Celestron 8x42 Nature DX Binoculars

BH #CE8X42NDX • MFR #71332
Celestron 8x42 Nature DX Binoculars
Key Features
  • Phase-Corrected BAK-4 Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 59° Wide Angle Viewing
  • 6.5 ft Close Focusing Distance
The 8x42 Nature DX Binoculars from Celestron are weather-sealed binoculars designed for close-to-midrange observations. These lightweight binoculars weigh less than 2 lb and are compact enough to fit in the side pocket of a daypack. In addition to the Nature DX binoculars' streamlined form factor, these fixed-magnification binoculars also feature fully multicoated optics and phase-corrected BAK-4 prisms that render enhanced clarity and color fidelity. An immersive 59° apparent viewing angle and impressive 6.5 ft minimum focus distance complement the 8x42 lens system and help provide a user-friendly glassing experience. The Nature DX binoculars have a nitrogen-filled polycarbonate housing that is built to withstand heavy rain and deliver fogproof performance, making these Celestron binoculars ready for a wide range of outdoor glassing activities.
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Celestron Nature DX 8x42 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

The 8x42 Nature DX Binoculars from Celestron are weather-sealed binoculars designed for close-to-midrange observations. These lightweight binoculars weigh less than 2 lb and are compact enough to fit in the side pocket of a daypack. In addition to the Nature DX binoculars' streamlined form factor, these fixed-magnification binoculars also feature fully multicoated optics and phase-corrected BAK-4 prisms that render enhanced clarity and color fidelity. An immersive 59° apparent viewing angle and impressive 6.5 ft minimum focus distance complement the 8x42 lens system and help provide a user-friendly glassing experience. The Nature DX binoculars have a nitrogen-filled polycarbonate housing that is built to withstand heavy rain and deliver fogproof performance, making these Celestron binoculars ready for a wide range of outdoor glassing activities.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification, 42mm objectives
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • BaK-4 roof prisms with phase-corrective coating
  • 7.4° angle of view, 59° apparent viewing angle
  • 6.5 ft (2m) close focusing distance, 17.5mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Center focus wheel with ridges for improved grip
  • Twist-up eyecups with multiple position stops
  • 56-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled housing for fogproof/waterproof performance
  • Polycarbonate construction
  • 22.2 oz (629g) weight
UPC: 050234713320

Celestron Nature DX 8x42 Specs

Prism TypeRoof (BAK4)
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View7.4° (Actual)
Field of View388.55' @ 1000 yd / 129 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance6.5' / 1.98 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5.25 mm
Eye Relief17.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment56 to 74 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions5.3 x 4.9 x 2" / 13.5 x 12.4 x 5.1 cm
Weight22.2 oz / 629.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.25 x 6.3 x 3.2"

Celestron Nature DX 8x42 Reviews

Compact, excellent view

By Kerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

An excellent pair of binoculars with great optics. Compact and easy to handle. The captive lens covers are an additional thoughtful touch.

Great quality binoculars

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

I purchased these binoculars primarily for bird watching. I do not have much experience with binoculars besides inexpensive ones (under $50). These are a big step up. I have used them in my yard and the image is clear and bright. They are easy to focus and just about perfect weight wise. I would recommend these binoculars to others. They are a solid choice and B&H is an excellent vendor.

Highly recommend

By BEDER
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-28

Lightweight, good optical quality images.

quite an upgrade from my old binculars

By Geralyn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-07

Good field of view, clarity. A bit heavy, but nice. Easy to use. Adjusting the position of the 2 lenses is a bit sticky.

Nice Binoculars

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-28

Nice binoculars. Good feel, weight, and most importantly image.

Amazing glass at entry level price point

By Sabyasachi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-05

If you don't have big bucks to splurge and need a very decent Binoculars, this is the one. Great optics, solid build quality. I had a 10X42 from another vendor. I was quite happy with those. Got these and took them bird watching, compared them side by side and decided this to be my go to binoculars. The loss in magnification wasn't much. But allowed for crisp viewing experience with less shake. Lower weight allowed it to be used for hours without fatigue. And the bright aperture allowed viewing till light was completely fading out post sunset. Holds up well against light rain and anti-fogging does show it's merit. Cannot get better than this.

Good value for the price

By Rebecca
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

I like these, and they seem similar to my Nikon Monarchs. Only complaints are that the diopter adjustment ring is incredibly stiff - the elderly relative I gifted these to could not move it. And the lower lens caps fall off.

Excellent

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

My wife was shocked at how clear the display as compared to her 20 year old binoculars. Very nice.

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What is the diopter adjustment range? The listed ...

What is the diopter adjustment range? The listed specs just states "yes" and the DX ED model says -3 to +3.
Asked by: Barb
They do not state a numeric value for the diopter. It is adjustable but just + or - with no numbers.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-10-28

Would these binoculars survive if they are fully ...

Would these binoculars survive if they are fully submerged?
Asked by: Aghy
It depends on depth and duration. It would probably survive a very brief and shallow dunking. But unless they rate it for immersion, you have to assume water would enter.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-05-28

Would this work for night time football?

Would this work for night time football?
Asked by: Terry
Yes of course its going to be under the lights anyway
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-05-30

Why does it say "close-to-midrange observations"? ...

Why does it say "close-to-midrange observations"? Does it mean that it is not recommended for infinity focus (e.g. stars)?
Asked by: Arash
The Nature DX 8x42 binocular's near focus is 6.5 ft (2 m) which is ideal for bird watching. While it can focus at infinity and be used for stargazing, larger aperture binoculars with higher magnification would be better suited.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-01-14

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Where are the binoculars made?
Asked by: Anonymous
They are made in China.
Answered by: RUSSELL M.
Date published: 2020-05-13

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How does the Celestron Lifetime Warranty compare to the Carson or Vortex No Questions... type warranty?
Asked by: Kenneth A.
The Celestron Warranty is a Limited Lifetime. So it only covers against defects. The No Questions asked warranty from Carson and Vortex cover against accidental damage, as well as Manufacturer Defects.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2021-05-28

Do you need a tripod when using these?

Do you need a tripod when using these?
Asked by: Barbara
A tripod is not required but is recommended to help keep your binocular steady while digiscoping.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-05-13

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Does a carry case and strap come with the binoculars?
Asked by: Nancy L
Yes. Great binoculars. I would invest in a more comfortable neck strap though or even a harness depending on what you plan to be doing with them.
Answered by: Marion K.
Date published: 2019-11-14
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