For the price, this can't be beat. I thought we'd be missing out by having a monocular vs binoculars, but this was more than adequate. Used this in the mountains to look for wildlife around us. Night vision isn't the night optic (green) image you might expect, rather it uses thermal IR, and what you see is in black and white with varying contrast depending on heat level/brightness. Zoom function is good, and I wasn't expecting the ability to take video/photos, and it includes a microSD card. Overall, very pleased with our purchase!