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Pulsar Axion XQ38

The AXION XQ38 is a thermal monocular made by Pulsar and is part of the Axion XQ series.


The Axion XQ38 comes equipped with a clear 38mm f/1.2 lens to capture thermal signatures. The FOV on this thermal monocular measures 9.8 x 7.4 degrees. It comes with a 4x digital zoom to get additional details.

Inside the housing of the Axion XQ38 you'll find the (uncooled, 17µm) 384 by 288 pixel thermal sensor with a refresh rate of 50Hz. The NETD of this thermal monocular is <40mK.

The measurements of this thermal monocular are 167 x 49 x 73mm (l/w/h) and weighs 350g. This device is rated IPX7. It's protected against dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. It handles temperatures between -20°C and 40°C.

The Axion XQ38 is built for surveillance, hunting trips and law enforcement (police, border patrol etc.).



  • NETD 40mK Sensor
  • Variable Digital Zoom
  • Picture-in-Picture (PiP)
  • HD AMOLED Display
  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • 8 color palettes
  • Wi-Fi streaming


Lens38 mm
Optical zoom3.5 x
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)9.8 ° / 7.4 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch17 µm
Sensitivity40 mK
Display resolution (h/v)1024 pixels / 768 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Output screen colorFull color
Startup time5 seconds
Dimensions (l/w/h)167 mm / 49 mm / 73 mm
Weight350 g
TypeLi-Ion Battery Pack APS5
Number of batteries1
Battery life6 hours
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting
Operating temperature-20 °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 402 meters 100 meters 50 meters
Person 1415 meters 353 meters 176 meters
Vehicle 3427 meters 856 meters 428 meters

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


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