IR&D SHADOW 3D product image


The SHADOW 3D is a thermal binocular made by IR&D.


The SHADOW 3D comes equipped with a clear 19mm f/1.25 lens to capture thermal signatures. The FOV on this thermal binocular measures 32 x 26 degrees. It comes with a 8x digital zoom to get additional details.

Inside the housing of the SHADOW 3D you'll find the (uncooled, 17µm) 640 by 480 pixel thermal sensor with a refresh rate of 30Hz. The NETD of this thermal binocular is <50mK and it's operating between the 7.5µm - 13.5µm infrared wavelengths.

The measurements of this thermal binocular are 180 x 100 x 80mm (l/w/h) and weighs 330g. This device is rated IP66. It's protected against dust, shocks and water (splashes). It handles temperatures between -40°C and 65°C.

The SHADOW 3D is built for surveillance, law enforcement (police, border patrol etc.), SAR (Search and Rescue) operations and the military.


  • GPS module and electronic compass
  • WiFi, Bluetooth and 2,4Ghz connectivity
  • Record photo and videos (including audio)
  • Automatic live target detection mode allowing transmission to a remote control device
  • 3D thermal image using dual 640*480 thermal sensors
  • 2x/4x/8x zoom with image stabilization
  • Location sharing via connected devices (iOS, Android, laptop)
  • Ventilation of the eyepiece against fogging
  • Rated IP66


Lens19 mm
Optical zoom1 x
Digital zoom8 x
FOV (h/v)32 ° / 26 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)640 pixels / 480 pixels
Pixel pitch17 µm
Sensitivity50 mK
Spectral range7.5 µm / 13.5 µm
Display resolution (h/v)800 pixels / 600 pixels
Refresh rate30 Hz
Image polarity12 color modes
Output screen colorFull color
Startup time5 seconds
Dimensions (l/w/h)180 mm / 100 mm / 80 mm
Weight330 g
Type18650 or CR123A
Number of batteries8
Battery life18 hours
Operating temperature-40 °C / 65 °C
Environmental ratingIP66
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting

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 201 meters 50 meters 25 meters
Person 707 meters 176 meters 88 meters
Vehicle 1713 meters 428 meters 214 meters

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