Ok I seen that tx hogs posted you tube videos showing the xsight. My question is are there any videos of is actually being used at night? I'm considering getting one and like the wifi connect and firmware videos but where's the kills. Make me a believer
Have hunted the X-Sight quite a bit over the past few weeks. Haven't been recording much. Own the XT also and posted a recent hog kill with it. Both are nice starter scopes, but the X-Sight has daytime color, better resolution and HD recording. Warts and all with the yet to be resolved issues....X-Sight, easy winner. Flipside, it will sit in the closet if they don't get the reticle in the recording soon.
25-06, I've got some night time kill footage, I will be posting in the next couple days, in addition to my hog kill posted here: http://youtu.be/JPkk_HxVq_A . Hands down the X-sight is better. I've hunted with both the photon 3.5 and 5x.
R. Edwards, I appreciate your comments and kill footage, but you referenced a comparison to the photon 3.5 and the 5x. Those are both older models of the Photon. Have you had any experience with the newer Photon XT 4.6 that you can relate the x-sight to?
Negative, I haven't tried the XT version. Though I have heard from others that have. They also prefer the X-sight. There are just so many features currently available, and some yet to come for the x-sight. I've had some minor glitches with mine, but they should get worked out with updates to the software. Also, I'm an end user of this product and in no way associated with ATN.
Loc: North Ft Worth
Alright, so I spent an evening with the 5x X-sight.
I could spot a ton of deer in open fields throughout the night but couldn't register them on the scope - I'd say the deer were a good 250+ yards away. I had a pretty good video (at least 10 minutes of large bucks and does) but it was corrupted by the low battery error issue.
Thanks for the review Ben. I sure appreciate hearing the honest opinion of someone that has a lot of good scope experience. I see a lot of shortcomings with this scope and I suspected that would be the case. I am sorry for everyone that had high expectations. Maybe a lot of it can be fixed with software revisions, but the distance limitation is probably going to stay with it. Not being able to pick up deer at 250 yds does not speak well of trying to find coyotes coming in to a call. They're a lot smaller and harder to see. Sounds like there is a lot of development that still needs to happen before this scope is very useful at night.