Nikon Introduces the Laser Rangefinder PROSTAFF 7

February 22, 2013

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon Laser Rangefinder PROSTAFF 7, an ideal companion for hunting applications.

The Laser Rangefinder PROSTAFF 5, introduced in 2012, has been gaining in popularity for its high-speed range-finding in a compact, lightweight design. This new Laser Rangefinder PROSTAFF 7 employs ID Technology, enabling display of horizontal distance, in a sleek ergonomic design with a large, easy-to-view eyepiece and longer eye relief, its high transmittance realising a brighter field of view.

According to the subject conditions, Distant Target Priority mode and First Target Priority mode can be easily switched. Distant Target Priority mode is useful when hunting in heavily wooded areas where game animals may be partially obscured by undergrowth or bushes. With First Target Priority mode, the user can measure the distance of the closest subject, ideal for hunting that lone buck in the meadow in front of trees or a fence.

Moreover, continuous measurement for up to about 8 seconds is possible by holding down the POWER ON/Measurement button – effective for measurement of the distance to a moving target without worrying about hand movements.

LED illumination can also be easily switched ON/OFF manually, to provide you with comfortable range-finding even in dark conditions. The PROSTAFF 7 is the perfect tool for outdoor uses such as hunting.

Key Features

  • Measurement range: 4.5-550m /5-600 yd.
  • Horizontal Distance display mode and Actual Distance display mode can be easily switched – ID (incline/decline) Technology
  • Target Priority Switch System for measuring overlapping subjects:
    First Target Priority mode displays the distance of the closest subject – useful when hunting for getting an instant reading on that lone buck in the meadow in front of trees or a fence.
    Distant Target Priority mode displays that of the farthest subject – useful when hunting in heavily wooded areas where game animals may be partially obscured by undergrowth or bushes.
  • Compact, lightweight and ergonomic design
  • Distance measurement display step is 0.1m/yd.
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • High light transmittance for a brighter field of view
  • Large ocular for easy viewing (18mm)
  • Wide field of view (7.5 degrees)
  • Long eye relief design affords eyeglass wearers easy viewing
  • Dioptre adjustment function
  • Single or continuous measurement (up to 8 seconds)
  • LED illumination for easy viewing of the display in dark conditions
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes), but not for underwater usage; the battery chamber is water-resistant
  • Wide temperature tolerance: -10°C to +50°C

Internal display

Display mode cycle


Swipe horizontally to view full table.

Measurement range 4.5-550m/5-600 yards
Distance display (increment) Every 0.1m/yd.
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 (LxHxW) 113 x 70 x 39
Weight (excluding battery) (g) Approx. 175
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V)
Auto power shutoff function equipped (after 8 sec.)
Safety Class 1M Laser Product (EN/IEC60825-1:2007)
Class I Laser Product (FDA/21 CFR Part 1040.10:1985)
EMC FCC Part15 SubPartB class B, EU:EMC directive, AS/NZS, VCCI classB
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.

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