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Model DX-1 DX-2 M4 Rad100X M200 8000 Insp-A Ranger 9000 Onyx
Price $289 $309 $369 $429 $465 $469 $549 $565 $595 $749
Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meter Type Analog Analog Analog Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital
Range mR/hr 10 plus 100 50 110 200 200 100 100 125 100
Switchable No No Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anti-Saturation Yes Yes 100X Yes 100X Yes 100X 100X Yes 100X
CPM No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mR/hr Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
µR/hr No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
µSv/hr Yes Yes Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On/Off Push Hold Slide Slide Slide Push Slide Push Push Slide
Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speaker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio Off No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED Count No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alert Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable No n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alpha No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Beta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gamma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
X-Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tube style Std Std Std Std Std Std Pancake Pancake Pancake Pancake
Window Type Metal Metal Mica Mica Mica Mica Mica Mica Mica Mica
Window Size n/a n/a .36" .36" 36" .36" 1.75" 1.75" 1.75" 1.78"
Sensitivity OK OK Std Std Std Std Ultra Ultra Ultra Ultra
Timer No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Logging No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Data Port No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes USB Yes Yes
Software n/a n/a Option Option Incl. Option Option Incl. Option Incl.
Audio Port No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Power 9V Batt 9V Batt 9V Batt 9V Batt 9V Batt 9V Long Life 9V Batt AA Batt 9V Long Life 3.7V Li-Ion Rech.
Battery Check LED LED Meter LCD Yes Yes LCD Yes Yes LCD
A/C Adapter No No No No No Option No No Option Option
Case No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Size h/w/d" 6.6/3.3/1.3 6.6/3.3/1.3 8.1/2.8/1.9      5.9/3.2/1.2 5.9/3.2/1.2 5.6/3.2/1.3 5.9/3.2/1.2 5.5/2.5.1.3 5.6/3.2/1.3 5.1/2.6/.9
Size h/w/d mm 168/83/25 168/83/25 206/71/48 150/80/30 150/80/30 141/80/34 150/80/30 140/64/33 141/80/34 630/230/130
Weight (oz) 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.3 7.3 9.3 12.5 11 13.0 7.0
Weight (g) 212 212 215 207 207 263 354 312 368 200
General/Hobby x x x x x x
1st Response x x x x x x
HazMat x x
Check Food* some some some some best best best best
X-Ray Leaks x x x x
Model DX-1 DX-2 M4 Rad100X M200 8000 Insp-A Ranger 9000 Onyx

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Model Prospector Detector Ranger EXP The Frisker
Price $979 $1,095 $749 $649
Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meter Type Analog Analog Digital Digital
Range mR/hr 50 50 100 50
Switchable Yes Yes n/a n/a
Anti-Saturation 1 R/hr 1 R/hr 100X 100X
CPM Yes Yes Yes Yes, and CPS
mR/hr Yes Yes Yes No
uR/hr No No No Yes
µSv/hr No No Yes nSv/hr
On/Off Rotary Rotary Slide Slide
Audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speaker Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio Off Yes Yes Yes Yes
LED Count No No Yes Yes
Total No No Yes No
Alert No No Yes Yes
Adjustable n/a n/a Yes Yes
Alpha No Yes Yes Yes
Beta Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gamma Yes Yes Yes Yes
X-Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tube style Cylinder Pancake Pancake Pancake
Window Type Brass Mica Mica Mica
Window Size .67" 1.75" 1.75" 1.75"
Sensitivity Standard Ultra High Ultra High Ultra High
Timer No No Yes No
Data Port No No Yes No
Software n/a n/a Option No
Audio Port Yes Yes Yes No
Headphones Option Option No No
Power 9V & 2D Batt 9V & 2D Batt 9V Batt 2 AA
Battery Check Meter Meter LCD LCD
Case No No Yes Yes
Carrying Strap Yes Yes Belt Clip Belt Clip
Meter Size H/W/D" 9/4/5 9/4/5 5.5/2.5/1.3 3.2/2.5/1.2
Meter Size H/W/D mm 229/102/127 168/83/25 140/34/33 81/64/30
Probe L. "/cm 5.1/13 11.25/28.6 10/25 276/10.9
Probe D. "/cm .94/2.4 2.38/6 2.75/7 64/2.5
Cable L. "/cm 36/91 36/91 40/102 n/a
Weight lb/g 4.2/1904 4.2/1904 1.6/734 .5/217
General x
1st Response x x x
Hazmat x x x
Check Food* very good best very good
Data Logging x
Model Prospector Detector Ranger EXP The Frisker

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