Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 binoculars review

These top quality compact binoculars are bursting with brightness and offer crisp, immersive views

5 Star Rating
Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50
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Digital Camera World Verdict

These step-up binoculars are ideal for all-round and use boast an excellent build quality, superb extra low dispersion (ED) glass lenses and a compact size that makes them easy to travel with.


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    High-end optics

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    Sharp, bright and contrasty images

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    Travel-friendly size

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    Unbeatable build quality


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    High price

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    Relatively narrow field of view

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    Lens caps can get in the way

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    Not much eye relief

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If you’re after a pair of step-up binoculars designed for exquisite views while wildlife viewing and more, the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 could be for you. Armed with 12x magnification and 50mm objective lenses, the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 have a slightly higher magnification than most binoculars designed for all-round use, so they’re best considered if you want close-up views of distant subjects. 

That makes them a serious candidate for viewing wildlife from a safari vehicle, and for bird-watching. However, what makes the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50 standout is their use of top-notch extra-low dispersion (ED) glass. Let’s take a closer look at the Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50…

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.