Whether you are looking to pick up a new hobby in bird watching or star gazing finding a great binocular is key. They can make or break your experiences. However, it can be hard to find the binocular that is right for you until you give a few a try.  Sometimes you can test the product for a second without realizing it is too heavy for long term usage in concerts or bird watching.

By looking over the top ten binoculars reviews 2012 can take you on great adventures in your back yard. You can find new birds, insects, or even show the kids the stars up close.  With all the options out there finding your perfect pair of binoculars is easier than you think.

Bushnell Powerview 8x21 Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular

One of the greatest features of these binoculars is how light weight they are. Yet, they are not cheaply made, and has great magnification. This makes it perfect for theater ad concert events. Your arms will not get tired from holding them and you do not have to worry about carrying a tripod around.

Tasco Essentials 8x21 Binocular

With crisp images and user friendly feel Tasco has managed to make a great set of binoculars. These too are light weight and can easily be taken everywhere. This helps to stabilize the images and provides you with a comfort grip.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter

The SkyMaster is truly a master of the sky. These are not your average binoculars. Although I suppose you could take them bird watching and to concerts, you can also use them as a replacement for expensive, heavy, hard to move telescopes. This would be perfect for amateur astronomers. They also come with a life time warrenty. No matter what happens to these binoculars Celestron will stand behind their product. It is not the cheapest product on the market but it is the best product in its price range.

Bushnell Powerview 12x25 Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular

Equipped with the easy to use Insta-Focus System your mobile subject will be kept in sharp view. This is perfect for backyard birding. With a new sleek design as well as Bushnells quality and durability you can not go wrong with these binoculars. These are also guaranteed to provide superior light transmission and brightness. You will be able to view just about object you want both day and night.

Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle Binoculars

Although these will work well of outdoor daytime bird watching ad outdoor events the true performance value is shown at night. As with many Bushnells these come with Insta-focus, are light weight, and durable. These are a great pair of budget friendly star gazing binoculars. However, because these are not multicoated the images are not as bright as some of the more expensive binoculars in both Bushnell brands as well as others.  Still you will be more than stratified with this product.

Nikon 7216 Action 8x40mm Binoculars

Nikon Action has been around for a long time. Nicokn is always updating and improving the Action line. The newest feature is the aspheric lense technology. However, they still kept the smooth armor for a great grip and the same basic comfort design. All Nikon binoculars also come with high light transmission, multicoated lenses, and high index BAK-4 prisms for outstanding resolution and brightness.

Nikon 7223 Action 16 X 50mm Binoculars

You will fall for these binoculars the second you take them out of the box. Light weight and user friendly, yet extremely substantial and easy to adjust for the perfect fit in your hand. These are perfect for beginners who want to see the activity in their bird feeder better or study the creepy crawling in their yards. 

Pentax 62216 Papilio 8.5x21 Porro Prism Binocular

Pentax is a great brand of binoculars. The Porro Prism is light weight and can be used for bird and concert viewing without a doubt. It does give great detail to both large and extremely small objects alike. You can find some cheaper products but these lenses give you the sharpest images you can find.

Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars

Seeing how you can take these just about anywhere with outstanding quality you can’t get a better product for the price. With twenty times power really magnifies birds and the night sky awesomely. Being so powerful they are on the heavier side and your hand movements will shake the images if you are not careful. 

Pentax 62217 UCF II 8-16x21 Zoom Binocular

Even if this would be considered a “discount” binocular it is very durable. The binocular itself is a lot smaller than some other models. For larger men this could be an issue but for the average man and woman this could be a huge benefit. The images are clear, very sharp, and focus easily.