Fujifilm’s Fujinon Polaris 7×50 FMTRC-SX binoculars won 'Best marine binoculars 2020' award in the Best Binoculars and Binocular Reviews.
Specifically designed to perform in some of the toughest environments on earth, the military-specification Fujinon Polaris binoculars are accepted by sailing professionals to be one of the best marine binoculars in the world. Now the binocular judge agrees: “one of the toughest binoculars I have ever used.
“I do feel that they are far, far more versatile than just a boating binocular. I enjoyed using them at night and they gave wonderful wide views of the stars and I do believe that they would make an excellent search and rescue instrument, good for many security needs, survivalists and ideal for some birding, wildlife and hunting uses, where these can be very effective, especially in very low light conditions.”
With its large 50 millimetre lenses, quality glass and coatings as well as the moderate 7x magnification that enables a large 7.14mm exit pupil, the low light performance on these binoculars is excellent.
The wide field of view has many advantages in many different scenarios: from scanning distant horizons looking for a point of interest; to being able to quickly lock on and then follow a moving object, which can be important for general wildlife observation, security, surveillance and of course tracking sailing competitors.
Key features include: in-built heads-up compass and range-finding display; waterproof and fog-proof metal chassis; 95% light transmission; large 50mm objective lenses; field of view: 120 metres at over 900m.