XC 10x42

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With improved optical performance the new XC Series is the perfect entry-level outdoor binocular. Its lightweight, ergonomic design means greater comfort when hiking, birding or watching a sporting event, and the legendary Steiner ruggedness and quality will stand up to anything Mother Nature can offer.

A versatile binocular that picks up amazing detail at longer distances or critical detail as close as 6 feet.

  • Magnification 10x
  • Weight 26.5 oz
  • Width 5 in
  • Height 5.8 in
  • Item no. 2024

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Product Features: 

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 arctic cold to desert heat.



durable construction you can trust to stand up to any cold or wet condition.


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 FeatureRanging Distance
202410x42354 ft.N/AN/A
Field of View354 ft.
Objective Lens42
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focuse™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT™
Close Focus6
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 10 ft.
Weight26.5 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)5.8 x 5.0 x 2.4
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

XC 10x42 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fine Steiner product This is my 3rd pair of Steiner binoculars. Sharp and clear as usual. My other two pair are porro prisms, and this being my first roof prism, I did a lot of comparing with other brands before purchasing, both on-line and side-by-side in the field. Advantages over competitors include better image contrast, nice objective covers, side-shielded eye pieces, and tripod mounting hole. Easy focus stays put. A bit of veiling glare on the bottom at times, but not distracting.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from XC10x42 are exceptional quality with good optics. Purchased for African Safari in 2/16, based on price, size of objective, clarity of lens, and fast focus. Did a lot of research on the net for comparable binoculars and found that for the price and features nothing compares.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not like my Dad's old Steiner binoculars. I've had the same binoculars for some 40 yrs. I figured I was due for a new pair. These Steiner XC 10x42 were the right purchase. The clarity and definition compared to my old Bushnell's is astonishing. I highly recommend these binoculars!!
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant optics and superior quality I used Steiner binoculars in the military, and their ruggedness and outstanding optics convinced me to buy them again, although this time with greater magnification. The new ones are easy to use, fairly lightweight, and the best all-rounder binoculars I have had the pleasure of owning.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is high quality I have owned these binoculars for about a month an I am very impressed with the quality. I own other brands of optics that are comparable in price but the clarity is the best I have ever used. I would give this product a 10 out of a 1 to 10 rating. Awesome!!!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Easy to glass all day. Excellent clarity. Wasn't sure about the eye cups, but I'm sold on the comfort. Couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and a reasonable price. I bought these two years ago but forgot to register them at the time. I guess I was enjoying using them too much! I have looked at a lot of high end US, German and Austrian products some of which cost around $3,000 or more and could not justify the expense for just a little better performance. For my requirements the Steiner XC 10X42 gives top notch performance for a reasonable price.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optics I have several Steiner scopes and another pair of Steiner binoculars. That pair is10x56 and I decided that I wanted another smaller pair for hunting in closer situations. I have a couple of stands that my shooting lanes are only 100 yards or so. I didn't hesitate and went back with another Steiner product. Cannot go wrong with them.
Date published: 2019-02-04
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Do the eyepieces adjust for eyeglass users? If so how do they adjust?

Asked by: hunter
Yes, they rotate out to adjust for different eye relief.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2018-04-15

I am looking for binoculars that I can use for both hunting and nature/wildlife viewing. I like the XC and Predator models, but which would be more diverse? Or would you recommend a different model?

Asked by: Clarkh2
The XC would be more versatile as a multipurpose binocular, as the Predator is specialized towards hunting. The Predator's unique Color-Adjusted Transmission coatings gives colors associated with game much more contrast to the typical shades of underbrush and terrain. This color manipulation would affect bright colors that a nature enthusiast or birdwatcher may be interested in.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2018-04-15

do the XC 10X42 binoculars have a tripod socket

Asked by: patty
They do not.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-07-03

Do the steiner XC 10x42 binoculars have tethered lens caps?

Asked by: barb
XC 10x42 binoculars are equipped with a clickloc system for attaching the included lens covers and strap to the binocular housing.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2018-04-12

I saw a Steiner Binocular that had correction for astigmatism. Which binoculars have this and how much astigmatism correction?

Asked by: Dick Mastin
+/- 5
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2018-04-15

Are the XC 10x42 still available direct from you for $275.00

Asked by: eod46490
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-09-08

do they have tacticle reticle with crosshairs? i am looking for one that does not have this.

Asked by: Susan
The only roof prism binoculars that possess a reticle are the #6508 Tactical 10x42r. *All* other roof-prism models, such as this pair of XC's, have no reticle in them.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2018-04-12

Does Steiner make binoculars that are self adjusting?

Asked by: bad knee
We do not. The closest to self adjusting would be the Sport Auto Focus feature available on our porro prism models.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-04-12
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