Nikon introduces the MONARCH M5 Binoculars

September 22, 2021

TOKYO - Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., (Nikon Vision), a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation (Nikon), is pleased to announce the release of a new binocular series, the MONARCH M5. These are the successor models to the MONARCH 5, which are the standard model of the MONARCH series that represents Nikon binoculars and has been highly acclaimed all over the world for many years.

The MONARCH M5 series consists of three models: 8x42, 10x42 and 12x42. Their exterior has been completely redesigned from the MONARCH 5 binoculars into a clean form with straight lines.
Optical performance was inherited from the conventional MONARCH 5 binoculars, such as extra-low dispersion (ED) glass employed to correct chromatic aberration that causes colour fringing. As a result, a contrast-rich and high-resolution image is realised.
Multilayer coating is applied to all lenses and prisms. Dielectric high-reflective multilayer coating and phase correction coating are applied to the roof prisms. This all combines to achieve a bright view, plus natural colour fidelity.

Nikon MONARCH M5 binoculars are ideal for nature-watching, birding and many other outdoor activities.

MONARCH M5 10x42

Key features


MONARCH M5 8x42 MONARCH M5 10x42 MONARCH M5 12x42
Magnification (x) 8 10 12
Objective diameter (mm) 42 42 42
Angular field of view (Real/degree) 6.4 5.6 5.1
Angular field of view (Apparent/degree)*1 48.2 52.1 56.2
Field of view at 1,000m (m) 112 98 89
Field of view at 1,000 yd. (ft) 335 293 267
Exit pupil (mm) 5.3 4.2 3.5
Relative brightness 28.1 17.6 12.3
Eye relief (mm) 19.5 18.4 15.1
Close focusing distance (m/ft) 2.5/8.2 2.5/8.2 2.5/8.2
Length (mm/in.) 145/5.7 145/5.7 145/5.7
Width (mm/in.) 129/5.1 129/5.1 129/5.1
Depth (mm/in.) 54/2.1 54/2.1 54/2.1
Weight (g/oz.) 630/22.2 640/22.6 640/22.6
Interpupillary distance adjustment (mm/in.) 56-72/2.2-2.8 56-72/2.2-2.8 56-72/2.2-2.8
Type Roof Roof Roof
Waterproof structure Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes)*2, fogproof Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes)*2, fogproof Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes)*2, fogproof

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