Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 binoculars

These mid-range binoculars come with a handy harness and boast excellent optics for all-round use.

Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This pair of roof prism binoculars are ideal for wildlife and astronomy, with a handy harness, solid build quality and optical sharpness giving them a step-up feel.


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    Harness prevents neck-ache

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    Good quality shoulder bag

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    Impressive in lowlight

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    Edge to edge sharpness


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    Harness can get confusing

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    Tethered lens caps are fiddly

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    Close focus is 6ft

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f you can't decide between buying binoculars primarily for wildlife or astronomy then you only have one decision to make. Perfect for both day and night activities, 10x42 or 10x50 binoculars are the best option for most people, though the Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 we have here is a definite step-up product that comes with a unique chest harness for extra comfort and quick deployment. Here’s everything you need to know about the Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 binoculars and why we think they’ll have a wide appeal. 

Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 specifications

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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.