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Pulsar Proton XQ30 Thermal Imaging Monocular

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Pulsar Proton XQ30 Thermal Imaging Monocular Details

  • Proton is Pulsar’s optimal thermal clip-on attachment with which you can take pictures and record videos
  • the clip-on offers 8 different colour modes which allow the user to get the perfect image regardless of the situation
  • Pulsar Proton is extremely robust which means it can handle heavy recoil
  • The device is remarkably compact and lightweight

Introduction

Pulsar Proton was introduced in 2021 and was put forward as the cheapest thermal clip-on attachment made by Pulsar. Proton is the successor of the company’s Core clip-on, which held the title of the leading thermal clip-on for many years before. Now, it is Proton’s turn to do so.

Pulsar Proton Physical Properties

Pulsar Proton sports a brand-new design compared to the previous models, which was a risky move, but it paid off, as this is Pulsar’s smallest thermal clip-on attachment, which also makes it extremely lightweight (300 g). The attachment measures 248 mm in length, 59 mm in width, and 75 mm in height. However, the improvements were not introduced only in the weight department.

Proton features 3 buttons, which are extremely simple to use, so no difficulties should occur when using the device, even in dark lighting conditions. The image capturing and recording buttons are flush with the housing, and the menu navigation button sticks out a bit, so there should be no problem finding them.

When it comes to mounting the Proton, there is a thread for the new PSP adapter, even though the reducing ring either from other manufacturers such as SmartClip or Rusan can also be used. The device is mounted on the objective and not on the ocular of the riflescope. Once the Proton is mounted, the battery is on top, and the lens is in the optical axis of the daytime scope.

The magnesium-covered clip-on attachment is waterproof (IPX7) and can be used at temperatures as low as –25 °C. It comes with a rubber eyepiece and an objective cover included, but not strapped to the device. Proton uses the APS5 battery.

Pulsar Proton Optical Properties

This model of a thermal clip-on has a sensor with a 384x288 resolution (17-μm pixel pitch), and the NETD is <40 mK, which results in better observation of the details, especially in harsh weather conditions, such as in the rain, fog, and cold environments. The display resolution is 1024x768, and it is of the AMOLED type. With this device, Pulsar offers a refresh rate of 50 Hz which results in an image without any external interruptions. The detection range of the device is 900 m, and the focus is fixed at 100 m.

Multimedia

By clicking on the black button on the left side of the device, the user can record videos, take pictures, connect the clip-on to Wi-Fi, then connect it to a smartphone, and, if you have either the IOS or Android operating system, use Stream Vision app. This is one of the best applications to use, even though the competition is increasing.

The files are stored on the device’s internal memory, which has a capacity of 16 Gb. The images are stored in the .jpg format, and the videos are stored in the .mp4 format. The user can browse through images and videos, configure device settings, etc. You can also update the device firmware by using your smartphone.

Features of Pulsar Proton

  • lightweight and compact
  • 8 colour modes
  • Stream Vision compatibility
  • image capture and recording
  • APS5 battery compartment
  • intuitive button placement

Warranty

The product comes with a warranty period of 3 years.

Pulsar Proton XQ30 Thermal Imaging Monocular Specifications

ManufacturerPulsar
Thermal Clip-On SeriesPulsar Proton
Made inLithuania
In production since2021
Warranty3 years
SKU77378
Variable magnification No
Magnification. 1x
Min. magnification.1x
Max. magnification.1x
Diopter adjustment No
Lens size diameter. 30mm
Field of view - FOV... 218m/1000m
Field of view (angular). 12.4°
Minimal field of view...218m/1000m
Maximal field of view...218m/1000m
Eye relief distance. 0mm
Closest focusing distance. 15m
Lens apertureF 1.2
Detection Range.900m
Type of Thermal sensorMicrobolometer
Resolution of Thermal sensor384x288
Thermal sensor pixel count.0.11MP
Pixel pitch.17μm
NETD -Noise Equivalent Temp. Difference.40mK
Refresh Rate.50Hz
Calibration method Automatic, Manual, Semiautomatic
Temperature sensitivity.0mK
Type of display AMOLED
Screen Resolution 1024×768
Display pixel count.0.79MP
Image capturingYes
Resolution of an image864x648
Recording videoYes
Video resolution864x648
Output - videoYes
Length.119mm
Width.58mm
Height.75mm
Weight.300g
MaterialMagnesium, Rubber
ColorBlack
Working temperature range-25 / 50 °C
Power Supply UnitLi-ion
Battery lifespan.6h
Filled with Nitrogen
Bayonet standardNo
Mounting StandardNo
Water proof IPX-7
Fogproof Yes
Automatic Turn Off No
Tripod compliantNo
Built-in Compass No
Built in Range finderNo
Image stabilization (IS) No
Auto-Brightness Control (ABC) No

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Navdušila me je predvsem zelo nizka teža in enostavnost uporabe, ki po mojem mnenju ne predstavlja problemov tudi uporabnikom, ki si niso ravno blizu s tehnologijo. Način montiranja na dnevni daljnogled se je zelo izboljšal v primerjavi z predhodnikom- Pulsar Core-jem. Med adapterjem in daljnogledom ni nikakršnega "lufta" in nastrelitev v mojem primeru ni bila potrebna, čeprav sem ga po vsakem lovu snel z daljnogleda. Baterija zdrži več kot dovolj časa, v kombinaciji z rezervno pa smo lahko vedno brez skrbi. Funkcija snemanja, ki je ni bilo na Core-ju pride prav, če po strelu menimo, da smo zgrešili in lahko na hitro še enkrat pogledamo, če je divjad nakazala strel, oz. kam je pobegnila.
Pripombe: z nastavkom, ki ga pretvori v monokular znaša najmanjša povečava 5x. Za razdalje do 50m je to absolutno preveč, saj je vidno polje preozko in je za hitro pregledovanje terena neuporabno, blesti pa na razdaljah 100m plus. Pogojno je ta povečava uporabna na krmišču.

I was impressed by the extremely low weight and the ease of use. Even the less experienced users will not have problems using this device. Way of mounting on the daytime scope improved a lot compared to the predecessor-Pulsar Core. There is no movement between the adaptor and the unit and in my case, no sighting-in the gun was necessary, even thought I removed the unit after every hunt. Battery holds on more than enough, especially in the combination with the spare one. Filming function comes in handy, if we think that we missed the shot, so we can check the video and see, if the deer was hit and to which direction it ran.
Cons: Adapter which transforms Proton to a monocular has a base magnification of 5x, which makes it pretty much useless for scanning fields under 50m, because the field of view becomes so small, but shines on the ranges of 100m plus. It can be conditionally used for hunting from a stand.

(Posted on 13/09/2021)

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