Champ 8x22

Steiner Champ 8x22 Binocular

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The Champ Series was made for those who demand all-around, affordable capability: compact mobility, simplicity and a sharp image. Champ binoculars puts all that into your purse, pocket or briefcase so there’s no reason to miss anything. Camping to backyard birding, touring to sports events, the action is right up close. Rubber armoring with molded traction bars provide a sure grip, and the ergonomic eyecups keep the view comfortable.

Provides ample power and wide field of view, with fast-focus ease for both distance viewing and objects as close as 10 feet.

  • Magnification 8x
  • Weight 9.5 oz
  • Width 4.1 in.
  • Height 4.4 in.
  • Item no. 2112

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Product Features: 

Lightweight Roof Prism Design

ensures sharp, crisp images in minimal space, so you can keep your optics anywhere.


High Contrast Lenses

provide superior light transmission, accurate color and clear images edge to edge.




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


Rubber Armoring

protects chassis and lenses with ergonomic ridges and pads for secure, comfortable grip.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
21128x22332 ft.N/AN/A
Field of View332 ft.
Objective Lens22
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast
Close Focus11
Exit Pupil2.8 mm
Twilight Factor16.1
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
Weight10 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)4.1x4.3x1.9
Neck Strapcomfort
Neck Strap Attachmentfixed
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Carry CaseYes

Champ 8x22 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 13 years ago I bought a set of 8x22 Champs (I think they were called something else then) they were going strong (and probably still are) when I left them on the railing after a football game. Last month I when to the store to replace them but they didn't carry the 8x22 so I purchased a 10x36 Predator Pro's. They were longer and had to much magnification for what I was looking for. I returned them and ordered the 8x22's. The new model is black instead of gray like my old ones, I like the black better. The right side is a tad less resistance to moving compared to the left side but I can live with it. I love the size, the way they fit into my hand and the feel of these binoculars.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've ever owned. I bought this on sale and very happy with this set. I have owned many binoculars over the years. I did reviews on the internet and read nothing but very positive comments. This was why I had to go to 3 different stores to find these still in stock. I have used them mostly for bird watching and find them amazing. Having the 8 has given me the stability to look at the detail in the colours of the birds, I can hold the binoculars extremely steady. The centre axis is extremely smooth and easy to use.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for size and price! I was looking for a compact, travel size and found that Steiner has this model. The weight and over-all size are great! Travel size. That mattered to me because I carry a lot of camera equipment. Look and feel are very nice. Even though these are compact they have a good feel, even in large hands. The double hinge design is very nice for adjusting to your face width. Focusing is easy enough and the optical quality seems really nice for the 22mm size!! In general, I am quite happy and looking forward to taking on a big trip.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but powerful. I bought this particular binocular because it was comfortably small, not bulky yet powerful enough to look at wild life in the back yard, especially birds. very easy to adjust and use. Very pleased.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect for woods hunting I hunt in heavily wooded areas and seldom see anything beyond about 100 yards. I don't use binoculars a lot, so I like to keep them stuffed in my shirt pocket. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the optics and ease of focusing with the Steiner Champ. If you're looking for a binocular that is light weight, easy to carry, and good quality check these out.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value and performance I bought the 8X22 Champ to have a ready set of binoculars handy by the kitchen Windows in front of bluebird feeders. They are handy and quality of optics quite nice for such a small size and price. I am a fan of Steiners and own the 7X50 Police which are excellent and much brighter though considerably larger. The Champ fits my need. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent optics for the price! Very compact little binoculars to take anywhere. Top sharpness for such a small binocular. Excellent for trips where every ounce counts, especially the back country and backpacking. Fits in the shirt pocket and weights very little. Get's the job done better than anything even close to this price range.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best deal going. I bought my Steiner Champ 8x22 binoculars 3 months ago. They have quickly became go-to optic. They are small enough to carry anywhere,and the optical and image quality are second to none in this price range and better than lots of binocs costing way more. Very satisfied with the product.
Date published: 2018-03-31
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I am very happy with my Safari Pro 8x22 that I bought several years ago. However the left side hinge has become loose and doesn't hold it's position. How can I tighten it?

Asked by: Rick Wolkowitz
Please contact Technical Services at 888-228-7747 for assistance.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-09-16

I need a compact binocular that can be folded with a long eye relief. I wear glasses.

Asked by: Guillermo
The eyecups on all of the compact (dual hinge) binoculars can be folded down.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-12-29

Can you please let me know where the Steiner champ 8x22 are made? USA? China? Germany? Thanks, Francisco.

Asked by: Pancho
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-04-14

Would you please advise the eye relief for Steiner Safari and Champ? I wear eyeglasses and want to know if I can use these binoculars without the need to put off the eyeglasses.

Asked by: Norseman
On both models (e.g. Safarin, Champ) of 8x22 the eye relief is 9.5 mm
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2015-04-22

How do you tighten hinge on Steiner Champ 8x22

Asked by: 805gregg
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-12-11

Are the Champ models water proof and air purged?

Asked by: Elijah1
The Champ's are waterproof, but not submersible. That is to say, they should withstand rain and ocean spray without trouble.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2023-12-11

Is the optics Bak4?

Asked by: Paulo
Yes indeed!
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-12-11

Do these come with strap and case? Lens covers? Thank you.

Asked by: Alabama
Strap and case are included, but no lens covers for this model.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-06-08
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