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Shot Show 2023 Report: Pulsar Merger LRF XL50


Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide is excited to announce the release of their newest thermal imaging device, the Merger LRF XL50 thermal imaging binoculars. This device is Pulsar’s first-ever HD thermal imaging device – it comes equipped with a powerful new XL sensor that boasts a 1024×768 pixel resolution. This technology is set to revolutionize the way people explore and experience the outdoors, providing high-definition quality images that make it easy to identify objects and navigate through the wilderness.

New release: Check out our review of the Pulsar Merger LRF XL50 below:

XL Sensor: The heart of the Merger LRF XL50

The Merger LRF XL50 features a major upgrade in the form of the new XL sensor from Lynred. This sensor boasts a 12-micron pixel pitch and 1024×768 pixel resolution, delivering exceptional HD image quality and clarity. The high resolution allows for easy identification and tracking of objects as well as the ability to see fine details in the surrounding environment. Additionally, the HD AMOLED display resolution is matched to that of the thermal sensor, resulting in less distortion and sharp, vivid images with high contrast.


The Merger LRF XL50 is capable of detecting warm objects from a remarkable distance of up to 2300 meters, even in complete darkness. Despite its long detection range, the device offers a wide field of view which is typically not seen in long-range detection devices. Hands down, the Merger LRF XL50 provides Pulsar‘s best image quality to date.

Magnification and fast aperture lens

The binoculars offer a base magnification of 2.5x. The image can be digitally zoomed in to a 20x magnification. The fast aperture F50/1.0 germanium lens ensures that the device offers high contrast and informative imagery even in adverse weather conditions such as rain or fog when temperature contrast is minimal. The integrated precision laser rangefinder has a range of 1000 meters and an accuracy of plus/minus 1 meter, making it easy to determine target distance before taking a shot.

Pulsar Merger LRF XL50
Pulsar Merger LRF XL50

Ergonomic design and ruggedness

The Merger LRF XL50 has been designed with ergonomics in mind, taking inspiration from traditional binoculars to provide a comfortable viewing experience. The device enables users to observe the world with both eyes, mimicking natural human vision and reducing fatigue compared to using one eye only. Additionally, the interpupillary distance can be adjusted from 56 to 71 mm to fit the user’s individual needs. The housing of the device is made of magnesium, making it highly durable.

User-friendly features

The Merger LRF XL50 thermal imaging binoculars have been designed to be user-friendly and easy to operate. They are powered by a unique dual battery system, which includes a built-in and a replaceable APS3 battery. The binoculars also come equipped with a built-in photo and video recorder, allowing users to capture their hunting moments in HD quality. The device also supports Stream Vision 2 mobile application, WiFi integration with iOS and Android devices, improved WiFi connectivity with 2.4/5 GHZ waveband support, a selection of 8 color palettes, are IPX7 waterproof rated and can operate in a wide range of temperatures (-25 to +50°C).

Pulsar APS3 Battery Pack


Overall, the Merger LRF XL50 is a game-changer in the field of thermal imaging technology. Its powerful XL sensor, long-range detection, and wide field of view make it an essential tool for outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and professionals in search and rescue, surveillance, and security operations. The device will be available for purchase in the second quarter of 2023.

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This device is Pulsar's first-ever HD thermal imaging device – it comes equipped with a powerful new XL sensor that boasts a 1024x768 pixel resolution.
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