Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Review

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Review

Built to last and with better performance than earlier versions of Nikon, the new Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Golf Laser Rangefinder is a vivid definition of perfect performance.

Constructed to offer the best usability and eliminate all doubts in yardage measurements, the device is a dream every golf player should wish to possess.

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i is a compact, accurate laser rangefinder that offers excellent value.

The Nikon COOLSHOT 50i has a lot to offer for the price point and is one of the best rangefinder on the market right now.

It’s also got some under-the-hood features that are really impressive for this price range, so I’m going to go over those first before diving into my full review.

Featuring an incredible ranging capability with the ability to offer quick and stable results of your measurements, this golf rangefinder is what you need to improve your performance.

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Review:- Features

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Golf Rangefinder With Slope

Last updated on July 15, 2023 03:05

  • DUAL LOCKED ON QUAKE TECHNOLOGY Visual and gentle vibration cue that you are ranging the flag and not something behind it

  • INTEGRATED MAGNET Built in mounting magnet safely connects to metal surfaces for convenient storage

  • ID TECHNOLOGY Delivers the one number you need for your best shot to account for incline or decline shooting angles

  • COMPETITION APPROVED When Slope compensation is not allowed the Actual Distance Indicator (ADI) LED tells your competition you're not using the ID Technology mode

  • OLED Display High Visability red display provides ideal contrast on distant targets


The cool shot 50i design is great. Its build quality is superb. I am sure it will last forever and can take any kind of abuse.  It has a great form factor, you can nicely hold it without any difficulty. 

It doesn’t feel cheap or plasticky. It feels robust and heavy. 


You will appreciate the accuracy of Nikon’s cool shot 50i. Personally, I have used Nikon rangefinder for many years.

In fact, you can use Nikon rangefinders as the benchmark to test other rangefinders. Being a camera company Nikon produces excellent optics with great quality. 

I’ve always enjoyed the accuracy of Nikon.


Nikon COOLSHOT 50i is also very compact, making it a great choice for golfers who have smaller hands or just want something that won’t take up too much space in their bag.

It can even fit into the palm of your hand if you need to do so.

Pin Seeker Mode

It also has a really cool PinSeeker mode to focus on the pin even through trees or other objects in front of it and then calculates how far away you are from your target based on that information.

Another feature I love is its ability to switch between meters and yards — which is easily done with a simple button press.

DUAL feedback.

With its dual notification system, Nikon Coolshot 50i provides both visual and pulse vibration feedback to let you know you have locked on to the flag. 

It got a colorful display along with a little green circle when it locks on to the flag. 

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Slope Mode.

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i comes with two golf modes, in regular pin lock mode it will lock on to the flag when you try to point it towards the flag. 

It also supports Slope mode. In this mode, you will know the exact distance of the target based on the uphill or downhill. So if you are playing on a hilly course you would know how much you have to club up or down based on the slope. 

It also got height mode and width mode to calculate height and width. 

Target Priority Choices

Unlike the cool shot 40i that features First Target Technology only, this new model improves that functionality by allowing you to choose between FTP mode and DTP depending on your background condition.

This device can therefore zero on the flag easily and quickly even in a partially obscured background.

Legendary Nikon Optics

The Nikon optics remains superior to most other optics among rangefinders. That is why they are more clear and efficient in ranging distance targets.

This is a great advantage to golf players who are ambitious and determined to improve their game. Their legendary operability narrows down the distance and picks on the flag with a lot of ease.

ID Technology Display

If you are looking for enhanced displays of both slope-adjusted and to-the-target distances, then you are going to need this Nikon rangefinder.

The ID technology improves your general performance in different types of target distances and makes your range results more accurate than ever before.

Hyper Read Operability

This feature ensures you get quick and more stable results even after multiple trials. Isn’t that what professional golfers yearn for? It is therefore clear that every golfer or hunter can greatly benefit from the services offered by this Nikon rangefinder.

Incredible Ranging Capability

It has a high capability of delivering the exact measurements from targets situated at very far distances.

This incredible ranging capability is what makes the rangefinder more effective and worth having for the case of golf personalities.

From 5 to 1000 yard ranging capability, the device is a must-have in order to improve your performance.

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One of the advantages of Nikon Coolshot 50i is its strong magnet right there. You can literally stick It there right on the cart and leave it. It’s strong enough to make firm contact with the cart. 

You can leave it there even if you go up and down hills without worrying. It will stick to it firm and solid.

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Pros & Cons

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  • Provides users with options for ideal usability and better results
  • Compact
  • Easy-to-use
  • With just a push of a button, you are able to determine distances to hazards
  • Provides exact yardage of an object from a group
  • This rangefinder is built to help golfers improve their game
  • This laser rangefinder provides very clear and precise distances from dawn to dusk
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  • Pricey

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Review:- FAQs

Yes, the Nikon Coolshot 50i rangefinder comes with a strong magnet.

It has an incredible ranging capability of 8 to 650 yards. This is a great rangefinder that provides you with a quick and stable measurement response.

Yes, Nikon COOLSHOT 50i is great for all types of shooting.

The dimensions are ‎3.9 x 1.5 x 3 inches.

There is no app available for Nikon COOLSHOT 50i.

it comes with an outstanding five-year manufacturer's parts and labor warranty.

Yes, Nikon COOLSHOT 50i can measure through trees or other objects in front of it and then calculates how far away you are from your target based off that information.

The maximum power for this rangefinder is stated as six times magnification.

Yes, Nikon COOLSHOT 50i allows angle adjustment corrections in yards or meters and has a slope measurement mode.

Vibration Reduction Technology is included in this product.

There is no app available for Nikon COOLSHOT 50i.

Nikon COOLSHOT 50i Review:- Coclusion

If you are looking for a rangefinder that will allow you to acquire quick and accurate measurements to several targets, you should consider this Nikon piece.

It features First Target Priority and Distant Target Priority technologies that allow you to choose depending on the background or in case of a partially obscured target.

if you are the person who wants something that really has excellent quality for a bit more than the average budget range and it should last forever then you should definitely consider buying this rangefinder. 

In conclusion, Nikon COOLSHOT 50i offers excellent value for its price point and outperforms many other models in its class. This makes it one of the best golf laser rangefinders you can buy right now.

4.7/5 - (6 votes)
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