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Best Rated Nikon Binoculars | Comparison & Reviews 2016

June 10, 2016 by  
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Best Rated Nikon Binoculars Comparison 2016 – This page contains a roundup and comparison of all of the best Nikon brand binoculars currently available (in 2016) that are on the market. Most of Nikon’s line of binoculars are Waterproof and Fogproof, allowing you to use them outdoors in bad weather. Nikon’s Waterproof binoculars are weather sealed with o-rings, and nitrogen filled to prevent fogging. Nikon has some of the best selling as well as best rated binoculars on the market. Below are the top rated Nikon binoculars to compare by features, price and reviews.

Nikon Monarch 7 Series Binoculars – Comparison (2016)
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Nikon Monarch 7576 8×42 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon Monarch 7577 10×42 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon Monarch 7578 12×42 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon Monarch 7579 8×30 Waterproof Compact Binoculars
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8×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 47.5°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 8.2 ft
Eye Relief: 19.5mm
Relative Brightness: 28.1
Weight 20.8 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
Phase-corrected Prisms
10×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 51.3°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 7.8 ft
Eye Relief: 18.4mm
Relative Brightness: 17.6
Weight 21.6 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
Phase-corrected Prisms
12×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 55.3°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 8.2 ft
Eye Relief: 15.1mm
Relative Brightness: 12.3
Weight 21.6 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
Phase-corrected Prisms
8×30
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 61.0°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 6.6 ft
Eye Relief: 15.8mm
Relative Brightness: 14.4
Weight 15.5 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
Phase-corrected Prisms


Nikon’s PROSTAFF Binoculars – Comparison (2016)
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Nikon 16002 PROSTAFF 7S 8X42
All-Terrain Binoculars
Nikon 16003 PROSTAFF 7S 10X42
All-Terrain Binoculars
Nikon 7572 PROSTAFF 5 10X50 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon 7573 PROSTAFF 5 12X50 Waterproof Binoculars
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8×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 50.8°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 13.1 ft
Eye Relief: 19.5mm
Relative Brightness: 28.1
Weight 22.9 oz
Lifetime Warranty
Fog Proof
Phase-corrected Prisms
10×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 56.9°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 13.1 ft
Eye Relief: 15.5mm
Relative Brightness: 17.6
Weight 22.7 oz
Lifetime Warranty
Fog Proof
Phase-corrected Prisms
10×50
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 52.1°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 16.4 ft
Eye Relief: 19.6mm
Relative Brightness: 25.0
Weight 28 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
12×50
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 52°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 16 ft
Eye Relief: 15.5mm
Relative Brightness: 17.6
Weight 28 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof


Nikon’s Best Compact Binoculars – Comparison (2016)
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Nikon 7277
8 X 25mm Travelite Vi Compact Binoculars
Nikon 7278
10 X 25mm Travelite Vi Compact Binoculars
Nikon ProStaff ATB 10×25 Waterproof Compact Binoculars Nikon ProStaff ATB 12×25 Waterproof Compact Binoculars
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8×25
Center Focus
Rubber Armored
Apparent field of view 42.7°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 10 ft
Eye Relief: 14mm
Relative Brightness: 9.6
Weight: 9.0 oz
25 yr. Warranty

10×25
Center Focus
Rubber Armored
Apparent field of view 47.2°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 10 ft
Eye Relief: 11.1mm
Relative Brightness: 6.3
Weight: 9.5 oz
25 yr. Warranty

10×25
Center Focus
Rubber Armored
Apparent field of view 47.2°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 9.2 ft
Eye Relief: 15.9mm
Relative Brightness: 6.3
Weight 12.9 oz
25 yr. Warranty
WaterProof
Fog Proof
12×25
Center Focus
Rubber Armored
Apparent field of view 47.5°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 9.2 ft
Eye Relief: 15.5mm
Relative Brightness: 4.3
Weight 12.9 oz
25 yr. Warranty
WaterProof
Fog Proof



Binoculars Glossary of Terms
Closest Focus Distance = This is the nearest object that you can focus on. Lower power binoculars can focus on closer objects than high power binoculars.
Apparent field of view = Apparent field of view is the angular diameter, expressed in degrees (°), of the circle of light that the eye sees through your binoculars. A large field of view is good for a seeing a large amount of area (usually with lower power binoculars). Higher power binoculars zoom in on a smaller area.
Eye Relief = Eye relief is the distance (in millimeters) that a binocular can be held from your eye and the full field of view can still be observed. More Eye relief distance is important for those that wear eyeglasses.
Apparent Field of View = This refers to how much of the overall scene you can view. The higher the magnification, the smaller field of view. Just like a wide angle lens will show more of the view, a lower magnification binoculars will show more of the overall scene. A higher magnification will show a closeup view, but with a much narrower field of view. The field of view is measured in degrees. A 180 degree field of view is being able to view everything in front of you.
Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) Lens = Some of Canon’s high end Waterproof Binoculars have a superior UD Lens. These type of lenses will reduce chromatic aberration, or color fringing, which can affect the image by reducing contrast, and image sharpness.
Nitrogen or Argon Filled = Filling binoculars with Nitrogen or Argon helps to prevent fogging.
ED Glass Elements = Nikon’s Monarch Series binoculars have ED Glass (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses, which correct chromatic aberrations across the furthest limits of the visible light range and effectively compensate for color fringing. The improved resolution also provides brighter, more natural looking images.
Roof Prism System = Roof prism binoculars have a straight profile, with the eyepiece situated directly behind the front lens. This allows for a more compact design.
Porro Prism System = Nikon’s Porro prisms binoculars are made from a high density glass, BAK-4. They are cheaper than Roof Prisms, and are more angular than straight.
Phase-corrected Prisms = These type of prisms enhance the contrast and improve color fidelity.
Relative Brightness = This will show how bright the image will appear in the binoculars. Higher is better. Binoculars with a higher magnification will appear dimmer. So a 12×35 pair of binoculars will have lower relative brightness than an 8×35 pair of binoculars.


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