Bushnell PowerView Super High-Powered Surveillance Binoculars Review

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Bushnell PowerView Super High-Powered Surveillance Binoculars Review

If you need a versatile pair of binoculars that can cover both outdoor and surveillance activities, you need to do a bit of research so you will purchase something that can pull through outdoor activities like hiking, nature-watching, trekking and surveillance.

It can be quite difficult choosing among the myriad of binoculars available but here’s one that is a constant fave among enthusiasts, Bushnell’s PowerView surveillance binoculars. We’ll see what makes this binoculars tick.

Features

  • Has multi-coated optics to make way for better light transmission
  • Features rubber covering to prevent slippage and soak up shock while offering great grip
  • Features a new, modern design
  • Includes foldable eyecups
  • Is capable of adapting to tripod systems
  • Features reliable BK-7 prism glass
  • Features InstaFocus system

Advantages

Bushnell’s PowerViewvline has a sufficient range of magnification levels. It starts off with 10 x 50 mm and the highest intensity comes at 20 x 50 mm. These magnifications zero in on your subject and they provide the level of detail that you need. For example, if you need plenty of detail, you can accomplish this by making use of a 20 x 50 binoculars.

The PowerView’s BK-7 lens has multi-coated porro prisms which offers a greater level of brightness and light transmission. This will give the user what he or she needs; images that are well-defined and distinct with minimal or no unevenness in terms of color. It has a bigger aperture too so more light will be caught, making the device ideal to use on areas with poor lighting.

The model’s external parts come with a slip-resistant rubber covering which promises better handling and it acts as a shock absorber in case the device gets dropped by accident. For more comfort, the unit was issued with foldable eyecups. It weighs 30 oz. which makes it trouble-free to carry and portable.

The device’s InstaFocus feature is a patented single-touch system that assists in maintaining the subject in crisp focus. It is also capable of acting fast; the system makes viewing quick-moving subjects simple since all users have to do to get back at the subject is tap on the focus slider.

Apart from those features, one of the great benefits of buying this particular model is the fact that you are purchasing something from a known, trusted brand in optics. It has a lifetime warranty which shows customers that the company has utmost trust in their products. Furthermore, the supplementation of a bigger aperture and quality optics for better light transmission translates that the unit will provide users nothing but images of the most excellent quality, detail and contrast.

Disadvantages

One of the setbacks of the unit is the way it handles weather conditions. While it was obviously made from quality materials, the model is not fog-proof and waterproof. It’s not all the time that we get great weather and at times, they can be pretty unpredictable. Because it lacks that crucial aspect, it might not be able to withstand harsh weather. You cannot take it to certain countries with frequent rains or often-foggy locations.

There were also users who complained about experiencing double vision problems with the unit. However whether the problem occurs on individual models of the line or if it involves the entire line itself is not yet certain. I did not have any problems with mine though in terms of its focusing features.

For eyeglass wearers though, its size range might be a bit problematic. Lastly, some customers also experienced some production issues with the models they have purchased.

Verdict

This is a good model from the company. Bushnell is a sound, trusted brand and users will get to see the reason why plenty of customers often depend on their products. The image quality that the PowerView supplies, the build quality, are on point and top-rate.

The price rate for the unit is reasonable as well. For budget conscious customers, this is a model that will work with you. Keep in mind that prices vary in terms of sizes. Still, they are more affordable as compared to other competing models with the same offerings and functions.

The light transmission is capable of was topnotch. The PowerView is a bargain actually, but as mentioned above, there were a few who complained about production concerns. Furthermore, the complaints revolving around double vision and the definite lack of waterproof/fog-proof elements might turn off potential customers. It is a small risk but then again, you have Bushnell’s lifetime warranty and easy return procedures to depend on in case issues arise with your own purchase.

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