Binoculars I believe are one of the most important pieces of equipment a hunter needs while hunting. A person who spends a great deal of time outdoors definitely needs to have a good pair of binoculars. Hunting binoculars are made for hunters who hunt in the highlands or in the bush, giving them a great advantage to spot, stalk.
One tip I have learnt over the years is don't be cheap on one of your most important tools in your backpack, remember you only get what you pay for.
Your binos can also have some other good uses. On an old set of 8 power I have there are marks on the focus dial that I have put there from the shooting range, by focusing in at 50 yrd - 100yrd - 150yrd and so on marking your focus dial every time you're turning your binoculars into a rangefinder.
Now many companies are coming out with an eye piece that doubles the power and can turn your binocular into more of a spotting scope.
Try matching your camera up to your eye piece for taking picture, this can be a great scouting tool for you to review when you get home.