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Nikon Nivo 5.M Prism / Reflectorless Total Station

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Nikon Nivo 5.M has legendary Nikon high clarity optics, allow clearer images in bright and low light conditions, making measurements easy and reducing eye stress.

Item ID: 5MTS
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Nikon Nivo 5.M Prism / Reflectorless Total Station


Nikon Nivo 5.M Prism / Reflectorless Total Station

Nikon's next generation total station is Nivo and it is available in two exciting lines: the Nivo C Series and Nivo M Series. Both of the Nivo series are the absolute leaders for go anywhere measurement tools. Compact in size and lightweight, they are convenient to carry over long distances. All Nivo models are supported with legendary Nikon high clarity optics, allowing clearer images in bright and low light conditions, making measurements easy and reducing eye stress.

The fast, long range EDM measures in both prism and reflectorless modes. Measure precisely to objects up to 500 m away without the need for a prism (For Objects with High Reflectivity).

Nikon has combined simplicity and quality together in perfect harmony to produce the Nikon M Series. These compact and efficient products use a field-proven Nikon interface and field software that is quick to learn and easy-to-use. Supporting both prism-based and reflectorless technologies, you can be assured of accurate repeatable measurements all day long to any point.

The distance measurements are fast and flexible with the Nivo M Series. Use the MSR1 & MSR2 keys to separately configure different prism or reflectorless measurement parameters, eliminating time switching between measurement modes. Nivo M Series field software highlights include:

  • A complete set of CoGo functions
  • Simple data management of files
  • Quick-coding for convenient one-button data collection of point features and your raw target data.  


  • High quality Nikon optics
  • Intuitive powerful software
  • Fast, accurate EDM
  • Prism and reflectorless measurements
  • Easy-to-use keypad
  • Hot swappable batteries
  • Compact, rugged, and lightweight
  • Cable-free Bluetooth®
  • Optional laser plummet


Range with Nikon specified prisms (Good conditions)
With reflector sheet 5 cm x 5 cm ( 2 in x 2 in)
Nivo5.M 1.5 m to 300 m (4.9 ft to 984 ft)
With single prism 6.25 cm (2.5 in)
Nivo5.M 1.5 m to 5,000 m (4.9 ft to 16,404 ft)
Range reflectorless mode
Nivo5.M Goodi Normaliv Difficultv
KGCiii (18%) 280 m (920 ft) 250 m (820 ft) 200 m (656 ft)
KGCiii (90%) 500 m (1,640 ft) 500 m (1,640 ft) 300 m (984 ft)
Shortest possible range 1.5m (4.9 ft)
Accuracyvi (Precise mode)
Prism ±(2+2 ppm × D) mm
Reflectorless ±(3+2 ppm x D) mm
Measuring intervalvii
Prism mode Precise mode Normal mode
Nivo5.M 1.5 s 0.8 s
Reflectorless modeviii
Nivo5.M 1.8 s 1.0 s
Least count 1 mm (0.002 ft) 10 mm (0.02 ft)
ISO 17123-3 accuracy (horizontal and vertical) 5"/1.5 mgon Nivo5.M
Reading system Absolute encoder
Circle diameter 62 mm (2.4 in)
Horizontal/Vertical angle Single Nivo5.M
Minimum increment Degree: 1/5/10"
Gon: 0.2/1/2 mgon
MIL6400: 0.005/0.02/0.05 mil
Tube length 125 mm (4.9 in)
Image Erect
Magnification 30× (18x/36x with optional eyepieces)
Nivo5.M Effective diameter of objective 45 mm (1.8 in)
Nivo5.M EDM diameter .50 mm (2.0 in)
Field of view 1°20'
Resolving power 3"
Minimum focusing distance 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Laser Pointer Coaxial Red Light
Type Dual-axis
Method Liquid-electric detection
Compensation range ±3.5'
Communication ports 1 x serial (RS-232C)
Wireless communications integrated Bluetooth
Internal Li-ion battery (x2)
Output voltage 3.8 V DC
Operating timeix
approx. 10 hours (continuous distance/angle measurement)
 approx. 26 hours (distance/angle measurement every 30 seconds)
 approx. 31 hours (continuous angle measurement)
Charging time
Full charge
4 hours
Level vials
Sensitivity of circular level vial 10'/2 mm
Optical plummet
Image Erect
Field of view
Focusing range 0.5 m (1.6 ft) to ∞
Display face 1 backlit, graphic LCD (128x64 pixel)
Display face 2 backlit, graphic LCD (128x64 pixel)
Laser plummet (optional) 4 levels
Point memory 10,000 records
Dimensions (W x D x H) 149 mm x 145 mm x 306 mm
 (5.8 in x 5.7 in x 12.0 in)
Weight (approx.)
Nivo5.M Main unit (without batteries)
3.7 kg (8.1 lb)
Battery 0.1 kg (0.2 lb)
Operating temperature range –30 °C to +50 °C (–22 °F to +122 °F)
Storage temperature range –30 °C to +60 °C (–22°F to +140 °F)
Atmospheric correction
Temperature range –40 °C to +60 °C (–40 °F to +140 °F)
Barometric pressure 400 mmHg to 999 mmHg/533 hPa to
 1,332 hPa/15.8 inHg to 39.3 inHg
Dust and water protection IP66