The ZOOM Dual Field of View Monocular is unequivocally the most technologically advanced handheld thermal optic to hit the market in history. That’s a bold statement but saying anything else about the ZOOM would be an understatement. What makes it so advanced? There are 3 specific leaps in technology: adjustable optical zoom, Shutterless Calibration Technology (SCT), and a full color 1440x1080 OLED display. These aren’t the only impressive features the ZOOM ZH38 possesses but these three and most importantly the adjustable optical zoom feature are what puts the ZOOM ZH38 in a league of its own.
With the ZOOM’s patented dual-field-of-view design, users can seamlessly switch between a wide field-of-view (FOV) for detection, and a narrow FOV for target identification. This 2X increase in optical magnification occurs with an intuitive twist of the objective focus ring and maintains 100 percent of the sensor’s native resolution.
Why is adjustable optical zoom so important? Thermal monoculars have historically only been offered with a fixed field of view, which means the only way to zoom in and out is digitally through software and digital zoom decreases thermal image resolution. Just 1 step of digital zoom on a 640x480 sensor degrades the thermal image resolution to 320x240, and another step of digital zoom degrades the thermal image resolution to an abysmal 160x120. This is the problem that is solved by the ZOOM ZH38’s adjustable optical zoom feature. You now have 1 device with an adjustable field of view. Twist the focus ring to the right to zoom out and you get a 1X - 640x480 thermal resolution image, twist it to the left and get a 2X - 640x480 thermal resolution image.
The fixed field of view limitation in thermal monoculars has always posed a problem of image degradation using digital zoom and the need for 2 devices to achieve dual fields of view in full resolution. InfiRay Outdoor identified this common problem and poured resources into research and development over several years to achieve a solution. What emerged is an innovative patented dual field of view lens design now offered for the first time in the commercial market in the ZOOM ZH38 Dual Field of View Monocular.
Clear Precise Imaging
The Infiray Zoom ZH thermal imager is provided with the latest 12 micron thermal technology with 640x512 resolution and sub 25mK NETD sensitivity. With this new powerful sensor and image algorithm, the best possible image quality is observed.
Dual Field Of View Design
The Infiray Zoom ZH38 provides two optical fields of view, one with a wide view for scanning and spotting quarry, and with the flick of a switch you have an optical ZOOM, to provide a narrower field of view with a "zoomed in" image for target identification, whilst maintaining the image quality.
1440x1080 FHD AMOLED Display
Using a 1440x1080 FHD AMOLED display the user experiences incredible detail with a large natural field of view, providing the image quality needed to get the best from the Infiray sensor.
The new shutterless core module is adopted to nulify the shutter calibration, providing a clear image without distraction.
20hr Run Time out the box
Zoom ZH38 is supplied with 2 x 10hr rechargeable battery packs, providing you with more than enough runtime for a few evenings use.
With a built in "Ultra Clear" mode the Zoom ZH38 is designed for use in the harshest weather providing a high quality image in all weather conditions. Ultra clear mode results in a more detailed field of view and enhanced object identification capabilities.
640x512 detector resolution 12 micron pixel pitch Sub 25mk NETD sensitivity 50hz Frame Rate 1.6x optical mag for scanning or 3.2x optical magnification for detail, Zoom also features digital mag up to 12.8x. Eye Relief 20mm 5.5mm Exit Pupil Diameter 1440x1080 FHD AMOLED 4400mAh battery pack (two supplied) Max Battery Life - 20hrs (via two 10hr batteries) Video Recording and Wifi with 32gb capacity Weight 580g Dimensions 190x65x60