Olympus DPS I Binoculars 8-16x 40-zoom

Test 02/2020

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Test seal: Olympus DPS I Binoculars 8-16x 40-zoom, Rating 9.3

last modified: 04.02.2020, 9:11

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All rating criteria details:

Quality of vision 50%
Ergonomics 20%
Comfort 20%
Handling 10%
Tested by: Jana


Product tester


The Binoculars 8-16x40 Zoom DPS I convinces not only with the stable housing and the very secure rubber grips but especially with the many functions and the bright image with excellent quality.


  • Grip-proof rubber coating
  • UV protection
  • Zoom
  • Large control knobs
  • Bright image


  • Adjusting wheel partly somewhat stiff
  • After looking through the binoculars for some time it becomes very strenuous

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Very high quality and robust. Very suitable for various occasions, especially in nature.

The Binoculars 8-16x40 Zoom DPS I come in a handy, small package. Even when you take them out of the packaging, you notice that the binoculars are quite heavy in your hand. At the same time, it also feels like a high-quality product. Due to the non-slip rubber coating, you have a good, secure grip. These are aspherical optical porro prism binoculars. The aspherical lenses help to minimize distortions.

The scope of delivery includes

  • Binoculars
  • Bag
  • Operating instructions
  • Collar
  • Lens protection cover

binoculars Olympus

binoculars Olympus


Before the first use, it is necessary to adjust the binoculars correctly. To do this, it is a good idea to read through the operating instructions, which explain in simple steps what is important when adjusting these binoculars. Thanks to the large focusing wheel, focusing can be adjusted very quickly and easily. The additionally integrated dioptre correction helps to adjust personal visual requirements.

Olympus binoculars

binoculars Olympus


UV protection: The eyepiece has a specially developed lens element with UV protection. This enables harmful ultraviolet rays to be filtered out. Especially during prolonged use, the binoculars thus minimize the strain on the eyes.

High-intensity wide-angle optics: Thanks to the large exit pupils of the 8x40 DPS I, good observation is guaranteed even in poor light conditions. The wide-angle field of view of 65° ensures a particularly wide image.

Anti-reflection lens coating: The lenses and prisms of these binoculars are coated for optimum light transmission and a bright, clear field of view. The anti-reflection coated lenses, therefore, allow very clear vision. In addition, the zoom function brings the user even closer to the subject.


Particularly suitable for bird watching and camping/hiking, as well as sporting and other events. These binoculars are also ideal for observing fast-moving objects. The multi-coated lenses ensure maximum contrast and brightness.

In addition, with 8x magnification of the 8x40 DPS I binoculars, distant objects can be explored with ease. If you need to get even closer to an object from a location, simply try the powerful zoom of the 16x40 Zoom DPS I.

Overall, these binoculars did very well in the test. Whether in daylight or in twilight - you always had a clear and good view at long distances. Last but not least, the non-slip housing, as well as the overall comfort, contributed to the fact that the Olympus binoculars performed well.

Olympus binoculars

binoculars Olympus

We have evaluated almost 1076 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that around 91 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). About 6 percent of users are partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 91% positive and 6% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Adjustment to personal dioptre is very simple
  • Excellent visibility of distant objects even at dusk, even at the highest magnification

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Lens covers are not attached to the binoculars, which makes it quite easy to lose
  • The strap of the bag is very thin, which makes long wearing of the heavy binoculars uncomfortable
Manufacturer Olympus
EAN 0962327285020
Scope of delivery Binoculars, operating instructions, carrying bag
Quality impression Excellent
Packaging Good
Additional warranty 2 years
Quality of instructions Excellent
Manual language EN, BG, GER, AR, LT, NL, SK
Width 18.2 cm
Height 5.8 cm
Depth 15.2 cm
Weight 789 g
Twilight factor/ light intensity 25 - 6.3
Ergonomic eyecup No
Fast Close Focus
Suitable for spectacle wearers
Integrated dioptre correction
Objective lens diameter 40 mm
Visual field at 1000m 87 - 59
Carrying bag
Zoom factor 8-fold
Waterproof No information
Quality of vision

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Does the carrier bag have a fanny pack?
No, the bag does not have a belt loop. Instead, it has a strap for carrying around (neck/shoulder).
How much do the binoculars weigh?
About 800 g.
Does it have a tripod socket?
No, this model has no tripod socket.


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