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Olympus 10 x 25 PC I Silver Binocular

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  • Compact binoculars
  • 10x magnification
  • Small size lightweight design for hassle-free portability
  • Multi-coated lens for maximum image brightness and contrast
  • Twist up-up/down eye pieces for comfortable viewing
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm ; 281 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Item model number: 118701
  • ASIN: B00006G33K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 July 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,972 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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The Olympus 10x25 PC I Binoculars: Compact and Lightweight Binos for Sightseeing and Spectator Sports

For when portability is as important as optical quality there is the Olympus PC I series of binoculars; aimed at the urban dwelling sports and sightseeing enthusiast, the 10x25 PC I model features a sleek, stylish design yet compact dimensions.

These standard porro prism type binos feature a multi-coated lens for maximum image brightness and contrast, high quality optics, plus the added worry-free feature of UV (ultraviolet) protection. They’re ideal for bird watching, taking out with you camping or hiking, when going travelling, or even accompanying you to a night at the theatre or a sporting event. Added to the mix are precisely ground prisms and lenses made of brightness-enhancing barium crown glass (Bak-4) to ensure clarity and brightness to the very edge of the field of view.

Peace of mind and years of pleasure are further guaranteed thanks to a 25-year European warranty.

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Small Wonder, Big Scope

This particular model offers 10x magnification and a 25mm objective lens diameter. As it sounds, 10x magnification produces an image that appears as if the user were ten times closer to their subject, while the objective lens diameter refers to how much light can be gathered to form that image. For daytime use a lens diameter of 21 to 25mm (as here) is ideal.

Also worth taking note of is the exit pupil. Here that is 3.1mm, which for 10x25 binoculars is arrived at via 25 divided by 10 = 2.5 exit pupil in mm, so in line with the 2-3mm which is generally thought of as being suitable for daylight use. Another thing to take into account is the field of view, which here is 91 metres, and is defined as the width of the viewable field at a distance of 1000m from the point of observation. Closest focusing distance is 2.5 metres.

Versatile and Bright, and Adaptable to Suit your Individual Viewing Needs

Offering a 10x magnification to bring faraway points of interest that much closer plus a 25mm objective lens diameter, the Olympus 10x25 PC I Binoculars incorporate multi coated lenses to deliver maximum image brightness, visual impact and image defining contrast.

Fast and easy focusing is provided courtesy of a large, centrally placed knob. The 10x25 PC I model further sports a long 15mm eye relief for extra comfort, plus diopter adjustment to allow them to be attuned to an individual’s eyesight for comfortable viewing without glasses.

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Engineered for Excellence, Built for Convenience

Boasting a tactile and ergonomic design and weighing 280g, the Olympus 10x25 PC I measurements are a manageable 114x98x48mm, while the package includes a neck strap, case and protective lens covers.

In summary, with a lens configuration of 7 elements in 5 groups, and a 16.5 mm eye relief, the field of view at 1000m is 91m. The actual field of view is 5.2° while the apparent angle of view is 52°.

These are also binoculars that will repay your original investment with years of good service. A case in point: a 25-year warranty is included with any purchase.

Olympus PC I Series 12x25 PC I 10x25 PC I 8x25 PC I
Model 12x25 PC I 10x25 PC I 8x25 PC I
Magnification 12x 10x 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 25mm 25mm 25mm
Exit Pupil 2.1 2.5 3.1
Relative Brightness 4.3 6.3 9.8
Actual Field of View 4.5° 5.5°
Field of View at 1000m 79m 91m 105m
Apparent Angle of View 54.0° 52.0° 48.0°
Near Focus Distance 3.5m 2.5m 2.5m
Eye relief 16mm 15mm 16.5mm
Adjustable Eyepiece
Dioptric Correction >± 2m¹ >± 2m¹ >± 2m¹
Eye interval adjustment range 58-70mm 58-70mm 58-70mm
Weight 280g 280g 280g
Dimensions WxHxD 114x98x48mm 114x98x48mm 114x98x48mm
Prism Type Porro Porro Porro
       
General Use
Boating      
Travelling
Camping / Hiking      
Bird Watching      
Sports / Events
Astronomy      
Theatre / Indoor Events      

Box Contains

  • Olympus 10 x 25 PC I binoculars
  • Case
  • Neckstrap
  • Lens covers

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    Customer Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. Rake on 8 Mar. 2009
    Bought specifically for use on a safari holiday in Kenya. Chose these binoculars as a direct result of recommendation by 'Which'.
    Did not disappoint.
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    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By High Expectations on 8 April 2011
    I recently purchased the Olympus 8x25 bins and was extremely happy with them, so much so that I decided to get my wife a pair, but I wanted to see how the 10x25 would compare. I believe both are extremely good value for money and both offering great views for the amateur birdwatcher. My conclusion was that the 8x25 bins gave a lighter/brighter image and I felt I could pinpoint a bird more easily especially in low light situations, but once the subject had been located the 10x25 were superior in that the image was far larger and hence more detail could be seen. If your main interest is woodland birds then the brighter image and being able to locate the subject quickly is an advantage, however if your interest is general or estuary birdwatching then the larger or more detailed image may suit. Whichever ones you buy I don't think you will be disappointed.
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    51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By AmazonToday on 2 Jun. 2008
    I bought these binoculars on the Spur of the moment prior to attending a outdoor music event. I don't regret that. They are lightweight and extremely clear. I now intend to carry them when I am out doing a little walking. I give them the full thumbs up.
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    23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Remus on 15 April 2011
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    I bought a pair of these for looking at birds from my office window (well, it beats working!). I am also fortunate enough to own a pair of Leica Ultravid 8x20 BR Binoculars at ten times the price.

    The Ultravids are better without a doubt. I chose them after a long time trying out different binoculars in (and outside) a specialist shop. Are they ten times better? Well, that would be hard to say; in my opinion they are the best compact binocular available irrespective of price.

    However, if you cannot afford £500, get these instead. Or get the Olympus 8x25 PC I Binoculars (Silver/Black) - as another reviewer said, they are brighter and the larger field of view makes it easier to find the birds, but they are lower magnification. There are very few binoculars of this size that can match either of these for optical quality, and none that I know of that come remotely near these in price.

    A word to glasses wearers. I too wear glasses (shortsighted, approx -5 in both eyes) but I usually remove them to look through binoculars. These are fine for me both with and without glasses (many cheaper binoculars are unusable).
    Also, unlike another reviewer I find they open out fine for my eyes, which are about 66 mm apart.
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    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Difficult_2_Please on 2 April 2009
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    A compact and light binoculars and good value. I found the close focus particularly good while birdwatching in Tobago. I would caution that some may find the eyepieces difficult, my wife preferred our heavier Chinon Zoom pair, but missed out on brilliant views of anything closer than 20ft.
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    48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By elaglegin on 6 Jun. 2010
    This item is well made and sturdy plus it looks very modern and would give it 10 out of 10 for looks. A perfect size for compact binoculars. However its let down by the design. I wouldn't describe myself as a large fella but the eye pieces would not open out further enough to sit comfortably over both eyes therefore it distorts the clarity of the view. Probably ok for ladies but unless you guys have a narrow head you may struggle to view. Real, real shame as the opticals and looks have quality written all over it.
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Stapleton on 8 Oct. 2009
    These binoculars are excellent value and are easily portable. The magnification is good and they are lightweight. Perfect for walking and birdwatching.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SM Scholes on 27 July 2009
    After looking at 'Which' magazine reviews I found these binoculars were the cheapest available online and my husband is thrilled with them
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