It is best to try them yourself but IMO I prefer the Nikon MHG or the HG L over the other binoculars you were considering like the M7 depending on how much the price difference is. In the US sometimes you can get the Nikon MHG for as low as $650.00 on sale and you can always get them for $750.00 on Ebay from Japan so that is a consideration. I don't think I would pay your Canadian price of $1350.00 for the MHG though. At that price I would start looking at used alpha's like maybe a Nikon EDG from Japan. Then you have one of the best.