binoculars vs monoculars
Please give advice of brands you prefer as I'd like to order online from this site.
That kind of magnification is only available in a spotting scope, not a monocular (handheld, low power scope) or an observation binocular mounted on a tripod. All instruments at 20x require a tripod for steadiness to use, properly. For the basics on higher power observation instruments, both binoculars and spotting scopes, see our article at High Power Observation For Home Or Office This article contains recommendations in various price ranges.
If you want to handhold, stay with a standard 10x or lower magnification binocular or consider an image-stabilized (IS) binocular if you want a bit more magnification without a tripod.
Price is always the best indicator of quality and performance in either a spotting scope or a binocular.
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