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Newcon Optik Sentinel (384 x 288)

The SENTINEL (384 X 288) is a thermal bi-ocular made by Newcon Optik and is part of the Sentinel series.


The Sentinel (384 x 288) spots a crisp 60mm f/1.25 objective lens collecting thermal radiation. The default field of view on this thermal bi-ocular is 7.6 by 5.7 degrees. It has a 4 times digital zoom to enlarge (parts of) the image. The eye relief distance is measured at 25mm.

Behind the lens of the Sentinel (384 x 288) you can find the (uncooled, 25 micrometer) 384 x 288 pixels core refreshing the image at 30Hz. The thermal contrast (NETD) of this thermal bi-ocular is <50mK and it's operating within the 7µm to 14µm infrared spectrum.

The physical dimensions of this thermal bi-ocular read 148 x 145 x 80mm (lwh) and the scale reads 660 grams. It handles dust and shocks. It's rated for operating in temperatures between -40°C and 50°C.

The Sentinel (384 x 288) can be used in scanning and surveillance, police operations and search and rescue.



Lens60 mm
Diopter adjustment-6 +2
Eye relief distance25 mm
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)7.6 ° / 5.7 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch25 µm
Sensitivity50 mK
Spectral range7 µm / 14 µm
Display resolution (h/v)800 pixels / 600 pixels
Refresh rate30 Hz
Image polarityBlack-hot / White-hot / Sepia
Output screen colorFull color
Video formatsPAL or NTSC
Package contentsObjective Lens Cap, Operation Manual, Soft Case, AA Batteries, Car power adaptor, USB Cable, Video/Charge Cable, Shoulder Strap
Dimensions (l/w/h)148 mm / 145 mm / 80 mm
Weight660 g
Number of batteries4
Battery life8 hours
Operating temperature-40 °C / 50 °C
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 432 meters 108 meters 54 meters
Person 1520 meters 380 meters 190 meters
Vehicle 3680 meters 920 meters 460 meters

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


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