Australia's oldest & most respected night vision & thermal imaging specialists - supplying night vision, thermal imaging & specialised low light imaging kit to the Australian Government & Defence since 1990
Australia's oldest & most respected night vision & thermal imaging specialists

PNP-MTHDE Miniature Thermal Imaging Monocular with 32GB DVR Recording

State of the art world beating product with 640 x 480 pixel array, High Definition,
17 micron pixel pitch, 25Hz refresh rate is complemented by a wide range of
specially developed accessories enabling the user to perform a hugh variety of
missions based on just a single platform with a 32GB DVR providing up to
120hrs of 25fps recording.


The unique ‘Near Eye OLED’ display always produces a large crisp image right in front of the eye and overcomes the ‘tunnel vision’ problem common in inferior designs. 

32GB DVR providing up to 120hrs of 25fps recording.

The PNP-MTHDE is the world’s smallest and lightest thermal imaging monocular. The kit utilises an advanced glass reinforced polymer main body with a centre of mass as far to the rear as possible to minimise neck strain during prolonged head mounted operations.
Two CR 123 batteries, for light weight, give up to 7 hours’ continuous operation. High quality IR optics are used for maximum image quality and the entire monocular body, electronics and optics are filled with dry nitrogen for ultimate reliability in all missions. This gives an image having an apparent angle of view of 36° horizontally, which is similar to that of the human eye and therefore considerably aids speed and clarity of target acquisition. When
head/helmet worn in the 17mm lens option model the image as seen by the user is 1:1 ratio to actual size, therefore considerably enhancing judgements of distance and safety of manoeuvre. The 25 mm & 35 mm give Search & Rescue capability with a 1.5 & 2x optical magnification respectively.

All models accept the optional 3x rapidattach magnifier lens which produces 3x, 4.5x and 6x basic optical magnification respectively for the three models in addition to the inbuilt 2x and 4x digital zoom function incorporated as standard. 

Usable hand held, helmet mounted, head mounted or tripod mounted, the PNP-MTHD does everything. And this includes adaptors for attaching instantly to camcorders, dSLR cameras and CCTV cameras for total darkness surveillance. The PNP-MTHD can even power directly from a vehicle cigarette lighter socket (via optional Pyser adaptor) 6v supply and take the live PAL video directly to any compatible recording device or transmitter at the same time as viewing with the naked eye. 

For security and convenience the PNP-MTHDE monocular on its helmet or head mount auto switches off when flipped up and auto switches on with no switch resetting needed when flipped back down again. Shuttered rubber eyecups are also available which simply screw on without needing to remove the normal soft fold-back eyecup. 

For added security, an icon inside the 27mm eye relief eyepiece illuminates to warn against a low battery charge situation. 

And of course all accessories can be used with no tools.

112 x 74 x 53mm
Recording capabilities
32GB Digital Video Recorder (DVR) powered up only when required to conserve power. Recording at 25fps with capacity for up to 120 hours
Sensor & System resolution

Amorphous Silicon Microbolometer, 7-14 microns wavelength, Uncooled, 640 x 480 pixel array, High Definition, 17 micron pixel pitch, 25Hz refresh rate


Advanced OLED 852 x 600 pixels SVGA, Monochrome, 36° apparent image horizontal angle of view


High quality Germanium IR objective lenses, fully coated eyepiece optics 25 mm glass aperture, 27mm eye relief, Dioptre adjustment -6 to +3


On/Off, Polarity White hot / Black hot, Electronic zoom 1x 2x and 4x ratio, Screen brightness, Automatic flip up / switch off, flip down /, switch on when used on helmet


2 x CR 123 Lithium batteries (give up to 7 hours continuous operation)

Advanced glass reinforced polymer main body with a centre of mass as far to the rear as possible to minimise neck strain during prolonged head mounted operations
System magnifications
1x, 1.5x & 2x optical with optional Clip-on ‘rapidattach’ 3x lens. Inbuilt 2x and 4x digital zoom function incorporated as standard.

* Australian & New Zealand procurements - 

There are dispensations of UK Ministry of Defence export restrictions for resident purchases by non-government end users ~ re-export from Australia requires both Australian Department of Defence licencing ( and UK Ministry of Defence permissions.