Bushnell 260333 User Manual

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digital night vision w/ Color LCD

Instruction manual

Model #s: 260332 / 260333 Lit. #: 98-1576/03-10






























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Red "IR On" LED





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Green "Power On" LED


Indicator LEDs



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Orange "Auto Off" LED



Congratulations on the purchase of your Bushnell® Digital Color Night Vision. Comprised of high quality electronics and optics, the Bushnell Digital Color unit is a hand-helddigital night vision viewing system that utilizes alow-lightcomplementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor providing images comparable to generation 2 & 3 resolution. Day and Night time images are magnified and displayed on a Color LCD micro display screen, which provides a color image when ambient light conditions are high enough, and a desaturated color or neutral, monochrome image (not the typical "green screen" night vision) under lower ambient light conditions. The Digital Color Night Vision also contains an RCA video output port which allows live transmission to video camcorders, computer lap tops / monitors, and television screens.


Bushnell Digital Night Vision products collect existing light through the objective lens. The light is then processed through a highly sensitive CMOS sensor and transferred to the micro liquid crystal display (color LCD). Images viewed on the LCD are magnified 3 times. An infrared illuminator provides a light source to enable viewing in total darkness.

The Bushnell Digital Color Night Vision unit is ideal for camping, caving, scouting, maritime navigation, and observing wildlife under the veil of darkness, patrolling warehouses and similar surveillance operations where light is scarce.


1.Slide the battery compartment door (2) open in the direction of the white arrow. Insert four AA alkaline or four AA lithium batteries into the battery compartment (batteries not included). Be sure to observe the polarity indicators as shown to the right of the battery compartment. The "+" ends of the lower pair of batteries should be facing out (towards the battery door), and the "-"ends of the upper pair of batteries should be facing out.

2.Remove the front lens cover. When finished using the unit, replace the cover to protect the objective lens (1) and IR light (7).

3.Press the ON/OFF switch (3) to power the device on. A green LED light (4) indicates that the power is on. To extend battery life, the unit will turn off automatically after 2 minutes (if no buttons are pressed). To cancel this auto-offfunction, briefly press and release the IR switch (8) on the top of the unit. The power will then remain on until you turn it off manually with the ON/OFF switch. The orange light on the lower half of the power indicator light (4) will glow if the unit is inauto-offmode (default), and will turn off if you cancel theauto-offfunction. If the batteries become weak, the green power indicator LED will blink. To turn the unit off manually, push and hold the power button for at least two seconds. When you release the button, the power indicator LED will go out.

4.View through the eyepiece (5) and select an object to focus on.


5.To focus the image, first rotate the eyepiece rubber ring (5) until the edges of the LCD display appear sharp to your vision. Next, rotate the objective lens focus wheel (6) until the object is in focus and the view is clearest. At this point, the display focus (eyepiece ring) is set for your individual eyesight and will not require further adjustment when viewing objects at different distances. When changing the viewing distance, simply rotate the main focus wheel (6) until the image is in focus.

6.The Digital Night Vision has a light level sensor on the front of the unit (14) which detects low light conditions and automatically turns on an infrared illuminator (7) to improve image quality. When the IR light is on, this is indicated by the red LED (9) above the power indicator. You can also turn the IR illuminator on manually anytime, even if ambient light levels are high, by pressing and holding the IR switch (8) for a at least two seconds (when you release the switch, you will see the red IR illuminator LED indicator, confirming the IR illuminator is on now).

7.To increase the brightness of the IR illuminator, press the "+" key (10). This can be used to extend your viewing distance. To decrease the brightness of the IR illuminator, press the "-"key. This can be helpful in improving the LCD display viewing quality (by avoiding "wash out") in very low light conditions or complete darkness.

8.While moving from viewing one object to another object, it might be necessary to rotate the objective lens focus wheel and adjust the IR illuminator brightness in order to achieve the best image quality.

9.The Digital Night Vision includes a video output ("TV Out") jack (13). This port allows one to transmit images to an external video monitor or video recorder. Plug the output video cable into the video output jack ("TV Out"). When the Digital Color Night Vision is connected to compatible video equipment, the image produced by the unit can be monitored and/or recorded. Note: Model

260332 is compatible with the NTSC video system used in the US and Canada. Model 260333 is compatible with the PAL video system used in many other countries.

