Night vision device technology has come a long way since its first introduction in World War II. With that being said, traditional night vision scope can be too costly for just general use.
Therefore, digital night vision devices are the alternative to be considered. Let’s take a look at our ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scope review for more detail.
- QHD+ Sensor ensures a crystal clear image quality at any time and distance
- Night Vision mode delivers enhanced and rapid target acquisition in complete darkness.
- Video Records footage of your hunting pursuits in razor-sharp 720P quality for your future viewing pleasure.
- One-Shot Zero- allows for a fast and easier sight-in of your scope. Plus multiple reticles to choose from.
- Classic ergonomic design
Established in 1995, American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) is a manufacturer and developer of thermal and night vision devices, binoculars for law enforcement/military, and flashlights for tactical use.
Spotting scopes, day/night scopes, goggles, binoculars, and such are ATN’s remarkable products. The ATN X-Sight LTV is the latest one in ATN’s Day/Night X-Sight Optics series.
In-Depth ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scope Review
– Generation: 3
– Magnification: 3-9x; 5-15x
– Objective Diameter: 30 mm
– Reticle: Multiple Patterns
– Eye relief: 90 mm
– Field of View: 460 ft (9°); 240 ft (5°)
– Resolution: 1280×720 HD
– Battery Life: 10+ hours
– Material: Aluminum
– Weight: 1.6 lb / 745 g; 1.7 lb / 780 g
– FOGPROOF: yes
– RAINPROOF: yes
– SHOCKPROOF: yes
– Fit with (best for): day & night hunting
Despite being a lesser version of ATN X-Sight 4K, the image produced by the X-Sight LTV is surprisingly clear and sharp. The sensor may have been the main contributing factor to the picture’s clarity.
Specifically, this scope uses a QHD+ sensor with a 720p HD resolution microdisplay.
The ATN X-Sight is a day-night vision scope, and we find that it works outstandingly at night. The LTV provided decent vision in a dim-lit environment by just using the sensor. You can turn the IR850 illuminator on to receive even better results at night, with less noise and more visible objects between 200-300 yards.
Generally, the outcome was impressive, although the stock IR illuminator could have more improvements as the lighting is barely bright enough. Sometimes it doesn’t turn on correctly. It rarely happens, though. We assumed this was a firmware issue that ATN can patch in future firmware updates.
The LTV scope is also a feasible option in the daytime as it is a digital one. Different from the black and white picture at night, the X-Sight LTV features a full-color display in daytime mode. The captured amount of detail was honestly acceptable, and the quality was still maintained while increasing the magnification levels.
However, the colors are noticeably washed out in daylight. But again, it’s a common problem in digital night vision scope, so it’s passable for hunting during the daytime.
Unlike traditional night scopes, the ATN X-Sight LTV can operate both day and night. Therefore, this night vision is viable for multiple purposes, including scouting, training, and varmint control besides hunting.
Accuracy is one of the most important criteria in our ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scope review. In this section, we will examine focus types and a new feature called One Shot Zero.
Firstly, there are two types of image focus: distance focus and clear focus. You can adjust the focus to your likings by rotating the adjustment rings at the sides of the scope. You can also alter the zoom of the LTV with a single button. The magnification levels are from 3x to 9x or from 5x to 15x.
Secondly, with the ATN X-Sight LTV scope being the latest one in the X-Sight series, ATN implemented a brand new feature called One Shot Zero. This feature will help your aim by adjusting the digital reticle manually.
Sighting can be done with a two-shot group or a three-shot group. After firing initial shots, you go into the Zeroing function in the menu, then move the reticle to the bullet holes. For beginners, One-Shot Zero is easy to use and fairly accurate, and it also saves you some ammo.
As a day/night vision device, brightness balancing is a vital feature for X-Sight LTV. You don’t want to miss critical moments when aiming at prey or predators while fixing the brightness. It also needs to perform well both at night and day, given that this is a digital scope.
When using the scope, there is a button that lets you adjust the brightness without going through the selection menu. That one button makes the whole process much quicker than going through the whole selection menu.
As mentioned above, the image quality is impressive in nighttime mode and acceptable in daytime mode. The best range at night is about 120 yards. Things become a little blurry after that. Still, the photo has minimal noises and still retains a good amount of detail, even in daylight.
If you want to record your hunting or sport, you need a micro SD card. The supported storage capacity ranges from 4 to 64GB. Additionally, you will have to update to the latest firmware before using it.
It’s advisable to check if it’s exporting the correct video format since converting it can be annoying and sluggish. You can change the video format by using an online converter in case that you run into problems. The recording resolution is 1280x720p HD.
Although the recording feature is not new, sharing your hunting records on social media is still cool.
Materials & Durability
During the ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scope review, we noticed that it is extremely lightweight for a digital scope: 1.6 lb for the 3-9x version and 1.7 lb for the 5-15x one. The main reasons are its material and battery. This scope’s materials are mainly aluminum and rubber. Therefore, they help with weight and durability a lot.
Since the battery also has less capacity than the X-Sight 4K ones, it makes the scope even lighter. Furthermore, the X-Sight LTV Rifle Scope is weather-resistant and has a ring cover to reduce shock. This scope is compatible with different types of firearms: from crossbows to high-caliber rifles due to its shock cover.
The ATN X-Sight LTV uses an internal Lithium-Ion battery with a long battery time (around 10 hours). A USB Type-C cable does come with the equipment for battery charging. Ten hours of battery time is really impressive as a hunt usually doesn’t last that long.
However, the problem is the internal battery. It helps manufacturers to reduce the equipment’s weight and minimize damage chances. Additionally, an internal battery usually has a longer lifespan than an external one. A built-in battery also results in a slimmer design.
That being said, you have no way to carry an extra battery in emergencies. This particular problem can worsen when you are in places with no electricity or charging ports. Also, if the battery has any problems working, it will be a little expensive to replace it.
The ATN X-Sight LTV is quite easy to use and control in the field. There are external buttons on the scope to quickly access between modes and levels.
ATN is experimenting with a polished, slim, and lightweight look for their brand-new devices. As the latest member in the X-Sight family, the LTV has a very simplified and old-school feel about it that resembles the look of a traditional scope.
The features are also streamlined for beginners, with a few features cut out from the ATN X-Sight 4K Night Vision to make the firmware less bloated and friendlier to use.
This is the end of our ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scope review. We hope you have made the correct decision.
Night vision devices are usually too expensive for personal use. However, with the introduction of the X-Sight series from ATN, having such a scope is not a pipe dream anymore. Thank you for reading!