Pulsar’s New Compact Thermal Imaging Binoculars – Merger LRF XQ35

Pulsar have a long history with Thermal Imaging Binoculars, with models like the Accolade and the Merger – all reviewed by TFB of course. It’s now time for a more compact Merger, called the Merger LRF XQ35, which has a lot of features to become a perfect companion for hunters and rescue workers. The new, compact Merger uses a European-made thermal sensor, with 384×288 pixels @ 17 µm and a sensitivity of < 25 mK NETD. Apart from the thermal capability, there is also an integrated Laser Range Finder which is said to reach out to 1 kilometer.

Pulsar @ TFB:

Merger LRF XQ35

The new Merger LRF XQ35 is much more compact than the bigger brothers.

There’s a proximity sensor, with auto on and off depending on if you have it close to your eyes or not.

Merger LRF XQ35

Here we go, the presentation in Pulsar’s own words:

Merger LRF XQ35: the power in a compact body

Yukon Group launches the most compact thermal imaging binoculars Merger LRF XQ35 by Pulsar. We’ve put together all the powerful capabilities of the XQ sensor and the precision of the laser range finder into the classic and lightweight body of the new Merger.

If you prefer stalking hunts and are constantly on the move, the Merger LRF XQ35 is just the right choice for you. It mimics the shape and size of conventional daytime binoculars, doesn’t take much space, is lightweight and simple to use.

The compact body of the Merger LRF XQ35 is equipped with a highly sensitive European made Lynred thermal sensor. With a pixel pitch of @17 µm and the NETD lower than 25 mK, these binos are unbeatable during low temperature contrast conditions, like rain, fog, or high humidity.

Add the fast aperture F35/1.0 Germanium lens and you’ll have a crispy clear and highly detailed image. The quality of the image generated by the Merger LRF XQ35 sensor equals to Pulsar’s top PRO series.

The compact and robust housing of the binoculars features an integrated laser rangefinder. It measures target distances up to 1 kilometre and enables you to make the right decision.

Additional Merger LRF XQ35 features:

  • Rugged magnesium alloy housing.
  • Combined dual battery system.
  • Proximity sensor for covert use.
  • 3 levels of sensor sensitivity amplification.
  • Built-in video recorder.
  • Stream Vision 2 Wi-Fi integration with iOS and Android devices.
  • High-contrast HD AMOLED display.
  • IPX7 waterproof rated
  • Operation in extreme temperatures.

The Merger LRF XQ35 thermal imaging binoculars are available from October 2023.

Find out more about Pulsar devices: https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/products/33/

Merger LRF XQ35

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I assume like myself our readers are interested in seeing what the image looks like. Here are some sample videos made by Pulsar.



You can find Pulsar’s homepage here: www.pulsar-vision.com



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