Low Light Camera Cores

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Nocturn XL

Nocturn XL


The most versatile configuration of Nocturn for a broad range of applications.

Versatile video output interfaces; digital: 10/8-bit CameraLink® and analog: NTSC/PAL.

The Nocturn XL camera core is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low light level imaging.

  • Passive low-light camera
  • Day to low-light detection
  • High frame rate, no latency
  • Optimised for mobility applications
  • For a complete range of connection interfaces


The Nocturn XL camera core has an integrated interface board that can be used to output digital video over a Camera Link® compatible interface as well as NTSC/PAL composite video.

The Nocturn XL Camera is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low light level imaging.

The Nocturn XL is a ruggedized passive low-light camera module that features high-definition, high sensitivity and high dynamic range with low power consumption. It provides monochrome real-time imaging capabilities from daylight to bright starlight in the visible and near infrared spectrum. Its small size, weight and power (SWaP) makes this camera module ideal for integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held surveillance systems.

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Sensor Monochrome (Lynx) CMOS sensor
Frame rate 50, 60, or 100 Hz
Size 34 x 36 x 37 mm
Weight < 85 g
Digital Video Output 10/8 bit Base CameraLink® compatible
Analog Video Output NTSC/PAL (user configurable)
Communications Serial via CameraLink® compatible interface or USB
Power Input +5 to +15 VDC
Power (W) 1.8 W (50/60 Hz), < 2.25 W (100 Hz)
Optical Interface 1” format, can be adjusted for 2/3” or 1/2" format
Operating Temperature -40 °C to +60 °C
Storage Temperatuer -50 °C to +80 °C


  • Ideal for 24/7 operations
  • Less than 4e-read-out noise
  • 860 nm and 1064 nm laser line detection
  • HD format (1.3 Mpx)
  • 100 fps
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
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