IWA 2011 New products and highlights

MINOX – 75 years of tradition and advancement for superb hunting optics


Night Vision Device in Pocket Format: MINOX NVD mini featuring innovative digital technology

MINOX has long made a name for itself as a manufacturer of innovative binoculars and opto-electronic equipment. The optics specialists from Wetzlar are now presenting another reliable and extremely compact companion for all outdoor activities – the MINOX NVD mini  – one of the smallest night vision devices in the world. For orientation purposes in unfamiliar surroundings this very compact night vision device is an absolute must for your safety!

Night vision devices are needed when even the most powerful binoculars with high twilight factor reach their optical limits. Using digital infrared technology they amplify the available residual light, such as light frequencies from the brightness of stars or horizon radiation that are not perceived by the human eye. With the new MINOX NVD the infrared-sensitive CMOS sensor picks up the infrared radiation and reproduces the image on the monitor in the viewfinder. Contrary to conventional tube night vision devices it is not sensitive to bright light sources - thanks to its digital technology - and can also be used in daylight, if required. The optical system provides 2 times magnification and the 16 powerful infrared LEDs are suitable for use in total darkness at a range of 60 m. With this innovative digital technology the new MINOX NVD mini is shock and impact resistant.
Compact dimensions of just 14.2 x 4.9 cm mean that the MINOX NVD mini is suitable for use anywhere. The ergonomic design allows a straightforward, simple operation and makes this outstanding night-vision device the perfect companion for all outdoor activities.

The scope of delivery includes a case and a charging cable. The NVD mini is now available from stockists.


For modern-day explorers: The new MINOX BD 7x28 IF with individual eyepiece adjustment

MINOX is setting new standards with the ultra compact and ultra light BD 7x28 IF. These lightweight, inconspicuous pocket binoculars boast a modern, stylish design and are the perfect companion for all day trips and when traveling.

The main feature is the easy handling of the focus adjustment – there are no readjustments to make when looking into the distance. Using the convenient individual focusing of the two eyepieces these are set to the user’s eyes just once. The focus range is from 20 meters to infinity.

The fully coated lenses of the MINOX BD 7x28 IF offer the user excellent high contrast and pin sharp definition right into the edges.

Rubber armoring of the body provides an extremely good grip and ruggedness – making the BD 7x28 IF excellently suited for rough conditions at sea.

Besides this, the extremely lightweight and robust body with open bridge design makes these binoculars fast and convenient to use.


Miss Germany Pageant 2011: MINOX presents golden digital camera

MINOX DCC 5.1 Gold Edition for the freshly elected Miss Germany Anne-Kathrin Kosch.


MINOX presents the new NAUTIK LINE - Innovative top quality optics for water sports

Ever since the invention of the famous spy camera the name of MINOX has been a synonym for highest optical precision and innovation. Today MINOX is still famous for its exceptional innovative approach in the field of binoculars and spotting scopes. MINOX binoculars offer a high-tech experience for the eye, premium quality that fulfills the most sophisticated demands and a comprehensive range of accessories. Manufactured without compromise for maximum quality and fine mechanical precision. Highest quality standards, precision, durability and longevity – these are the  German engineering values that reflect the MINOX philosophy.MINOX has now implemented the essence of this competence in the field of binoculars and spotting scopes as well and is launching its NAUTIK LINE with two innovative and professional binoculars for water sports. MINOX optics are designed to meet the extreme requirements encountered at sea. They have been calculated and engineered to provide maximum precision and reliability, crisp clear viewing with the highest levels of brilliance, brightness, contrast and resolution down to the smallest detail, as well as natural color rendition. The new binoculars of the NAUTIK LINE boast innovative and trendsetting features for modern water sports activities! The new MINOX NAUTIK LINE includes the models:MINOX BN 7x50 DC with fully integrated digital compassMINOX BN 7x50 C with analog compass

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MINOX DCC 5.1 - A small masterpiece with huge performance

Designed in fascinating detail and with a sophisticated stylish format the new Digital Classic Camera MINOX DCC 5.1 is a true example of first-class German engineering from the fifties. Devotees of timeless elegance and precision mechanics will find it hard to resist the amazing look and feel of the camera. This small ingenious masterpiece in a scale of 1:3 is no ordinary digital camera and quietly reflects its owner’s confidence in style.


MINOX BV 8x56 BR - Lightweight and powerful in twilight

The new MINOX BV 8x56 binoculars presented by the optical specialists in Wetzlar are another powerful tool for hunting or nature observation in moonlight and in twilight.


Red dot award: MINOX excels - Coveted design prize 2009 for the MINOX DSC

Once again the optics manufacturer MINOX from Wetzlar has been presented a renowned international design prize for one of its products. This is a very distinguished quality mark. In this year’s “red dot award: product design 2009“, one of the world’s largest design competitions, the MINOX DSC – Digital SpyCam – received the coveted red dot.


Night Vision Device in Pocket Format - The new MINOX NV mini II

MINOX has long made a name for itself as a manufacturer of multifunctional measuring optical equipment and binoculars. The optics specialists from Wetzlar are now presenting another reliable and extremely compact companion for all outdoor activities – the MINOX NV mini II – one of the smallest night vision devices in the world and barely larger than a lipstick. Whether for orientation purposes on land or out at sea, for hunting or protecting property: the MINOX NV mini II ensures silent and discrete observation at night and even in twilight.


The new MINOX DC 1211: compact and powerful

With 5x zoom and optical image stabilizer



The super-compact digital camera with 10 megapixels and an extra-large display


Timeless style and solid design

The MINOX Pocket Tripod – rebirth of a classic accessory


Homage to inventor of the MINOX: Presentation of the 3rd Walter Zapp Award in Riga, Latvia

It was the third presentation of the Walter Zapp Award, that took place this year in Riga on September 4, 2009.


NEW! MINOX BL-Binoculars: Robust lightweights with Comfort Bridge

Availabe end of September 2009. The goals of MINOX development engineers are to identify trends and respond to these with innovative products. With the new BL 8x44 and the BL 10x44 the optical specialists from Wetzlar accomplish this task.


Snowhunter binoculars available now!

These new powerful BV binoculars have been designed for use in exceptional situations.


MINOX HG binoculars in the maritime Touareg North Sails

In cooperation with the North Sails fashion designer Volkswagen is presenting a design study of the new Touareg Northsails.


Plus X Award for MINOX DSC - Distinguished in the “Design” category

Europe’s largest technology competition has distinguished the most innovative products and brands with the Plus X Awards for the sixth time.


Spy camera MINOX DSC presented Design Award at the Marketing & Services trade fair in Frankfurt

MINOX, the traditional manufacturer based in Wetzlar, is renowned as a provider of innovative optical products with fine precision mechanics.


The winners of the photo competition have been determined!

The winners of the photo competition have been determined. Out of 130 photos taken the MINOX Jury chose the winners.


MINOX GB founded

We are delighted to announce that from Tuesday 14th April 2009, Minox
(GB) is available to serve your needs within the UK. Minox (GB) Limited of Luton, Beds, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minox GmbH (Germany), which can now offer a direct link to dealers and consumers in the simplest and easiest way possible.

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