Leica Sport Optics has unveiled its first ever thermal imaging camera designed specifically for hunters: the Leica Calonox. Launching this August, the Leica Calonox will be available in two versions: As a pure hand-held observation device – The Leica Calonox “View” – and as a mounted device on a riflescope – The Leica Calonox “Sight”.
Similar in design to conventional digital cameras, thermal imaging cameras emit infrared radiation as a heat signature that is not visible to the human eye. With the new Leica Calonox thermal imaging cameras, the terrain can be searched for huntable game in the dark or in difficult light conditions. The Leica Calonox models offer a large field of view with a high detection range and high-contrast imaging.
Thanks to Calonox’s large sensor and high-resolution OLED display, both optics offer the highest observation quality. The functional elements are extremely ergonomic and easy to grip. In addition, operation with just three buttons is intuitive, user-friendly and reduced to the essentials.
Leica Calonox: As an observation device and attachment
The Leica Calonox “Sight” mounted header device can only be used in conjunction with a conventional riflescope and is therefore equipped with 1x magnification. The Leica Calonox “View” offers a high recognition range, while the wide field of view is ideal for close-up work thanks to the large sensor (640×480 pixels) at 2.5x basic optical magnification. Both models have a 42 mm lens and are extremely light at around 500 grams. A permanently installed rechargeable battery with a minimum operating time of 6 hours serves as the power supply.
The advantages at a glance
– Excellent imaging performance – extremely high contrast and detail
– Operating time of at least 6 hours
– Magnification Leica Calonox “View”: 2.5x
– Magnification Leica Calonox “Sight”: 1x
– Objective diameter: 42mm
– Dimensions: approx. 170x60mm
– Ergonomics and design – practical and user-friendly
– High-resolution sensor (640×480 pixels)
– OLED display with 1024×768 pixels
– Integrated rechargeable battery
Leica Calonox “Sight” – $3,999
Leica Calonox “View” – $3,999