06-10-2016

Nikon introduces the new COOLSHOT 80i VR/COOLSHOT 80 VR Laser Rangefinders for Golf

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6th October 2016: Nikon 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.

Thanks to 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. This technology remarkably improves the ease of measuring distances and reduces errors, such as the laser beam not hitting the target, or measuring to the wrong one.

Both models employ the First Target priority mode, perfect for measuring the distance to a flagstick on a green with woods in the background. In addition, the new LOCKED ON Technology means that the LOCKED ON sign appears in the viewfinder to inform you the distance to the First Target is displayed, ensuring golfers can always be confident they have the correct yardage to the flag.

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 hilly golf courses.

Both the COOLSHOT 80i VR and COOLSHOT 80 VR offer a multilayer-coated 6x high-quality finder for bright, clear images, with the measurement result shown in approx. 0.5 seconds thanks to Nikon’s original data-processing algorithm HYPER READ. The compact designs ensure portability and a comfortable grip, whilst their waterproof and fog-proof structure (with rainproof battery chamber) means they are ready for use whatever the weather, enabling you to focus on your game with stress-free measurement.