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The Nikon Monarch 7 10×42 is one of the higher-end binoculars. Commonly called the Nikon Monarch, this pair of 10×42 binoculars is a great addition to your outdoors kit.


Let’s find that out in our Nikon Monarch 7 10×42 review.

However, one more thing before you move along.

You need to know that there are multiple product lines from Nikon itself. There are other brands who manufacture quality binoculars too. All in all, there is a lot to choose from. And incidentally, there are price ranges. If this price range is not suitable for you, you can always move downwards and choose another product from the same line. They will have many similarities.

Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 review

If you want something else, though, feel free to take a look at our list of best high quality binoculars.

Technical specifications

The field of view is exceptionally wide. It makes spotting the subject far easier. And not only that, once you have found the subject, you can be sure that it will be as lifelike as possible. The lenses are really good quality, as one would expect from Nikon. Monarch 10×42 employs lenses that give perfect clarity and colors.

As with many other Nikon binoculars, there is a rubber armoring on the body. This helps in two ways: first it makes it absorb most of impact resistance, so if you drop it somewhere, you have nothing to worry about; and on the other hand, it gives you the perfect grip, even if your palms or the binocular body is wet.

With the dielectric high-reflective coatings (multilayer prism coating), you can be sure that the color reproduction is going to be perfect. Further, these high-quality prisms also mean that the contrast in what you see is significantly better than normal binocular sight.

Along with amazing magnification and field of view qualities, the Monarch also steals the show in the weight category. The binoculars are really light for the features they have.

Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 side view

How good are the binoculars?

Really good.

So good that we believe these are the best birding binoculars on the market right now in this price range as well as many further price ranges. The quality is so good that sometimes you actually feel you’re seeing something better than it originally is (but again that’s only happening because you’re zoomed-in on the subject from a very long distance).

Customer feedback

With 92% 5- and 4-star ratings, this product is something you can’t say no to. The Nikon 7549 Monarch 7 10×42 is a heart-stopper on so many levels. It looks good, feels good, and functions brilliantly.

Better contrast and color reproduction means you see what really is out there.

Wider field of view means you can spot your subject easier. Rubber armoring means the grip is good, as well as you have nothing to worry about if you drop it from a little height.

Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 top view

Wrapping up the Nikon Monarch 7 10×42 review

Nikon 7549 Monarch 7 10×42 is an Amazon’s Choice product. It is always in good demand, both online and offline. There is a combination of multiple factors that makes the Monarch so good. You see, it is not just about the magnification or the clarity of vision.

It is equally about other things. So, taken together, what matters is the overall experience that the binoculars give. And the Nikon Monarch 7 10×42 is a product that provides an excellent overall experience in any outdoor activity, may that be birding, hunting, or just savoring the delights of wildlife or sceneries.

Further, it is also good-looking while being rugged enough to withstand slightly harsh conditions and drops from mid heights. The price is high, yes. But that’s the price you pay if you want premium.

Our Rating: 89/100

Nikon 7549 MONARCH 7 10x42 Binocular (Black)
  • The MONARCH 7 10x42 provides an exceptionally wide field of view that makes it easy to find your subject.
  • Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer Prism Coatings are applied to all lenses and prism coatings to provide high-contrast images and accurate color reproduction.
  • Thanks to a durable rubber armored coating, the MONARCH 7 is comfortable to hold and rugged enough to stand up to any conditions.
  • Size (Length x Width) 5.6 x 5.1 inches
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