Bushnell Powerview Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular Review
Whenever I watch a Sylvester Stallone movie, I always think of having a good pair of binoculars which are compact and lightweight and at the same time is affordable as well. Finding all these traits in one product is tough. I often browsed the Internet as well as the local market but couldn’t find a good pair of binoculars which suited my needs as well as had the above-mentioned traits. Then I came across the PowerView compact folding roof prism binoculars. The USP of this product is its compactness and lightweight. It has these following features that made me buy them instantly. They are namely,
These binoculars are ‘twin bridge’ style roof prism, compact units. It is quite light and weighs only 242 grams. It can easily be kept in a jacket or shirt pocket and a vehicle’s glove box. It is designed very compactly. It has a sleek design with rubber armoring which provides a firm grip as well as shock proof viewing. These binoculars can be used for travel, bird watching, etc. The binoculars are available in two stylish and dashing colors, that is, black and military (camo).
The PowerView binoculars have a 10x magnification with a lens diameter of 25 mm. It has an angle of 5.7 which enables clarity while viewing distant objects. To enable superior daylight viewing these binoculars have fully coated lenses which enhance brightness and light transmission. The binoculars have a field of view of about 300 feet which helps in sight- seeing, bird watching, etc. The PowerView roof prism binoculars have a center focus knob and a minimum focus distance of only 21 feet.
The make and size of these binoculars make it handy. It is often said that big things come in small packages, and the PowerView roof prism binoculars are one of its examples. These can be carried without experiencing any weight while traveling leisurely, trekking, sight- seeing, etc. The dimensions of these binoculars are 4.4 by 2.0 by 4.5 inches. The binoculars can be carried in a vehicle’s glove compartment or a shirt or jacket pocket. It is not at all heavy and has a weight of merely 8.54 ounces.
The PowerView compact folding roof prism binoculars come with a lifetime warranty. The box comes with a pair of binoculars, neck strap to hang the binoculars and life warranty. Although the box misses an essential accessory i.e. Lens covers, it is still worth the price. It also cannot be mounted upon a tripod. The binoculars can be used by children above the age of 12 years and adults as well. On the whole, it is a good piece to go for.
The advantages of these binoculars are:
- The binoculars are compact and lightweight which make it handy.
- The rubber armoring absorbs the shocks and makes the gripping firm.
- It has a good magnification of 10x along with a good lens diameter of 25 mm.
- It has quite a good field of view of approximately 300 feet.
- It comes with a lifetime warranty.
And the disadvantages with these binoculars are:
- It cannot be mounted upon a tripod.
- Does not come with lens covers, which will require continuous lens cleaning.
- The binoculars can only be used for daylight viewing.
- The binoculars do not have a good diopter adjustment feature.
These were the pros and cons of PowerView compact folding roof prism binoculars.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do these binoculars have night vision?
A: No, they can only be used for daylight viewing.
Q: How many variants are available in 10x magnification?
A: There are two variants available, one with 25 mm lens and other with 32 mm.
Q: Are they for people who wear glasses?
A: They are quite comfortable even when used with glasses on. I wear glasses and don’t have any complaints.
On the whole, I’ll say that the binoculars are a good pair and worth their price. That made me go for it. It is almost of negligible weight and is handy. It can be kept in the jacket pocket or hung around the neck. I use it regularly and carrying it doesn’t burden me. I sometimes had to use it quite roughly, and it didn’t disappoint me. As a matter of fact, for light purposes/ uses like trekking or bird watching, I’d recommend it. It is cheap, lightweight and small but is loaded with some heavy features. One can go for it without thinking much about it.