Product Comparison: Vortex Optics Razor HD vs Swarovski Optik SLC

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General Specifications
Vortex Optics
Swarovski Optik
Razor HD
About the Product
Razor HD binoculars are a step up and out from other binoculars in their class. Lightweight, bright and strong, these binoculars feature a best-in-class HD optical system that delivers the sharpest images possible.
Real multipurpose binoculars. The SLC 8x42 and the SLC 10x42 binoculars are sturdy in any weather, day in day out, and also stand out thanks to their particularly high optical quality. You will enjoy these rugged, ergonomic binoculars for many years.
Key Specs
Magnification Power
10 x
10 x
Prism Type
Lens Diameter
42 mm
42 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter
4.2 mm
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
0.62 in.
0.6 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Vortex Optics Razor HD Roof Prism Binoculars
  • As far as clarify, objects are very clear and detailed - what you can expect with all of the Razor HD glass.
  • During normal light razor hd very crisp and clear, easy to focus, and great at pulling out the animals in thick timber and on side hills.
  • These binos are the perfect fit for anyone who does multiple shooting sports.
  • RZR HD works better than I dreamed it would
  • I think Vortex 10 X 42 Razor binoculars are not the best optics for that money.
Swarovski Optik SLC 10x42 Waterproof Binoculars with FieldPro Package, Green
  • In addition to the high-end optics, you are also getting the lifetime, no questions asked, full warranty on these binoculars.
  • The best binoculars I've owned or seen so far. Perfect clarity, true colors, very bright and so on.
  • These binoculars are optically the best I have owned. Only drawback is the price, but worth it if you want this level of quality.
  • Given as a gift & loved by the recipient. The last pair of binos they'll need for the rest of their life-quoted
  • Good optics but they should be for how much money you have to shell out.
Size & Weight
Olive Green
5.9 in.
5.7 in.
5.1 in.
4.7 in.
2.5 in.
2.5 in.
24.8 oz.
27 oz.
Field of View
362 ft/1000 yds
330 ft/1000 yds
Shortest Focusing Distance
6 ft.
10.5 ft.
Field of View (degrees)
6.9 °
6.3 °
Included Accesories
Rainguard eyepiece cover, Tethered objective lens covers, Comfort neck strap, Deluxe padded carry case
Field bag, Eyepiece cover, Objective lens cover, Lift carrying strap
Interpupillary Distance
2.2 - 3.0 in.
2.2 - 2.9 in.
APO System, HD Lens Elements, XR™ Plus Fully Multi-Coated, Waterproof, Fogproof
HD Optical System, SWAROBRIGHT trademark technologie, SWAROCLEAN trademark technologie
Light Transmission
91 %
Dioptric Compensation
What customers say about "Features"
Vortex Optics Razor HD Roof Prism Binoculars
  • The binos fell from the back of a galloping horse, landing in a mountain river, then sat there in a foot of water for 6 hours but still looked and performed like I just took them out of the box.
  • Multi-layer prism coatings provide clear bright and color-accurate images. I am impressed!
  • Adjusting the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time is very handy, good binos.
  • Eye relief caps move too easily.
  • Range finding capability is not enough for that price.
Swarovski Optik SLC 10x42 Waterproof Binoculars with FieldPro Package, Green
  • Light weight, comfortable ergonomics ,and rubber coating keeps my hands warmer in cold weather than competing rubber coating bino's.
  • Excellent glass and rugged built. A bit heavier that other comparable models but I use a full harness rather than neck strap so it is not impactful for me in the field.
  • They also have the ruberied body versus the hard plastic. Another nice feature.
  • They are a little heavier, but not noticeable especially if you used them with a harness. These fit the bill for an "all purpose" binocular.
  • Great clarity at all light conditions
Other Information
1.299 $
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
10 year(s)

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