Summary: For there size they let a decent amount of light through. They are light,small, and of good quality. They are exactly like the compact H2o by Bushnell with two exceptions. One, the color is the Bear Grylls color/ pattern. Two, the regular h2o only has multi-coated lenses, while this one has fully multi-coated lenses. This is one step up on quality therefore and in my opinion worth the few extra dollars.
Summary: The PermaFocus feature gives me all the precision I need to recognize wildlife a long way off, and I can do so before the wildlife moves off. It is very nice to be done with fiddling with focus wheels! These binoculars are hopeless for closeups (less than 30 feet for someone with my eyesight), but for that I can just walk closer. The 8 power is all the magnification that I can hold steady enough to see properly.
Excerpt: These binoculars are probably the quickest I have ever returned any item for a refund. Bushnell has much better products for reasonable prices, like the Trophy XLT or even the H20. The diopter adjust is too stiff, the optical tubes are a bit out of alignment, they are not very bright when compared to the Trophy compacts, and they focus poorly. Clarity is adequate, nothing more. They feel like the junk that used to come out of the orient 60 years ago.
Excerpt: I looked around quite a bit for a pair of binoculars for my mother. She loves to watch the wildlife/birds out her back door but has a hard time seeing at a distance. I wanted something lightweight yet strong enough for her to use. She loves these bushnell binoculars - they are perfect for her!
Excerpt: I use it for when i go to the Races, for hiking, and while on patrol looking for bad guys! Light and compact, eazy to carry and pack away. The only bad thing about them, is there not for free, other then that the only other word is AWSOME!
Pros: AWSOME, Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction