Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 Review: The Competitor!

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Nikon monarch 5 10×42 Binoculars. A Competitor to the Vortex Diamondback. It has to be a great. Wouldn’t it? An excellent under 300$ binocular. We are going to dive deep into why purchasing this one is worth it. 

Nikon Monarch 5 Comparison Table

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Nikon Monarch 5 10x42 Binoculars (7577)...
Nikon 7576 MONARCH 5 8x42 Binocular (Black)
Nikon MONARCH 5 12x42 7544 Binocular
Nikon 7583 MONARCH 5 20x56 Binocular (Black)
Nikon 7578 MONARCH 5 12x42 Binocular (Black)
Nikon 7543 MONARCH 5 10x42 Binocular (Black)
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Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 Binoculars (7577)…
Nikon 7576 MONARCH 5 8×42 Binocular (Black)
Nikon MONARCH 5 12×42 7544 Binocular
Nikon 7583 MONARCH 5 20×56 Binocular (Black)
Nikon 7578 MONARCH 5 12×42 Binocular (Black)
Nikon 7543 MONARCH 5 10×42 Binocular (Black)
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Price not available
$296.95
Price not available
$896.95
$316.95
$267.26
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Nikon Monarch 5 10x42 Binoculars (7577)...
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Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 Binoculars (7577)…
Price
Price not available
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Nikon 7576 MONARCH 5 8x42 Binocular (Black)
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Nikon 7576 MONARCH 5 8×42 Binocular (Black)
Price
$296.95
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Nikon MONARCH 5 12x42 7544 Binocular
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Nikon MONARCH 5 12×42 7544 Binocular
Price
Price not available
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Nikon 7583 MONARCH 5 20x56 Binocular (Black)
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Nikon 7583 MONARCH 5 20×56 Binocular (Black)
Price
$896.95
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Nikon 7578 MONARCH 5 12x42 Binocular (Black)
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Nikon 7578 MONARCH 5 12×42 Binocular (Black)
Price
$316.95
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Nikon 7543 MONARCH 5 10x42 Binocular (Black)
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Nikon 7543 MONARCH 5 10×42 Binocular (Black)
Price
$267.26

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Pros

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NIKON MONARCH 5 10x42 REVIEW: FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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NIKON MONARCH 5 10x42 SPECS

Topic Value
Focusing System Central Focus
Magnification 10x
Objective Diameter 42 mm
Angular Field of View (Real) 5.5°
Angular Field of View (Apparent) 51.3°
FOV at 1000 yds 288 ft.
Close Focus Distance 7.8 ft.
Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
Eye Relief 18.4 mm
Size (Length x Width) 5.7 x 5.1 in.
Phase Coating Yes
Dielectric Coating Yes
Waterproof/Fogproof Yes
Prism Roof
ED Glass Yes
Weight 21.6 oz.

BODY QUALITY

The body is not made out of aluminum. Instead, Nikon used polycarbonate with reinforced fiberglass. The body quality is just fabulous.

You can’t even say it’s made out of polycarbonate at first glance. The binocular is built really sturdy. Thanks to the reinforced fiberglass the body quality feels tons better. And like most high-end binoculars the body has a rubber armor coating around it.

The rubber armor coating has many roles in a binocular body. The main reason is to give a more comfortable grip when you hold it bare hand.

The rubbery texture gives an extra grip and assurance that the binocular won’t slip from your hand. Also if you are to drop it on accident then the rubber armor would act like a cushion and try to minimize the damage. 

OPTICS QUALITY

Nikon has been known to provide some of the best if not the best camera lens to this day. When it comes to Nikon we can blindly trust their lenses. Their reputation is just that good.

So, let’s talk about the ED glass a bit. Yes, monarch 5 feature ED (extra-low dispersion) glass. ED glass eliminates the chances of chromatic aberrations. Not only that it also increases the low light performance.

Thanks to ED glass you will see the accurate color contrast in the images you click through the monarch 5.

On top of the ED glass, the lenses are multi-coated. Making the monarch 5 unbeatable when it comes to low light performance. If you are someone that needs a good low light performance you will appreciate the monarch 5 really highly.

MAGNIFICATION

The monarch 5 10×42 has a 10x magnification and a 42mm objective lens. With this configuration, the monarch 5 10×42 offers 288 ft of field of view @1000 yards. 10x is more than enough for a lot of people.

10x magnification is a lot trust me it is. The 42mm objective lens gathers light excellently. resulting in vivid and color-accurate images. 

LIGHT TRANSMISSION

An important thing about any lens-related object is how good the light transmission is? If the light transmission is not good then ultimately it will affect your image quality.

You won’t get the images you expected to see or get a decent image quality at low-light. You don’t have to worry about that here.

Like we already mentioned the lenses of monarch 5 uses ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for their lenses. ED glasses are excellent for binoculars, scope, telescope, etc. With the correct coatings (that monarch 5 has) the binocular performs just excellent. 

NIKON MONARCH 5 10x42 REVIEW: CONCLUSION

We become agree that it’s one of the best binoculars under 300$.

We got a review of that one too. Check that out. Meanwhile, if you still feel confused between the two then you can also check our Nikon monarch 5 vs Vortex diamondback guide to choose the best for you.

There is no way of denying how good of a binocular Nikon monarch 5 is. But if you have budget issues you can always go for Vortex diamondback.

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