight hour run-time with infrared (17hours without).

Note: This is Amazon's lowest ever price.

6x, 7x and lower magnifications

Vixen SG 2.1x42 Binoculars Deals

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Generally speaking, this section of binoculars is aimed at kids, because of the low magnification, but that's not to dismiss them. There are plenty of options to keep budding stargazers and bird watchers happy that wont tire out little arms with heavy optics. We recommend looking for a minimum of 30mm when it comes to the objective lens but anything above that should still let plenty of light in for clear night sky views. 

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 Binoculars Deals

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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 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.

On a further note, the Nikon Prostaff P3 8x42 features in our guide for the best binoculars as the best for beginners. You can find out why we rate them that highly in our review of them 

10x binoculars

Product photo of the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 binoculars

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This section is for models with 10x magnifications, and you're likely to find most of the top options for astronomy here. The reason for that is they're powerful enough for you to view night sky targets but compact enough to carry around with ease. If you're looking for a cost effective alternative to a top telescope, this is where you'll find it. 

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 Binoculars Deals

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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. 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.

Depending on stock availability, this section is where you'll find the best available prices for the Nikon Action EX 12x50, Celestron Skymaster 12x60 and the Celestron Celestron Nature DX 12x56

15x binoculars

Celestron skymaster 15x70 binocular product image

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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. 

There's a couple of our favorites below for you to check out, both of which are worth the purchase and you cant go wrong with them. The excellent and highly recommended Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 and the Meade Instruments 15x70 Astro.

25x binoculars

Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 binocular Binoculars Deals

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The final models in our round-up of binoculars deals offer 25x magnification. It's not quite the same as those offered by the best telescopes 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. Check out our Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 review for a more in-depth look. 

We've included just the one model in this category below, the Celestron SkyMaster 25x100. These aren't a beginner's model at all, as expected they're big, they also aren't cheap however the optics you get are top-quality and you get crystal clear views of your night sky targets. 

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Jase Parnell-Brookes
Managing Editor, e-commerce

Jase Parnell-Brookes is the Managing Editor for e-commerce for Space and Live Science. Previously the Channel Editor for Cameras and Skywatching at Space, Jase has been an editor and contributing expert across a wide range of publications since 2010. Based in the UK, they are also an award-winning photographer and educator winning the Gold Prize award in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. After completing their Masters degree in 2011 and qualifying as a teacher in 2012, Jase has spent the last two decades studying and working in photography and publishing in multiple areas, and specializes in low light optics and camera systems.

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