Nikon Prostaff P7 10x42 review

A step-up from their entry-level series, the Nikon P7 10x42 binoculars are perfect for observers who regularly spot wildlife and need a lift in quality with a big jump in price.

Nikon prostaff p7 10x42 front view
(Image: © Jase Parnell-Brookes)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The slim, lightweight roof prism design of these binoculars, coupled with sturdy construction and excellent optics make the P7s ideal for frequent observers.


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    Great optics for the price

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    Diopter wheel locks in place

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    Strong, durable build


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    Binocular case not the best

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    Eye relief could be better

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Available in four different model options, the Nikon Prostaff P7 10x42 binoculars also have 8x30, 10x30, and 8x42 variants. A brilliant step up from Nikon's beginner range, the P7s appeal to observers of birds, wildlife, sporting events or aviation shows that more regularly break up the binos for a closer look at their favorite subjects.

For around $200 / £250 at the time of writing, at this price point, the Prostaff P7s are amazingly constructed. They are solid in the hand, feel comfortable, and give excellent views thanks to their enhanced optical performance. Overall, I think these are some of the best binoculars you can buy in this price range and have some premium features that even Nikon usually only has on higher-end models that cost considerably more.

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DesignRoof prism
Exit pupil4.2mm
Eye relief15.7mm
Dimensions150 x 130mm
Magnification10x and 8x
Objective lenses42mm and 30mm
DurabilityWaterproof and fog proof

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Jase Parnell-Brookes

Jase Parnell-Brookes is an award-winning photographer, educator and writer based in the UK. They won the Gold Prize award in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. After completing their Masters Jase has spent a good chunk of two decades studying and working in photography and optics shooting and writing all over the world for big-name brands and media outlets. Now the Channel Editor for Cameras and Skywatching at their speciality is in low light optics and camera systems.