Nikon ProStaff P7 8×42 Binoculars: Our Review

Inexpensiv, light-weight binoculars with a just right symbol however some distortion when panning. In our complete evaluation, we rated those within the Center Floor.

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Nikon ProStaff P7 8x42 binoculars
Nikon ProStaff P7 8×42 binoculars. Symbol via Hugh Powell.


  • Very light-weight
  • Excellent, crisp symbol even at distance


  • Distortion at symbol edges creates a “fishbowl” impact when panning
  • Minimum neck strap, lens covers, and case


  • Value: $190 MSRP at press time. Costs incessantly range, so test with shops
  • Shut focal point: Indexed at 9.8 ft (299 cm). In exams, lets focal point those binoculars a bit of nearer, right down to about 7.5 ft (229 cm)
  • Box of view: 7.2° (378 ft at 1,000 yards). Extra about box of view 
  • Weight: 21.8 oz. (618 g)—that’s about 3.9 oz. (111 g) lighter than the common for 8×42 binoculars in our evaluation
  • Eye aid: 20.2 mm

Viewing Enjoy: The Nikon ProStaff P7s be offering a just right symbol in a sub-$200 binocular. In sturdy mild, they’re vibrant, colourful, and stay crisp even at distance. On a brilliantly sunny November morning, we examined those on a hen feeder greater than 150 yards away and located that lets make out the olive tinge to a titmouse’s grey again, or even the fast white tail flashes in flying White-breasted Nuthatches. Sadly when panning, there’s a noticeable distortion that reasons a “fishbowl” impact and the disorienting sensation that the view is rolling previous your eyes, an impact we additionally discovered within the very equivalent ProStaff P3. Nonetheless, for extra desk bound makes use of equivalent to staring at hen feeders, those binoculars be offering a just right symbol at a rather low worth.

Really feel and Construct: Very light-weight and at ease to carry. The texture and construct are just about similar to the more economical ProStaff P3 fashion. Within the P7s, the diopter adjustment locks into position, which is a pleasant element. The focal point wheel is clean and simple to roll; testers had combined critiques about whether or not the motion used to be excellent or too unfastened. The eyecups dial out and in firmly and securely thru 3 preset positions. The barrels have comfortable scallops alongside the barrel for putting your thumbs. As with the P3s, Nikon’s focal point on a low worth level method those binoculars send with probably the most elementary of equipment: an unpadded webbing strap, purpose lens covers that don’t connect to the binoculars and are destined to get misplaced, and an easy foam wearing case.   

Feedback From Testers: 

  • Very light-weight
  • Felt in reality just right within the hand
  • Shut focal point no longer nice
  • Symbol high quality, no longer crisp across the edges
  • Easy focal point, mild, grippy external
  • Focal point wheel a bit of too unfastened  
  • “Loosey goosey” really feel to focal point wheel as though it needs to transport
  • Decrease symbol high quality than Nikon Monarch M7 however a lot lighter  
  • Symbol used to be fuzzy at fringe of box

This newsletter is one in a chain of mini-reviews. To peer how those binoculars evaluate to others we’ve examined, see our complete evaluation of reasonably priced 8×42 binoculars.  

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Eric Adjei

I love animals and am glad to share fun facts and stories about our four-legged and feathery friends, etc. I also try to teach people how to take good care of their pets, to create the best environment for them in the family.

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