Nikon Introduces New Laser Rangefinder "Laser 1000A S"

December 17, 2010

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to present the Laser 1000A S, a laser rangefinder with an innovative golf mode. Since the first Nikon laser rangefinders were released in 1999, they have been very popular with a wide variety of users, from golfers to hunters.

As well as actual distance, height and horizontal distance, the Laser 1000A S displays slope-adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height) in the viewfinder. It is useful for users to easily understand the distance to the target in a hilly environment.

Display Mode Cycle

Actual distance and height mode
Horizontal distance and height mode
Golf mode (slope-adjusted distance and actual distance mode)
Actual distance mode

Key Features

  • Measurement range: 10–915 m/11–1,000 yd.
  • Wider field of view (7.5 degrees)
  • Active Brightness Control Viewfinder for easy, clear viewing: orange LED is automatically turned on when it is used in darker situations and brightness of the LED is adjusted according to the surroundings.
  • Improved light transmittance for a brighter field of view
  • Larger ocular for easy viewing (18 mm)
  • Actual distance, horizontal distances, height and slope-adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height) can be measured easily.
  • The four display modes—actual distance and height mode, horizontal distance and height mode, golf mode, actual distance mode—are provided in the internal display. The newly featured golf mode provides slope-adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height), enabling the user to confidently determine how to approach a hilly course.
  • Target Priority Switch System offers two measurement modes: first target priority mode and distant target priority mode
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • High-eyepoint design allows easy viewing, even for eyeglass wearers.
  • With the power button held down, Laser 1000A S is capable of distancing different targets in succession.
  • Waterproof (up to 1 meter for 10 minutes), but not for underwater usage; the battery chamber is water resistant

Nikon Laser Rangefinder "Laser 1000A S" Specifications

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Model name Laser 1000A S
Measurement range Distance: 10–915 m/11–1,000 yd.
Distance display (increment) Actual Distance displayed in the upper part:
every 0.5 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
every 1.0 m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Actual Distance displayed in the right bottom part:
every 1.0 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
Horizontal Distance displayed in the upper part:
every 0.2 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
every 1.0 m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Height displayed in the right bottom part:
every ±0.2 m/yd. (shorter than ±100 m/yd.)
every ±1.0 m/yd. (±100–999 m/yd.)
Slope adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height) displayed in the upper part:
every 0.2 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
every 1.0 m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Finder Magnification (x) 6
Effective objective diameter (mm) 21
Actual field of view (°) 7.5
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5
Eye relief (mm) 18.3
Dimensions (L x H x W) (mm) 118 x 73 x 41
Weight (g) (excluding battery) 195
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC3V)
Auto power shutoff function (after 8 sec.)
Safety Class 1M Laser product (EN/IEC60825-1:2007)
EMC FCC Part 15 SubPartB Class B, CE:EMC directive, C-tick, VCCI Class B
Environment RoHS, WEEE
  • *The specifications of the product may not be achieved depending on the target object's shape, surface texture and nature, and/or weather conditions.
  • Note: The origin of the technique of this Laser Rangefinder with inclinometer is the Surveying Instruments incorporated measuring capability of both distance and angle which were developed by Nikon Corporation. Among such products, especially, the first highly advanced electronic model, the Total Station DTM-1, is the root (Sold in 1985).

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