Champion of dawn & dusk.

Some of the most exciting moments happen in the magical light of dawn and dusk. Monarch M5 binoculars are built for these moments. Large 42mm objectives with a generous field of view gather more of the scene and more of what you're out there to experience. Adjustable turn-and-slide eyecups with long eye relief make these the most comfortable Monarch binoculars yet. Nikon’s renowned ED glass reduces chromatic aberration while the dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coatings ensure superior light transmittance; resulting in brighter images and more natural colours. In addition, phase-corrected coatings are also applied to prism surfaces to increase image resolution. The result? Better, more clear and brighter optics to take your adventure to new heights.

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Three magnification choices.

Monarch M5 binoculars come in three magnification choices to suit your needs: 8x for the widest view, 10x for a happy medium between magnification and field of view, and 12x for getting as close to your subject as possible. All models have 42mm objectives (front lenses) to gather abundant light to provide bright and clear images regardless of magnification choice.

Photo of a tern feeding a chick with the Monarch M5 8x42 inset

Monarch M5
8x42

Photo of a tern feeding a chick with the Monarch M5 10x42 inset

Monarch M5
10x42

Photo of a tern feeding a chick with the Monarch M5 12x42 inset

Monarch M5
12x42

Renowned Nikon optics.

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True colours.
Maximum resolution.

The roof prisms on Monarch M5 binoculars have a phase-corrected coating applied to prism surfaces for higher resolutions. This is a view you have to see to believe.

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Eco-friendly multilayer coating.

Applied to all lens and prism surfaces, a dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating ensures superior transmittance uniformity across the visible range, resulting in brighter images and more natural colours.

Close up of front objective lenses of a pair of Monarch M5 binoculars

ED glass. The difference is clear.

Used in many premium Nikon optics, from camera lenses to spotting scopes, Nikon’s ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass virtually eliminates common distortion, chromatic aberrations and colour fringing. The result? Clear high-resolution views in nearly any lighting condition.

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Close, smooth focusing.

Get as close as 8.2-ft. from your subject, for striking high-detailed views. The large, smooth-spinning central focus knob makes it easy to precisely adjust focus.

Wider view.
Easier spotting.

Monarch M5 binoculars deliver a wider field of view than their predecessors. Seeing more detail and viewing more of the scene makes it easier to locate your subject within the binoculars, key when spotting birds and wildlife amid trees and landscapes.

Comfortable, intuitive operation.

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Leave your glasses on.

Nikon’s comfortable high-eyepoint design leaves sufficient space between your brow and the eyecups for a clear field of view, even when you’re wearing glasses.

Close up of the eyecups of a pair of Monarch M5 binoculars

Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups.

Convenient turn-and-slide operation makes it easy to get the durable rubber eyecups right where you want them for maximum comfort and field of view.

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Tough skinned.

An enhanced rubber-armored body provides non-slip grip and protection from bumps and bruises.

A pair of Nikon Monarch M5 binoculars on a rock, with splashes of water on the rock and binoculars

Waterproof and fogproof.

Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for fog-free performance. Keep your optics clear when you need them most.

Compact and lightweight.

Starting at just 22.2 ounces (8x42 model), Monarch M5 binoculars are compact and lightweight—ready to travel with you anywhere.