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  • £150.30 - June 30, 2024
  • £150.51 - June 27, 2024
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Since: January 19, 2024
  • Highest Price: £157.46 - March 1, 2024
  • Lowest Price: £141.53 - April 9, 2024
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Celestron – Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars Price History


Current Price £146.26 July 15, 2024
Highest Price £157.46 March 1, 2024
Lowest Price £141.53 April 9, 2024
Since January 19, 2024

Last price changes

£146.26 July 15, 2024
£147.00 July 12, 2024
£148.07 July 9, 2024
£148.46 July 6, 2024
£149.88 July 3, 2024

Celestron – Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars Description

Premium View With a Wide Field Of View

Enjoy crisp and clear views with these Celestron Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars. Combining quality optics and rugged construction, this product is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities like birdwatching or nature walks. These binoculars feature BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for brighter images and superior light transmission. The 8x magnification and 420ft field of view allows you to see more detail at greater distances. The Porro-prism design also means optimal image quality with edge-to-edge sharpness. The center focusing knob allows you to easily make adjustments, and the twist-up eyecups make viewing more comfortable.

Premium Optics for Enhanced Image Quality

Celestron Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars feature high-quality optics and fully multi-coated lenses. The high-grade Bak-4 prisms and SC dielectric coating maximize light transmission, making every view brighter and clearer. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass corrects chromatic aberration, further increasing image resolution and contrast for a more vibrant viewing experience. The protective lens coating prevents UV and scratch damage.

Durability and Comfort

These binoculars are designed to last. Their ergonomic non-slip rubber armor provides shock-resistance and a secure grip. The twist-up eyecups allow you to adjust the eye relief for extended use. An included pop-up rainguard and lens covers prevent damage from rain and debris. The included neck strap and carrying case offer maximum portability and convenience.


• 8x magnification and 420ft field of view
• BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses
• ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
• Pop-up rainguard and lens covers
• Ergonomic rubber armor
• Center focusing knob
• Twist-up eyecups
• Neck strap and carrying case included

Celestron – Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars Specification

Product Dimensions

5.3 x 2 x 4.9 inches

Item Weight

1.75 pounds

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

January 28, 2013





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Celestron – Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars Reviews (12)

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  1. Rick Walton

    Easy to handle, easy Rt and Lt eye focus.
    I used these for Birding and they were just
    what I was looking for.

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  2. Client

    The Celstron Nature DX binoculars work well and are light enough for me to carry on a bushwalk. The magnification is good and the controls are easy to use. It’s a bit hard to find the bird you want to see close-up, and disconcerting that the focused area appears flat, as if all the trees in that range had been espaliered. I use them with my glasses on, and there’s a control to work with my eyes’ bias. This seems to work well but the glass still steams up if I’m hot.

    I would love a better quality pair, but for binoculars at the bottom end of the market, these are great.

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  3. BarbaraM

    I really like the feel and weight, and the quality image which I feel I have only found on higher end binoculars. I had forgotten to pack my expensive binoculars, and bought these for 6 weeks of travelling. Very pleased !

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  4. AlumCreek

    This is a replacement for an older and heavier binocular. We use it for general wildlife viewing. It appears to be an upgrade from our older unit.

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  5. Amazon Customer

    Fantastic starter pair especially for the price. Especially for someone who had a cheap crappy pair before this that was more like a toy than real binoculars. These are a massive upgrade. No complaints! And best of all works perfectly with my glasses.

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  6. Jay S

    These have turned out to be my favorite pair of binoculars. The view is really nice, they fit very well into my hands, the focus is buttery smooth, and they seem really well made.

    I was on the search for the best 8×42 I could find in my price range for bird watching and nature viewing, and in the process I’ve tried quite a few different brands/models. I did tons of research, reading every review, test, and recommendation I could find. My budget was up to $400, but I still tried more expensive binoculars just to have a good basis for comparison. The above-budget binoculars I tried were Vortex Viper, Vortex Razor, and Zeiss Conquest HD. Again, those were just for comparison and “benchmarking”. These were tried in a store only, but it was a large store with many bright and also shadowed areas… plus lots of “stuffed” wildlife mounted high on the walls (deer, etc.).
    The following binoculars were compared outdoors, I had each pair of these for one to two weeks, so I had time to do very thorough comparisons in many different lighting situations. Included were: Vanguard Spirit ED, Olympus Magellan EXWP I, Carson HD, Celestron TrailSeeker, and Atlas Intrepid ED. I also had/have some other sizes for comparison… Sightron Blue Sky II, 8×32 Alpen Apex 8×32, Alpen Shasta Ridge 10×42, Atlas Intrepid ED 7×36, and Kenko UltraView 10×42.

