Binoculars vs Binos - What's the difference?

binoculars | binos |

As nouns the difference between binoculars and binos

is that binoculars is a hand-held device consisting of a series of lenses and prisms, used to magnify objects so that they can be better seen from a distance, and looked at through both eyes while binos is or binos can be (informal) binoculars.