Commander Global C 7x50

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The Commander Global binocular upgrades marine-standard 7x magnification and 50mm objectives with Diamond Marine™ lens coating and high definition optics for astounding clarity, plus an integrated digital compass with electronic magnetic field measurement and automatic declination adjustment for precise readings anywhere in the world. Intuitive to use, easy to read, with a distance-to-object reticle, the Commander Global is the most capable binocular on the water.

The pinnacle of craftsmanship and the ultimate binocular/digital compass combination for confident navigation of high seas around the world.

  • Magnification 7x
  • Weight 40.5 oz
  • Width 8.3
  • Height 6.1
  • Item no. 4961

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Product Features: 

Digital Worldwide Compass

shows precise, easy-to-read bearings superimposed on the edge of the viewing image, plus a reticle for finding an object

Sports-Auto Focus™ System

lets you focus each eyepiece to your vision once, then keeps images razor sharp from 20 yards to infinity. No more chasing focus on moving objects.


7x Magnification

is the marine standard, with a wide, stable image for tracking other boats, buoys and bridge numbers even in rough water.


Steiner Nano-Protection®

hydrophobic molecular coating creates a lens surface so smooth water sheets off and dirt, dust, snow and fingerprints are repelled for easy cleaning and a clear view.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.


N2 injection™ system

seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat.


Diamond Marine™ Lens Coating

is a unique maritime formula that reduces glare, increases clarity and maximizes light transmission for optimal viewing in hazy light or after dark.


Floating Neckstrap

comfortably-padded, highly-visible strap will keep your Commander afloat and easy to spot in case of accidental spills.


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial Feature
49617x50392 ft.Steiner Nano Protection®BUY NOW
Field of View392 ft.
Objective Lens50
Focus SystemSports-Auto-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition Diamond
Close Focus66
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Twilight Factor18.7
CompassWorldwide Digital
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 33 ft.
Weight40.5 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)6.1 x 8.3 x 3.9
Neck StrapFloating Strap
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Commander Global C 7x50 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner - Commander Global C7x50 I just received this product today. I have yet to taker it to work with me (Beach lifeguard). I have fiddles with it a bit and my first impressions are that it's very sturdy and looks/feels like an amazing pair of binoculars. I have heard great things about Steiner customer service and I can't wait to take them out on the ocean and break them in.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Optics - Great Upgrade Sent in my 18 year old Commander Digital Compass binoculars to see if they could be salvaged - unfortunately no (sad). Steiner offered to replace or credit via the Heritage Warranty to upgrade - so I upgraded. Commander Global is AWESOME !
Date published: 2015-07-31
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Commander Global C 7x50 Interpupillary distance (IPD)

Asked by: Bernie Wyche
7.1 mm
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-08-26

I have the Commander lll, I bought with no book, I see the new one uses CR2 battery , does the lll use the same.. Thanks

Asked by: Capt Bob
The Commander III uses the 344/350 Battery (SR1136SW)
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-07-09

I have a pair of Commander II Electronic.  They have given me several years of good service but the compass function no longer works.  I had sent my previous Steiners to Pioneer Research who did a spectacular refit service. Who can now do this service?

Asked by: Bellatrix44
Please visit
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-26

what is the difference between precision reticle and ranging reticle

Asked by: Barbara
There is no difference in the reticle.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-26

I have the Commander V, 7 x 50 HD-stabiised compass is this basically the same product because I need a new eye cup and retainer for the Sports Auto Focus, every thing up to the lens. Is it possible to order these pieces please? Regards Steve

Asked by: Steve1691
Please feel free to contact Steiner Germany for your warranty questions. They will be able to assist you further. Germany: E-mail: customer-service-international (at) Tel.: 0921 7879-15 International: E-mail: customer-service-international (at) Tel.: +49 921 7879-851
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2015-04-22

Can the Commander Global binoculars be used in ANY environment? What I mean is, can the binoculars be us on LAND also?

Asked by: awestriker214
Yes Sir, Commanders can be used on land like any other binocular, only better than most.  The same water proof qualities that make them the best on the water also keeps out the nasty-nasties than can mess them up on land.  While proper care is always recommended,  sometimes it just isn't possible at a given time and place. These binoculars will hold up far better than the rest of the pack, in my humble opinion. 
Answered by: justplainart
Date published: 2015-03-27

Does the Steiner Global Commander come with a wooden presentation box?

Asked by: rtag
No wooden box.
Answered by: snakeriveridaho
Date published: 2015-06-26

 Is the difference between the global commander and just the commander 7 x 50 compass? 

Asked by: Jonathan
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