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

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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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