Night vision technology is one of the greatest inventions in human history. A night-vision device (NVD) is an electro-optical that enhances vision in environmental conditions with little or no light. It provides some vision in total darkness and improved vision in low-light environments. Simply put, a night-vision device lets you see in the dark. With quality night vision monoculars, binoculars, and scopes, you can see people, animals, and objects up to 500 yards away on a dark night. Night-vision monocular cameras let you take photographs and videos of things you can't see in the dark with your naked eyes.
In the past, NVDs were only used in the military as a force multiplier, to extend military capabilities in nighttime or low-light scenarios. Nowadays, it is used by many non-military agencies such as law enforcement, fire, aviation, and search and rescues. It is also used for recreational purposes like home video cameras, wildlife observation, night hiking, or hunting. It is greatly favored by gunners, drivers, and aviators.
As technology advances, there are many types of night vision devices. It could be a tough decision deciding between a monocular, binocular, or a scope. Fortunately, in Taiwan, FOREVER PLUS CORP. (FOREVER),
a 20-year night-vision device manufacturer, has a variety of night vision devices for you to choose from. Established in 2004, FOREVER’s innovative team dedicated itself to optics, optical engines, and digital image technology. The FOREVER NVDs and digital hunting scopes are exported to 15 countries in the world.
There are 3 main types of night vision technologies which are digital intensifying imaging, thermal imaging, and near-infrared illumination. The most popular technology is the digital image intensification which produces clear images using available light in the surrounding.
FOREVER NVDs uses infrared lights and digital image enhancement to capture available light on its digital image sensor, and then digitally enhances the images in a full-color display.
One of the most popular NVDs is the “FOREVER Digital Night Vision Monocular with camera.” It works much just like a binocular and has camera functions to help capture images and record videos. While a binocular cannot take colored photos under strong light (daylight, for example), a “Digital Night Vision Monocular” uses a green lens to take colored photos during the day and black & white photos at night. Compared to a binocular, a monocular also has less weight. The “FOREVER Digital night vision monocular” can be used in nighttime activities like night hunting, wildlife observations, bird watching, fishing, and camping.
Another very popular NVDs is the “DNV500EX- Digital Night Vision Binocular
.” DNV500EX is FOREVER’s latest NVD product. DNV500EX- has two eyepieces and comes with built-in magnification. They are heavier than monoculars due to the large magnification lens but the 2 eyepieces bring a much more comfortable experience. Although most night vision binoculars are primarily designed to magnify images at longer distances while standing stationary, DNV500EX has a built-in free ZOOM IR illumination system for focusing on objects using infrared illuminating functions rather than digital minifying functions. Therefore, you are not “always zoomed in" and while navigating, close objects will not appear too large!
Moreover, most night vision binoculars
have fixed minifying functions; the more magnification you put on a night vision device, the dimmer the image due to the loss of surrounding light. Since DNV500EX uses double exposure and non-fixed minifying vision, it shoots clear images even under the dimmest environment. This is the most advanced technology in NVDs so far, and FOREVER
is an expert in such new technology.
NV500EX Night Vision Binoculars
are also compliant with IP65 water-resistant standards. An IP Rating (Ingress Protection Rating) is the rating used to classify the different levels of sealing effectiveness provided by an electrical enclosure against water and dirt. The IP65 rating gives protection against low-pressure water jets from any direction, as well as condensation and water spray. It's suitable for most outdoor enclosures that won't encounter extreme weather such as flooding.
Finally, the eyepiece lens of NV500EX is protected with a nitrogen coating to prevent mold when the lens is moist.
To summarize, NV500EX binoculars are the clear winner if you need maximum distance with camera and recording function. The NV500EX is really suitable for extreme weather conditions and professional uses.