Nikon Introduces COOLSHOT 80i VR/COOLSHOT 80 VR Laser Rangefinders for Golfing

October 6, 2016

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of COOLSHOT 80i VR and COOLSHOT 80 VR Laser Rangefinders — the innovative Laser Rangefinder models employing an optical VR (Vibration Reduction) function.

COOLSHOT 80i VR
COOLSHOT 80 VR

Employing Nikon's Vibration Reduction system, vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement (sinusoidal waves) are reduced to approx. 1/5 or less, based on Nikon's measurement standards. With the subject in the viewfinder staying stable, it is easy to aim at the target at the centre of the target mark. The irradiated laser is also aligned at the same time, so you can hit the target faster and easier. This technology remarkably improves the ease of measuring, and reduces errors such as measuring to a different subject or the laser beam not hitting the subject. It realises speedy measurement to farther, smaller subjects, such as a flagstick, without stress.

Both the COOLSHOT 80i VR and COOLSHOT 80 VR offer a multilayer-coated 6x high-quality finder for bright, clear images. Thanks to Nikon's original data-processing algorithm HYPER READ, the measured distance is displayed with a fast, stable response regardless of how far you are from the target. The measurement result is shown in approx. 0.5 second, enabling you to focus on your game with stress-free measurement.

Both models employ the First Target priority mode, which is useful for measuring the distance to a flagstick on a green with woods in the background during approach shots. In addition, a new function, LOCKED ON Technology, is provided with these new models to inform you as the distance to the First Target is displayed. When measuring overlapping subjects, and the distance to the closest subject is displayed by First Target Priority Algorithm, the LOCKED ON sign appears in the viewfinder to inform you. It is clearly visible that the distance to the flagstick has been measured even with trees in the background.

Simulated viewfinder image when measuring to a flagstick with woods in the background.
Simulated viewfinder image when measuring to woods in the background.

The COOLSHOT 80 VR is designed exclusively for measuring actual distance while the COOLSHOT 80i VR incorporates ID Technology which displays the slope adjusted distance (Horizontal distance ± height), making it ideal for use on golf courses with uphill and downhill slopes.

For all these features, the Nikon COOLSHOT 80i VR and COOLSHOT 80 VR are easy to operate and compactly designed to ensure a comfortable grip and portability. What's more, their waterproof and fogproof structure (battery chamber is rainproof) means they are ready for use in case of sudden rain.

Key Features

Specifications

COOLSHOT 80i VR COOLSHOT 80 VR
Measurement range (actual distance) 7.5-915m/8-1,000 yd. 7.5-915m/8-1,000 yd.
Distance display (increment) Actual distance (upper):
Every 1m/yd.
Actual distance (lower):
Every 0.5m/yd.
Horizontal distance/
Slope adjusted distance (lower):
Every 0.2m/yd.
Height (upper):
Every 0.2m/yd. (shorter than 100m/yd.)
Every 1m/yd. (100m/yd. and over)
Actual distance:
Every 0.5m/yd.
Accuracy*3 (actual distance) ±0.75m/yd. (shorter than 700m/yd.)
±1.25m/yd. (700m/yd. and over)
±0.75m/yd. (shorter than 700m/yd.)
±1.25m/yd. (700m/yd. and over)
Magnification (x) 6 6
Effective objective diameter (mm) 21 21
Actual field of view(°) 7.5 7.5
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5 3.5
Eye relief (mm) 18.0 18.0
Dimensions (L x H x W) (mm/inch) 99 x 75 x 48/3.9 x 3.0 x 1.9 99 x 75 x 48/3.9 x 3.0 x 1.9
Weight (excluding battery) (g/oz.) 200/7.1 200/7.1
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V)
Auto power shut-off (after approx. 8 s unoperated)
CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V)
Auto power shut-off (after approx. 8 s unoperated)
Laser classification IEC60825-1: Class 1M/Laser Product
FDA/21 CFR Part 1040.10: Class I Laser Product
IEC60825-1: Class 1M/Laser Product
FDA/21 CFR Part 1040.10: Class I Laser Product
Electromagnetic compatibility FCC Part15 SubPartB class B, EU:EMC directive, AS/NZS, VCCI classB, CU TR 020 FCC Part15 SubPartB class B, EU:EMC directive, AS/NZS, VCCI classB, CU TR 020
Environment RoHS, WEEE RoHS, WEEE

The specifications of the product may not be achieved depending on the target object's shape, surface texture and nature, and/or weather conditions.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.