Nikon Prostaff P7 8×42 binoculars review


Weighing in at 20.8 ounces (590 grams), the Nikon Prostaff P7 8×42 isn’t the lightest pair of binoculars we’ve tested, but given their aperture of 1.65 inches (42 mm), they’re compact enough — with dimensions of 6 x 5.1 x 2.2 inches (152 x 130 x 55mm) making them easy pack away for traveling without taking up too much space. Additionally, if you don’t have the coat pocket space, they’re supplied with a carrying case, neck strap, double eyepiece cover and objective lens caps; all of which are manufactured with the same, refined quality as the binoculars. We rate them among the best binoculars available today.

Combined with their aperture of 42mm, the 8x magnification and an angular field of view of 7.2 degrees, observers are sure to be delighted with the light-gathering prowess of these binoculars, especially given the multi-coated lenses and phase-corrected roof prisms that promise sharp, vivid images — whatever the conditions. The binoculars have a stated field of view of 377 feet at 1,000 yards (or 126 meters at 1,000 m) for daytime use.

Nikon Prostaff P7 8×42 specs:

Magnification: 8x

Objective lens diameter: 42 mm

Angular field of view: 7.2 degrees

Eye relief: 20 mm / 0.79 inch

Weight: 20.8 oz / 590 g