HX 10x42

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With the innovative HX Series, you’ve got a new arsenal of optics to match your style and quarry. The high-precision roof prism design, advanced lens coatings, ergonomic rubber-armored polycarb frames, and four specific-performance models let you focus on your individual adventure like never before.

Pick your challenge, and there’s new HX to master it. From dark woods to sunlit ridges, lowland bogs to the high plains, new optical approaches and frame designs promise brighter, clearer images, extended field of view, easier handling, and all-weather toughness to bring more success to every hunt.


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Product Features: 

New Frame Design

makes the HX binoculars easier to grip, more comfortable for extending scouting


Bright, Crisp Images

are the result of new lens coatings that increase light transmission across the spectrum


Wider Field of View

helps you spot wildlife more quickly, at greater distances, than ever before.



central focusing wheel requires minimal rotation for quick, absolute sharpness from close up to infinity.


Ergonomic Eyecups

shield against side light and drafts for clear, crisp view.


Steiner Nano-Protection

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


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.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
201510 x42 mm326 ft at 1000 yds--
Field of View326 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 4 dpt
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 10 ft.
Weight28 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)5.8 in x 4.9 in x 12 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc®
Special FeaturesSteiner Nano Protection
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

HX 10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! I've always had good binoculars, but then I wanted a really good pair, so I got these 10x42 Steiner. It took me a few days to get used to them, because in my haste I didn't set them up properly. Now, using them is a joy - a trip in fact. I take them everywhere. One amazing thing about them, is that the clarity and contrast increase at dusk! Truly magical technology!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid value for an excellent Bino Have been looking at options for almost a year...finally the Hunter 10x42 were offered for a great price and I jumped on it. I have Steiner glass on my rifle, performs flawlessly and used their binos daily on the bridge of a ship throughout my career. Reliable, rugged and clear. Finally have a pair for my outdoor use and confident they will perform. Highly recommended as a compact and reliable tool for use afield.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, Rugged and Crisp Clearity Bought these binoculars because of Steiner quality. The twilight factor and Luminosity ratings are very high. After looking at many reviews and many types of Binoculars I purchased the HX 10x42. Nice look and feel, very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product with Strong Warranty Very clear glass even in low light conditions. The optics due not strain your eyes after lengthy viewing sessions. Focus is fast and effective. Armoured housing appears to be very durable.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Binoculars I bought these binoculars for birding a month ago and I am extremely impressed. They gather light very well so even in lower light conditions I can see very well. I generally notice how well things are designed and constructed and these binoculars hit all the buttons, well designed and solid construction. This is my first pair of Steiners and I'm very impressed.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optics ! Looked at most major brands of quality optics and decided on the HX 10x42, I am very satisfied to date with my decision. Clarity, sharpness and overall detail to workmanship are superb !
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the HX 10x42 based on quality and price. Great product and will be using it for the upcoming hunting season. The owner's manual is minimal at best and did not offer much.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from objectives rubber caps the caps that protect de objective lenses are verry loose. It open by itself as you just walk with the binoculars around your neck.
Date published: 2019-02-23
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what is the eye relief?

Asked by: jeff100
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-05-22

What is the eye relief on the Steiner hx10x42

Asked by: JimmyG
The eye relief is 16.5mm
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2019-11-01

where are hx 10x42 binoculars made

Asked by: cb67
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-06-27

is this binoculars waterproof ??

Asked by: ninu
Yes, to 10 feet
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2019-03-21

Are they Tripod Adaptable

Asked by: Cmfd
They are tripod adaptable.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2017-08-07

Where do i order the tripod adapter for the 10x42 hx? I got the binos and want the adapter... Thank you

Asked by: Dave AZ
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-02-21

are HX series the same as HD

Asked by: lucky 7
I'm not sure what you mean, we have no models designated "HD" The HX binoculars utilize High definition lenses and the Nano-protection coatings to provide a crisp, clear image to the user.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2018-09-08

I wear glasses. Will that effect my using these binoculars? 

Asked by: AgPilot
Nope! You can definitely still use them! The eyecups fold down, and the eyepieces twist in and out so you can tailor them to your perfect setup.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-11-18
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