The Celestron Cypress 7x 30mm Binocular is an excellent choice for the beginner; providing high-quality optics. Cypress features BaK-4 prisms for maximum light transmission so you'll enjoy bright, sharp, high-contrast views. The porro prism design makes Cypress easy to hold, even for those with small hands. The smaller models are an excellent option for children. Cypress is waterproof and the housing is purged with dry nitrogen gas to prevent fogging. The binocular is constructed to withstand harsh treatment, while keeping weight to a minimum. For a sturdy, entry-level binocular, Cypress is the ideal choice.