Bushnell 20-60x65 Prime spotting scope review

The Bushnell 20-60x65 Prime is a versatile, portable spotting scope complete with tripod and ideal for nature lovers

Bushnell Prime 20-60x65 spotting scope
(Image: © Gavin Stoker)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Bushnell 20-60x65 Prime is a porro prism type spotting scope for use in the great outdoors, with the versatility of a 20-60x zoom range, married to a decent 65mm objective lens. Boasting a relatively lightweight feel yet a rugged build quality, further peace of mind comes via weather proofing features that include water resistance and anti fogging. A tripod and car window mount provided in the box are welcome extras; all ensuring this adds up to a value added package for those seeking to bring the faraway closer.


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    Fully featured

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    Impressive build for the price

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    Value for money

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    Weather proofed

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    Travel tripod and bag included


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    Sharpness no match for pricier scopes

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Purporting to offer a premium build for an affordable cost, this black liveried Bushnell 20-60x65 Prime spotting scope is weather proofed for use in the great outdoors, and comes with an angled 45-degree eyepiece. Unsurprisingly, the specifications here refer to a zoom power ranging from 20x to 60x, married to a 65mm objective lens. 

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.