Zeiss DTC 3/38 Thermal Clip On

ZEISS is introducing the ZEISS DTC 3, its first thermal clip-on device for night hunting. The ZEISS DTC (digital thermal clip-on) combines sophisticated image processing with an intuitive operating concept and also features a practical zero-in assistant via the ZEISS Hunting app. The thermal imaging attachment comes in two models, the ZEISS DTC 3/25 and the 3/38. “The ZEISS DTC 3 is a best-in-class thermal imaging clip-on that enables all hunters to accurately identify their game and ensure that their shots are precisely on target for ethical hunting in the dark,” said Carsten Backhaus, Product Manager for Hunting at ZEISS.

High-Performance Optics for Great Detail Recognition

“To accurately identify the game and take an ethical, accurate shot it is essential to have high-performance optics that provide a sharp and clear view,” Backhaus said. With a high-quality germanium lens, 12-micron sensors, and a large HD AMOLED display, the new ZEISS DTC 3 makes it possible to see the finest details to precisely identify the game when hunting at night thanks to its sophisticated image processing.

Intuitive Operation for Reliable Hunting Success

“When hunting in total darkness and silence, being able to operate the attachment intuitively and silently is critical to success,” Backhaus explained. The central location of the focusing turret on the upper side of the DTC makes it easier to reach and focus precisely and prevents the hunter’s fingers from colliding with the barrel of the firearm when focusing. The ErgoControl concept – already proven in the ZEISS DTI 3 thermal imaging camera – features an intelligent, cross-shaped button layout and simple, intuitive menu navigation to complement the user-friendly operating concept.

Flexibility and Precision – Thanks to the Zero-In-Assistant

The new zero-in-assistant, which can be operated via the ZEISS Hunting app, allows the user to quickly and precisely synchronize the clip-on, the optics, and the rifle. “Hunters only need to enter the distance to the target and the shot positioning in comparison to the initial aiming point into the app. The assistant then independently calculates the correction values and adjusts the display accordingly. This eliminates the need to calculate clicks and makes the process much faster and less stressful,” continued Backhaus. “Once the combination of ZEISS DTC 3 and riflescope has been successfully zeroed in, this information can be saved in the app and on the clip-on device as one of four profiles, so it is easy to switch from one riflescope to another with the DTC.” Connecting the clip-on device to the ZEISS Hunting app via Bluetooth offers the user a wide range of additional customization options.



Focal length

38 mm



Field of view at 100 m (yds)

12.3 m (40 ft)

Objective viewing angle

7° x 5°


1.950 m (2.133 yd)

Sensor resolution

384 x 288

Sensor pixel pitch

12 μm

Display resolution

1024 x 768

Display frame rate

50 Hz

Display type


Optical magnification


Maximum digital zoom


Zoom steps


Vertical adjustment range at 100 m

154 cm

Lateral adjustment range at 100 m

205 cm

Adjustment per click at 100 m

1.6 cm



Battery type


Battery run time

10 h

Internal memory






Livestream function (Video & Photo)




Operating temperature

− 10°C | + 50°C (+ 14 °F | + 122°F)

Length x Width x Height

164 x 60 x 65 mm (6.5 x 2.4 x 2.6")


650 g (22.9 oz)

SKU 527031-0000-000

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