Sightmark Photon RT 4.5-9x42 Digital Night Vision Riflescope

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Sightmark Photon RT 4.5-9x42 Digital Night Vision Riflescope

Designed for a crystal clear views day or night, the revamped Photon RT 4.5x42 combines a 768x576 CMOS sensor with a 640x480 LCD display to produce high-quality images up to 150 yards away in darkness. The SM18016 built-in video/sound recording feature is able to send videos and still images to your phone or computer via the Stream Vision App. The Sightmark Photon digital night vision riflescope also features new 2x digital zoom, allowing far off targets to be easily identified. The built-in 940nm IR illuminator is invisible and can’t be seen when viewed directly. The SM18016 boasts a 3.5 hour battery life with IR on from 4x AA batteries. Other features include 6 reticle options with 4 different colors, an extremely useful one-shot zeroing function, power input for external battery packs and a front focus objective lens. Compatible with most aftermarket 30mm rings, the Sightmark Photon digital night vision riflescopes additional weaver rail on the side allows users to attach aftermarket IR illuminators and accessories. The shockproof and IP55 water resistant Photon RT also includes carrying case, user manual, USB cable, spare battery container, battery container pouch and lens cloth.

Type of Sensor CMOS sensor
Sensor resolution, pixels 768x576 Pixels
Display Type LCD
Display Resolution, pix. 640x480 pix
Built-in Video Recorder Availability Yes
Video Clip, Format AVI
Video Clip, Resolution 320x240 or 640x480
Format of photo files JPEG
Resolution of photo files 320x240, 640x480, 1280x960
Resolution of photo files 320x240, 640x480, 1280x960
Memory capacity Approximately 5 hours
WiFi frequency 2.4GHz
WiFi reception range ft/m 50 / 15
Magnification 4.5-9
Diameter, Lens, mm 42
Digital Zoom 2x
Digital Zoom 2x
Lens Focus, mm 50
Relative aperture, D/f' 1:1.2
Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical 4.3
Field of view, m@100m 7.5
Field of view, ft@100yd 22.5
Eye relief (in/mm) 2.76 / 70 in/mm
Diopter Adjustment +4 to -4
Resolution, Lines per mm 40 lines per mm
IR Emitter LED
IR Wavelenght, nm 940 nm
Beam Divergence 7 Degree
Equivalent IR Power 100 mW
Range of Detection, m (Object 1,7m High, Illuminatuin Level 0,05 lux("1/4 moon") 150 140 yd/m
Power Supply 3.8-6.3 V
Battery Type 4xAA
Battery Life (with IR) 3.5 Hour
External Power Supply 5V via microUSB
Number of Preloaded Reticles 6
Windage Adjustment .1 1 click = Mil
Colors Black, white, red, green
Material, Lens Glass
Body Material Glass-nylon composite and metal
Mount Type Weaver
Operating temperature, F/C 5 to 122 / -15 to 50 F/C
Waterproof Rating IP55 - water resistant
Nitrogen Purged No
Shockproof Yes
Maximum Recoil .375 H&H Caliber
Diameter, Tube 30mm
Length (in/mm) 16.57 / 421
Width (in/mm) 3.93 / 100
Height (in/mm) 3.62 / 92
Weight (without batteries) oz 30.7 oz.

Sightmark Photon RT 4.5-9x42 Digital Night Vision Riflescope

  • WiFi remote view via Pulsar Stream Vision
  • Built-in video/sound recording
  • Built-in invisible 940nm LED IR illuminator
  • One-shot zero function
  • 2x digital zoom
  • 6 reticle options with 4 colors


  • Carrying case
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Spare battery container
  • Battery container pouch
  • Lens cloth

The new Sightmark RT line of digital night vision scopes redefines value.  These scopes offer so much and cost so little that one can easily agree that quality night vision is now available to everyone.  With a range of over 200 yards, this scope is a great addition to any toolkit.  Take advantage of the updated CMOS sensor, video and audio recording, and compatibility with a mobile app.  Sightmark Photon RT 4.5-9x42 is an optimal digital night vision riflescope.  In particular because it can also be used as a dayscope.

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The initial response from the customers has been great.  The unit is very sharp during the day and perform very well at night.  Sightmark Photon RT is a great alternative for those who want to have a great option for pig hunting but do not want to spend the money on a thermal scope.  With Sightmark Photon RT digital night vision scope you get the following features: 

  • Designed for day and night use
  • High sensitivity during nighttime/darkness
  • Magnifications of 6x or 12x available
  • Video recording is integrated
  • Protected from water penetrating the sight
  • Power supply can be quickly changed
  • Live streaming of video to YouTube
  • iOS and Android connectivity
  • Review and operation remotely through a smartphone
  • Standard 30 mm ring mounts (not included by manufacturer)
  • Shock resistant to handle heavy recoil
  • 6 different reticles in 3 different colors
  • Invisible IR illuminator integrated


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