Nikon Introduces the Golfer's Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED

May 15, 2018

TOKYO – Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., (Nikon Vision), a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation (Nikon), is pleased to announce the release of the golfer's Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED. This is a new, further improved model of the COOLSHOT 80 series, and positioned to be the highest model of the COOLSHOT series.

While keeping the same effect of the vibration reduction function of the COOLSHOT 80 series, the COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED realises a smaller and lighter body than that series. Notable features are an easy-to-view red internal OLED display with an automatic adjustment function that finetunes the display brightness according to the surrounding ambient light level. The measurement response time is shortened to approx. 0.3 second. The body has a waterproof and fogproof structure that provides protection from unexpected rain and water splashes.

The COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED also employs an "Actual Distance Indicator", which is an LED lamp located at the forward end. This blinks in a green colour when using actual distance mode, to indicate that the equipment is not utilising the Incline/Decline measurement function (ID Technology). It can be easily confirmed by observers. You can employ the COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED in official competitions where the local rules permit the usage of a distance-measurement device, clearly showing that you are not using the Incline/Decline measurement function (ID Technology).

Everything you expect from a golfer's Laser Rangefinder is consolidated into the COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED. Using Nikon's COOLSHOT removes uncertainty about the distance, allowing more time to make strategic decisions on the course, and letting you focus on each shot.

The new COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED, with its improved operability and ease of measurement, is recommended for both those who are using a golfer's Laser Rangefinder for the first time as well as those who have not been satisfied with conventional Laser Rangefinders for golfing.

  • *When using a COOLSHOT in an official competition, make sure to check the local rules in advance.
Internal display
*Simulated image

Key Features

  • Measurement range: 7.5-1,090m/8-1,200 yd.
  • STABILIZED function is employed for facilitating measurement to a distant flagstick while reducing the vibration caused by hand movement.
    The effect of Vibration Reduction: Vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement (sinusoidal waves) are reduced to approx. 1/5 or less*1.
    • *1Based on Nikon's measurement standards.
  • Red internal OLED display enables easier viewing in any situation. Automatic brightness adjustment function finetunes the display brightness according to the surrounding ambient light level.
  • Quick and stable measurement response regardless of distance — HYPER READ is much evolved and displays the measurement result in approx. 0.3 second
  • Green-lit LOCKED ON Technology*2: LOCKED ON sign is lit in green and informs you of the distance to the closest subject.
    When measuring overlapping subjects, the distance to the closest subject is displayed with a LOCKED ON sign in the viewfinder. For example, on a golf course, it is clearly visible that the distance to the flagstick has been measured even with trees in the background.
    • *2Single measurements: When measuring overlapping subjects and the distance to the closest subject is displayed, the LOCKED ON sign appears.
      Continuous measurement: When displayed figures shift to a closer subject, the LOCKED ON sign appears.
  • Golf mode displays the slope adjusted distance (Horizontal distance ± Height) which is a guide to how far you should hit the ball and useful when golfing on an uphill/downhill course — ID (incline/decline) Technology
  • Actual Distance Indicator is employed to indicate that the Incline/Decline measurement function (ID Technology) is not being utilised.
    When using actual distance mode, the indicator blinks in green while power is on. Non-use of the Incline/Decline measurement function (ID Technology) can be confirmed by observers easily. The Actual Distance Indicator can also be switched off.
  • First Target Priority mode is employed. When measuring overlapping subjects, the distance of the closest subject is displayed — useful when golfing for measuring the distance to a flagstick on a green with woods in the background.
  • Distance measurement display step: 0.5m/yd.
  • Single or continuous measurement (up to 8 seconds)
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • 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
  • Compact body design for comfortable holding
  • Waterproof and fogproof
  • Wide temperature tolerance: -10°C to +50°C/14°F to 122°F


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Measurement range (actual distance) 7.5-1,090m/8-1,200 yd.
Distance display (increment) Actual distance (upper):
Every 1m/yd.
Actual distance (lower):
Every 0.5m/yd.
Horizontal distance/Slope adjusted distance (lower):
Every 0.2m/yd.
Height (upper):
Every 0.2m/yd. (shorter than 100m/yd.)
Every 1m/yd. (100m/yd. and over)
Accuracy* (actual distance) ±0.75m/yd. (shorter than 700m/yd.)
±1.25m/yd. (700m/yd. and over, shorter than 1,000m/yd.)
±1.75m/yd. (1,000m/yd. and over)
Magnification (x) 6
Effective objective diameter (mm) 21
Actual field of view(°) 7.5
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5
Eye relief (mm) 18.0
Dimensions (L x H x W) (mm/inch) 96 x 74 x 42/3.8 x 2.9 x 1.7
Weight (excluding battery) (g/oz.) 170/6.0
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V)
Auto power shut-off (after approx. 8 sec. unoperated)
Waterproof structure Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes), fogproof
Battery chamber is rainproof — JIS/IEC protection class 4 (IPX4) equivalent (under Nikon's testing conditions)
Laser classification IEC60825-1: Class 1M/Laser Product
FDA/21 CFR Part 1040.10: Class I Laser Product
Electromagnetic compatibility FCC Part15 SubPartB class B, EU:EMC directive, AS/NZS, VCCI classB, CU TR 020, ICES-003
Environment RoHS, WEEE
  • *Under Nikon's measurement conditions

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.