The large 50mm lenses on this 10x binocular enables these to have just about the same low light performance as you would expect from a similar quality, but lower powered 8x42 binocular. So whilst slightly larger and heavier, the advantage here is that you are presented with a more detailed image. This makes this model ideal for uses like general wildlife observation, hunting, and longer range birding when light conditions are not at their best like you get at sunrise or towards the end of the day when many species are at their most active. These same characteristics are also the reason why 10x50 porro prism binoculars are also a very popular choice for wide angle astronomy, perfect for scanning the night skies and gaining superb views of the moon, planets and star clusters.
With a choice of 7x, 10x, 12x, 16x or 20x powers the 50mm Bushnell PowerView porro prism series has you covered in just about any situation where you require an affordable binocular that will deliver a bright image in relation to your chosen magnification.
A distinctive feature is Bushnell's InstaFocus lever. Rather than the traditional focus wheel, you can very quickly adjust the focus by rocking the lever. Apart from improving focusing speed, this design also helps to make focusing easier when wearing thick winter gloves.
All models also have fold-down rubber eyecups and a rubber armour exterior that adds a layer of protection increases grip and improves camouflage.
Multi-coated, these full-sized PowerView binoculars have multiple anti-reflection coatings applied to the outermost lenses that increase light capture and transmission. Whilst this is good and to be expected at this price level, it is important to note that more expensive instruments like the Bushnell Legacy WP Binoculars are Fully Multi-coated meaning that all lens elements throughout the optical pathway are treated for an even brighter view.
Bushnell uses BK-7 glass for the Porro Prisms. These have an advantage over roof prisms because the design naturally reflects 100% of the light and thus they do not require expensive mirror coatings to perform at the same level. Thus at this low price point, Porro prisms binoculars like these will usually outperform equivalent roof prism models as they will use cheaper mirror coatings to keep production costs down.
Bushnell PowerView binoculars are boxed with a soft carry case that includes its own carry strap, objective and ocular lens covers, neck strap and cleaning cloth.
Made in China, Bushnell present these binoculars with an impressive 10 year warranty.
|Binoculars series||Bushnell Powerview|
|Lens diameter||50 mm|
|Exit pupil||5.0 mm|
|Eye relief||10.0 mm|
|Field of view||114 m / 1000 m|
|Field of view (deg.)|
|Apparent field of view (deg.)|
|Close focus||6.0 m|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|In production since|