Looking for a thermal scanner or didn’t know that you needed one? There are many models on the market and if the Pulsar XM30S and Axion XQ38s feel too small and the Accolade 2 LRF XP50 Thermal Binoculars too big, there’s soon a remedy in the form of an updated version of the Pulsar Helion 2 XQ monocular models.
The body is brand new and made of magnesium. The sensor is high-spec with <40 mK 384х288 @ 17µm with a new fast aperture germanium lens (f1.0) which should allow for great heat signature detection. Whatever the new Helion 2 XQ detects, it will transfer to your eyes via a full-color HD AMOLED display, and you can also record .mp4 videos in 1024×760.
Two new models are available, the Helion 2 XQ38F with a magnification between 3-12 and the Helion 2 XQ50F with a magnification between 4.5-18.
Why do you need a thermal scanner? Even a hunter with the best thermal riflescope gets tired of scanning through the sight, so if your budget allows, a hand-held scanner is a welcome device. It’s a great tool to detect what’s around you, even in daylight. The detection range is up to 1800 meters or almost 2000 yards.
Here is the product announcement from Pulsar.
FAMILIAR SHAPE, BUT A BRAND NEW BODY – HELION 2 XQ THERMAL IMAGING MONOCULAR.
Yukon Advanced Optics, the leading developer and manufacturer of night and thermal vision optics for outdoor professionals and hobbyists, is launching HELION 2 XQ38F and HELION 2 XQ50F thermal imaging monoculars. This is an update to the extremely popular Helion XQ series – a practical full-featured thermal imaging monoculars for hunting and other outdoor activities with extended operation time and in a medium price segment.
Helion 2 XQ comes in a brand new magnesium alloy body that makes already rugged Helion even more shock resistant. However, most important upgrades hide within.
- Sensitive <40 mK 384х288 @ 17µm sensor in combination with new fast aperture germanium lens (f1.0) allows even greater heat signature detection.
- Full colour HD AMOLED display will help you see that thermal image even clearer and record the video in .mp4 format in 1024×768
- 9 hours of non-stop operation with quickly replaceable IPS7 and rechargeable external battery.
The features that all Pulsar users are already accustomed to are also available in Helion 2 XQ series:
- Image boost technology
- Built-in photo and video recorder
- 16 Gb Internal memory
- Variable digital zoom
- Picture-in-Picture mode
- 8 colour palettes
- Wi-Fi, integration with iOS and Android devices
- IPX7 Waterproof Rated
Key technical specs for both models:
|Model||Helion 2 XQ38F||Helion 2 XQ50F|
|Sensor resolution, pixel||384×288||384×288|
|Pixel Pitch, µm||17||17|
|Lens focus, mm||35||50|
|Lens relative aperture||f1.0||f1.0|
|Display resolution, pixel||1024×768||1024×768|
|Horizontal field of view,°||10.7||7.5|
|Type of rangefinder||Stadiametric||Stadiametric|
|Video & photo recorder||+||+|
|Internal memory, Gb||16||16|
|Detection range, m||1350||1800|
Unfortunately, we could not find any information about pricing yet. The Helion 2 is made in Europe.
To find out more information about this product check: www.pulsar-vision.com