posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 11:24 PM
in my experience with this kind of equipment, i'd say if you want the best ufo spotting equipment, it depends on what time of the day you'll be
using it and how much you're willing to spend.
if you happen to find a night vision device with a built in video feed, they tend to be of low quality. you're better off buying a separate camcorder
if you want say, HD resolution.
buying 4th generation is not better in the long run than a 3rd generation device despite the higher generation number. 4th generation devices have a
much shorter lifespan than gen 3. they are not as well built as gen 3. if you have lots of cash burning a whole in your pocket and can afford to buy
replacements, then by all means go for a 4th generation device. it will give you minimal improvement in terms of image quality.
certain brands are indeed better than others so you also have to take that into acount as well. a gen 3 brand from one company can meet or exceed the
quality of another's 4th generation device.
for animal hunting, a thermal device is tough to beat as you can see through shrubs and locate your prey's heat signature. with a night vision
device, you cannot see though objects like a thermal device.
if you live in new zealand, you will have some difficulty getting a 3rd generation and up night vision device. legally, you'll most likely need a
license if you want one of these.
if you are on a limited budget, a generation 2 night vision device can work well in many cases. generation 1 though you'll want to avoid as the
viewing distance is relatively poor, especially if you want to see the night sky.