Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular – Review
What makes Equinox Z stand out as a night vision product is the fact that it has a large diameter glass objective lens and not a plastic one like many others, providing the user with maximum light gathering ability and optical clarity. The Equinox Z digital night vision monocular features a variable magnification, which enables the user to easily adjust the preferred magnification from 1 to 3. Additionally, the multi coated glass objectives produce amazing optical clarity which is one of the features that makes this model stand out on the night vision market.
What’s inside the box?
The Equinox Z night vision monocular has a rugged and water-resistant housing allowing for a firm and more comfortable grip. This model is also tripod mountable and features easy, push button controls. Included in the equipment package is also a zippered nylon carrying pouch, however the AA batteries needed for operating the Equinox Z need to be bought separately.
The Equinox Z digital night vision monocular comes equipped with a built-in infrared illuminator to provide great night vision even in complete darkness. This device is also capable of throwing light out to 500 feet thus increasing the user’s range quite significantly. It is important to mention that this model is equipped with a Picatinny rail for adding any additional accessories, like an enhanced IR. The Equinox Z night vision unit also features 3x magnification, along with a 30mm objective lens, allowing for great user experience.
Dimensions & Specific features
As far as the dimensions of the Equinox Z digital night vision monocular are concerned, they are 6.5 x 3.2 x 2.1, and it weighs 15 oz. The feature that makes this Bushnell model stand out is its ability to both shoot videos and take pictures.The images have a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The format available for saving videos are NTSC and PAL formats, while the images are in JPEG format. Both videos and photos are stored on the unit’s microSD card which accepts 32GB microSD cards.
“Bushnell has been my go to brand for years now, especially when it comes to night vision optics. Being that I deem hunting as a hobby and am not willing to spend insane amounts of money on equipment, Bushnell has provided me with top quality suitable for my budget. The Equinox Z digital night vision monocular is a great addition to my hunting gear, providing me with excellent quality night vision, especially in the forest environment. I would definitely recommend this make and model as a sure option to anyone looking to get an edge in night hunting experience and for obtaining great results.”
– Jack Crawford
The Bushnell Equinox Z night vision monocular is an excellent choice for any night hunting enthusiast. They not only provide top quality image and great clarity in magnification, but can also produce videos and images, providing the users with the ability to have a digital record of the hunt or animal observation. Considering that the Equinox Z model is also waterproof, it presents a great option for any weather conditions. The only thing that a new user needs to keep in mind when using this model is the importance of bringing additional batteries. Although this model has the feature of powering down after 10 minutes in standby mode, the battery still gets drained and having an extra pair can’t hurt.