Sightmark is breaking the mold with its introduction of the Photon 5×42 Digital Night Vision Riflescope. Sightmark started with a daytime riflescope, removed the objective lens, and replaced it with a cutting-edge night vision attachment complete with a CCD sensor and built-in infrared illuminator. The end result is a unique product capable of vivid viewing regardless of whether it is day or night.
One of the most exciting details about the Sightmark Photon 5×42 will be the price given its capabilities. “Though around the same price point as Generation 1 night vision products, the Sightmark Photon 5×42 delivers twice the range of observation compared to Gen 1,” said Sightmark President James Sellers. “The Photon also features the best of digital technology and a unique design, allowing shooters to enhance their nighttime shooting experience considerably.” The Sightmark Photon 5×42 comes complete with a high-power 150mW laser IR illuminator and increases the overall detection range for a clear focus on any size long-distance target in low-ambient light conditions or pitch black darkness. The Photon 5×42 features a Dot-Duplex reticle for quick target acquisition on fast-moving targets, and 5x magnification for vivid detail. The Photon 5×42 is ideal for hog or varmint hunting—or pretty much any nasty critter lurking around in the dark including a Sasquatch! Okay, maybe the Sasquatch does not really exist but if it did, you could capture a clear, crisp image—day or night— thanks to the incorporated video output feature.