Helion 2 XP50 Pro: first-hand experience

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Žygimantė Vakarė Jovaišaitė

Still relatively new, thermal imaging scope Helion 2 XP50 Pro has already become the flagman of Pulsar. If we had to pick one truly stand-out feature, it would be the unprecedented thermal sensitivity that already made the Helion a favorite of many hunters.

Sure, we can vouch for every single product we launch, but we’d like to speak our devices for themselves. And since that is not yet possible, we invited the hunters to talk about their first-hand experience.

Hunter's Review

Informative and trustworthy imagery

Jón Rúnar Guðjónsson

Jón Rúnar Guðjónsson, the Icelander living in Denmark – whom you might remember as the guy who captured a volcano eruption with a thermal device – is not the one to tell long stories (although he has many). So, when asked what he thought of the Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 Pro, he went straight to the point: “It’s the best thermal spotting scope available.”

We didn’t want to leave him alone just yet and kindly asked him to elaborate a bit. Here’s what he added: “The image is crisp, clear, and the device has long battery life. You can easily detect race, age, and sex, making conscious decisions which and if an animal should be harvested. Besides your dog, it becomes your best friend while hunting wild boar.”

Here are some facts to support Jón Rúnar’s statement. The crisp and clear image comes from the aforementioned thermal sensor with <25 NETD and 640×480 pixel resolution @ 17 µm. Now, in simpler terms, this means that you can enjoy enhanced identification of animals, their extremities, and even the smallest details, i.e., branches, leaves, grass, and terrain. This also applies to harsh weather conditions – rain, fog, or cold mornings, when temperature differences are low.

When it comes to the battery, we’ve upgraded it to deliver you up to 8 hours of continuous operation. And if that’s not enough, you can upgrade to an even more powerful battery and enjoy up to 16 hours of operation.

Beside your dog, it becomes your best friend while hunting wild boar.
Jón Rúnar Guðjónsson
Hunter's Review

Phenomenal clarity

Phil Taylor

And while we fully trust Jón Rúnar’s opinion, we wanted more. So, we turned to Pulsar brand ambassador from Great Britain Phil Taylor. To him, hunting is a lifestyle, and he’s always eager to try out new devices and share his feedback. And, well, we won’t lie – we really liked what he had to say about the Helion!

“Simply the best on the market in my eyes. The clarity of a 50mm 1.0 F stop lens, combined with the sub 25 NETD sensor, distinguishes the smallest heat differences in bad weather conditions. These two upgrades to the old Helion make this a phenomenal thermal spotter.”

Now that we’ve already told you about the sensor, let’s look at the lens. It is a crucial element of any thermal device as it significantly influences its ability to capture even the lowest radiation levels. We’ve upgraded the Helion with a large-aperture, fast germanium lens that further enhances the image quality and detail.

It is a phenomenal thermal spotter.
Phil Taylor
Hunter's Review

A device you won’t want to leave behind

Maximillian Schutz

Since they say three is a lucky number, let’s add the German hunter Maximillian Schutz to the mix. His quick answer, when asked about the Helion 2 XP50 Pro, was that he doesn’t want to hunt without one. The main advantage is the ability to spot game earlier and address it better, day or night, making the spotter a must-have device for Max.

We’ve started this article with praise for Helion’s thermal sensitivity, but as you can see from the hunters’ feedback, there is a reason for it. It is so powerful, detailed, and trusty that no praise is too much, perhaps. Try it for yourself, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised – trust us on that.

Game can be spotted earlier and better addressed, day or night.
Maximillian Schutz

Still relatively new, thermal imaging scope Helion 2 XP50 Pro has already become the flagman of Pulsar. If we had to pick one truly stand-out feature, it would be the unprecedented thermal sensitivity that already made the Helion a favorite of many hunters.

Thermal Imaging Scope

Helion 2 XP50 Pro

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