The SV 10x42 Binocular from Kowa Sporting Optics has a slightly larger magnification size of 10x allowing a closer detailed look at the subject of interest. A 42mm size objective is a comfortable size allowing enough light transmission to be eminently usable during the low-light situations of dawn, dusk and overcast days without adding any superfluous weight. This is a comfortable roof binocular with an especially sleek and attractive flowing design. The conspicuous red line at the intersection of the closed bridge adds a distinctly snazzy flavor to the overall visual form factor. Looks aside, the optics are fully multicoated minimizing light loss and increasing brightness. Phase coated for true color fidelity and provided with a highly reflective coating that produces a clear visual range and sharp image elevates this glass to a level of optical superiority. Twist-up eyecups contribute to the viewing comfort; twist down for use with glasses, twist up for use without. Rubber armoring provides a secure and comfortable grip, as well as added shock-resistance. The nitrogen filled waterproof and fogproof feature will ensure optical protection in all weather conditions and outdoor situations. Smooth and sleek with strategically placed indentations in the rubber armoring this is a practical and visually pleasing scope to own.