    I have used many other pairs of binoculars for my other hobby, stargazing. Many of you already know that stargazing is very demanding on binoculars in terms of brightness, edge distortion, and resolution. I only mention this to show a bit more of my background, as some binoculars that are great for astronomy aren’t the best for daytime… and vice-versa. These 8×42’s were going to be strictly daytime use for me, so only casual testing at night was performed to get a better idea of resolution, brightness, and edge performance.

    Ok, one of the BIG things I learned from all of this is that YOU have to try any prospective binoculars yourself. Just because an expert reviewer says a certain pair are fantastic doesn’t mean they’ll be fantastic for you. Everyone’s eyes, face shape (which can affect required eye relief), priorities, etc. are different. The other big thing, for me anyways, is that resolution is king. It doesn’t matter how great the edge performance is, or how bright the binocular is, or how much depth of field there is if what you’re viewing won’t come into sharp focus. I thought my Olympus Magellans were sharp and was totally happy with them, but after experiencing a bit more sharpness I can hardly stand using them. Those are considered really nice binoculars, especially in their “day”. Now, saying that, the Celestron Nature DX were not the sharpest binoculars I tested when performing strictly resolution testing (using fine print, barcodes, etc. at close and far distances). They were very close compared to the sharpest of the group, though, and I doubt most people would notice any difference. However, in real usage, they’re as sharp as any of the others and I couldn’t notice a difference at all.

    To cut to the chase, the Nature DX’s were the only binoculars that really made me smile every time I used them. My eyes just seemed to effortlessly relax into the image. I would take several binoculars into the field at the same time, viewing everything from birds to pinecones, to clouds, to airplanes, to people. Each time, when I looked through the Nature DX’s, I found myself actually enjoying the image, instead of just focusing on how well it looked from an analytical perspective. Every other binocular I spent the whole time adjusting focus and diopter settings, trying to get that little bit more of “great” view. Then I’d try the Nature DX’s again… and again I’d sink into the image, being amazed by that Acorn Woodpecker and actually intently watching what he was doing, forgetting that I was testing all these different binoculars. THAT is what a great pair of binoculars for YOU will do… you’ll feel like you’re actually there, instead of just viewing from afar. Solely scientific testing won’t determine the best for you. Like I mentioned, at first I wanted a bit more resolution, but found that in real world use they had just as much resolution as any of the others, even the ED models. They do everything very well, it just all comes together with these. Plus you can’t beat the price. I was happily willing to spend the full $400 of my budget if I needed to, and to be quite honest if these were $400 I would’ve paid it, I absolutely love them. To top it off, they’re very compact and lightweight, about the size of most other 8×32’s. I’d buy another pair in a heartbeat if mine were ever lost.

    Just for your info, I’m really happy with my Alpen Shasta Ridge 10×42. Fantastic resolution, great feel, and a great price (got them on sale for $99). Close runner ups for me after all this testing were the Atlas Intrepid ED 8×42 (very nice view and resolution, just a tad too long for me, plus I’ve found out I like the top hinge vs. the Atlas’ open hinge design), the Atlas Intrepid ED 7×36, and the Celestron TrailSeeker (which are very close to the Nature DX… a tad bit sharper, but my eyes didn’t sink into the image as much as they did with the Nature DX).
    So, out of all of the ones I tested, the Nature DX 8×42 and the Alpen 10×42 are the ones I kept… not because of their lower prices, but because they were the ones that I really enjoyed using.

    I hope this helps some of you!

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  7. AlumCreek

    TL:DR – 8×42 NatureDX. Some eyeglasses wearers can use without glasses on(!). Loved & fit 80yr old to 9yr old. Weight = two 12oz cans. Fast adjustments. Great optics. Excellent value. Daughter, with glasses off, rates them 10 out of 10 (Adjust them for “wow”). Paid $115. Awesome.

    My parents are in their 80’s and their ~1972 Tasco/Kmart 7×35 binoculars they used finally gave out. So I researched binoculars that were a similar weight as those (or less preferably) that they could use for backyard animal watching. These seemed perfect and for $115, I felt were a very fair price. I had these shipped to my parents and they absolutely raved about them. The image quality is light years ahead of what they had before and the weight is just right. They were so impressed I order a pair for my family of five the next week. We love them too.

