Product Comparison: Nikon Prostaff 7 (7538) vs Nikon Monarch 7

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General Specifications
Prostaff 7 (7538)
Monarch 7
About the Product
The new Nikon ProStaff 7 waterproof binocular is tough as nails and can go anywhere and take whatever you—or nature—dish out along the way. Long eye relief (15+mm), turn and slide rubber eyecups and a smooth diopter adjustment are just a few of the user-friendly features on this binocular.
Built to satisfy the incredible needs of today’s serious outdoorsmen and women, this is an entirely new level of MONARCH that not only bestows the latest in optical innovation upon the passions of its owner, but whose dynamic handling and rugged performance leave zero doubt as to its long-standing All Terrain Binocular heritage!
Key Specs
Magnification Power
10 x
10 x
Prism Type
Lens Diameter
42 mm
42 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter
4.2 mm
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
0.59 in.
0.65 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon Prostaff 7 (7538) 10x42 Binocular (Black)
  • Depth perception and color accuracy are superb, tending towards a slight excess of 3D effect.
  • Great binoculars, solid feel and excellent depth of image.
  • Light weight, focus fast and clearly and have a bright field of view.
  • The eye relief is a little less than perfect in terms of setting the cups for those of us who do not wear glasses and the lens covers are a bit of a pain in the rear.
  • The lens caps are a joke. You can attach them to the cord but that doesn't work all that well.
  • My only problem is that the lens caps are terrible, especially the little ones.
Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 ED ATB Waterproof/Fogproof Binoculars with Case
  • I have not yet tested the bins in difficult situations, but can report they are easy to use, to find a bird in flight, easy to focus, and easy to use with eyeglasses.
  • Anything higher and you may need image stabilization software within the binoculars (but incurs a hefty weight increase). Good for bird watching and sky gazing.
  • Great binoculars. I didn't realize how much better they could be until I spent the money on some quality optics.
  • Great binoculars. Clear and easy to see detail in lower light. I love them
Size & Weight
6.8 in.
5.6 in.
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
2.5 in.
2.2 in.
32 oz.
23.6 oz.
Field of View
314 ft/1000 yds
351 ft/1000 yds
Shortest Focusing Distance
13.1 ft.
8.2 ft.
Field of View (degrees)
6 °
6.7 °
Included Accesories
Carrying Case
Carrying Case, Cleaning Cloth
Interpupillary Distance
2.2 - 2.8 in.
2.2 - 2.8 in.
Aluminum High-reflective Multilayer Prism Coating, Durable and Protective, Rubber-Armored Coating, Smooth Central Focus Eyecups, Waterproof, Fogproof
Waterproof, Fogproof, Phase Coating, Dielectric Coating, Nikon’s ED Glass Lenses
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon Prostaff 7 (7538) 10x42 Binocular (Black)
  • Binoculars is extremely clear, easy to focus and have a great rubberized coating on the outside.
  • Quite light for a large binocular and very good quality for a set that was not expensive.
  • Great binoculars. I bought them for my dad to replace his Bushnell binos and this is head and shoulders better in quality and clarity. Great light gathering. Good eye relief.
  • As other buyers, I don’t agree with the protective caps. Those at the eye side are BIGGER than the rings, and those at the front side don’t have a good hole to hold in the neck strap.
  • The only problem i have found is that the eye cup covers fall off some.
Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 ED ATB Waterproof/Fogproof Binoculars with Case
  • The focus is incredibly sharp and virtually no distortion. The only odd thing is that the bins
  • Excellent quality. Light, easy to travel with.
  • Nice compact size, excellent clarity just right for birding and more.
  • Replacement for the ones I bent somehow. I wish the case had its own strap. Nice quality binos.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
10 year(s)
Other Information
499.95 $

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