Review: Night Optics Explorer 320 Thermal Camera

Written By: TheEyeGuy @ http://texags.com

Explorer320With my familiarity with Night Optics and trust in their product, I felt most comfortable turning to them to fill my needs. The specific unit I ordered is the Explorer 320, a medium priced unit that was recommended to me by my rep since I did not want to break the bank on it. There are several variations on the build of these units, ranging from a gun scope to a monocular to binoculars. Being one that doesn’t generally like pointing my gun at something until I am ready and sure that I want to shoot it, I don’t personally like having a thermal scope. Additionally, with the stark contrast in resolution between this and regular night vision, I am of the school of thought to use this as a scanner and then night vision/spotlights to zero in on a target. With all of this in mind and after waiting for three days for UPS to ship it from the West Coast, it arrived in my hands last Friday…continue reading

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NEW: Panther C Series Clip-on Thermal Sight

Huntington Beach, CA – Night Optics USA introduces the Panther C series high performance clip-on thermal sight.

PantherC3The new Panther C 336 (336×256) and Panther C 640 (640×480) Clip-on thermal sights offer the ultimate in high performance and versatility. The system can be mounted directly to a picatinny rail or the front bell housing of a daytime riflescope using a Night Optics day/night mount. The Panther C is a dual-mode system enabling user-selectable menu options for 1x clip-on or a more fully featured dedicated weapon sight mode, making the Panther C an outstanding value with expanded capability!

PantherC1The Panther C Clip-on sight integrates Night Optics signature engineering elements with cutting edge thermal imaging technology to deliver a powerful, intuitive and easy to use system. The Panther C’s notable features include a precise optical focus adjustment, dual mode operation, 600×800 high-resolution AMOLED display, long battery life, video-out and high quality germanium optics for pristine, high contrast images.

PantherC2The Panther series menu system is one of the most simple in the industry with only the most useful options for reduced clutter. Options include five reticle colors and two reticle types (Mil-Dot and Crosshairs), seven color palettes, windage and elevation as well as automatic brightness control, automatic shutter control and mode settings.

The Panther C series riflescopes are available now, retail pricing starts at $5949.99.

PR: Magnus 790 6x Night Vision Riflescope

Huntington Beach, CA – Night Optics USA unveils a new ultra high performance Night Vision Riflescope.

Magnus-ImageNight Optics USA, manufacturer of industry leading high performance night vision and thermal products, introduces the Magnus 790 6x long-range night vision riflescope. The Magnus 790 is the new and improved update to the very popular D-760 6x scope. Continue reading “PR: Magnus 790 6x Night Vision Riflescope” »

Explorer 320 Thermal Camera + Fireworks

We took the new Explorer 320 up to the Top of the World in San Clemente, California on July 4th 2014 to watch the Fireworks display at the San Clemente Pier nearly 1000 feet below and 2.6mi away. We draw a comparison between what is seen with the naked eye and what the thermal imager sees. We were impressed that fireworks displays could be seen through the imager as far as 6 miles north on the water in Dana Point, CA.

The short video clip features footage from a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera and Explorer 320 Thermal camera.  Both systems were securely mounted to high quality Bushnell titanium tripods. The footage from the Explorer 320 was captured using the Video-out feature to a personal DVR.

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