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Nikon Introduces New MONARCH X Binoculars

February 18, 2009

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to present the new MONARCH X binoculars, superior models in the globally popular MONARCH series. These new binoculars feature outstanding optical quality further enhanced by a large 45 mm objective diameter and innovative dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating.
The O-ring seals and nitrogen gas in the slim body make these binoculars waterproof and fog-free. Rubber coating protects the binocular body and assures a firm and conformable grip. The 8.5x and 10.5x MONARCH X binoculars are available for observing nature such as birds and other animals.

Key Features

  • Dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating assures uniform and high transmittance in full visible range for bright and natural color images
  • All lenses and prisms are multilayer-coated for the brightest images
  • Phase-correction-coated roof prisms for high resolution
  • Waterproof (up to 1 m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas
  • High-eyepoint design for clear field of view, even for eyeglass wearers
  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click facilitate easy positioning of eyes at the correct eyepoint

Nikon MONARCH X Binoculars Specifications

8.5x45 DCF
10.5x45 DCF
Magnification 8.5x 10.5x
Objective diameter 45 mm 45 mm
Angular field of view (real) 6.3° 6.3°
Angular field of view (apparent)* 50.1° 60.0°
Field of view at 1,000 m 110 m 110 m
Exit pupil 5.3 mm 4.3 mm
Relative brightness 28.1 18.5
Eye relief 20.6 mm 16.0 mm
Close focusing distance 3.0 m 3.0 m
Interpupillary distance adjustment 56-72 mm 56-72 mm
Length 156 mm 156 mm
Width 139 mm 139 mm
Weight 720 g 730 g
  • *Nikon has adopted a calculation method based on ISO 14132-1:2002.
    tan ω′ = τ x tan ω
    Apparent field of view: 2ω′
    Real field of view: 2ω
    Magnification: τ

  • The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.