    I love high end optics but only had a cheap pair of house binoculars for my own family (ie if the kids break them I don’t care). But that pair drives me nuts because the quality is just terrible. So I was very interested in getting a better pair.


    These do not disappoint.

    These are much better than I would expect for $115. They comfortably, and quickly, adjust from my smallest kids (9yrs) eyes to mine. Our old kinky binoculars the kids had always mentioned about black spots appearing, it had to do with the difficulty in easily adjusting the settings.

    My 9yr old was the first to dial in the Nature DX 8×42. He was looking out the back window at birds commenting “Nature is cool”. So I pulled out the binoculars and suggest getting them setup for him. So I had him:

    * Turned out eyecups
    * Adjusted for pupil distance
    * Covered right lens
    * Focused using left eye
    * Covered left lens
    * Adjusted right eye piece diopter
    * Removed left lens cover

    He then:

    * Literally exclaimed “Wow!! Dad this Is awesome”.

    When my daughter set them up I suggested she could try them without eyeglasses on (which she always has to wear). It took a little to get the pupil distance set but after she did she dialed in the focus, then the diopter. When she was done and took the right eye cup off and looked through them and was silent for a few seconds. I thought there must be something wrong and asked. She never took her eyes from them and just whispered:

    “This is incredible!”

    Then more excitedly “It is so sharp it almost hurts my eyes”. “Dad if you are still writing that review please say I give this a 10 out of 10”.

    My experience with using them with a very strong prescription for eye glasses.

    When I dialed them in for myself they were great. But I have a strong prescription (20/400) compounded by permanent double vision. So I decided to try to see just how far these binoculars could be pushed. I took off my thick glasses and turned out the eyecups. I closed my right eye and adjusted the focus. By turning it fully counter clockwise I was on the cusp of things being in focus. I closed my left eye and adjust the right diopter. I was genuinely surprised, actually shocked, that I was able able to get quite a sharp image.

    Combined with the comfort of not having to wear glasses while looking through the binoculars and the relative sharpness I can see myself using these binoculars like this. Just for the joy of being able to use something without glasses. The *very slight* trade off in edge to edge sharpness (no default of the optics, that is 100% my eyes) is nothing compared to the relief of not having to wear glasses looking through something.

    My opinion is that if you have a light to medium prescription you should be able to easily & quickly dial these in to use without your glasses. But even if you choose to wear glasses while using them, the image is fantastic.

    The only thing I would like to see (but find it unlikely at this price point) for a family focused set of binoculars is engraved numbers of the focus wheel, diopter, pupil distance. Then in one of the caps have a place where family members can jot their numbers down so if passing them back and forth one could easily have it quickly dialed in for the next user.

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  8. Belberg

    Image is clear and magnification is perfect for beginner like me without spending too much. Downside would be that it does not have the best design when handling the binoculars for a longer period of time but it is still comfortable enough to not be a major issue. It is not unexpected at the price that I got it for that the included strap is quite bad as well.

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  9. Joshua Payne

    O binóculo chegou muito bem embalado. Bem protegido para o transporte. O binóculo é muito bom. Pena que subiu muito o preço depois que comprei.

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  10. Carlos G.

    Utilisation en montagne, zoom largement suffisant pour tout observer très satisfait de ce côté là. La construction a l’air bonne mais je n’ai pas d’autre référence pour comparer. Le seul bémol reste le poids, ce qui fait qu’on ne les prendra pas systématiquement.

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  11. BGuhl

    My husband and I wanted to watch birds from our breakfast table window and patio, casual bird watching! This is our first pair of binoculars and since we just had very basic needs we didn’t want to spend a lot. These exceeded our expectations!

    As a professional photographer I was expecting to see thru these the way I see things with my camera and telephoto lens, but it is not the same. I suppose it is the nature of binoculars but I was surprised how there is no smooth transition between objects, almost making it seem like things are cut out and placed in front of or behind each other. It is a bit surreal, not as anticipated but it definitely shows things close up and pretty far away with great clarity and colors! We can even track birds in flight without them going out of focus!

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  12. Ky

    Produto de qualidade excelente! Embalagem muito bem feita, a caixa do produto chegou intacta!

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