NIKON Monarch M5 8×42

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Nikon
Special Feature Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass; Phase-Corrected Dielectric-Coated Prisms; Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof; Closed-Bridge Configuration, Long Eye Relief and Comfortable Exit Pupil; Large Center Focusing Knob; Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups See more
Objective Lens Diameter 42 Millimeters
Magnification Maximum 8

  • Sophisticated rubber armored exterior design provides shock resistance and a firm comfortable grip
  • Locking diopter control maintains your personal setting
  • Flip-down objective lens covers
  • Nikon’s Legendary ED (Extra-low Dispersion)Glass Lenses
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3ft for 10 minutes) and nitrogen-purged for fog-free performance

SKU: B09GV5J647


Some of the most exciting moments happen in the magical light of dawn and dusk. Monarch M5 8×42 binoculars are built for these moments with 8x magnification power and the widest view in the series. Adjustable turn-and-slide eyecups with long eye relief make these the most comfortable Monarch binoculars yet. Nikon’s superior ED glass reduces distortion, while dielectric phase-corrected coatings boost contrast and multilayer coatings increase light transmission. The result? Better, more clear and brighter optics to take your adventure to new heights.

From the manufacturer

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 colors. 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.





True colors. 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.

Advanced 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 colors.

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 color fringing. The result? Clear high-resolution views in nearly any lighting condition.

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.





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.

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.

Tough skinned.

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

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 (8×42 model), Monarch M5 binoculars are compact and lightweight—ready to travel with you anywhere.

Additional information

Weight 1.39 kg
Dimensions 5.7 × 5.1 × 2.1 cm
Product Dimensions

5.7 x 5.1 x 2.1 inches

Item Weight

1.39 pounds





Item model number


Date First Available

September 22 2021



Country of Origin




10 reviews for NIKON Monarch M5 8×42

  1. Glen m.

    Great for birdwatching!I bought these binoculars for birdwatching and wildlife. They are super sharp and clear. They’re fairly lite to carry. For the money it would be hard to beat is binoculars.

  2. Dissatisfied in arkansas

    Prompt delivery. Very good glasses.Bird watching

  3. james w.

    Bright, easy to hold steady and sharp.I am a casual user of binos who became interested in birding when a friend sent pictures he captured in his back yard. I recently bought a pair of used Nikon zoom binos and it had a mount for monopod or tripod. I have 10×42 binos and cannot hold them still to look through more than a few seconds. One has a mount (Redfield) and other did not (Nikon Prostaff 3S). I wanted an 8×42 that was decent for seeing wildlife without tripod.Pros:1 Sharp and bright2 Quality good at price3 Has mount for tripod under Nikon emblem4 Easy to hold steady5 Lens caps attached so will not loose them.Cons:1 Eyepiece cover is very loose.Do far loving them but will update if needed.

  4. Ankita Gupta

    Overall good productOverall good product. It is light and good for birding. However, the sharpness is below par for a binoculars of this cost.

  5. Gman

    Bright crisp optics for amateur bird watchersBegan some amateur bird watching recently. Old pair of binoculars were dark and had too much magnification to find and center a bird easily. These Nikons have a larger field of view, which makes it easier to find and center on a bird, and they are much brighter and crisper, making details much more visible. I love the optical quality of these binoculars.

  6. TEBear

    Good quality, not sure about valueThese work well… Images are clear and reasonably bright. Especially like that the lense caps are captivated. For casual use, These are a bit pricey

  7. AK-AZ shopper

    Great low cost binocularsI am so pleased with these binoculars. They are light weight and have easy focus. I was using heavier, much more expensive Swarovsky binoculars so I have high standards, and these at this cost rival the much more expensive alternatives. I am an avid birder so I use these everyday. I am delighted I found them.

  8. Lorren

    Fantastic value and safari provenI grew up in South Africa and I’ve spent most of my life in the bush my husband and I now reside in the states and just went back for a Safari with my family I was so impressed with these binoculars and so with everyone else the price is reasonable you really don’t have to go more than these they travel well great size and everyone love them

  9. Robert E. Mcalear

    Very pleased! Best value in that price range!!Very pleased!

  10. R. F. Shields

    SharpnessBest I’ve ever owned.

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