Power Variability: Fixed
Objective Diameter: 50 mm
Close Focus Distance: Unknown
Dimensions: 7.48 x 6.69 x 3.97 in
Weight: 28 oz
Field of View: 367 ft/1000 yards
Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: Unknown/5 mm
Optics Coatings: Multi-coated
Prism System: Porro
Focus System: Center
Eye cups: Fold-down
Tripod adaptable: Yes
Best Uses: Wildlife Observation, Sight Seeing, All-round Recreational Use
SkyGenius 10X50 Binocular Review
Here we have a brand that specializes in many types of products that also includes binoculars. While their available optics may be limited to only a few models, this particular one has a huge buying crowd behind it. With its multiple Best Seller positions and extremely popular review base, it definitely qualified as a product for us to review.
Surprisingly, this binocular doesn’t come off with a cheap feel despite its cheap price. It’s nicely rubber armored with thumb indents and good grip to it. The Porro prism binocular has multi-coated optics, BK7 prisms glass, and is nice and big for easy handling.
Beginners will really appreciate the size and full 28 oz heft of the binocular. It makes it easy to handle for such a high-powered optic with 10x magnification. With lots of light gathering ability with 50 mm objective lenses and exit pupils of 5 mm, it will be able to keep up with your glassing needs as low light hours approach.
It does come with some bonus accessories thrown into the purchase which is always a nice surprise when you’re spending so little to begin with. You can expect a carry case for the bino, strap, lens caps, and lens cleaning cloth. You’ll also receive a warranty card and an instructional page written in both English and German.
With simplicity as its main feature, first-time buyers are attracted to its ease of use. Beginners will be able to get a taste of what quality feels like despite its very low price tag. However, defective items have made it through quality control, and buyers have been left with misaligned assemblies, focusing issues, and binos arriving broken. From what we’ve seen, customer service is quick to jump on remedying the problem. Not bad service for a cheap binocular.
- Porro prism
- 10×50 platform
- BK7 prism glass
- Multi-coated optics
- Defective binoculars
SkyGenius 10X50 Binocular Q&A:
The SkyGenius binos have rubber fold-down eyecups that can cater to those who wear glasses and those who don’t. For glasses wearers, simply fold down the rubber portion that extends past the ocular lenses and push down so that they fold back. This provides more forgiving eye relief for those who wear spectacles or who want to keep sunglasses on during use.
They’re not waterproof in the sense that they’re submersible. However, they’re water-resistant and can be used in light rain. They will need wiping down for complete dryness before storing away.
Yes, both the eyepieces and objective lenses come with individual cap covers for protection.
SkyGenius was first established in the United States, however, they’re an online foreign trade e-business with the ability to ship their products globally. These binoculars are made in China.
Yes, the included neck lanyard can be connected via the two small connection brackets on the underside of the binocular below the eyepieces above the thumb indents.
Weighing in at 28 ounces, they’re technically lightweight for a full-size binocular. However, many binoculars are sporting slimmer and lighter than ever designs around the 20-23 ounce range. In this sense, they’re heavier than other binoculars in the market, but they’re still “lightweight” for portable activities.
You can find the threading for the binocular for mounting to a tripod by uncapping the circular protrusion on the bridge of the bino between the barrels facing the objective lenses. You will have to purchase a tripod adapter and tripod as they aren’t included.
No. The nylon carry case with velcro does come with a shoulder strap, however, you might find the strap on the short side even at full length. There is no additional loop attachments for threading through a belt for hip wearing.
You will see some chromatic aberration, and clarity might not be the best in less than ideal conditions. “You get what you pay for” is a mantra often said by optic users, however, this is a nice set for general use as a starter package.
- 10×50 platform for high magnification and large apertures
- Multi-coated optics for great clarity
- Accessories included for a decent starter package
- Great entry-level binos for first-time buy
- Ideal for recreational and multi-purpose use
Our Verdict on SkyGenius’s 10x50mm Binoculars
To glass it up, the SkyGenius 10×50 binoculars are better than mediocre optics for a very cheap price. As budget binos, they’re a great entry-level pair for the rookie who’s looking for a traveling binocular for various activities like sight seeing, boating, wildlife observation, and travel. However, there are a few defective products that get out in circulation, although, there happens to be a very low chance of you landing one.
For another binocular in the same price range with an almost identical look, the Bfull 12×50 binoculars might interest you. They’re new to 2017/18, and they’re almost identical in features and aesthetics as these SkyGenius ones.
To up the quality a little bit, you might end up having to spend a little bit more. The Celestron Landscout 10×50 binoculars have upgraded the glass with BaK-4 prisms, twist-up eyecups, and a fully weatherproof body.
If you’re a beginner who wants to get your hands on a cheap pair of binos without resorting to the kids section, the SkyGenius 10×50 binos will impress. It’s not bad for an entry-level and basic unit as it does have some decent features to compete with other binos in its budget class. To spend the minimum, you’ve gotta go with SkyGenius!