Celestron UpClose G2 10x50 review

These Celestron UpClose G2 10x50 binoculars are a good value for beginners keen on wildlife, the night sky and more

Celestron UpClose G2 10x50
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

An affordable all-rounder with a lightweight build, these entry-level roof prism binoculars’ 10x magnification and 50mm objective lenses make them ideal for basic astronomy, birdwatching and safari.


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    Bright and colorful images

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    Lightweight design

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    Easy to use

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    Affordable price


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    Lens caps are easy to lose

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    Slight edge distortion

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    Narrow eyecups

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    Not much eye relief

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The Celestron UpClose G2 10x50 are about as basic a pair of binoculars as you can get. The Celstron brand makes many different models of binoculars, some exceptionally high-end, but this pair of 10x50’s represent the most affordable available. 

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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.