Reply To: Planning to buy night vision. Need some advice
You can control the amount of light in two ways. First involves how bright you have the IR set. This is controlled by a knob on top of the unit. Second, are “dimmer” screens you can put over the display. Personally, I’ve never had an issue with the animals being spooked by the light, but I can see where this may be a concern. If I’m filming, I always have the unit brighter than if I was just shooting to giving higher image quality. Otherwise, I generally turn it up just far enough where I can see the crosshairs clearly (which is also why I recommend an illuminated reticle when possible).
As for the image, it is based entirely on the quality of the scope you’re using.