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Pulsar Axion Key XM30

The AXION KEY XM30 is a thermal monocular made by Pulsar and is part of the Axion Key series.


The Axion Key XM30 features a crisp 30mm f/1.2 objective lens focusing the available thermal radiation. The field of view on this thermal monocular is 7.3 by 5.5 degrees. It features a 4 times digital zoom to enlarge your subject. The eye relief distance is measured at 14mm and the exit pupil diameter measures 3mm.

Behind the lens of the Axion Key XM30 you can find the (uncooled, 12 micrometer) 320 x 240 pixels thermal core refreshing the image at 50Hz.

The physical dimensions of this thermal monocular read 143 x 41 x 69mm (lwh) weighing in at 250 grams. This device is rated IPX7. It handles dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. It's rated for operating in temperatures between -10°C and 40°C.

The Axion Key XM30 is built to be used in scanning and surveillance and hunting adventures.



  • Magnesium Alloy Housing
  • Instant Start-up
  • Picture in Picture (PiP)
  • IPX7 Waterproof Rated
  • 12 µm Thermal Imaging Sensor
  • B-Pack Mini Power System


Lens30 mm
Diopter adjustment-4 +5
Eye relief distance14 mm
Exit pupil diameter3 mm
Optical zoom2.5 x
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)7.3 ° / 5.5 °
Focus range3m to infinity
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)320 pixels / 240 pixels
Pixel pitch12 µm
Display resolution (h/v)960 pixels / 720 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Image polarityWhite hot, black hot, Red monochrome, Sepia, Red Hot, Rainbow, Ultramarine
Output screen colorFull color
Startup time2 seconds
Package contentsAPS3 rechargeable battery, Battery charger, USB cable, Carrying case, Hand strap, Quick start guide, Lens cloth, Warranty card
Dimensions (l/w/h)143 mm / 41 mm / 69 mm
Weight250 g
TypeLi-Ion Battery Pack APS3
Number of batteries1
Battery life4 hours
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting
Operating temperature-10 °C / 40 °C
Environmental ratingIPX7

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 450 meters 112 meters 56 meters
Person 1583 meters 395 meters 197 meters
Vehicle 3833 meters 958 meters 479 meters

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


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