The New Axion 2 XQ35
The world of thermal optics has been graced with the latest thermal vision monocular in Pulsar’s product line, Axion 2 XQ35, launched at the 2022 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Because we all love an arrival of a new monocular, something that will make hunting even more convenient, Pulsar designed the ultimate hunting companion – let us see what it brings to the table.
Easy for the Eyes (Great Image Quality)
The latest Pulsar’s Axion model, the XQ35, features great detail recognition even if you find yourself hunting in harsh weather conditions when thermal contrast is at a low point. Rain, fog, high humidity – you name it, Axion can withstand it. It did not claim the title of “the pioneer of thermal vision technology” for nothing.
Take your hunting up a notch with better image quality and improved colour rendering due to the high-contrast AMOLED display. If you find yourself in complete darkness, this Pulsar optics can help you detect a 1.8 m tall object even up to 1300 m away.
This thermal monocular is ready for anything, especially observing wide areas and viewing distant objects in motion. Pulsar equipped it with a wide linear field of view of 18.2 m at a 100 m distance (or an angular field of view of 10.7°). Let us face it – a sharp and smooth image is vital when hunting, thus the monocular features new image processing algorithms to fend off an uneasy hunting experience.
Easy on the Eyes (a Great Design)
300 g, this is how lightweight the new Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 is. A great design is not something most thermal monoculars come shipped with, so if you are looking for an easy-to-grip product device that can be used by both right and left-handed hunters, this is it. However, it still sports a robust design, perfect for constant heavy use.
The metal housing disperses the heat from the electronics, which reduces image noise to a minimum and increases operation consistency for long-term observations. A pocket-size device, along with a magnesium alloy body – that is the idea behind this Pulsar’s new gadget.
|Axion 2 XQ35
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|Pixel pitch, µm
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Time to Recharge
How to save battery power? The answer is quick start-up time, which means that the device is fully responsive within 5 seconds of turning it on. Not only that, but this Axion also has an operating time that is twice as long as its predecessor. If you are wondering how long you can use it for, wonder no more. The monocular comes with a high-capacity APS5 rechargeable battery that provides up to 11 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
Stream Vision 2
There are a handful of extra features including the new built-in video recorder. It can store hours of videos and tens of thousands of photos. Anyone who has ever tried hunting and simultaneously taking photos will know it is easier said than done, so having 16 GB of storage space on the Pulsar cloud is like a dream come true. The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity is improved, and it allows the user to connect the device to a smartphone (Android and iOS) via the Stream Vision 2 application.
XQ35 Vs. XQ38
- Appearance-wise, the new Axion 2 XQ35 shares its design with its predecessor, Axion XQ38
- Both devices have 16 Gb of internal storage
- The sensor is the same, namely a 384×288 sensor
- The basic magnification with the old model is 3.5x, while with the new one, it is 2x, that is why
- The field of view is wider with the new model (18.2 m) in comparison to the old one (17.2 m)
- XQ35 is also more lightweight (300 g) than XQ38 (350 g)
- Axion XQ35 comes with improved battery time and
- Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
The Ultimate Hunting Companion
As Pulsar puts it, this Axion has “best-in-class distance measurement precision”. The new XQ35 is designed for those who want a dependable and resistant thermal vision monocular without having to give up the privilege of having a long battery life. There is no sacrificing of image quality or other features to make the optics work at this price either. As a rule, if you are a fan of the previous Axion XQ38 model (that was released in 2020), the new one is definitely worth a try.