Digital Ranger will out preform any generation 1 unit on the market today. The Digital Ranger will give you a recognition range of about 100 yards compared to a true recognition range of about 75 yards on generation 1 units. I had one out about 3 weeks ago and spotted, and recognized, a raccoon at about 125 yards under good ambient conditions. Digital night vision
preforms just as well as most generation 2 units and can rival some lower end generation 3 units. For a price tag of under $400 it is a great buy.