Nikon introduces the Golfer's Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT 50i

August 5, 2021

TOKYO - Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., (Nikon Vision), a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation (Nikon), is pleased to announce the release of the COOLSHOT 50i Laser Rangefinder for golfers. This is a new, medium-class Laser Rangefinder that incorporate many versatile functions.

The COOLSHOT 50i Laser Rangefinder features a novel, sporty exterior design among existing COOLSHOT series Laser Rangefinders, and incorporates many functions required by golfers. A magnet is built into the side of the body for convenient portability. Also, a red internal OLED display enables easier viewing in any situation.

Dual LOCKED ON QUAKE Technology, which is a further evolved conventional LOCKED ON Technology, is employed. It is a new function that informs you that the distance to the flagstick has been measured, providing clear notification with visual and tactile confirmation. When measuring overlapping subjects, the distance to the closest subject is displayed with a red LOCKED ON sign in the viewfinder and a simultaneous brief vibration. For example, on a golf course, clear visual and tactile confirmation informs you that the distance to the flagstick has been measured even with trees in the background.

The COOLSHOT 50i employs two measurement display modes: a golf mode (slope adjusted distance and actual distance) and an actual distance mode. Switching modes is simple, with a single press of a button. When using actual distance mode, the LED of the Actual Distance Indicator sign blinks in green to inform observers of non-use of the Incline/Decline measurement function. It is highly convenient that you can use this product for practice with the golf mode and for official golf competitions using actual distance mode.


Key features


Measurement range (actual distance) 5-1,090m/6-1,200 yd.
Distance display (increment) Actual distance (upper):
Every 1 m/yd.
Actual distance (lower):
Every 0.5 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
Every 1 m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Slope adjusted distance (lower):
Every 0.2 m/yd. (shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
Every 1 m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Accuracy* (actual distance) ±1 m/yd. (shorter than 100 m/yd.)
±2 m/yd. (100 m/yd. and over, shorter than 1,000 m/yd.)
±0.5% m/yd. (1,000 m/yd. and over)
Magnification (x) 6
Effective objective diameter (mm) 22
Actual field of view (°) 6.0
Exit pupil (mm) 3.7
Eye relief (mm) 17.0
Dimensions (L x H x W) (mm/in.) 100 x 75 x 38/3.9 x 3.0 x 1.5
Weight (excluding battery) (g/oz.) Approx. 175/6.2
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V)
Auto power shut-off (after approx. 8 sec. unoperated)
Waterproof structure 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

Every effort has been made to ensure specifications and claims are accurate, but they may be subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.