It's hard to describe how small this scope is, honestly not much bigger (or heavier) than a tall boy can of beer. But the images, especially when you take into account size, are incredible. The clarity is much better than a Vortex Razor HD spotter. I would say it is the same clarity as my Meopta Meostar 10x42 HD, and that is really saying something. The only slight downfall is brightness, but considering it's only a 55mm obj, comparing it to an 85 mm Razor is unfair. And yet, the difference is not much. I would say 95% of hunters will never need more scope than this.