High-spec night vision technology has already brought huge benefits to the military and more recently to the media with wartime reporting and wildlife programmes.
The quality of the night vision image will largely depend on the 'Generation' of image intensifier used by each scope or pair of binoculars or goggles.
Check the night vision Generation details that suit you:
Generation 1 - usually higher power requirement and can emit a high-pitch, low-level noise; not suitable for photography; typically has drop-off in quality around edges of image
Generation 2 - offer good performance in low-level light and very little distortion; well suited for use with video or still cameras
Generation 3 - excellent low-level light performance and virtually no distortion; now starting to become available for public ownership
Generation 4 - is on its way...