It’s here! … the ATN X Sight 4K, and at the time of writing we are the first and only retailer to have taken delivery of the new units. I won’t go into the whole specification list as this is available on our link to the product, also I think this should be an operating and performance comparison against the X Sight 2 HD model. A quick look reveals the sight comes with mounts, batteries for the IR, a neoprene scope cover and a much more comprehensive set of instructions than the old X Sight 2 HD model. The first improvement is that the 4K comes with generous “scope like.” Eye relief; the rubber eyecup that excludes all unwanted external light Is now a screw in fit preventing its loss when things become a bit rowdy. The sight seems to power up quickly with a much superior sharp daytime image that doesn’t degrade as the zoom is increased unlike the XS2HD. I took this footage of two roe deer on dusk at a distance of almost 300 yards, zooming up from about 12x to 20x, as you can see the definition is superb, you can clearly see that the deer are both does and can judge the condition of the deer, bearing in mind I was holding the 4K freehand (hence the wobble) it would have been much steadier on a rifle and from a rest where a shot at this distance would have been entirely feasible. Likewise, the night image is clear and sharp with no lag and superior definition; see this video clip took at night with no IR! A couple of observations at an early stage, if you insert the SD card then push home the rubber grommet cover you can inadvertently eject the SD card.The site comes with the latest firmware version pre-installed v218 (last 3 digits) when you open the box the first thing that the instructions on the underside of the lid tell you to do is update the firmware. However the latest firmware version on the ATN site is v185, not v218, so don’t do this until a firmware update with a version number greater than 218 is available unless you want to go backwards! In all the image quality both day and night is superb! … let us hope that no bugs surface or if they do ATN resolve them quickly!! I haven’t had the change to mount it on a rifle and take it out after foxes yet but will update you as I progress with it.
17th Aug 2018