Bushnell 1x20 vs Digital 5x24 comparison
I have narrowed down my choice to these two.
What are the night vision capabilities. (mono vs binoc are not important, head band etc, hands free) Does the digital capability offer a real difference in these two models.
Also with the 5x magnification, how does that limit closer viewing. Is there a limit below which is doesnt work. ie seeing small animals at less than 10 - 15 yards.
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I personally recommend a monocular. The screen on night vision devices is very bright and when you are not looking through it, you cannot see in the dark because you're not adjusted to it. A monocular allows you to have one eye adjusted to the dark while the other looks through the night vision.
The digital provides a great improvement over gen 1 units. All gen 1 units have edge of field distortion, like looking through a fishbowl. The digital units have a sharp, flat field of view more like a gen 2 unit, but for a fraction of the cost. You can still see and focus about 5-6 feet aeay with the digital model, but the 5x prevents you from being able to safely walk using it for navigation. Like walking while looking through daytime binoculars, I do not recommend it. I do think the digital is the way to go for most applications.
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