Pulsar Axion Key XM22 Thermal Imager

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Pulsar Axion Key XM22 Thermal Imager

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Manufacturer code: PUL-77424     |     Our code: 132650

Version 4 Firmware Update Now Available:

  • New User Mode
  • New Colour Options for Reticles
  • Icon Brightness Settings
  • Enhancement of Image Quality & Video Recording Quality
  • And more

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Pulsar Axion Key XM22 Thermal Imager.The Axion Key XM22 benefits from all the same features as the Axion Key XM30, including the 320x240 12µm thermal sensor, 4x digital zoom and 50Hz frame rate. The main difference between the Axion Key XM22 and Key XM30 is the shorter 22mm focal length, fixed focus objective lens, with a 2.0x native magnification providing a wider field of view of 10°x7.5°.

The new model remains to be compact and fits perfectly into the hand or pocket. The Axion Key XM22 has a 2x and 4x digital magnification and has a detection range of up to 950m.

The Axion has many new and important features, first and foremost is its sensor. The Axion Thermal Imaging Monocular uses a new 320x240 thermal sensor with a 12µm pixel pitch, which also helps to reduce overall unit size.

This reduction in pixel pitch will result in images having smoother edges, more detailed thermal mapping and offer a greater ability to recognise and identify objects over an equivalent sized sensor with a 17µm pixel pitch.

The Axion is perfectly suited to outdoor conditions, with a robust magnesium bodyshell, an IPX7 protection rating (fully waterproof), 960x720 LCOS (Key models) and 1024x768 AMOLED (Non-Key models) HD micro-displays and can perform in both hot & freezing temperatures.

The Axion comes equipped with its own internal stadiametric rangefinder, which helps aid observers in estimating target distances with the height of known objects. Additionally, Axion units have up to eight colour palettes to help enhance observation in varying conditions.

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, upon activation, displays a second image with magnification in the top part of the Axion’s display screen. This small image helps to zoom in on a target while retaining the rest of the field of view, maximising situational awareness.

The Axion’s built-in WiFi module means owners will be able to make use of Pulsar’s Free Stream Vision App. Stream Vision allows you to remote control the Axion, set-up the Axion as a motion detector, transfer & share images to your smartphone or tablet and even live stream footage to online web platforms. (Please Note: Stream Vision & WiFi functionality is only available to non-key models.)

In addition to this, Non-Key models feature an on-board photo & video recorder, which can save footage directly to the devices 16GB internal memory, allowing users to capture their experiences easily.

The Axion has an instant start-up and an instant ‘display-off’ mode, which helps to save energy and prolong the operation time of the unit and its dedicated B-Pack Mini Power System. The APS Battery Pack system offers an ultra-lightweight, quick-change power option that provides up to 4 hours of operating time to Axion units. APS Battery Packs can be charged by USB through its intended unit or an APS Battery Charger (Which fits two APS Battery Packs).


  • 950m Detection range
  • 320x240 12µm Thermal sensor
  • Up to four hours of battery power
  • Utilises a quick-change battery (APS 3)
  • Stadiametric rangefinder
  • LCOS 960x720 display
  • Ultra-Compact size
  • Robust & lightweight magnesium alloy bodyshell
  • Six colour palettes
  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Includes ¼" Tripod Mount


  • Magnification: 2.0X to 8.0x (4x Digital Zoom)
  • Horizontal Field of View: 10°x7.5°
  • Detection Range: 950m
  • Thermal Sensor: 320x240 12µm
  • Operating Temperatures: -25°C to +40°C

High resolution 320x240
The Axion Series is fitted with an uncooled micro-bolometric matrix - 320x240px with 12µm pixel pitch – that provides highly detailed images.

Variable magnification
Axion models have up to 4x digital zoom, resulting in high total magnifications.

High image frequency
At a high refresh rate of 50Hz, the Axion Series provides comfortable viewing throughout dynamic, rapid motion.

Detection distance up to 950m
Depending on the model, Axion thermal imaging monoculars can detect man-size heat signatures up to 950 metres away.

Built-in video recording
Capturing still images and video is seamless with the Axion’s built-in video recorder. Image and video content is stored internally (up to 16GB) and can easily be transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or Wi-Fi. Non-Key models only.

Mobile-friendly (iOS & Android) with remote control and live internet streaming
The Axion has the ability to link via Wi-Fi the device with Android and iOS based mobile units using the free mobile application Stream Vision. The Stream Vision software connects the device with Android/iOS devices which enables you to receive footage in real time mode, to distantly operate the device with your smartphone and to stream the footage captured by the device to direct to Youtube.

Quick-change B-Pack mini power units
All Axion's include a progressive autonomous B-Pack Mini Power Supply consisting of a quick-detach, rechargeable APS 3, battery pack designed to deliver up to 4 hours of operation.

Stadiametric rangefinder
Based on the estimated heights of observed objects, the stadiametric rangefinding reticle makes determining distances fast, easy, reliable and repeatable.

Fully waterproof
IPX7 waterproof-rated protection ensures the Axion performs perfectly in wet weather, even during intense rain, snowfall and submersion in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. (IEC 60529).

Wide range of operating temperatures
With a frost-resistant AMOLED display, the Axion thermal imaging scope is designed to deliver flawless performance at an extreme temperature range of -25°C to +50°C (for non-key models) and -10°C to +50°C (for key models).

Fully-functional wireless control (optional)
The ergonomic, wireless remote control, with encoder wheel, puts the full range of the Axion’s capabilities at your fingertips for comfortable, convenient, hands-off operation.

User-friendly interface
The Axion is designed with ease-of-operation in mind. User feedback has resulted in the most user friendly interface to date, complete with an easy-to-read, icon-driven, alpha-numeric status bar at the bottom of the display. Internal menu items and options are also displayed on a contrasting gradient substrate so you can keep an eye on settings without losing sight of your objective.

Updatable software
For initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Axion software versions are available.

Product Reviews

Collected via Trustpilot 5 star review

Great little thermal I bought this because of its size fits easy in to a pocket image is clear I didnt wont anything to record as my scopes do that I just wonted something I could spot my quarry with save lifting my rifle up all the time to scan the fields .

Collected via Trustpilot 4 star review

excellent peace of kit top quality *****

Collected via Trustpilot 5 star review

Nice little unit works brilliantly

Collected via Trustpilot 5 star review

Amazing well worth the money

Collected via Trustpilot 5 star review

yet to use un the field

Collected via Trustpilot 5 star review

Great for the money not a Helion but thats no problem

Collected via uttings.co.ukUttings 4.5 star review

Excellent value for money. Nice compact lightweight item but still solid enough to use in the field. Great view for identification of quarry. Easy to use controls and some well thought out features. Battery life seems good but only got it today! Nice item will be used often!

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