Nikon introduces the MONARCH 2000 Laser Rangefinder

February 21, 2019

TOKYO - Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., (Nikon Vision), a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation (Nikon), is pleased to announce the release of a new portable Laser Rangefinder, the MONARCH 2000.

The MONARCH 2000 features a higher-durability body covered with elastomer, that has a solid, linear design and provides an extended measurement capability with a maximum distance of 1,820m/2,000 yd.* An easier-to-view red OLED internal display, and an automatic adjustment function that automatically finetunes the display brightness according to the surrounding ambient light level, are incorporated.

Thanks to HYPER READ, the measurement response of the MONARCH 2000 is stable and speedy regardless of the distance to the target, and measurement results are displayed in approx. 0.3 second. If single measurement, enabled with a single press of a button, fails to measure the distance, it automatically continues to attempt the measurement for up to approx. 4 seconds until results can be obtained. Ease of measurement of further and smaller targets is improved through this simple operation.

Also, through employing ID (incline/decline) Technology, both Actual Distance and Horizontal Distance can be measured. The body features a waterproof and fogproof structure, providing protection from unexpected water splashes, accidental dropping into water, and sudden weather changes.

The MONARCH 2000 enables stress-free, rapid measurement in any situation without missing the crucial moment.

  • *Under Nikon's measurement conditions and reference values.
Internal display

Key Features

  • Measurement range: 7.3-1,820m/8-2,000 yd.*
  • Red OLED internal 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
  • Single or continuous measurement (up to 8 seconds). If single measurement fails, it automatically extends the measurement until succeeding for up to 4 seconds. Keeping the button depressed enables continuous measurement for up to approx. 8 seconds.
  • 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 measuring the distance to a subject in front of an overlapping background.
    Distant Target Priority mode displays that of the farthest subject — useful in wooded areas.
  • Distance measurement display step: 0.1m/yd.
  • 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 (up to 1m/3.3 ft for 10 minutes) and fogproof, but not designed for underwater usage; the battery chamber is rainproof
  • Wide temperature tolerance: -10°C to +50°C/14°F to 122°F
  • *Under Nikon's measurement conditions and reference values.


Swipe horizontally to view full table.

Measurement range (actual distance)* 7.3-1,820m/8-2,000 yd.
Maximum measurement distance (reflective)* 1,820m/2,000 yd.
Maximum measurement distance (tree)* 1,090m/1,200 yd.
Maximum measurement distance (deer)* 1,000m/1,100 yd.
Distance display (increment) Every 0.1m/yd.
Accuracy** (actual distance) ±0.50m/yd. (shorter than 700m/yd.)
±1.00m/yd. (700m/yd. and over, shorter than 1,000m/yd.)
±1.50m/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 (LxHxW) (mm/inch) 96 x 74 x 42/3.8 x 2.9 x 1.7
Weight (excluding battery) (g/oz.) 175/6.1
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 and reference values.
  • **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.