Multispectral Vs. Thermal: Everything You Need To Know

If you follow Pulsar news, you will have certainly seen that we introduced the first-ever multispectral rifle scope the “Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50”, quickly followed by its long-range brother DXP55. You can read about these cutting-edge devices on their respective product pages, but here, we will be focusing on multispectral thermal imaging technology in general.

Simply put, a multispectral thermal imager is a device that has multiple channels to transmit images. It can be a combination of any channels, but if there is a word thermal in the name, you can expect one of these channels to be, well, thermal. In Thermion’s case, the other is digital daytime.

The main benefits of thermal multispectral imaging are convenience, accuracy, and increased detection possibilities. Plus, it allows you to have one rifle scope for hunting at any time of the day, in any weather conditions. The multispectral viewing modes allow you to combine both digital and thermal images, guaranteeing the ultimate detection efficiency.

In the debate of multispectral vs. thermal, in our opinion, multispectral always wins. By combining the comfort of daytime digital image and thermal efficiency, devices like Thermion Duo ensure you won’t miss a single important detail and will increase your accuracy.

Thermal multispectral devices are also extremely useful when the weather gets tough. Fog, rain, or snowfall can obstruct the view even in the middle of the day, but with a multispectral hunting rifle scope, you’ll be able to cut right through it by switching to a thermal channel.

At the same time, digital multispectral imaging allows you to enjoy increased observational comfort by rendering an image that is almost the same as the one you see with the naked eye. As you see, both thermal and digital modes have their advantages, thus making us vote for “multispectral” in the thermal vs. multispectral debate.

If you still have a hard time weighing multispectral vs. thermal because you’re worried you’ll lose some of the thermal benefits, fret not. Our first multispectral rifle scope is built on the platform of our signature “Thermion 2 LRF XP50 Pro” and has the same thermal and operational properties. Basically, it’s like owning a thermal rifle scope with a built-in digital camera. Multispectral imaging is really that easily accessible now!

The First Multispectral Pulsar Riflescope

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Of course, multispectral thermal imaging isn’t just available on rifle scopes – it can be found in binoculars and, soon enough, even monoculars. Take our newest monocular – “Pulsar Telos LRF XP50” – for example. It’s the first upgradeable device, and, among multiple upgradeable features, you will have the chance to add an additional channel, too, so you don’t have to choose between “thermal imaging” and “multispectral imaging”.

To sum up, when it comes to Pulsar’s devices, there is no need to juxtapose thermal vs. multispectral. Because for us, multispectral fusion means there is always a thermal channel involved to help you see beyond the visible, to explore further, and to ensure maximum safety. Experience it in real life – visit your nearest “distributor” to test our multispectral devices today.