Commander Global 7x50

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  • Smart-Illumination
  • Memory Diopter

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 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.

Included Accessories: Neck Strap, Objective Covers, Rain Protection Cap


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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 calculating distance to an object. Smart-Illumination display automatically adjusts to ambient light from day mode to night mode.

Floating Prism System

uses flexible silicone lens mount to absorb severe shock, impact and abuse without damage.

Memory Diopter

provides handy mechanism to store and indicate your personal diopter setting.

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

96% light transmission due to Steiner's unique maritime lens coating formula that reduces glare, increases clarity and maximizes optimal viewing in hazy light or after dark.


Floating Neckstrap

 is comfortably padded and bright yellow. It features 3M reflective trim making it highly visible keeping 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.


Floating Prism System

uses flexible silicone lens mount to absorb severe shock, impact and abuse without damage


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
49617 x50 mm438 ft at 1000 ydsGlobal Compass-
Field of View438 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens50 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsHigh Definition Diamond Marine™
Close Focus66 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Eye Relief20.2 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor18.7
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 33 ft
Weight40.5 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)6.1 in x 8.1 in x 14 in
Neck StrapFloating Strap
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry Case-

Commander Global 7x50 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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 Tremendous Product; Fabulous Service My philosophy is to use the best gear I can afford, especially in activities where they may be some element of risk, and I encourage that approach with others.   I've had my Commanders for about 30 years (Made in WEST Germany!). They have been used heavily both on land and at sea, and have held up very well. They are obviously rugged and durable. The optics are exemplary, especially in low-light conditions, the graticule is great for rangefinding and the compass/light is accurate and easy to use. I have been extremely satisfied with their performance. Here's the kicker. Steiner has an excellent service program. I finally decided to send them in to have the compass/light serviced, thinking that's all they needed. They made it easy to return the unit, kept me apprised of the progress and did far more work cleaning, polishing, replacing and upgrading various parts, and were very responsive to follow-up questions. They were a pleasure to work with.
Date published: 2017-03-19
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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Hello, any idea when the follow up for the Steiner Commander Global 7x50 with compass will be announced since it's already 4 years on the marked. Thx for informing me.

Asked by: Steve69
There are no plans on a new model of Commander Global binoculars.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-03-23

Commmander 7x50c - do i understand correctly from one of the posts the compass only works in the USA??, or may NOT work as well elsewhere?

Asked by: lepilot
All analog compass-equipped models sold in the US will have the Zone 2 compass installed, the Zone 2 compass works within the latitudes covering the US, Europe, southern Russia/Turkey, and northern China. The compass will function outside these latitudes, but its utility will be hampered by the balance of the compass needle - depending on where you are outside the established zone, one end of the needle will dip, and may not turn freely, resulting in inaccurate readings.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-01-19

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: 2016-03-23

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

Asked by: rtag
No wooden box.
Answered by: snakeriveridaho
Date published: 2016-03-23

The global can take a magnetic compass reading anywhere in the world, correct?  With the "C" model, it only reads in the set zone? On the global, the only way to correct for declination involves manually entering it in the binocular?

Asked by: rlpowley
The new WORLDWIDE-COMPASS has integrated electronic magnetic field measurement and thus ensures absolutely correct bearings anywhere in the world, from Alaska to Fiji. Even the declination of the binoculars is unimportant, since it is compensated for by a sensor
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-01-22

I purchased the Commander Global 7x50c. What model of battery does it use?

Asked by: JJPW
The Commander Global binoculars use a CR2 battery.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-06-01

Where can you actually buy the Global version of the Commander? I can't find a single online retailer that offers it for sale.

Asked by: andrewdeandrade
They've unfortunately been discontinued.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-05-26

What is the real difference between the 7+50 and the 7+50c

Asked by: Johng
The 750C has a compass.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-08-16
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