First Look: Pulsar FXG50 Thermal Imaging Sight

Pulsar just released the FXG50 thermal imaging sight as a clip-on device.

posted on January 31, 2022
Pulsar FXG50 thermal imager

A thermal optic can open up a whole new way to enjoy the shooting sports. Thermal optics extend your ability to see in low light or even no light situations, letting you hunt game that would be otherwise unobtainable or create a decisive tactical advantage over your opponent.

Now Pulsar, one of today's leading thermal optics companies, is unveiling their new Krypton FXG50 Thermal Forward Attachment, their flagship forward-attachment optic. The Krypton quickly and easily converts your daytime riflescope into a full-featured thermal optic that is ideal for around-the-clock shooting and hunting adventures and still can serve as a 24-hour handheld monocular.

The Krypton’s new 640x480 microbolometer sensor is produced in the USA and provides users with a massive 2500-yard adult-size heat signature detection range. A highly desirable 12-micron pixel pitch further provides the image quality that Pulsar customers have come to expect in a thermal optic. This higher level of image quality reveals stunning landscape and wildlife details, even in zero light. The Krypton FXG50 is a true dual-purpose thermal imager and the quick-release adapter and Precise Screen Positioning (PSP) Mechanism on the optic allow you to quickly remove and reattach the Krypton in precisely the same position.

Users can easily make quick adjustments with the Krypton’s user-friendly controls and sequential menu interfaces, even in low-light conditions, allowing you to maximize the joy of hunting and shooting and keep the stress to a minimum. The lightweight magnesium alloy body of the optic has an IPX7 waterproof rating that ensures peace of mind  operation in a wide variety of environmental conditions.

Key Features

  • HD AMOLED display
  • Quick-Detach IPS7 battery provides up to 8 hours of operation
  • Onboard video/photo recording with 16gb of storage
  • WiFi connectivity with the StreamVision 2 app for Firmware updates, reviewing and sharing the footage you captured, ballistic calculators and much more.

For more information on the Krypton FXG50 Thermal Imaging Optic and other products from Pulsar, please visit





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