Opticron Savanna WP 6x30 binocular review

The Opticron Savanna WP 6x30 is a compact and waterproof pair of porro prism binoculars that won’t break the bank

Opticron Savanna WP 6x30
(Image: © Gavin Stoker)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Modest in specification compared to competing ‘big guns’ out there, this multi-purpose and compact pair of waterproofed binoculars should nevertheless more than match the needs of casual observers. Indeed, the relatively small size and lightweight construction at 485g should suit use by younger or older family members, while the good value price makes them a sensible option for a first pair of ‘bins’.


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    Compact and relatively lightweight

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    Fits easily in a bag or jacket pocket

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    Waterproofed for outdoor use

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    Good choice as ‘first’ binoculars


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    Not the most powerful

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    Lacks sophisticated (pricey) features

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    Push-on lens covers easy to mislay

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With these Opticron Savanna WP binoculars, you get what you pay. One look at the relatively modest specification on offer for the Opticron Savanna WP binoculars – a 6x magnification married to a 30mm sized objective lens – makes it clear that these aren’t the most powerful of their ilk. However, if users do feel a little underwhelmed as they put eyeball to eyepiece, then take note that the manufacturer does offer a slightly more powerful 8x30 option in the same Savanna WP series. 

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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.