Pulsar Quantum Lites

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PEterW
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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby PEterW » 19 Mar 2017, 20:49

Good news that the cost of good enough thermal is dropping and the higher pixel sensors are now coming online. I wonder when/whether FLIR will update their Scout range and drop the price to compete?

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby phoenix » 19 Mar 2017, 23:08

The FLIR products have an inbuilt disadvantage in the hunting market place because of the 9Hz limit imposed by the ITAR regulations.
Until they can start selling 25Hz or higher refresh rate products they won't sell much outwith the USA.
Having said that, FLIR is a big company and hunting thermals are only a small part of their business and their exports of hunting thermals are a very small part of their business so they probably don't care about competing with Pulsar.

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby kees356 » 20 Mar 2017, 08:17

ITAR is being lifted for the Boson, it will take some time but will happen.

Flir has issues with the volume of the new core, 640 would come early this year and is now end of...
Meantime this sets the bar for FLIR, proper lcd and core for under 1500!

:clap:

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby phoenix » 20 Mar 2017, 09:23

slimbo1973 wrote:Hi Bruce

I'm sure you have answered this before but here we go.
Is the £1,200 pound difference between the xp50 604x480 and xq50f 384x288 models,worth it ?
Thanks
Stew


Personally, I don't think so.
Detection range is set by the pixel pitch and focal length of the objective lens and that is the same for both models (17 microns, 50mm)
With the XP 50 you get a wider field of view but lower optical magnification (x2.5)
With the XQ50 you get a narrower field of view but higher optical magnification (x4.1)
The XQ50 has x2 and x4 digital zoom, while the XP50 has x2, x4 and x8 digital zoom
The extra level of digital zoom on the XP50 is to make the maximum magnification on both models roughly the same
I'd buy the XQ50 and put the £1200 towards a Drone Pro.

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PEterW
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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby PEterW » 20 Mar 2017, 09:35

Very interesting, my "wait and see" approach seems to be paying off... I will start stuffing fivers under the bed...
So still lens cost limited, guess extra scale won't affect price much and the chalgogenide pressed lenses are not good enough for the "proper kit" quite yet?! 640core with 30ish mm lens and on board recording by and 50hz for <£1500... yes please.

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby slimbo1973 » 20 Mar 2017, 09:49

Thanks Bruce,

Just saved me £1200 :-)
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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby blueroll » 20 Mar 2017, 11:22

kees356 wrote:ITAR is being lifted for the Boson, it will take some time but will happen.

Flir has issues with the volume of the new core, 640 would come early this year and is now end of...
Meantime this sets the bar for FLIR, proper lcd and core for under 1500!

:clap:

Maybe if there is a wiff of less ITAR restriction`s we could see Armasight Zeus imports to the UK ?

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby PEterW » 20 Mar 2017, 22:25

Interesting that the yield is low, explains why we have not seen a new set of Scout IV units from FLIR, the boson is ideal for that small form factor and would add on recording for free. Guess we'll see that late 17, early 18. FLIR are a pain for announcing things and then taking ages to ship anything. Competition can only be a good thing.

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby 2-dead-in-the-air » 22 Mar 2017, 14:06

Price list from Pulsar are out for 2017.
XQ23V SRP £1199.00
XQ30V SRP £1299.95

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Re: Pulsar Quantum Lites

Postby slimbo1973 » 22 Mar 2017, 15:09

Have you seen the price for the Hilion XQ50f? I've seen it on a site for £2740 but that's all I can find ,
Can't wait to get one :-)
Shit Shot Stew


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