We've scoped out all the best Nikon binoculars deals and put them in this in-depth guide to make all the best discounts easier to find. It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned astronomer looking for some series gear or just trying your hand at stargazing, there are Nikon binoculars deals to suit everyone.
A pair of the best binoculars are an important part of any astronomer's inventory as they offer great night sky views and are often a cost-effective alternative to the best telescopes. You'll find some of the best models on the market when shopping for Nikon binoculars deals but if you want to do some more research before investing in a new pair, be sure to check out our handy binoculars deals guide.
When it comes to the field of optics, Nikon is up there with the best of the best and not just for binoculars. Whether it's the best cameras for astrophotography, telescopes or binoculars - Nikon has something to satisfy everyone from experienced stargazers to budding astronomers (see our best binoculars for kids guide).
We also have other brand-specific deal guides to help you bag a bargain on your next stargazing equipment, so check out our Bushnell, Vortex and Leica pages. However, if you're interested in Nikon binoculars deals then read on below.
Nikon binoculars deals
You can make some good savings on popular Nikon models, which we've listed here. Where we can't find a big deal or discount on a pair of our favorites, we've listed the model against the lowest price we can find online.
One thing to look out for when searching for the best Nikon binoculars deals is that retailers can sometimes hike the 'before' price to make their deals look better. On all of the below deals we've compared them to previous prices, so you can rest assured you're getting good value.
Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars Now $179.99 (opens in new tab)
These excellent stargazing binoculars offer a decent 50mm aperture and a 12x magnification, they give great views of the stars at night. They're a little heavy though, so buyers might want to pick up a tripod.
Note: While this isn't technically a deal, the price is the same as when it was on sale so we've decided to keep these binoculars on this list.
Nikon Aculon A211 10x50 |
Was $119.95 | Now $96.95 (opens in new tab)
You can save nearly $23 with this current deal from Nikon. We really rate this particular model, which ranks highly in our round-up of the best binoculars for stargazing. It boasts minimal image distortion and excellent, crisp views.
Note: Stock is running low, so you'll have to act fast if you want these binoculars.
Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom Binocular |
Was $179.95 | Now $146.95 (opens in new tab).
Save $33 with this current deal on the Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom Binocular. This version has the ability to zoom in more than the 8x42 and is better for longer range viewing but is still comfortable to use. It allows more light through the lenses and you can also use this on a tripod.
Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL | W
as $2250.95 |Now $1796.95 (opens in new tab)
Save over $450 with this current deal on the Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL from Adorama. This binocular comes in at the top end of most budgets and is probably suited for more experienced stargazers. $454 is a lot of money to save and you will be able to see stars, moons and planets as clear as day with this powerful set.
Nikon 7x50 Aculon A211 Binoculars
$106.95 now $86.95 on B&H Photo (opens in new tab).
Save $20 on a pair of binoculars that pairs relatively low magnifications with large objectives, meaning it works well in low-light conditions. Its rubber armor means it's durable and the BAK-4 Porro prisms mean it offers excellent optics. Better suited to viewing wildlife than stargazing.
Nikon Monarch 5 and M5 binoculars
Our favorites: Nikon Monarch 5 8x56 (opens in new tab)
Price: $900 | Objective: 56mm | Magnification: 8x | Field of view: 6.2° | Length: 199mm | Weight: 1140g.
With a roof prism design that’s notable for its large objective lenses, the Monarch 5 binoculars should lend themselves well to stargazing – particularly the 8x56 model. A modest magnification of 8x makes them a good choice for the night sky, and with their additional light-gathering power they should provide bright, high-detail images. The weight of around 1kg certainly isn’t the heaviest we’ve seen, but a tripod mount might still be a good idea.
Elsewhere, the Monarch 5s have a degree of waterproofing (though we wouldn’t leave them out in the rain) a diopter adjuster on the right eyepiece and a chunky focus adjuster that should be easy enough to reach and turn with a single finger. We like the 8x56 for the wide field of view, but you can also get them in 16x and 20x magnifications.
Sadly, it's proving quite tricky to find reliable stock on these Monarch 5s at the moment. Monarchs 5s and M5s with slightly lower specs are more readily available. These pairs tend to offer a lower aperture at x42, but they have got the same extra-low dispersion glass and sleek design.
Nikon WX binoculars
Our favorites: Nikon WX 7x50 IF (opens in new tab)
Price: $5,996.95 | Objective: 50mm | Magnification: 7x | Field of view: 10.7° | Length: 272mm | Weight: 2,420g.
A dedicated pair of astronomy binoculars, and just a little bit expensive, the Nikon WX is everything you could want for a night’s stargazing — though we’d prefer they be lighter.
That’s just not possible when you look at the design. An unusual Abbe-Koenig prism structure, three ED glass elements per tube, and a field-flattener lens system all add up. Luckily, there's a tripod mount.
The body is made of a magnesium alloy so it’s light but strong, and the combination of 50mm objectives and 7x magnification means images will be bright and contrasty.
Among the accessories available is a sturdy metal case you’ll surely want to transport binoculars of such quality and expense around in, but for the well-heeled amateur astronomer, these are surely the ultimate viewing experience. Except, of course, for their bigger brothers, the EX 10x50 IF, which retail for $300 more.
Nikon Aculon A211 binoculars
Our favorites: Nikon Aculon A211 10x50 (opens in new tab)
Price: $120 | Objective: 50mm | Magnification: 10x | Field of view: 6.5° | Length: 180mm | Weight: 899
Can you really get 50mm objectives for just over $100? It is possible, and while you shouldn’t expect exotic glass or special prisms (it’s a Porro), you do get multi-coated optics and a tripod mount.
The Aculons aren’t even that heavy, tipping the scales at just less than a kilo, but being able to attach them to additional support is a big mark in their favor. On the outside, they’re nicely coated in rubber armor, and despite being some of the most ‘traditional’ looking binoculars in the Nikon range, this shape has long proved easy to keep a grip on.
The Aculon line of binoculars from Nikon aren't necessarily stargazing binoculars but because of their large objectives and moderate magnification, owners will find themselves looking up to the skies. These binoculars also work well in low-light conditions.
Nikon Action EX
Our favorites: Nikon Action EX 12x50 (opens in new tab)
Price: $190 | Objective: 50 mm| Magnification: 12x | Field of view: 5.5 degrees | Length: 196mm| Weight: 1043.3 g
The 50mm aperture on the Nikon Action EX means that you should get plenty of light when you’re using these binoculars. Pack in some multi-coated lenses and high-refractive-index prisms and they’re even better, offering clear, crisp views of stars. When we tested them out, we did notice some slight curvature around the edge of the field of view, but overall we were impressed with these binos when considering the reasonable price.
They feel surprisingly rugged, too, with comfortable rubber grips and a large focus knob. Glasses wearers will be pleased with the eye relief, which is a generous 13mm. They promise to be fairly waterproof too and offer decent fog resistance. But all this comes with a price in the way of weight, as the 12x50 binos are slightly heavier than other models at 2.3lbs. As such, you may want to invest in a tripod to avoid shakiness when using these optics.