If you’re in the market for top-level thermal imaging and your budget
isn’t strained, the Helion 2 PRO is definitely one of the devices that
should be on your list to consider. It may not win each individual
category and score, but the overall package is a winner.
Helion 2 XP50 Pro. What's new?
Large apertute lens
The characteristics of thermal imaging optics have a decisive influence on a thermal imagers ability to capture even the lowest radiation levels. Ultimate detection efficiency is achieved with the fast lens of the Helion 2 XP50 Pro (F50/1.0) thermal imager in combination with highly sensitive thermal sensor. The Helion 2 XP50 Pro gives users the best quality, most detailed & high-contrast, informative imagery every time, even during rain or fog, when the temperature contrast of the observed scene is minimal.
Ultra-high-strength magnesium alloy housing
The lightweight magnesium alloy housing standsout due to a high structural strength and resistance to external mechanical and climatic loads. The housing material effectively removes and dissipates the heat generated by the electronics, ensuring the operational stability of the thermal imager and maintains a high quality image during prolonged observation.
Full colour HD AMOLED display
The new 1024x768 HD AMOLED display has improved colour rendering, is power saving, offers high contrast imagery and a quick-response, as well as providing clear & smooth images when observing on-the-move or in cold conditions.
The new Helion 2 XP50 expands on the tremendous success of the first
generation Helion series with higher performance and new features. A new
and advanced NETD <40 mK sensor produces more precise detail than
ever before. Even when thermal contrast is low, small temperature differences are clearly visible with richly contrasted, high-resolution
imaging. This is a large improvement over the sensors in the first
generation of Helions and it gives much greater sensitivity to
The Helion 2 is IPX7 waterproof for use all weather conditions,
including blistering heat and bitter cold. The stadiametric rangefinder
makes determining precise distances fast, easy, reliable and
repeatable. The Helion 2 XP50 boasts an uncooled, 640x480 resolution
micro-bolometric sensor, at 17 µm pixel pitch, for highly detailed
imaging. Capturing still images and video is seamless with the Helion’s
built-in video recorder. Image and video content is stored internally
and can easily be transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or
wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet with the iOS and Android
compatible Stream Vision App.
In addition to user-favorite “white hot” and “black hot” imaging,
Helion 2 scopes offer a robust array of color palettes for true
colorized temperature mapping. Transitioning from color to default
“white hot” during operation is also fast and easy. Helion 2 models
include variable magnification, up to 8x depending on model, and feature
both 2x step-up and smooth, graduated magnification for a truly
optimum, customized field of view.
The Helion 2 includes the new Pulsar IPS7 rechargeable battery for
ultra-long battery life. This thermal imaging unit can run 10-12 hours
on one charge.
Product Highlights• Adult-size heat detection up to 1,800m.
• Onboard video recorder with 8gb internal storage
• Built-in WiFi and Stream Vision App - Observe, Stream, Transfer, Upgrade
• IPX7 waterproof, dustproof, fogproof performance
• 2.5-20 variable magnification
• Detailed 640x480px resolution
• 8-Colour viewing palette
• Lightning fast 50Hz refresh rate
• Integrated accelerometer
• Stadiametric rangefinder
• High resolution AMOLED display
• Updatable software
• 8-hr rechargeable battery supply
• Ultra-easy operator interface
• Wide operating temp range of -13° - 122°
The Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 retains all of the great features of the XQ version, but with the following additions:
Helion XP series features a 640x480 <40mk 17µm thermal sensor and
is available with three different lenses; 28mm, 38mm and 50mm. The
lenses on the XP series are interchangeable with additional lenses that
are available to purchase separately. This allows any Helion XP device
to satisfy the need to have a spotter with a wide field of view (with
the 28mm lens fitted) or by switching the lens, a high magnification
unit (with a 50mm lens fitted).
- Magnification: 2.5x to 20.0x (Digital)
- Horizontal Field of View: 12.4°
- Detection Range: 1800m
- Thermal Sensor: 640x480 17µm
- <40MK Sensor
In brief the Helion Series Features:
- User-friendly interface
- Three operating modes - City, Forest, Identification
- Three calibration modes – Manual, Semi-automatic, Automatic
- Built-in Wi-Fi module
- Eight colour palettes for observation
- Built-in 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
- Defective pixel repair function
- Stadiametric rangefinder
- Display off option
- Functional and ergonomic design
- Updatable features
- Wide range of operating temperatures (-25°C to +50°C)
High resolution 640x480
Helion XP is fitted with an uncooled micro-bolometric matrix -
640x480px with 17µm pixel pitch – that provides highly detailed images.
