Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular

Last updated date: May 2, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Night Vision Goggles and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including A Top Daily, Do Best Products, BestReviews, Point Optics, Night Vision Gears, Roam Outdoor, The Review Insider, Night Gadget, Optics and Lab and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Night Vision Goggles you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Bushnell Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
316 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Adjustable IR brightness provides an optimal visibility in different light conditions. You can insert a memory card and save images as well videos.
- Best Advisor
February 11, 2019 | Full review
With a super 3X magnification 30mm objective lens, this monocular can perform a powerful zooming capability to illuminate objects. The range of zooming is efficient up to 500 feet viewing distance. It has a multi coated glass objective which produces an outstanding optical clarity and the pica tinny style rails that act as accessory mounting.
- A Top Daily
It is a digital monocular which allows you to sees everything at night. Therefore, whether it’s for security purpose, tourist, fishing or camping, you won’t regret having it. Combining night vision ability, 3x magnification, and 1-3x digital zoom it means that you will enjoy an outstanding viewing.
- Do Best Products
Can detect objects up to 320 yards away. Very easy to use on tripod and work great in daylight, too. Top brand in the industry.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
All of these monoculars have video out ports so you can display your movies on a larger screen. You can select NTSC or PAL format which will depend on the device at the other end.
- Point Optics
It comes with the rubber housing, which is made of the weather proof materials so that it can withstand any type of weather conditions. The night vision monocular is specially designed to view the objects from a distance of 1000 yards away. So, you can notice the targets from the far distance. It gives its best in detecting the long range objects than the short range ones.
- Night Vision Gears
September 12, 2016 | Full review
Daytime and nighttime vision. The use of digital technology offers daytime color, which allows you to use the device during your daylight adventures. The magnification power of 3X, objective lens of 30mm, and IR assist beam allows you to view a target for up to five hundred feet. Zooming is much easier when using Bushnell Equinox Z. You can use setting, lever, or dial to zoom in on your target or zoom out to achieve a wider view.
- Roam Outdoor
January 31, 2018 | Full review
This monocular is water resistant, so it doesn’t matter if you drop this monocular in water. You will be able to use this monocular with 4 AA batteries.
- The Review Insider
The Equinox Z digital night vision monocular features a variable magnification, which enables the user to easily adjust the preferred magnification from 1 to 3. Additionally, the multi coated glass objectives produce amazing optical clarity which is one of the features that makes this model stand out on the night vision market.
- Night Gadget
June 3, 2016 | Full review
Portability is essential when you purchase a night vision monocular, especially if you want to use it when hunting. This model might be just what you need for the purpose you have in mind. The Picatinny style rail is excellent for mounting extra accessories, and you can even mount it on a tripod. Because of its rugged construction, and water resistance capabilities, you will have no troubles with this unit, when taking it out.
- Optics and Lab
February 4, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Rather short distance between the buttons. Low battery life.
- Best Advisor
February 11, 2019 | Full review
Battery life is not the greatest, but the upside is the amazing viewing distance it provides.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
The eyepiece capability only favors nearsighted users; farsighted individuals will have to use contacts or glasses.
- Roam Outdoor
January 31, 2018 | Full review
It takes some focusing to get a clear picture, so you will have to be patient.
- Optics and Lab
February 4, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Equinox Z Digital Night Vision from Bushnell offers outstanding optical clarity, ultimate illumination and an unmatched field of view. Features such as zoom, image capture, video recording and daytime color team with our super-charged digital NV technology. Other bar-setting features include a long battery life, tripod-mounting capabilities and glass objectives. Plus, they all feature an extra-durable housing. Nothing lights up the night like Equinox Z Night Vision. There’s no telling when you’ll need to unveil the nighttime world, Bushnell Night Vision gives you that ability any time, anywhere. Our pocket-sized monocular turns night into day with proven technology. Delivering clarity, illumination and field of view, Equinox continues to raise the bar for Generation 1 night vision. The compact model features rugged, weather-resistant housing and integrated accessory rails, letting you easily add an IR flashlight to dramatically increase viewing range. It is perfect for camping, caving, wildlife observation, surveillance – or simply peace of mind.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Solomark Night Vision Binoculars
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Yukon Night Vision Goggles With Head Mount Kit
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
4. EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Pulsar Edge GS Super Night Vision Goggles
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Solomark Night Vision Monocular
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Bestguarder Night Vision Binoculars
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Sightmark Ghost Hunter Night Vision Monocular
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Firefield Nightfall 2 Night Vision Monocular
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 6

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