The perfect Compact mid-sized binocular is one that gets as close as physically possible to delivering the same image quality and brightness as that of an equal quality full-sized version, but at the same time is also as near as possible in size and weight as a full compact instrument.
This ideal is in no ways easy to achieve and is why I use it as the biggest indicator of what separates the very best mid-sized bins from the rest.
Snypex Knight D-ED Binoculars
Snypex recently updated their already excellent "standard" Knight ED series with the Knight D-ED, which added a number of improvements, but most notably the addition of Dielectric mirror coatings to the roof prism.
As you can read in my review of the 8x42 Snypex D-ED binoculars, these coatings (along with the other changes) took what was already a really very good binocular to another level.
This is especially true with the improved image quality and brightness and which for certain helped them to achieve the award as the best wildlife/hunting binocular that I tested that year.
So, when I learnt that Snypex were also producing the Knight D-ED in mid-sized options, I was immediately interested to test one to see if they too would take the image brightness and quality to even higher levels and thus potentially be a truly great mid-sized binocular.
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