Sightmark SM18008 Photon XT 4.6 Night Vision Riflescope

Sightmark SM18008 Photon XT 4.6 Digital Night Vision Riflescope

The art optics can make your hunting adventures more thriller hence you can hunt like a nighttime predator. Sightmark SM18008 Photon XT allows you to see objects, animals and landscapes in the dark environments. But the upgraded Sightamark SM18008 device is not easy for the hunters.

The device is designed for the professional trackers or the person manages nature reserves. Some animals will come only at nighttime hence the device provides you more advantages than the regular day scope.

Sightmark SM18008 is a night vision device that has an integrated infrared illuminator. This will be explained shortly in the Sightmark Photon XT 4.6 review. Before explaining what the Sightmark SM18008 can provide, let’s see about the manufacturer.

About Brand

The founders of the Sightmark has a wonderful growth in hunting, modern shooting and optic technology in the market. They planned to produce an advanced device for professionals and hobbyists in the firearm industry.

Sightmark desired to develop a tool that allows the firearm users to focus their target and make accurate shots. Each device has a unique structure and features for particular roles in the firearm field.

The Sightmark company also produces more accessories for the policeman, professional hunters, and avid hobbyists. This brand is one of the topmost manufacturers and service providers for advanced optics and sights.

Sightmark SM18008 Night Vision Riflescope Review

Sightmark Night Vision Riflecope

Sightmark SM18008 Photon XT is a digital night vision scope that can be used at day and nighttime. If you’re hunting at nighttime, then the digital night vision scope is a perfect choice because the analog night vision scope can be used only in the daytime.

Photon XT 4.6 is one of the excellent products produced by the Sightmark Company. It stands more unique by eliminating the additional accessories attached to the night vision scope. This makes them lighter than the other products.

Night vision scope will be an ideal option always when you selecting the type of optic for your rifle because of their capabilities. It has a vast amount of options to attach with your rifles for the perfect hunting adventures. Most of the digital night scopes can capture the pictures and take videos while the analog devices don’t have these excellent features.


Sensor Resolution

The Sightmark Photon has the CMOS sensor resolution that provides the quality information of the surroundings up to 150-175 yards. You can able to see everything via the optic with the details in day and nighttime.


The Sightmark Photon XT riflescope has a 4.6×42 magnification range that allows you for a wider field-of-view to effectively investigate and get the object. 


Using the 42mm objective lens, you can zoom in and detect the objects, animals, and landscapes from the distances as 150-175 yards.

Display Resolution

Sightmark Photon XT 4.6×42 digital night vision riflescope comes with a high-resolution LCD display that offers 640×480 pixels for the videos. You can view the detailed images of the objects and landscapes using the high-resolution built-in display of the Sightmark Photon XT.

Design and Construction

Sightmark Photon XT 4.6 is a combined night vision riflescope that provides bright and detailed images at the day and darn environments. This Photon XT riflescope is an original combination of the digital riflescope and daylight sight. Basically, it is a monocular that includes the additional features of a combined riflescope.

Design and Construction

The precision and high-resolution camera of this device provide excellent quality of images and great outdoor adventures. This riflescope designed for observing the objects in the twilight or the dark night with the use of CMOS.

The riflescope has dimensions of 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.9 inches and its eye relief has 60mm and the tube is 30mm. The Photon XT is designed with the weatherproof rate of IPX4 hence you can use your scope at any weather conditions.

Built-in IR Illuminator

The Photon XT night vision riflescope is built with the 810nm LED IR illuminator with the equivalent power of 100mW that provides the increased view range at the dark places.

Infrared Illuminator

This IR illuminator allows the light into the infrared spectrum to display the objects in the low light conditions. Most of the night vision devices come with the IR illuminator to show the objects from long-distances at dark places. If you want to see more details, you have to upgrade your IR illuminator.


The Sightmark Photon riflescope has less weight hence it won’t make you tired while carrying this and you can use it on crossbows. The lightweight of this night vision riflescope makes it more popular in the market. It allows you to carry this anywhere you want and shoots anything you like without holding the unnecessary load.

Video Output

The video output device is attached to the riflescope that allows you to capture anything you watch through the device at any time. You can save the recorded videos on your computer or laptops using USB cables. This is the most helpful feature that provides more benefits to you within a single package.

Battery Life

The Sightmark Photon XT riflescope provides up to 5 hours of battery life without the use of IR illuminator. With the IR illuminator, the scope provides 4 hours of life per charge.


The Sightmark Photon night vision riflescope is designed to give you the greatest accuracy at day and nighttime while hunting. It is more versatile hence you can view the objects then captures the high-quality pictures and videos during the day or night. This provides better convenience during your hunting adventures.

The Sightmark Photon night vision riflescope is best for hog hunting, sighting and tracking and provides more features and comfort for professional hunters and hobbyists. If you’re a professional hunter or an outdoor enthusiast, this is the best riflescope for you in any atmosphere.

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