Nikon has announced the release of two new best compact binoculars in its sports optics line – the Monarch M7 and Monarch M5. Both bird watching binoculars feature a stylish design and a robust case. According to the manufacturer, the new devices provide accurate and natural displays, ideal for observing wildlife. The Nikon binoculars offer excellent ergonomics and high optical performance in various configurations.
The Nikon Monarch M7 series is the perfect binoculars for bird watching and wildlife enthusiasts. All Monarch M7 models deliver stunning images with an apparent field of view above 60˚ – unprecedented in this class of binoculars. The best compact binoculars let you see fast-moving birds or wild animals at a great distance in great detail.
Nikon Monarch M5 models are ideal for active sports and leisure activities such as rock climbing and hiking. All models are equipped with Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) lenses, which correct chromatic aberration that causes color outlines to ensure crisp images.
The Monarch M7 and Monarch M5 have a dielectric, highly reflective multi-layer prism coating for uniform light transmission over the entire visible range.
Both new models in the Monarch series offer a comfortable, secure grip and are rubber coated to resist impact. The binoculars are waterproof – they can withstand up to 10 minutes at a depth of 1 meter and are also protected from fogging. Pivoting / retractable rubber eyecups with locking positions facilitate the correct positioning of the point of view concerning the eye.
Both the M7 and M5 binoculars are very compact and lightweight but can be mounted on a tripod for hands-free observation if desired. This is especially useful when used in a static position for a long time.
Price and availability
Nikon Monarch M5 pricing starts from $289.95 for the 8×42 variant, $299.95 for the 10×42 model, and $319.95 for the 12×42 and is available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Nikon Monarch M7 pricing starts from $479.95 for the 8×30 variant, $489.95 for 8×42 and 10×30 models, and $499.95 for the 10×42 and now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Recently, Nikon has also introduced the Nikkor Z 40mm F2 compact and lightweight fixed focal length lens for the Nikon mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame Z-System. The Nikon Z lens almost corresponds to the normal focal length for the 35mm format and therefore, is an alternative to a 50mm normal lens. On a camera with an image sensor in the APS-C or DX formats like the Nikon Z fc or Z 50, the lens corresponds to a 60mm.