If you've been thinking of trying a bit of birdwatching or nature-spotting this summer, there are some excellent binocular deals in the Amazon Prime Day sale – on now – that could get you kitted out for a bargain price. We often see a handful of good binocular offers amongst the best Prime Day deals, and this year is no exception. The deals are better in the US than they are in the UK, mainly because there's a big Celestron sale in the US for Prime Day. But there are offers worth checking out wherever you are – we've picked the best price drops in both territories here.
In the UK, our pick of the bunch is the Olympus 8x40 S binoculars, with 43% off. These mid-range binos are surprisingly good quality. Although the image quality isn't quite as pin-sharp as with super high-end models, there's really not a lot in it – impressive for the price. Reviewers say these deliver very sharp, bright views that are true to life in terms of colour. With an ergonomic design, and easy to adjust focus rings, these feel much pricier than they are, too (and that's at full price). You've also got weatherproofing and a padded carry case included. (This YouTube video looks at the 8x40 S and compares it to cheaper knock-off as well as pricier Leicas, and is worth a watch if you're thinking of buying.)
There are also a bunch of kids' binos on offer, as well as models from no-name brands, which you may or may not want to take a punt on. In this roundup, we've focused on the respected and known binocular brands people happily pay full price for.
You do need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to take advantage of these deals, but you can still access them via the free 30-day trial. If it doesn't suit you, you can cancel during that period to avoid being charged. Sign up to Prime here.
UK Prime Day binocular deals
Olympus Binocular 8x40 S: was £109.99, now £62.99 at Amazon (save £47)
There's 43% off these Olympus binos for Amazon Prime Day; which is the cheapest price we've seen on these binoculars. They punch well above their price tag in terms of image quality, are easy to use, and boast a wide field of view that's good for tracking moving subjects.
Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 binoculars: was £199.99, now £155 at Amazon (save £44)
It's not a Prime Deal (which means it's open to everyone), but these Celestron binoculars have 22% off right now, which is the lowest price we ever see them at. We've reviewed another model in this line and were very impressed (Celestron Nature DX 8x42 binoculars review). These are slightly pricier, but well worth the investment.
Bushnell Powerview 10x32 Roof Prism binoculars: was £43.49, now £34 at Amazon (save £9)
A bargain model from a big-name brand, these Bushnell Powerview Roof Prism binos are 22% off for Prime subscribers. They're on the chunkier side, but reviewers agree that they offer excellent image quality. Non-slip rubber coating stops them from slipping out of your grip.
Kylietech 12x42 binoculars: was £34.99, now £24.49 at Amazon (save £10.49)
We haven't heard of the brand, but these cheap binoculars come very well reviewed, and are 30% off in the Amazon Prime Day sales. They're waterproof and fogproof, and come with a smartphone mount, to make it easy to snap what you're seeing and share it.
Bushnell Pacifica 20x50 binoculars: was £38.99, now £31 at Amazon (save £7)
Another wallet-friendly model from Bushnell, these Pacifica binos have also had a price-drop in the Prime Day sales. They're not quite as well reviewed as the Powerviews above, but customers are still broadly positive in their reports, and agree that these perform well for the price – a good pick if you don't want to shell out too much for your new hobby.
US Prime Day binocular deals
Celestron Nature DX 10x42 binoculars: was $179.95, now $129 at Amazon (save $50)
If it's nature-spotting you're after, check out the Celestron Nature DX binos, with 28% off for Prime subscribers. We reviewed the DX 8x42 version of these and were very impressed with their bright, colourful images, fast focus and refined design flourishes. They're also robust and waterproof for use in the great outdoors.
Celestron Outland X 10x42 binoculars: was $104.95, now $62.99 at Amazon (save $42)
There's a massive 40% off these Outland X binoculars for Prime Day. These multi-purpose binos have a rubber coating for grip, and are waterproofed and nitrogen-purged for a range of outdoor nature-spotting activities. Views are great for the price, and overall these punch well above their price tag even at MSRP.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binoculars: was $119.95, now $80.19 at Amazon (save $39)
Head to Amazon pronto if you want these bestselling Celestron binoculars with 33% off list price. They have a large aperture, making them suitable for nature-spotting in dim light conditions, as well as use for stargazing (although the 20x80 version below is better for dedicated stargazing, if that's your priority). Because they're Celestron, you know you're getting a quality product, and the reviews on these back that up.
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Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 binocular: was $157.99, now $134.29 at Amazon (save $23)
With powerful magnification and a large objective lens, these binoculars are specifically for stargazing. Because they're on the heavy side, they include a tripod adapter for stable viewing. Elsewhere, you're getting the bright, sharp views and durable build you'd expect from Celestron.
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Amazon Prime Day alternative sales
- Apple – see the latest Apple offers here
- Best Buy – massive savings across every department
- Dell.com – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
- eBay.com – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
- Home Depot – save on Fall furniture, smart home devices and more
- HP – save up to 30% on select products
- Lowes – save up to $500 on select appliances
- Lenovo – Semi-Annual Sale brings deep discounts to gaming laptops, student laptops and more
- Microsoft – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
- Newegg – get your computer parts for less this October
- Target – Target Deal Days Sales Event takes on Amazon Prime Day
- Walmart – Big Save Event from October 11 through October 15