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Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Imaging Monocular

The New Pulsar Axion 2 XG35

What if your pocket-sized monocular could detect an animal up to 1750 m away in complete darkness? That is the idea behind Pulsar’s new Axion 2 XG35 thermal imaging monocular, introduced at IWA & OutdoorClassics 2022. This series (available in May 2022) is one of the many novelties from the Pulsar 2022 line-up. The monocular is built on the idea of combining the design of classical daytime optics with thermal imaging performance. Pulsar is a big name in the optics industry, so it is no wonder their new products max out on quality and features. Which ones, you ask? Let us take a closer look.

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Pulsar Axion XG35

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Axion 2 XG35, source: Pulsar

Physical Properties

The Axion 2 XG35 is a beauty that will look at home in everyone’s hand thanks to its high-quality magnesium alloy body, which is light and strong at the same time. This is not the first-generation Axion model, but it seems that Pulsar is a can’t-miss manufacturer, as they have again nailed the balance between the classic design of a pocket rangefinder and a compact size. It is IPX7 waterproof rated, so heavy rain, snow, or other precipitation should not pose a problem. The monoculars themselves not only look great, but they also have some novel features that set them apart from others (especially the LRF model).

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Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Imaging Monocular
Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Imaging Monocular

Sepia or Violet?

The new monocular is packed full of all the other tech you would expect, like the latest imaging processing algorithms and perfect detail recognition, along with a comfortable viewing experience. The image is sharp and richly contrasted, adapting to the changing light conditions. A selection of 8 color pallets lets the user observe their field of view more effectively:

  • White Hot
  • Black Hot
  • Red Hot
  • Rainbow
  • Ultramarine
  • Red Monochrome
  • Sepia
  • Violet

Designed for Constant and Frequent Use

Nothing stirs the soul of a hunter more than the thought of long detection range – in this case, 1750 m. The XG35, designed for constant and frequent use, is powered with a quick-change APS5 battery. The battery offers an operation time of up to 7 hours on a single battery charge. Pulsar’s goal was to create a device with 2.5x-20x variable magnification to provide the user with better target recognition. The Axion comes with a powerful 640×480 Lynred thermal imaging sensor with NETD <40mK and pixel pitch of 12 μm, which ensures reliable identification of the target. The new sensor with a 35 mm F1.0 lens makes this monocular the first Pulsar’s product that features a 640×480 sensor in such a small housing.

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Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Imaging Monocular
Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Imaging Monocular


Sensor NETD, mK <40
Pixel pitch, μm 12
Display type AMOLED
Display resolution, pix. 1024×768
Sensor resolution, pix. 640×480
Built-in memory, GB 16
Magnification, x 2.5-20
Field of view, °/m@100m 12.5×9.4
Detection range, m 1750
Battery type APS5
Battery life, h 7

Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 | IWA 2022 Report

Optics Trade visited Pulsar’s exhibition booth at 2022 IWA & OutdoorClassics. Here is everything you need to know about Pulsar Axion XG35.

Stream Vision 2

The device is equipped with a built-in photo and video recorder and 16 GB of built-in memory. The built-in Wi-Fi connects the Axion XG35 to Android and iOS smartphones via the Stream Vision 2 mobile application. It is a great feature, being able to take photos and videos and send them into the world for others to see, while also having the possibility of remote control of digital device functions, and access to the latest Pulsar news.

Pulsar Axion XG35

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