Due to budgetary constraints (which thanks a real jag-off) seem to change by the week...we got hit *hard*....like punched-by-Hulk hard. One of the things that is necessary due to geographic limitations and the evolved methods of the criminal element is night vision. This is listed here for the specific reason that I am requesting insight from guys who have experience with nv/thermals during the course of time on the job. Here are features we've been trying to locate Able to take clear photographs Able to record and store video via memory card Able to withstand rain/dew Operational range between 50-300 yards (would love 600...but we know that ain't happening) Price limit is $500 If at all possible, needs to be devoid of any "aggressive" features (cross hairs, reticles as often featured on a scope). If any of y'all can throw your experience/knowledge out there to help us out....maybe we can put the nagging notion that I'm looking for a unicorn that poops out gold coins to rest (not banking very hard on that lol).