Summary: I took the beginner route and started my stargazing with these 9X63 binoculars. Very happy with the clear bright images and easy, easy to use. Highly recommend a tripod mount if you plan to use them more than 15 minutes at a stretch.
Summary: I've had telescopes and binoculars all my life from little 7x35 cheapies to giant computer driven 20-inch Dobsonians. Nothing I've ever used compared with the pleasure derived from using the Mini Giants over the years. They are big enough to pull in magnificent views of the night sky but small enough to hold comfortably. The best thing is that you'll use these a lot.
Summary: Lightweight and well constructed. Lens caps leave much to be desired, Orion should come up with a better set of covers and they would get five stars from my review! On to the optics...Excellent coatings, excellent collimation, focuses great on celestial viewing. Eye relief is more than excellent, anyone who wears glasses can leave them on. Field of view is great, and the view out to the edge was fantastic for binoculars under 500.00.
Summary: yo no he usado otros 9x63 pero estos binoculares me dejaron impresionado, la claridad de la optica es exepcional, faciles de cargar, enfocque rapido y preciso, los colres totalmente vividos sin deslumbramiento interno.definitivamente volvere a comprar binoculares orion, pensaba que los celestron eran buenos, pero estos me parecieron mejores..
Summary: I have not tried other binoculars of this size, so I can't give a rating compared to any others. I can say that I'm enjoying them. The 63 mm. objective gathers a nice amount of light for smaller binos, and the exit pupil provides enough light for my aging eyes so that I can view the whole scene. I'm happy to have them to use w/ my tripod.
Summary: I purchased these primarily for hunting use during dusk and dawn, low light conditions. They are outstanding! The light gathering capability is superior and with 9X magnification deliver extremely bright, clear sharp, detailed images in low light conditions. Thank you Orion for a superior product and a very reasonable price.
Summary: This is as big as you would want, if you hand-hold binoculars, even this magnification is difficult to hold steady for long periods, and gets heavy during a night of watching (and I'm a strong guy). Great for laying down on a lawn chair or the ground, and looking up. These are fabulous for astronomy. I like the large ratio of 63/9, which means images are very bright. The large exit pupil uses the full eye in the dark. They work OK with or without glasses.