The Sidewinder™ is our premium handheld observational thermal monocular series. All models come equipped with either a 384×288 or 640×512 twelve micron infrared detector and a 1024×768 OLED display, for improved color rendering. The Sidewinder thermal sensors also come equipped with the most sensitive temperature ratings in its class, coming in at sub-20 millikelvin across the entire product family. Other improvements over the Taipan monoculars include a more robust body/housing and a removable, rechargeable 18650 battery. These units also boast an impressive waterproof rating, which ensures users have peace of mind while utilizing these under the vast majority of weather conditions.

The Sidewinders built-in 64 GB memory also sits at the top of its class on the market, with advanced software supporting both video recording and image capture. The primary uses for these thermal monoculars include, but are not limited to: hunting, law enforcement, search-and-rescue, personal security, conservation, anti-poaching, camping, hiking and different marine applications.



  • 12μm, 384×288 or 640×512 resolution detector
  • Highest thermal sensitivity (NETD <20mK)
  • Advanced image processing (Digital Detail Enhancement, digital Noise Reduction and NLM algorithm)
  • 50 Hz image frame rate
  • 1024×768 resolution OLED display
  • Built-in memory supports video/audio recording and image capture
  • 64 GB memory module
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 1×, 2×, 4× and 8× digital zoom
  • Replaceable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Up to 7 hours continuous running
  • External power supply capability
  • Waterproof
  • 3-Year warranty




    Battery Charger | USB Cable | Power Adapter (US and EU plugs included) | 18650 Rechargeable Battery | Lens Cloth | Wrist Strap | Carrying | Case | User Manual | Protective Bag



Detector Type 12μm Vanadium Oxide Uncooled Focal Plane Array
Resolution 384×288
Refresh Rate 50 Hz
Response Waveband 8μm to 14μm
NETD ≤ 20 mk (@25°C), F#=1.0
Detection Range (6’ object) 1800 m
Lens System 35 mm; F1.0
Field of View (H × V) 7.5° × 5.6°
Magnification 3× - 24×
Digital Zoom 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×
Diopter Adjustment -5 to +3 dpt
Monitor 1024×768, OLED
FFC (Flat Field Correction) Auto, Manual, External Correction
Palettes Black Hot, White Hot, Red Hot, Fusion
Image Boost Yes
Highest Temperature Spot Tracking Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Standby Mode Yes
Storage Built-in memory (64 GB)
Video Recording/Audio Yes / Yes (on-board)
Image Capture Yes
Battery Type One 18650 Replaceable rechargeable Lithium battery
Battery Operating Time Up to 7 hours
Power 5 VDC/2 A, 1.75 W
Interface USB Type-C
Working Temperature -30°C to 55°C (-22°F to 131°F)
Protection Level IP67
Dimensions 188 × 58 × 65 mm (7.4 × 2.3 × 2.6 in)

505 g (1.11 lb)