The Nikon EDG 8x32 model is also completely waterproof up to 16.4 feet for a 10 minute maximum time limit. Nikon has set a higher price tag on the EDG model series because they claim all EDG models are designed to "provide professional grade quality" and are the "cutting edge" in available binoculars.
The Nikon EDG 8x32 model binoculars also include additional features such as specific Nikon lens technology, turn and slide rubber eye-cups, dual focus adjuster knob for both eyepieces, and a body made up of environmentally safe materials. Nikon claims the EDG series binoculars are designed with a durable body design to compliment the many listed uses.
The Nikon EDG series includes models of nearly the same exact specifications and body design with exception to the magnification rating and individual objective lens sizes.