Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 binoculars review

Solid and dependable promo prism binoculars ideal for all-round use

Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The perfect candidate for a first pair of binoculars, the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 binoculars boast dependable views across the board, though do lack eye relief and ultimate portability.


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    Wider field of view

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    Covering is easy to grip

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    Sharp images in bright light

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    Good value


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    Closest focus is 7m/23ft

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    Some chromatic aberration

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    Lack of eye relief

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    Bulky size

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Most people judge binoculars on their physical size without even trying them out. Don't make that mistake. Binoculars like the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 are not exactly pocket-sized, but come armed with enough magnification power and light gathering properties to impress across the board. 

Sure, the porro prism design used here does mean they're wider than you might want them to be, but it’s this optical design that makes the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211 more affordable than competitor models while impressing for everything from birdwatching and safari to hunting and stargazing. Here’s what we like about the Nikon 10x50 Aculon A211. 

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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, 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.