EOTech 512 Vs 553

Are you planning to get a holographic weapon sight for your weapon? Holographic weapon sights make excellent choices when you need the ultimate versatility and precision in aiming at different ranges. EOTech models have always been regarded as the best options available on the market. Among many, EOTech 512 is one that is extremely popular. It is relatively affordable, yet with an exceptional level of performance. On the following article, we are going to see how EOTech 512 compares to EOTech 553, which is priced quite more expensively.


EOTech 512 comes with a slender and slightly longer body. It measures 5.6-inch x 2.0-inch x 2.5-inch and weighs 11.5 oz. Compact and lightweight, it is available in two color variants, which are black and camo. Furthermore, EOTech 512 is also water resistant up to 10 ft underwater, featuring a selectable 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail.

On the other hand, EOTech 553 comes with more features and a more rugged body. It is slightly shorter, yet bulkier compared to EOTech 512. Available in black and tan color variants, EOTech 553 measures 4.9” x 2.2” x 2.8” and weighs 12.3 oz. EOTech 553 is water resistant up to 66 ft underwater. The model features dual quick-release throw levers for easy and fast install and uninstall, and comes with the Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 mount. (Take a look: EOTech 512 Vs XPS2)

Feature and Performance
EOTech 512 is, again, quite versatile, as it is able to work with several types of batteries. It requires a pair of 1.5V AA batteries, and you can use lithium or alkaline or rechargeable batteries as you wish. With two lithium batteries, it can last up to 1,000 hours in continuous usage. On the other hand, EOTech 553 requires a pair of 123 lithium batteries, with 1,100 continuous hours of runtime.

Both models come with 20 brightness settings to adapt to any lighting condition. However, keep in mind that EOTech 512 does not support any night vision mode. EOTech 553 is the model that boasts night vision compatibility, coming with 10 additional settings for Gen I to Gen III+ night vision devices. So, if you often work with a night vision device, you may prefer EOTech 553 instead.

EOTech 512 Vs 553


EOTech 553 is indeed a more superior product than EOTech 512. The quick-release system is very handy in usage, the construction is more rugged, the battery life is better, and it comes with night vision settings. EOTech 553 should be the way to go for professional usage. However, for airsoft sports and civilians, EOTech 512 is sufficient.