10.The Digital Color Night Vision also includes a 6 volt auxiliary power input jack (12). To connect the Digital Night Vision to a household outlet, use the included 6 volt AC power adapter. Note that this feature is not intended to recharge AA batteries of any type, and should not be used for that purpose. It simply provides an option for an external power source.

NOTE: When the batteries are inserted and the external power source is turned on, the device operates on the external power source. If you unplug the external power source, and you want to use the battery source, you have to press the ON button (3) to make the device operate.

NOTE: A standard tripod mounting socket is provided on the bottom of the unit. Remove the round rubber plug near the center of the bottom face of the unit and set it aside.



Unit will not turn on

1.Check that the batteries are installed correctly (2). If the batteries are installed correctly and the batteries are good, then the greenLED indicator light should be on steadily.

2.Check that the power button (3) has been pressed.

Power does not stay on

1.Replace the batteries when they become weak.

2.The unit normally turns off automatically after 2 minutes to conserve battery power. To defeat this, briefly press the IR switch.

Image is not focused.

1.Adjust the objective focus wheel (6) and eyepiece display focus (5).

2.Make sure you are not too close to the object you are viewing.

For any other problems or questions, please contact Bushnell Customer Service at:

(800) 423-3537• www.bushnell.com


Your Bushnell Digital Night Vision device was designed to provide many years of reliable service. To ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your Digital Night Vision device, always obey the following warnings and precautions.

Do not open the body of the device or otherwise attempt to service this device.

Always store the device in a dry, well ventilated room.

Keep the device away from any heating and air conditioning vents or other heating devices, direct sunlight, and moisture.

Avoid dropping or otherwise shocking the unit. Although designed for rugged outdoor use, this device incorporates a sophisticated digital circuitry which could be damaged in extreme cases of misuse.

Clean the optical lens with a professional lens cleaning supplies.

Clean the exterior of the device with a soft clean cloth.

Avoid removing the eyepiece as the LCD display could become damaged.

Do not leave the device in direct sunlight or rain.

Remove the batteries if the device will not be used for longer than a few weeks.





Objective Size:

32 mm

Battery Type:

4 AA batteries (not included), alkaline, lithium or NiMh rechargeable

Viewing Range:

1-328ft. / .3-100m

Field of View:

70 ft @ 100 yds / 23m @ 100m

Operating Temperature Range:

14-104 /-10~ 40 C (Humidity >90%)


5.9 x 3.8 x 2.0 in. / 150 x 95 x 51 mm


13.4 oz. /380g

Tripod Mountable:


Video Out:

(Model# 260332) NTSC video standard.


Note: low ambient light operation may create low signal levels.


(Model# 260333) PAL video standard.

External AC Power Adapter:

6V DC, 1A, plug polarity=positive tip


Note: Included with model 260332 only.



Your Bushnell® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product postage prepaid. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell Authorized Service Department.

Any return made under this warranty must be accompanied by the items listed below:

1)A check/money order in the amount of $10.00 to cover the cost of postage and handling

2)Name and address for product return

3)An explanation of the defect

4)Proof of Date Purchased

5)Product should be well packed in a sturdy outside shipping carton, to prevent damage in transit, with return postage prepaid to the address listed below:

IN U.S.A. Send To:


Bushnell Outdoor Products

Bushnell Outdoor Products

Attn.: Repairs

Attn.: Repairs

8500 Marshall Drive

25A East Pearce Street, Unit 1

Lenexa, Kansas 66214

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 2M9

For products purchased outside the United States or Canada please contact your local dealer for applicable warranty information. In Europe you may also contact Bushnell at: Bushnell Germany GmbH

European Service Centre

Mathias-Brüggen-Str.80D-50827Köln GERMANY

Tél: +49 221 995568-0

Fax: +49 221 995568-20

This warranty gives you specific legal rights.

You may have other rights which vary from country to country. ©2010 Bushnell Outdoor Products





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