Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars: Want to grab it & go out there?

Celestron is such a successful brand that brings so many affordable outstanding products, both astronomy and terrestrial. The Celestron Outland X are another option for cheap binos. It’s not rational to expect a cheap bino to perform as high tier ones. However, we want to clarify in this Celestron binoculars review that although it is cheap, do Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars worth your budget, or should you upgrade a little bit to find a better option?

Celestron Outland X
Celestron Outland X

Technical specification of Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars

 

Technical aspectsCelestron Outland X 10×50Celestron Outland X 10×42
Magnification 10x10x
Objective diameter50 mm42 mm
Field of view289 ft294 ft
Exit pupil 3.1 mm4.2 mm
Eye relief 10 mm14 mm
Close focus13.1 ft14.8 ft
Diopter adjustment range± 3± 3
Twilight factor22.320.49
Lens coating Multi coatedMulti coated
Prism glassBAK-4BAK-4
Waterproof YesYes
Nitrogen filledYes Yes 
Dimension 6.22 x 5.43 x 2.28 (inch)5.75 x 4.96 x 2.08 (inch)
Weight 27.1 oz21.8 oz
Accessories includedObjective lens caps| Rainguard| Neck strap| Carrying case| Lens cloth| Instruction manualObjective lens caps | Rainguard | Neck strap | Carrying case | Lens cloth | Instruction manual
Celestron Outland X 10x50 binoculars
Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars

We give you a technical data table between 10×42 vs 10×50 binoculars of this Celestron Outland X so that you could have a various options for comparison (in terms of weight, dimension, exit pupil, eye relief…). However, in this Celestron binoculars review, we would focus on the 10×50 binoculars of the Outland X. Please note that these data are generated from Celestron brand website.

Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars characteristics 

Field of view

Field of view is not an advantage of the Outland X line of Celestron binoculars. Although this is still fine. Specifically, compared to another name of upper middle class 10×50 binoculars, the Nikon Prostaff 5s, which has 318 ft field of view, the 10×50 of Celestron binoculars is a little bit lower (289 ft). 

Detailedly, we would grade 7/10 for this category.

Close focus distance

13.1 ft is definitely not an ideal figure for close focus uses (watching insects, flowers,…). However, it is not rational to expect 10×50 binoculars to have good close focus distance ability. But anyway, this is for analysis of making decisions, we would grade 6.5/10 for this category.

Image characteristics 

With the multi coated prism, we had a bright view when watching with the Celestron Outland X binocular. It is not super bright, but the light quality is there to enjoy. Combining with the BAK-4 glass, the vision is bright and clear to experience.

Contrast of the Celestron Outland X 10×50 binocular is decent, so is the color reproduction as well. You would have a vivid and crisp experience for this. 

In general, this should be more than pleased compared to the price of the product. We’re not sure about the glass type of this 10×50 Celestron binoculars, but with large image from the great magnification, the viewing experience is still bright, contrasted, crispy and natural (in terms of colors). 

For more details, this is how we grade the optics quality for Celestron Outland X 10×50 binocular:

  • Light quality: 7/10
  • Contrast: 8/10
  • Color reproduction: 8/10
  • Sharpness: 7/10

Low-light performance

Even though the performance of viewing objectives in normal conditions is quite decent, we don’t find it to be too fine in low-light circumstances. For those who enjoy viewing in daytime, it is good to have this Celestron 10×50. For those who plan to experience in sunset, or usually going to dim light places, this shouldn’t work well.

Rating:

  • Low-light performance: 6.5/10

Weight and dimension

Compared to the Nikon Prostaff 5s 10×50, which is 28.7 oz, the 27.1 oz 10×50 of Celestron Outland X is slightly lighter. And yes, we’re definitely sure that the binoculars 10×50 of Nikon Prostaff 5 are lightweight ones. Hence, the 10×50 Outland X of Celestron binoculars take little effort to bring and hold.

To us, the size of binoculars 10×50 from Celestron Outland X is quite compact, handy. Let’s compare the dimension with another option from 10×50 binoculars, the Vortex Diamondback HD. Height and width of the Vortex Diamondback HD 10×50 in order is 6.6 and 5.3 (inch). Obviously, the smaller size of the cheaper Celestron binoculars 10×50 implies as am advantage in this feature.

For more details:

  • Weight: 8.5/10
  • Dimension: 8.5/10

Build quality 

The product is rubber-armored and waterproof. The rubber cover is a little bit thick, so longevity is quite nice. The surface is a little grippy to ensure the hold in wet days. There’s not much information about the chassis unfortunately. The diopter is a bit stiff, however, it is still malleable. But of course, it won’t be comparable to high tier binoculars. In general, we grade 7/10 for this feature. 

Eye relief   

Apparently, this is not an ideal eye relief figure for eyeglasses wearers. We grade 6/10 for this characteristic. 

Focusing system

To our personal experience, the focus knob is smooth. We also didn’t have any problem with the view when focusing, good enough. However, the speed of switching the concentrated point might be too quick, so you might need to be careful. 

For grading, we think 7/10 should be suitable.

Accessories 

This is not supposed to be too strict a criterion for this binoculars 10×50. The neck strap is not fine at all. However, these details don’t have to be too good for low budget options.

In general, we grade 6.5/10. Do check the accessories included in the 10×42 vs 10×50 binoculars above to see details.

Uses recommendation for Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars

Celestron Outland X birdwatching
Celestron Outland X birdwatching

The best thing about this binoculars 10×50 is the versatility in terms of uses. The most ideal use is bird-watching, of course. With high magnification, good optics, this could be used as casual 10×50 binoculars astronomy as well. If you want to use it for sports spectation, this Celestron binoculars is still fine as for a compact size, it is convenient to enjoy in a crowded stadium.

No more rambling, this is the detailed ratings:

  • Bird-watching: 8/10
  • Hunting: 7/10
  • Sports spectation: 7.5/10
  • Stargazing: 7/10
  • Marine uses: 4/10

The verdict for Celestron Outland X 10×50 binoculars

If you’re a beginner in this binoculars world, or just simply finding an affordable option for casual uses, go for this Celestron binoculars 10×50. The optics are decent, size is compact and weight is light. Ability to use as 10×50 binoculars astronomy is another plus.

Through our Celestron binoculars review, you may have realized that this Celestron binoculars 10×50 is not the one to go for when choosing products for professional uses.

We hope our analysis for the Celestron Outland X 10×50 is helpful, do comment your opinion so that we could build a more helpful binoculars community.