First Look: Zeiss DTI 6 Thermal Optics

Top-level electronics combined with precision German engineering.

posted on October 18, 2023
Ziess Thermal

Zeiss Optics has just unveiled the new DTI 6 thermal imaging handheld camera meant for use in low light to dark hunting applications. Specifically designed for use in open fields in the dark, the new Zeiss DTI 6 can see up to 2000 meters away and has a 3x optical zoom. The heart of the new DTI 6 is the high contrast delivering ZSIP Pro (Zeiss Smart Image Processing) algorithm,  which puts  out clear images via a 640x480 sensor with a 12 micron pixel pitch, 1024 x 720 AMOLED display. All this technology adds up to rich details that are easily seen under difficult conditions and low thermal contrast.

“The ZEISS DTI 6 is a reflection of our many years of development, dedication, and expertise to achieve a new standard in thermal imaging technology,” said Tammo Lueken, Head of Category Management Hunting at ZEISS. “When identifying game, you often encounter significant temperature differences. For example, a cold sky and a warm animal. Comparable image processing algorithms have struggled to compensate for this, making it difficult to identify the details you are looking for. With the proprietary ZSIP Pro image processing algorithm, the DTI 6 takes detail recognition to a new level,” explained Lueken. “Operating a thermal imaging device should make hunting in the dark easier and not present any additional challenges,” remarked Lueken. “Thanks to the ErgoControl concept, a precise scroll wheel, and the easy-to-navigate user interface, users can select the different zoom levels and individual menu items easily and precisely. This allows for fast and intuitive handling even in stressful situations, while wearing gloves, as well as for both left-handed and right-handed users. The specially developed eyepiece was designed to be perfectly compatible with the screen, which offers an immersive viewing experience, even for people who wear glasses.”

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