Pard is a manufacturer of affordable night vision optics. Five years ago, they were almost unknown among hunters. Now, it is difficult to find a hunter that does not know about them. NV007, a digital night vision clip-on, is one of their most popular devices. The first-generation model was a big hit as it provided a decent optical performance for an affordable price around 600 €. The second generation, NV007A, brought only minor updates; Pard improved the display and added an LED-indicator to the housing. The third generation of the device, introduced this year, boasts major improvements. Read on to find out more.
A new design
Pard did not pay much attention to the appearance of their NV007 models in the past. They’ve chosen a new approach for their third-generation model. The ‘S’ model is much more pleasing to the eye than its predecessors. The housing is of higher quality, and for the first time there is a PARD logo on the side. The construction is now water- and dustproof.
One of the biggest advantages of the new model over the previous ones is the shorter length. Pard managed to reduce it by 4.5 cm, achieving a longer eye relief, contributing to a more compact setup, and making the device safer to use. They had to go for the vertical placement of the battery instead of the horizontal one.
PARD NV007S comes with a different focusing solution. The previous models featured a rotating button which could be accessed from the sides. The ‘S’ model has a smaller rotating knob on the left side which is easier to access and turn while in the shooting position.
The rubber on the eyepiece is wider than on the first and second generation, increasing the comfort.
Many hunters who owned the first- or second-generation model complained about the noise that the buttons produce when clicked. Pard responded by making the buttons on the third generation silent yet tangible enough .
There are now two models available which differ in the wavelength emitted by the illuminator. You can either choose the standard 850 nm version (previous models were only available in this configuration) or the brand-new 940 nm model. The 850 nm illuminator provides more range than the 940 nm version, but the latter is completely invisible to the observed game, making for an even stealthier experience. Both models cost the same, 589 €. The IR-illuminator integrated into both devices is stronger when compared to the previous generations. There is now a Picatinny rail slot on top for mounting aftermarket extras.
Any changes to the adapter?
The adapter works the same and can still be mounted to the PARD in a matter of seconds. They have made some changes to the design, though. The ‘S’ model is supplied with a wider adapter and three plastic inserts so that you can mount the PARD on a wider selection of riflescopes without the need to buy any extras. The owners of NV007 and NV007A who did not have the standard 45mm eyepiece on their riflescope had to purchase either the 42mm or the 48mm adapter extra. You only require an extra adapter for the NV007S if you own a riflescope with a 48mm eyepiece. If you wish to combine your PARD with an adapter of higher quality or if there is an illumination compartment on your riflescope’s eyepiece, check out Rusan’s offer.
Any changes to the optics?
Other characteristics such as sensor quality, display quality, and multimedia capabilities remain the same. If you wish to learn more about these features, check out the article where we cover everything that you should know about the first- and the second-generation model here.
PARD continues to dominate the market of affordable digital night vision. The price of the new model is a little higher than that of the previous generation model, but all the upgrades more than make up for it. If you wish to purchase a used, second-generation model, the prices for it have never been lower than now.