Pulsar Axion Key XM30 Thermal Imager

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The Pulsar Axion Key XM30 hand held thermal imager replaces the popular Quantum Lite series of thermal imagers, but with a huge leap forward in technical prowess featuring 2.5x to 10x magnification, 320x240 12 µm core, a 960x720 LCOS display and 8 colour palettes with up to 1200m detection to deliver unsurpassed thermal imaging at this price level.

Designed to fit perfectly in one hand or in a pocket, the compact design also makes Pulsar Axion Key XM30 the perfect thermal imaging monocular for scouting and spotting.

Designed to fit perfectly in one hand or in a standard-size pocket, Pulsar Axion Key ensures comfortable grip and handling, as well as easy carrying.

Weighing just 250grams the Pulsar Axion XM30 Key thermal monocular is proof great performance can come in a small package. Features a brand new advanced thermal core with 12 µm pixel pitch which helps to achieve higher optic magnification and observation distance and simultaneously helps to make the unit more compact. 

Designed to be tough and reliable, the Axion Key is an all metal magnesium alloy body shell which is waterproof to 1m for up to 30 minutes.

High Optic Magnification

Axion offers the highest magnification in the class of compact thermal imagers, providing the best identification of observed objects. With 2.5x to 10x mag with picture in picture mode.

Colour Palettes

The 8 colour palettes enhance viewing in varying conditions. While the classic White Hot mode is exceptionally versatile, Hot Black is favoured for detecting wildlife at night. Red monochrome helps to reduce or prevent backlight from exiting the eyepiece, and Sepia improves long range observation.

Red Hot, Rainbow and Ultramarine enhance the temperature differences of various object attributes with Violet helping to identify objects faster.

B Pack Mini Power System

Minature power elements used in Axion models provide sufficient operation time and can be quickly replaced. B Pack Mini batteries can be charged either with the supplied charging station (XM30S only) or in the unit connected via the supplied USB cable (Axion Key).

Instant Start Up

Thanks to the new internal system, Axion Key can be started almost instantly. Quick start helps to save energy and thus prolongs time of operation. The unit can be kept in a pocket and then rapidly activated when the right time comes.

Axion Key XM30 vs Axion XM30 - Whats the difference

The "Key" differences of the cheaper Axion Key XM30 is the display and functionality.

Whilst the man sized detection performance remains the same at 1200m the Key has a magnification of 2.5x to 10x mag where as the XM30S is 4.5x to 18x mag.

The Key display is 960x720 where the XM30S utilises the HD Amoled 1024x768 display.

Key also does not have Stream Vision integrated wifi, video recording and image capture, the XM30 and XM38 does have this functionality.

Click HERE to see how to update your Axion Key Firmware


  • Microbolometer resolution, pixels and pixel pitch: 320x240 12 µm
  • Display type and resolution: LCOS 960x720
  • Objective Lens: F30 /1.2
  • Frame Rate:50hz
  • Magnification:2.5x to 10x with PIP
  • Range of Detection: 1200m
  • IPX7 Waterproof rated
  • Instant Start Up
  • No Video Recording, No Wifi, No Image capture facility.

Average rating

4.94520547945 out of 5

  • 5 out of 5

    29th December 2021

    First Class in every way.

  • 5 out of 5

    24th November 2021


  • 5 out of 5

    27th October 2021

    Excellent and reliable

We Ship With DPD - Providing a world class delivery service, with 1hr notification, and full GPS tracking from our door to yours.

At Scott Country International we ship all stock items with DPD on a UK Next Day Delivery Service.

When your order has been processed we will notify you by email or text (if provided) that your parcel has been shipped.

Once the parcel reaches the DPD depot for forwarding we will then notify you with a 1hr delivery window, providing an estimated delivery time when your parcel will arrive.

What Happens if I am unable to accept delivery at that time?

By following the links on your shipping notification you can select a number of options including; delivery to a neighbour, leave safe or deliver on an alternative date.

If you (the customer) requests DPD (our courier) to leave your parcel with a neighbour or in safe place either via DPD text, app, direct instructions or via historical instructions given to DPD to be applied to your deliveries, then the receiver accepts full responsibility for parcels that are left in a safe place or delivered at request to a neighbour etc.

Non UK Mainland, European and Worldwide Deliveries

Some parts of the UK including Northern Ireland and Highlands and Islands are classed as a two day delivery zone, and the 1hr delivery window may not be available. One of our team is always happy to provide tracking updates if required.

European and Worldwide shipments usually arrive in 3-5 days however please be aware customs clearance may delay delivery of your package.

Due to export control restrictions we are unable to export certain items overseas such as thermal imagers, riflescopes with magnification 9x or greater or featuring electronic processing,  and night vision above a certain specification.


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