Comparing Professional and Mass-Production Digital Night Vision Scopes
Mass-production digital scopes often utilize digital camera technology adapted for rifle sights. These scopes provide a good picture during the daytime but are limited at night, as they significantly rely on the capabilities of external IR light.
On the other hand, professional digital night vision rifle sights like the Hogster Charge use proven thermal or traditional night vision scope technology and professional ultra-sensitive digital night vision sensors. These scopes may not necessarily require IR light at night, provided conditions are clear and sufficient moon or starlight exists. Even when the need to use IR light arises due to clouds completely blocking the moon and stars light, the performance of a professional night vision sensor will be significantly more advanced with the same IR light.
In a comparison test, both a Hogster Charge and a mass-production digital scope were mounted on tripods next to each other.
The picture above highlights the dramatic difference in image brightness between the two. Despite having similar descriptions, the performance of Hogster Charge true day-night digital scope (on the left side of the picture) is noticeably superior to the very dark image of the other scope (on the right side of the picture).
The professional day-night digital scope can be considered a less expensive alternative to thermal scopes at nighttime, while the nighttime performance of mass-production digital scopes may be very different. The daytime capabilities of digital scopes like the Hogster Charge make them a universal tool, providing a less expensive alternative to thermal or night vision clip-on attachments. This versatility allows hunters to use the same rifle for hunting deer during the day and hogs after dark.
In conclusion, when purchasing a digital night vision scope, it is essential to understand the underlying technology and compare its nighttime capabilities to other professional digital night vision scopes because even professional digital night vision scopes perform differently. Please take a look at this video comparing the nighttime performance of Bering Optics Hogster Charge and ATN X-Sight 4K PRO