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Guide DN series of digital night vision binoculars

During our visit to Guide’s booth at IWA 2024, we had the opportunity to explore the latest innovations they’ve developed for this year. With thermal and digital night vision technologies evolving quickly, major brands are keen to keep up. We have published two articles on Guide products this year: this one focuses on the DN series of digital night vision binoculars, while the other, available on our blog, reviews the TB series of thermal clip-ons.

Not many competitors

One motivating factor behind our decision to cover these binoculars is the limited competition within this price range. For years, ATN’s BinoX digital night vision binoculars stood unrivaled, but Guide is poised to challenge their dominance in this sector. Currently, the series includes just one model (DN30), though there’s potential for expansion in the future.

Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars
Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars

Optical properties of Guide DN30

The key feature of any digital night vision device is its sensor. The Guide DN30 is equipped with a CMOS sensor that boasts a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, ensuring sharp and detailed visuals of the surroundings. It features a 35mm lens with a base magnification of approximately 2x, making it ideal for spotting wildlife from distances up to 100 meters. Additionally, the device is fitted with an AMOLED display that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, further enhancing image quality.

Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars
Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars

Buyers have the option to select between two illuminator wavelengths when purchasing: either 850 nm or 940 nm. The 850 nm version produces a stronger beam, which, however, might be perceptible to certain animals since it’s just above the visible spectrum. On the other hand, the 940 nm version ensures complete invisibility, providing an advantage for stealth observation.

Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars
Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars

Guide DN30’s battery

The digital night vision binoculars run on two 18650 batteries, designed for quick and easy removal and replacement within seconds. These batteries offer a runtime of approximately 6 hours, although this can vary based on the features being utilized. The battery compartment is situated on the side of the device and aligns seamlessly with the housing once shut.

Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars
Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars

Photo & Video

Additionally, users have the capability to take photos, record videos, and even pair the binoculars with their smartphone using Guide‘s dedicated application. This feature enhances the versatility and functionality of the binoculars, allowing for a more connected and immersive observation experience.

Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars
Guide DN Series of Digital Binoculars

A worthy purchase

Priced competitively at approximately 900 €, these binoculars have been on the market since last year but still maintain a fresh presence. Given the scarcity of digital night vision binoculars at this price point, they represent a compelling option for those seeking high-quality digital night vision without breaking the bank.

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Guide DN series of digital night vision binoculars
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Guide DN series of digital night vision binoculars
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Guide DN30 is equipped with a CMOS sensor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, ensuring sharp and detailed visuals of the surroundings.
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