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Best Rated Marine & Boating Binoculars | Comparison and Reviews 2017

January 20, 2017 by  
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Best Rated Marine & Boating Binoculars Comparison 2016-2017 – This page contains a roundup and comparison of all of the best top-rated Marine & Boating binoculars currently available (in 2017) that are on the market. Most marine binoculars are waterproof, or at least water resistant. Image Stabilized Binoculars are very popular to use on boats and ships as they allow higher powers without blurred images. Compass binoculars allow you pinpoint your direction by pointing your binoculars toward a distant object and then read the compass. Most compass binoculars have an illuminated compass for night use. They are best suited for boating and marine,and hunting purposes. Waterproof binoculars are nitrogen purged to help prevent fogging. Below are the top rated marine binoculars to compare by features, price and reviews.

Best Rated Marine & Boating Binoculars – Comparison & Reviews
(best rated marine & boating binoculars by consumer reviews)

Fujinon Techno-Stabi 14×40 Image Stabilized Binoculars Fujinon Mariner
(7x50mm) WPC-XL Compass Binoculars
Bushnell Marine
(7x50mm) Binoculars 137501
Steiner Marine
(7x50mm) Binoculars

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14×40 IS
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 56°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 16.4 ft
Eye Relief: 13mm
Exit Pupil: 2.8mm
Weight 43.3oz
1 yr. Warranty
Image Stabilized
7×50
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 50.0°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: n/a
Eye Relief: 18mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 31.9 oz
5 yr. Warranty
7×50
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 50.4°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 25 feet
Eye Relief: 18mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 36 oz
Lifetime Warranty
7×50
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view: 49.7°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: n/a
Eye Relief: 20mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 36.3 oz
Lifetime Warranty


Best Rated Image Stabilizing Binoculars for Marine use
(best rated IS binoculars by consumer reviews)

Canon 10×30
Image Stabilized
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Canon 12×36
Image Stabilized
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Canon 10×42 L
Image Stabilized
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Canon 15×50
Image Stabilized
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10×30
Image Stabilized
Water-resistant
Uses 2xAA batteries
Apparent field of view 60°
Vari-Angle Prism Stabilizer
Closest focus: 13.8 ft
Eye Relief: 14.5mm
Weight 22 oz
12×36
Image Stabilized
Water-resistant
Uses 2xAA batteries
Apparent field of view 60°
Vari-Angle Prism Stabilizer
Closest focus: 19.7 ft
Eye Relief: 14.5mm
Weight 23.3 oz
10×42 L
Image Stabilized
Water-proof
Uses 2xAA batteries
Apparent field of view 65°
Vari-Angle Prism Stabilizer
Closest focus: 8.2 ft
Eye Relief: 16mm
Weight 36.8 oz
Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens elements
15×50
Image Stabilized
Weather-Resistant
Uses 2xAA batteries
Apparent field of view 67.5°
Vari-Angle Prism Stabilizer
Closest focus: 19.7 ft
Eye Relief: 15mm
Weight 41.6 oz
Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens elements


Best Rated 7x50mm Compass Marine & Boating Binoculars – Comparison & Reviews 2017
(best rated compass binoculars by consumer reviews)

Nikon Oceanpro
(7x50mm) Compass Binoculars (16026)
Fujinon Mariner
(7x50mm) WPC-XL Compass Binoculars
Bushnell Marine
(7x50mm) Compass Binoculars 137500
Steiner Marine
Navigator Pro (7x50mm) Compass Binoculars

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7×50
Illuminated Compass
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 50.4°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 33 ft
Eye Relief: 22.7mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 39.5oz
25 yr. Warranty
7×50
Illuminated Compass
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 50.0°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: n/a
Eye Relief: 18mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 31.9 oz
5 yr. Warranty
7×50
Illuminated Compass
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view 50.0°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: n/a
Eye Relief: 18mm
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 37 oz
Lifetime Warranty
7×50
Illuminated Compass
Waterproof & Fogproof
Apparent field of view: 49.7°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: n/a
Eye Relief: n/a
Exit Pupil: 7.1mm
Weight 39.6 oz
Lifetime Warranty



Binoculars Glossary of Terms
Image Stabilized (IS) Binoculars = For boating or marine use, the boat is moving as well as your hands, causing blurry images, especially for higher power binoculars. Image Stabilization can help, and even allow higher powers to be used handheld. These are very popular for boaters.
Closest Focus Distance = This is the nearest object that you can focus on. Lower power binoculars can focus on closer objects than high power binoculars.
Apparent field of view = Apparent field of view is the angular diameter, expressed in degrees (°), of the circle of light that the eye sees through your binoculars. A large field of view is good for a seeing a large amount of area (usually with lower power binoculars). Higher power binoculars zoom in on a smaller area.
Eye Relief = Eye relief is the distance (in millimeters) that a binocular can be held from your eye and the full field of view can still be observed. More Eye relief distance is important for those that wear eyeglasses.
Apparent Field of View = This refers to how much of the overall scene you can view. The higher the magnification, the smaller field of view. Just like a wide angle lens will show more of the view, a lower magnification binoculars will show more of the overall scene. A higher magnification will show a closeup view, but with a much narrower field of view. The field of view is measured in degrees. A 180 degree field of view is being able to view everything in front of you.
Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) Lens = Some of Canon’s high end Waterproof Binoculars have a superior UD Lens. These type of lenses will reduce chromatic aberration, or color fringing, which can affect the image by reducing contrast, and image sharpness.
Nitrogen or Argon Filled = Filling binoculars with Nitrogen or Argon helps to prevent fogging.
ED Glass Elements = Nikon’s Monarch Series binoculars have ED Glass (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses, which correct chromatic aberrations across the furthest limits of the visible light range and effectively compensate for color fringing. The improved resolution also provides brighter, more natural looking images.
Roof Prism System = Roof prism binoculars have a straight profile, with the eyepiece situated directly behind the front lens. This allows for a more compact design.
Porro Prism System = Porro prisms are what traditional binoculars have used. These type of prisms do not need extra coatings to have the same light transmission as Roof type prisms.


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