Excerpt: These are great binoculars! I was searching for compact binoculars to take when traveling and these came up as one of the choices. It might be pushing it a little to call the Kowa Genesis 10x33 Binocular a "compact," but they are smaller and lighter than my Nikon 8x40 and the way they fold makes them easy to pack, not taking up too much space.
Excerpt: The scope is light weight and good for travel. Its image qualtiy is in par with the European Big Three. a litter dim compared with 40mm binos and given the fact that it is 33mm it is excellent
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Did a lot of on line research before ordering these. I can't add to the excellent online binocular review. Expensive, and not the smallest or lightest but really good to use and feel fantastic. Very pleased with them.