Comparing Vortex Optics Solo and Zeiss MiniQuick

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Vortex Optics Solo ranks #11 out of 46. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Zeiss MiniQuick ranks #21 out of 46. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Vortex Optics Solo: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zeiss MiniQuick: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Vortex Optics Solo more than Zeiss MiniQuick

As of 10 Jul 2022, experts prefer Vortex Optics Solo over Zeiss MiniQuick, but both Monoculars have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Vortex Optics Solo received 6 recommendations: from Range Expert, Globo Surfer (4 Jan 2022) OpticsMag (19 Mar 2022) and 3 others. By contrast, Zeiss MiniQuick received only 3 recommendations from Expert World Travel (10 Feb 2022), Digital Camera World (24 Jun 2022) and Optics Addict (28 Feb 2022).

Rank Change Price Monocular
Best Binoculars Reviews
Range Expert
Globo Surfer
OpticsMag
Expert World Travel
T3
Target Tamers
Digital Camera World
Optics Addict
BestReviews
4
- $66
Vortex Optics Solo
-
5
4
4
2
-
6
-
-
2
13
- $200
Zeiss MiniQuick
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
12
5
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 10 Feb 2022 Expert World Travel ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #2 and Zeiss MiniQuick as #4
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    #2 out of 8 Vortex Optics Solo
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    #4 out of 8 Zeiss MiniQuick
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  • Range Expert ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #5
    Rank Monocular
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    #5 out of 12 Vortex Optics Solo
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  • On 4 Jan 2022 Globo Surfer ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #4
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    #4 out of 10 Vortex Optics Solo
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  • On 19 Mar 2022 OpticsMag ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #4
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    #4 out of 10 Vortex Optics Solo
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  • Target Tamers ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #6
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    #6 out of 14 Vortex Optics Solo
    Best Monocular for Hunting
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  • On 1 Dec 2021 BestReviews ranked Vortex Optics Solo as #2
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    #2 out of 5 Vortex Optics Solo
    Best Bang for the Buck
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  • On 24 Jun 2022 Digital Camera World ranked Zeiss MiniQuick as #12
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    #12 out of 12 Zeiss MiniQuick
    A monocular the size of a fountain pen? Call James Bond!
  • On 28 Feb 2022 Optics Addict ranked Zeiss MiniQuick as #5
    Rank Monocular Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 10 Zeiss MiniQuick
    Best Pocket Monocular
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 95 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Vortex Optics Solo outranks Zeiss MiniQuick. This is not to say that Zeiss MiniQuick is a bad option. Like Vortex Optics Solo, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Vortex Optics Solo noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Vortex Optics Solo
Zeiss MiniQuick
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Vortex Optics Solo, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Zeiss MiniQuick.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling monocular receives a consumer score of 7.4 (good). Both Vortex Optics Solo and Zeiss MiniQuick receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Vortex Optics Solo
In comparison:
Vortex Optics Solo ranks #11 out of 46. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Zeiss MiniQuick
In comparison:
Zeiss MiniQuick ranks #21 out of 46. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Median best-selling Monocular
In comparison:
Sgodde 25x30 Pirate ranks #24 out of 46.
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7.4
Good





Vortex Optics Solo is more popular than Zeiss MiniQuick

It's fairly safe to say that Vortex Optics Solo is a more popular monocular than Zeiss MiniQuick, based on its 1,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Vortex Optics Solo and Zeiss MiniQuick often consider Vortex Solo Tactical R/T, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Vortex Optics Solo and Zeiss MiniQuick
Vortex Solo Tactical R/T $140
In comparison:
Vortex Solo Tactical R/T ranks #5 out of 46. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
4 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Vortex VMX-3T $198
In comparison:
Vortex VMX-3T ranks #3 out of 46. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
Hawke Endurance ED Monocular $113
In comparison:
N/A
2 expert recommendations
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Mono $180
In comparison:
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Mono ranks #10 out of 46. It is in the top 20%.
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8.5
Great
6 expert recommendations Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Vortex Optics Solo outranks Zeiss MiniQuick by 9 positions. This indicates that, as of 10 Jul 2022, Vortex Optics Solo is more critically acclaimed than Zeiss MiniQuick.
Rank Change Price Monocular
Best Binoculars Reviews
Range Expert
Globo Surfer
OpticsMag
Expert World Travel
T3
Target Tamers
Digital Camera World
Optics Addict
BestReviews
1
+1 $180
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Mono
1
9
-
3
3
-
4
-
4
-
2
-1 $525
Leica Monovid
-
12
-
8
7
-
5
2
1
-
3
- $39
Roxant Grip Scope
-
3
3
2
-
-
2
-
3
4
4
- $66
Vortex Optics Solo
-
5
4
4
2
-
6
-
-
2
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [12]

85
Total expert reviews: 12
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by huntingnote.com
90
Average score based on 12 reviews
85
Lowest score by Hunting Optics
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
No expert reviews linked yet for Zeiss MiniQuick.
Vortex Optics Solo: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zeiss MiniQuick: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • 8x magnification and 36mm objectives lens, the Solo Monocular is a small, lightweight optic with fully multi-coated lenses, increasing the light transmission and resolution giving you the clear, crisp images you want.
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From Seller:
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective coating is designed to reduce surface reflections and, consequently, remove flares and ghost images, resulting in a clear, crisp picture
  • Field of view: 100m at 1000m away
  • 5x magnification in a pocket-sized device
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
✅ How To Use Vortex Optics Solo RT 8x36 Monocular Review
Popular! 27K views!
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Vortex Solo 10 x 36 Monocular review
Review by Gobangs11
Popular! 11K views!
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LIVE Ranging Demo/Review of Vortex SOLO R/T 8x36 Monocular | Beginner Tips | Ranging with MRAD
Review by FDA Impressions
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The Zeiss Conquest MiniQuick Monocular
Review by Whiskeyfox
Popular! 55K views!
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ZEISS MiniQuick 5x10T*
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
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Model Numbers: S105, S136, S825, S836
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UPC Numbers: 100177460710, 115970909663, 163120680085, 182682285286, 740035853058, 783847245345
Model Numbers: 421080
Vortex Optics Solo: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zeiss MiniQuick: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Vortex Optics Solo is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling monoculars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Hawke Endurance ED Monocular or Pentax VM 6x21 WP .

Vortex Optics Solo is $29.05 more expensive than an average monocular ($89.95).

Zeiss MiniQuick is a well-known and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling monoculars and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Vortex VMX-3T or Maven CM.1 .

Zeiss MiniQuick is $110.04 more expensive than an average monocular ($89.95).

Vortex Optics Solo: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zeiss MiniQuick: Buy | Customer Reviews

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