Summary: I have been very impressed with the performance of these super little binoculars since buying them a few months ago. A tripod or monopod however is a must to use these at higher manifications, say from x30 upwards. I bought a telescopic walking pole with provision to mount binoculars, compasses etc.
Summary: I bought these binos to (as I saw it) "upgrade" from my Chinon 8x25 (non-zoom) compact binos. I am not an expert on optical equipment, but I am a physicist and have an idea about good optics! I was very disappointed with these binos.
Summary: They are certainly compact and have a nice chunky and heavy feel to them, but the magnification is too much, they are difficult to hand hold, even at the minimum setting. Because of the small front lenses, they lose a lot of light and detail which gets worse as they are zoomed in on a subject.
Summary: I can see Siskins, blackcaps, greenfinches, goldfinches, chaffinches, dunnocks, blackbirds, bluetits, great tits, coal tits, greater spotted woodpecker, jackdaws, jays, magpies, far better now from my kitchen window - But seriously - These are great to use alongside a less expensive pair of 8x25 or...
Summary: Purchased these binoculars as a birthday present for my husband to take on holiday as the ones he already had were rather heavy. He was very pleased with the size and weight of the Sunagor 'Maxima'. They are also very powerful for such a small size. All in all, excellent value!