The new Newcon Optik 20×50 Image stabilized binoculars are one of the finest binoculars available today. Equipped with outstanding image stabilization, it beats all kind of competition in terms of recognition range.
- 20x magnification power.
- 50 mm diameter objective lens.
- Image stabilizers.
- Model #SIB 20x50M
My review of the Newcon Optik 20×50 Image Stabilized Binoculars:
The new Newcon Optik 20×50 Image Stabilized binocular is one of the basic models of image stabilization binoculars by Newcon. It has a magnification power of 20x, while the diameter of the objective lens is 50 mm. It is neither waterproof nor fogproof. However, it’s equipped with ultra fine image stabilizers which help in giving the most shake free viewing experience.
On reading most of the user reviews, it’s not hard to guess that the Newcon optik 20×50 image stabilized binoculars have more drawbacks than advantages. One of its unique features is that it does not require batteries for its operation! Though this may sound impressive, on practically seeing through it, you realize that they have very poor optics which causes chromatic abbreviation. Other that this, Newcon claims that these binoculars come with a centre focus, which once again, like image quality, is not delivered. The left and the right lenses are apparently used for far focusing and short focusing respectively. The sharpness and clarity observed while viewing through the left lens, can be rated as a 4 on a scale of 10. On the other hand, the right lens doesn’t even manage to reach half of the former’s score.
The only advantage of the Newcon Optik 20×50 is its image stabilization. For a non battery operated binocular, the image stabilization is pretty impressive. But this seems to have a drawback too. The image stabilization becomes useless for viewing at an elevation of 45 degrees, and it ruins your view while viewing at an elevation of 70 degrees or above.
All in all, the new Newcon Optik 20×50 Image Stabilized Binoculars have a very impressive concept of image stabilization without batteries. However, Newcon needs to improve on its optics, so as to provide better image quality. Especially features such as center focusing are a must while bird watching, wildlife viewing or astronomical observations. So personally, I would not recommend you to buy one of these, but in case you’re still interested, you can purchase them from many online stores at an approximate price of $1300.