HIKMICRO Falcon FQ50 product image


The FALCON FQ50 is a thermal monocular made by HIKMICRO and is part of the Falcon series.


The Falcon FQ50 houses a clear 50mm f/0.9 objective lens collecting thermal radiation. The default field of view on this thermal monocular measures 8.75 by 7 degrees. It has a 8 times digital zoom to enlarge (parts of) the image.

Behind the lens of the Falcon FQ50 you can find the (uncooled, 12 micrometer) 640 x 512 pixel microbolometer refreshing the image at 50Hz. The NETD of this thermal monocular is <20mK and it's operating within the 8µm - 14µm infrared wavelengths.

The measurements of this thermal monocular read 203 x 78 x 67.8mm (l/w/h) and the scale reads 636 grams. This device is rated IP67. It's protected against dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. It handles temperatures between -30°C and 55°C.

The Falcon FQ50 can be utilized in surveillance, hunting trips, law enforcement (police, border patrol etc.) and SAR (Search and Rescue) operations.



  • NETD<20mK Sensitivity
  • Compact Size
  • Up to 8x Digital Zoom
  • Intuitive Menu Navigation
  • Replaceable Battery
  • IP67 Rating


Lens50 mm
Optical zoom2.6 x
Digital zoom8 x
FOV (h/v)8.75 ° / 7 °
Focus range5m to infinity
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)640 pixels / 512 pixels
Pixel pitch12 µm
Sensitivity20 mK
Spectral range8 µm / 14 µm
Display resolution (h/v)1024 pixels / 768 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Image polarityBlack hot, White hot, Red hot, Fusion
Output screen colorFull color
Dimensions (l/w/h)203 mm / 78 mm / 67.8 mm
Weight636 g
TypeRechargeable Li-Ion
Number of batteries1
Battery life5 hours
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting
Operating temperature-30 °C / 55 °C
Environmental ratingIP67

DRI Ranges

DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification and is based on the widely used Johnson's criteria.

  • Detection Detect if an object is present
  • Recognition See what type of object it is (i.e. person, vehicle, airplane)
  • Identification For example see if someone is a friend or foe
Detection Recognition Identification
Rabbit 750 meters 187 meters 93 meters
Person 2638 meters 659 meters 329 meters
Vehicle 6388 meters 1597 meters 798 meters

Please note that these values are calculated, always consult the manufacturer for official range numbers.


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