Nikon Prostaff Binoculars Review

Written By John VanDerLaan 

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In this Nikon Prostaff Binoculars Review we will take an in depth look at the Prostaff 7s model from Nikon and see why they were named an editor's choice for the best hunting binoculars under $200.

The Nikon Prostaff 7s Binoculars are available in both 8X42 and 10X42 models.

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Editor's Choice

Nikon Prostaff

Best Hunting Binoculars Under $200

Our Rating 95/100

Advances in technology has seen prices of superior optics decline while features improve. The Nikon Prostaff 7s is a perfect example.

The Nikon Prostaff 7s delivers awesome clarity along with a rugged ergonomic design and features that are normally not seen in this class of optics.

They are designed to be lightweight and compact without giving up ruggedness, making them a great choice for hunting.

The Nikon Prostaff 7s delivers amazingly crisp, clear images thanks to mirrors on the prisms which enhance the brightness and clarity of images seen through the binoculars

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Nikon Prostaff 7s Binoculars Quality

Nikon Prostaff 7s Quality 95/100

My go to hunting binoculars are the Nikon Monarch 7, so I was excited to see how the Prostaff 7s would compare, given that the 7s is much less expensive.

I have to say, I am impressed by the quality of the 7s, given its price point.

The Nikon Prostaff 7s features a lightweight, rugged, ergonomic body design makes the it easy to hold for long periods of time.

The PROSTAFF 7S has a rubber-armored coating to withstand extreme use and provide a non-slip grip, even in the wettest conditions.

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Design and Functionality

Design and Functionality 95/100

The Nikon Prostaff 7s Binoculars feature Nikon's Advanced Optical System which delivers stunning images and amazing color reproduction, due to Phase Correction Coated Roof Prisms.

They then apply Multilayer coatings to lens and prism surfaces, which results in an even higher light transmittance across the entire visible light spectrum. .

The nitrogen filled and O-Ring sealed waterproof compartment is amazingly comfortable with the depressed hand grips built in and the rubber texturized coating makes all day use fatigue free.

Enhanced knurling and smooth focus rings make focusing simple with just a fingertip.

Couple that with Nikon's Advanced Optical System and you can see why we have chosen the Prostaff 7s as one of the best hunting binoculars under $200.

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  • Nitrogen purged for 100% waterproof and fogproof performance.
  • Ergonomically designed with depressed hand grips and a rubber texturized no slip coating.  
  • Enhanced knurling and smooth focus rings make focusing simple with just a fingertip.
  • Incredibly bright, clear images thanks to fully multilayer coated lenses and phase correction coated roof prisms.
  • Priced under $200.


  • Still can't compare to higher priced models.
  • Nikon's warranty is not as good as some other manufacturers.
  • Does not include a harness.

Nikon Prostaff 7s Binoculars Specs

  • Magnification: 10X
  • Focus System: Center
  • Prism Type: Roof
  • Prism Glass: Phase correction coated prisms
  • Eye Relief: 15.5mm
  • Objective Lens: 42mm
  • Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
  • Field of View at 1000 Yds: 324ft
  • Diopter: Right Eye
  • Optical Coating: fully multicoated Eco-glass lenses.
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Fogproof: Yes
  • Tripod Adaptable: Yes
  • Weight: 22.7oz

For a thorough explanation of what the numbers mean visit our Best Hunting Binoculars Buying Guide.

We hope that you have found our Nikon Prostaff Binoculars Review helpful.

If you are in the market for the best hunting binoculars under $200, The Nikon Prostaff 7s binoculars should be on your list!

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John VanDerLaan

John VanDerLaan is the managing editor here at He oversees a team of editors, writers and pro staff that are subject matter experts in hunting and hunting gear. John's expertise includes thoroughly testing all types of hunting gear, as well as hunting all over the U.S. and Canada. While his hunting expertise includes game birds, small game and large game, his favorite game animal is the whitetail deer and he loves to share the knowledge that he has gained over 40 years of chasing the wily whitetail with both archery gear and firearms. John is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

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