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Nikon COOLSHOT 80 VR Golf Laser Rangefinder 2017

SKU: RAY0437

Nikon COOLSHOT 80 VR Golf Laser Rangefinder 2017

SKU: RAY0437
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Dimensions Weight Power Source Waterproof MSRP
99×75×48 200g CR2 lithium battery Up to 1m/3.3ft. for 10 minutes $399.99

Nikon COOLSHOT 80 VR Golf Laser Rangefinder

Targeting stability. LOCKED ON function.

VR Technology

Easy measurement to the flagstick.

Employing Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction) system, vibrations of the image in the viewfinder caused by hand movement are reduced*, and the irradiated laser is also aligned at the same time. Because you can direct the laser onto the target faster and more easily, the ease of measurement to a small subject like a flagstick is greatly improved; all achieved by Nikon's original technologies that are a fusion of VR Technology and high-performance measurement function.

With VR (Vibration Reduction) system

Reducing image vibration in the viewfinder enables you to hit the flagstick easily.

Without VR (Vibration Reduction) system

The image vibrates, unintentionally measuring the distance to the woods in the background.

* The effect of Vibration Reduction: 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). *

Locked on Technology

A new, easy way to indicate that the distance to the flagstick has been measured.

Picture the scene of an approach shot to a green with woods in the background, where you are not sure whether the measured distance is to the flagstick or to the trees behind it. LOCKED ON Technology displays the distance to the closest subject, the flagstick, and the LOCKED ON sign in the viewfinder appears to inform you at the same time. It is clearly visible that the distance to the flagstick has been measured even with trees in the background.


  • VR (Vibration Reduction) function employed 
  • LOCKED ON TECHNOLOGY*: LOCKED ON sign () informs you of the distance to the closest subject. When measuring overlapping subjects, the distance to the closest subject is displayed with a LOCKED ON sign () in the viewfinder. For example, on a golf course, it is clearly visible that the distance to the flagstick has been measured even with trees in the background.
  • Measurement range: 7.5-915 m / 8-1,000 yd.
  • First Target Priority algorithm is employed. When measuring overlapping subjects, the distance of the closest subject is displayed — useful for measuring the distance to a flagstick on a green with woods in the background.
  • Single or continuous measurement (up to 8 seconds)
  • HYPER READ enables quick and stable measurement response regardless of distance
  • Measurement result is displayed in approx. 0.5 seconds
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • Large ocular for easy viewing (18mm)
  • Long eye relief design affords eyeglass wearers easy viewing
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3ft. for 10 minutes) and fogproof ; battery chamber is rainproof
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable holding
Internal Display

1. VR-function-employing model indication

2. Laser irradiation mark

3. Target mark.

4. Distance

5. LOCKED ON sign — First Target Priority detection sign

6. Unit of measure (m/yd.)

7. Battery condition

Nikon COOLSHOT 80 VR Golf Laser Rangefinder Product Specs

Measurement Range 7.5-615m/8-1,000yd.
Measuring accuracy *1 (actual distance) ±0.75m/yd. (shorter than 700m/yd.)
±1.25m/yd. (700m/yd. and over)
Distance display : Increment Actual distance: every 0.5m/yd.
Finder Magnification (x) 6
Effective objective diameter (mm) 21
Actual field of view (°) 7.5
Exit pupil (mm) 3.5
Eye relief (mm) 18.0
Dimensions (L×H×W) (mm/inch) 99×75×48/3.9×3.0×1.9
Weight (excluding battery) (g/oz.) 200/7.1
Power source CR2 lithium battery x 1 (DC 3V) Auto power shutoff function equipped (after 8 sec.)
Waterproof structure*2 Waterproof*3 (Battery chamber rainproof*4) / fogproof
MC FCC Part15 SubpartB class B, EU: EMC directive, AS/NZS, VCCI class B, CU TR 020
Safety IEC60825-1: Class 1M/Laser Product
FDA/21 CFR Part 1040.10: Class I Laser Produ
Environment 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.

Under Nikon's measurement conditions.

  • Rangefinders may not be able to make a measurement due to raindrop interference.
  • Waterproof up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes (but not for underwater usage).
  • Rainproof − JIS/IEC protection class 4 (IPX4) equivalent (under our testing conditions)

Note: The technology behind the Laser Rangefinder with inclinometer originated from technology incorporated in Nikon’s Total Station DTM-1 surveying instrument.

The Total Station DTM-1, first sold in 1985, was the first highly advanced electronic model of those surveying instruments that incorporated a distance and angle measuring capability developed by Nikon Corporation.

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