The best image definition
heat sink, located on the device's body, effectively prevents heat
build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly
reducing temperature and noise sensitivity - especially between
XP models include up to 8x magnification and feature both 2x step-up
and smooth, graduated magnification for a truly optimum, customised
field of view.
High image frequency
- At a high refresh rate of 50Hz, the Helion series provides comfortable viewing throughout dynamic, rapid motion.
Detection distance up to 1800m
- Depending on the model, Helion thermal imaging scopes can detect man-size heat signatures up to 1800 metres away.
PiP (Picture in Picture) Functionality
- PiP allows you to see a zoomed image simultaneously with the main image in a dedicated window within the viewfinder.
Built-in video recording
still images and video is seamless with the Helionl’s built-in video
recorder. Image and video content is stored internally and can easily be
transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly (iOS & Android) with remote control and live internet streaming
highlight of the Helion is 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 power units
Helions include a progressive autonomous B-Pack power supply consisting
of a quick-detach, rechargeable IPS5, 5.2A-h battery pack designed to
deliver up to 8 hours of operation. Higher-powered IPS10 battery packs,
CR123A and AA battery cases are also available and provide a perfect
off-grid power solution.
on the estimated heights of observed objects, the stadiametric
rangefinding reticle makes determining distances fast, easy, reliable
waterproof-rated protection ensures the Helion 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
a frost-resistant AMOLED display, the Helion thermal imaging scope is
designed to deliver flawless performance at an extreme temperature range
of -25°C to +50°C.
Fully-functional wireless control (optional)
ergonomic, wireless remote control, with encoder wheel, puts the full
range of the Helion’s capabilities at your fingertips for comfortable,
convenient, hands-off operation.
short periods of inactivity and better concealment, Display Off powers
down the display without interrupting other operating functions. Using
Display Off means a much faster restart time when you need it most.
Helion 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.
initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible
Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Helion software versions are
Helion 2 XP50 PRO VS. Helion 2 XP50
|Helion 2 XP50 PRO||Helion 2 XP50 |
|Sensor Type||Uncooled 17 µm ||Uncooled 17 µm |
|Resolution, pixels||640 x 480||640 x 480 |
|NETD, mK||<25 ||<40 |
|Refresh Rate, Hz||50||50 |
|Lens System||50 mm; F/1.0||50 mm; F/1.2 |
|Smooth Digital Zoom, x||2.5 – 20||2.5 – 20 |
|Digital Zoom||2x / 4x / 8x||2x / 4x / 8x |
|Field of view ||12.4° x 9.3° ||12.4° x 9.3° |
|Display Resolution, pixels||1024x768 ||640 x 480 |
|Detection Range, m||1800||1800 |
|Build-In Memory, Gb||16 ||16 |
|Wi-Fi Frequency, GHz ||2.4 ||2.4 |
|Environmental Rating||IP?7 ||IP?7 |
|Operating Temperature||-25°C to +50°C ||-25°C to +50°C |
|Battery Type||Li-Ion B-Pack IPS7 ||Li-Ion B-Pack IPS7 |
|Battery Life at 22°C||8 hrs ||10 hrs |
|Dimensions, mm||242 x 75 x 60||234 x 55 x 58 |
|Frame Rate, Hz
|Microbolometer resolution, pixels
||640x480 @ 17 µm (NETD <25 mK)
|Spectral Sensitivity, µm
||8 ... 14
|Pixel Pitch, µm
|Display Resolution, pix.
|Built-In Video Recorder Availability
|Built-In Memory, Gb
|Format of video clip
|Resolution of video clip
|Format of photo files
|Resolution of photo files
|Integrated Wi-Fi module
|Defective pixel repair option
||2.5 ... 20
|Digital zoom, x
||2x; 4x; 8x
|Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical
|Horizontal Field of view, m @100m
|Exit pupil, mm
|Eye Relief, mm
|Diopter adjustment, dptr.
|Close-up distance, m
Range of Detection, m
|Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m)
|Power Supply, V
||3.0 - 4.2
|Battery Life, hour
|External Power Supply
||5V - USB
Physical & operational characteristics
||- 25 … +50
|Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529)
|Weight (without batteries), kg
In the box
- Helion 2 XP50 PRO Thermal Imaging Scope
- IPS7 Battery Pack
- Battery charger with mains charger
- USB cable
- Carrying case
- Hand strap
- User manual
- Lens cloth
- Warranty card