Celestron Outland X 8x42 binocular review

The Celestron Outland X 8x42 are great value waterproofed binoculars offering plenty of bang for your buck

Celestron Outland X 8x42 review
(Image: © Gavin Stoker)

Digital Camera World Verdict

These rubber encased multi-purpose, waterproofed and nitrogen-purged binoculars prove suitable for a variety of outdoor nature-watching pursuits, with extra peace of mind provided by a lifetime guarantee. While sharpness and clarity may not be a match for competing offerings costing ten times the price, the Celestron Outland X 8x42 binoculars offer plenty of bang for the buck and suggest a good option for anyone wanting well-made binos without spending big.


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    Affordable price

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    Decent spec and sharpness

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    Non slip armoured construction

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    Water and fog proofed


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    Lacks power of 10x version

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These Celestron Outland X 8x42 binoculars are from one of the biggest brands in the affordable binocular and telescope market. This compact pair of binoculars has 8x magnification power and a large-ish 42mm objective lens – making them suitable for use both in daylight and dimmer conditions too – and offers both convenience and clarity of view. 

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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.