Compactly built binoculars are the most versatile types of binoculars, very convenient for different varieties of activities in the wildlife. They are suitable for sports, hiking, traveling, safari, camping and also bird watching and hunting, but due to less power performs sufficiently only during daytime. They can easily fit into pockets of trousers or shirts and are very easy to hold in hands and carry around the neck. If you look for compact binoculars choose roof prism design since they are less wide and easier to get stored. Compact binoculars have less power due to smaller objective lenses, which means smaller than 30 mm. Brightness will thus present a problem when observing during low-light conditions such as dusk and dawn, but will not be a problem during daytime. You have to watch out for coatings and quality of prisms and lenses that are exceedingly better with roof prism design. Compact binoculars also provide wider field of view, which helps you to capture more. They also perform very well when scanning for smaller and fast moving animals that are harder to track. You also don’t have to mount them to a tripod since they offer steady images due to its wrap-around size.