7-9 power Binoculars is the most common strength of magnification for multi-purpose binoculars. Most people can hold these middle power binoculars steady without a tripod or other brace. 7-9 binocular magnification is the most universal of all magnification levels and is ideal for general-purpose use. 8x Binoculars are especially popular because they retain a good field of view while still providing enough magnification to make out detail. And don't worry about quality, as we have the top brands, from Bushnell and Nikon to Leupold and Steiner! For more info on the various parts and styles of binoculars, see our How to Choose binoculars Guide.