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Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro

This year, our marketing team attended both the Shot Show and IWA fairs. Given Pulsar’s status as a top provider of thermal hunting optics, we made sure to check out their exhibits at both events. While Pulsar introduced several new products at the Shot Show in January, they had additional unveilings reserved for IWA in March.

This article focuses on the Axion XQ30 Pro, a cost-effective, portable thermal imaging monocular. Additionally, we have discussed the expansion of the Telos line with XL-sensor and the debut of the Merger LRF XP35 on our blog. For more information on any of these products, we invite you to explore our articles.

Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular
Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular

The most affordable XQ

The XQ30 Pro represents Pulsar’s least expensive product equipped with the XQ sensor to date. For context, Pulsar’s XQ sensors boast a resolution of 384 x 288 pixels. Previously, their most budget-friendly thermal monocular featuring this sensor was the XQ35 Pro, which is priced at 1790 €. The XQ30 Pro, however, is expected to come in at 1390 €, which is incredibly competitive.

Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular
Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular

Axion XQ30 Pro vs Axion 2 XQ35 Pro

Compared to the XQ35 Pro, the XQ30 Pro features a somewhat narrower 30mm lens and a smaller aperture (F1.2), which results in a reduced detection range and less distinct details. As a result, its detection ranger is shorter (850 m compared to 1300 m). However, it retains the same sensor resolution and boasts the same NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference) value of <25 mK. This ensures its ability to detect slight temperature variations in observed objects. Additionally, it offers the same base magnification of 2x and the AMOLED display resolution remains at 640 x 480 pixels.

Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular
Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular

The Axion XQ30 features a lighter and more compact frame compared to the XQ35 Pro, roughly matching the size and weight specifications of the Axion XM30F. It uses the same battery as the XM30F – APS3 (unlike the APS5 used in XQ35 Pro).

Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular
Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular

Other features of the Axion XQ30 Pro

The XQ30 Pro features all the fine attributes of the Axion series, including a magnesium housing, a focusing ring on the objective lens, ambidextrous controls, an IPX7 waterproof rating, capabilities for image capture and video recording, as well as smartphone connectivity through the Stream Vision 2 app.

Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular
Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro Thermal Monocular

Coming in April, 2024

The Pulsar Axion XQ30 Pro is set to be available for purchase in April 2024. Like all Pulsar devices, this model comes with a 3-year warranty.

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