Travelers, Hikers, tourist guides etc nearly always carries a binocular to make their jobs easier. Shopping for binoculars can be quite confusing, as many come in similar-looking designs. You need to understand specs, such as magnification and objective lens diameter, to narrow down to the best one for your needs.
Full-size binoculars come with magnifications of 8 x 42 or 10 x 50. They capture more light and provide a wide field of view, making them ideal for wildlife viewing and boat use. Midsize binoculars usually have magnifications of 7 x 35 or 10 x 32. They strike a great balance between above-average light transmission and moderate size, making them an optimal choice for both sports and wildlife viewing. Common magnification specs of compact binoculars are 8 x 25 and 10 x 25. They're the smallest and lightest binoculars, thus the perfect choice when you're on the go