Nikon 12x42 Monarch M5 Binoculars (Black)

Model: 16769

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Focus Type Center
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 5.1° (Actual)
Field of View 267' @ 1000 yd / 88.6 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.5 mm
Eye Relief 15.1 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Diopter Adjustment Yes

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 7.2 x 3.7"
Package Weight 2.12 lb

General Information

Prism Type Roof


Dimensions 5.7 x 5.1 x 2.1" / 14.5 x 13 x 5.3 cm
Weight 22.6 oz / 641 g


Water Resistance Waterproof
Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
Expert Reviews
Outdoor gear lab.34298415
11 January 2022

The Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 performs very admirably for its price range. These binoculars manage to provide high-end optical quality and impressive brightness while shielding themselves from the astronomical prices typical to a quality set of optics.

  • +

    Good clarity and brightness, smooth focus knob

  • -

    Mediocre close focus range, mediocre field of view

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
31 July 2018

These binoculars have exceeded my expectations on clarity and functionality. They are light, easy to adjust and did I already mention the clarity...even at extreme distances is incredible! Comes with a nice case that is soft but substantial in the padding and both front and rear glass covers.

Abt electronics.32817785
24 August 2020

The image is much sharper than my previous binocular, relatively light weight. Looks and feels solid. Very satisfied.

B h photo.34921152
11 January 2019

I think these binoculars are built solid and the optics are first rate. The only issues I have with them is that the Diopter Ring is very difficult to operate. The eye cup covers are loosely fitted and dont stay on. These are things that Nikon should fix.

B h photo.34921152
28 January 2017

So happy to have made the choice of the 12x42 over the 10x42. We have a Monarch 10x42 and love them but after 3 days for whale watching in Carmel, CA this week, the difference is well worth the slight increase in weight. Mostly used for wildlife observation.

B h photo.34921152
3 May 2018

These binoculars gather light and present a clear view of the birds we were viewing. The Crooked Horn strap keeps the binoculars from bouncing, yet allows me to life them quickly. I bought two pairs.

B h photo.34921152
2 October 2016

I tested about seven Nikon and Canon binoculars in person. This was clearly the best. I thought I'd prefer 8x power or 10x power. But this 12x Monarch 5 was clearly about the Monarch 7 8x power in terms of resolving details at distance.

Clifton cameras.35163725
7 March 2022

  • +

    Easy to use, light weight. Brought as present, husband very happy.

John lewis.34996235
9 February 2022

Four out of five because there might be better out there? I love these, they've made bird watching a delight!

Clifton cameras.35163725
1 February 2022

  • +

    Light and well made with fantastic clarity.

John lewis.34996235
13 January 2022

Having looked at various reviews we chose this model. It was a gift and we have heard from the recipients that the binoculars are very good for all purposes.

Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Glassing Across Vast Distances
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Dielectric-Coated Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Large Center Focusing Knob
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
In The Box
  • Nikon 12x42 Monarch M5 Binoculars (Black)
  • Neck Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • One-Piece Ocular Rainguard
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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