Viridian Weapon Technologies has expanded the capabilities of its popular X Series Gen 3 product line with the addition of a full-HD digital camera and microphone.
Beyond potentially resolving any liability issues arising from a self-defense shooting, the integration of a camera can help training for competitors and enthusiasts alike.
“In 2017, we introduced the world’s first Weapon-Mounted Camera with a light and optional laser designed to clearly capture full-HD video and crisp audio from handguns and long guns,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “This technology was developed specifically for law enforcement, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. Today, we’re excited to give consumers the same HD video and microphone capability on our popular X Series Gen 3 product offerings. The X5L® Cam and XTL Cam are designed to give customers a convenient, high-tech solution for capturing footage while training, competing, defending, or just having fun.”
The X Series Gen 3 with Camera comes standard with a 500 lumen LED light, and green laser on the X5L Cam. Combined with a 1080p full-HD digital camera and microphone, this unique solution provides convenient playback for training, range time or competitions and gives legally armed citizens an added level of reassurance when carrying or in a home defense situation. The advanced camera provides an unobstructed view from the end of the firearm, making it an ideal replacement for homemade action cams or supplement to the everyday carry setup.
All X Series Gen 3 with Camera combos feature multiple operation modes and Viridian’s proprietary Instant-On technology which automatically activates the laser, light and/or camera, depending on the pre-programmed settings, whenever the firearm is drawn from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the device during a personal-defense scenario, but it allows users to conveniently capture footage to help review and correct shooting techniques or show off their performance at the range for friends.
Like all X Series products, the new camera models feature a super sleek design that fits in most holsters designed for the Streamlight TLR1. A removable, rechargeable battery eliminates the need to ever buy batteries again while on-board charging with indicator lights allows users to know the exact status in real time. With waterproof construction and universal mounting, the X Series Gen 3 with Camera is one of the most technologically advanced weapon-mounted accessories available.
The X5L Cam features a powerful 5mW green laser sight (510-532nm) and a suggested retail price of $599, while the XTL Cam drops the laser and goes for $399. Both include a 2-year limited warranty. For more information, go here.