Steiner Nighthunter C35: a thermal clip-on of the latest generation – compact, lightweight and state-of-the-art

Steiner Nighthunter C35
The Steiner Nighthunter C35 Thermal Clip-On, the connection to the scope on the front. The battery compartment contains a 18650 Li-Ion battery.

The Nighthunter H35 thermal sight from Steiner Optics has already been tested by Now follows the Steiner Nighthunter C35 thermal clip-on, an attachment for riflescopes that impresses with a rugged housing and ultra-sharp images. This is mainly thanks to the excellent sensor, the software and the captivating image display. These three essential factors are summarized at Steiner under the term "Quantum Vision", the perfect combination of state-of-the-art thermal sensor, outstanding display quality and high-end software development. The thermal sensor delivers high temperature sensitivity and, thanks to its 12-micrometer pitch, an incomparably detailed image. The specially developed Steiner algorithm transfers all data loss-free and at maximum speed directly to the crystal-clear display, which is characterized by its high contrast. With the C35, you can approach game where others are still guessing. In concrete terms, this means detecting game up to 650 meters, responding reliably up to 370 meters away. Thanks to the simple adapter system, it can also be easily mounted on the riflescope.

What makes the Nighthunter C35 Thermal Clip-on from Steiner stand out?
On the one hand, it is the ruggedness and resilience. The Steiner brand stands for both of these characteristics with all of its products. This also applies to the night vision devices. They are always ready for use, even under adverse weather conditions and at low temperatures. The Nighthunter C35 is ready for use for over 4.5 hours. And the switch-on time in particular is very practical at just 3 seconds. But the ergonomics and the user interface are also innovative and intuitive. We are already looking forward to the first test of this high-end model. 

The Steiner Quantum Vision concept in the Nighthunter C35

Factor 1: Be fast

  • High-speed software
  • Fast detection
  • Automatic calibration
  • Clear images with moving targets

Factor 2: See the difference

  • Sharpest thermal images
  • Impressive identification at long distances
  • Optimal color preselection (landscape)
  • Perfection with all weather conditions

Factor 3: Succeed

  • See while others guess
  • Connect. Stream. Share.

Steiner had already launched a new app for the Nighthunter H35 that makes the experience of Steiner products even easier and closer to the brand. This can be easily and quickly connected to all Nighthunter products. The connection with the network function allows you to conveniently share your hunting experiences and memories with your family and friends.

The Steiner Nighthunter C35 thermal imaging scope in detail photos:

The Steiner Nighthunter C35 attaches here to the riflescope objective.
Steiner Nighthunter C35: the right battery compartment is locked from the front. A 18650 battery is used. Here you can see the front lens of the thermal device.
The Steiner Nighthunter C35, here attached to the riflescope.
The Steiner Nighthunter C35 from the right side, where the battery compartment for the 18650 battery is also located.
On the left side, clearly visible in profile, is the HDMI port of the Steiner Nighthunter C35, hidden by a waterproof flap.
Steiner Nighthunter C35, here seen from the front; the riflescope must be attached to the other end.

Steiner Nighthunter C35 specs and price

Steiner Nighthunter C35
Price (MSRP): 
3.999 euro
Detector Resolution: 
640x480 @ 12μm
1 x 18650 battery (lithium-ion)
Focal length 35mm F1.0
Field of View at 100m: 
12.5 m x 9.4 m
800 x 600 Pixel
Frame Rate: 
Max Screen Size: 
10.8” at 1 meter
Boot Time: 
3 sec
Housing Dimensions: 
177 x 95 x 62 mm
785 g.
High performance optics Quantum Vision, 2 year warranty.
Battery life according to the manufacturer is 4.5 hours.
Integrated photo and video function; internal memory 16GB.
Scope of delivery: charging cradle for battery, cable for copying to external storage.

The Steiner YouTube channel already has several videos demonstrating the practical use of the Steiner Nighthunter C35, such as mounting it on a rifle or as shown here

VIDEO: Steiner C35 – How to sight in:

More YouTube videos about the Steiner Nighthunter C35:

The correct mounting on the rifle

How to change the battery of the C35

Review of the Steiner Nighthunter H35 (handheld thermal scope) on

For more information please visit the Steiner website.

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