Night Vision's Digital Revolution - first in a series
Night Vision's Digital Revolution - part 1
The next time you Google the phrase "Trump Twitter" on your phone in search of alternative facts, consider this. That glitzy glass slab of yours just unleashed more computing power than NASA used in the 17 years it took them to design, plan and execute the missions that sent Neil Armstrong and eleven other astronauts to the moon and back.
Thought of in that way the word "revolution" hardly does justice to how our world has been transformed by digital technology.
And so it is with night vision. From cumbersome curiosity to category killer, digital technology has turned our industry on its head. Was it only 2001 that "state of the art" meant a brick-shaped plastic camera, a tack-on lens and a grainy viewing range of barely 70-yards?
By contrast, today's versions are truly remarkable. Take Pulsar's Digisight N850-LRF Digital Hunting Scope for example. A marvel of design and functionality, its range and resolution challenges the supremacy of old-school Gen3 scopes at a fraction of their cost.
But digital's real power deals with the explosion of design options that it affords designers. In the Digisight's case that includes 13 selectable reticles, wireless controls, video output, an innovative one-shot zero feature and even an integrated laser range finder. For sport shooters, this is night vision on steroids!
So stay tuned, over the next few days we'll be reviewing in detail the full range of incredible features that the digital revolution has brought to the table. Trust us, the words "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" have never rung truer!
- Stewart Firman