Nocturn HD-SDI

With a video output of HD-SDI 720p at 60 Hz the Nocturn HD-SDI camera uses the power of the Kameleon Color CMOS imaging sensor, or the Lynx monochrome sensor, for optimized low light level imaging. 

Monochrome or Smart Color
Starlight condition down to 2 mlux
Day-through-night imaging
High-QE Near Infrared (NIR)
Passive Low Light Camera


The Nocturn 720p HD-SDI camera core is a ruggedized passive low-light imaging core that features high-definition resolution, high sensitivity and high dynamic range all with low power consumption. Powered by the Photonis Lynx CMOS sensor or the Kameleon Color CMOS imaging sensor, the Nocturn HD-SDI provides real-time imaging capabilities (from daylight to bright starlight scene illumination) in the visible and near-infrared spectrum in either monochrome or color. It's small size, weight and low power usage (SWaP) make this core module ideal for integration into mobile or handheld systems. 

By using Photonis' award-winning CMOS image sensor technology users experience unsurpassed day-through-night imaging capabilities, in either monochrome or color, without the need for additional illumination or a secondary technology. It's for this reason that the Noctun HD-SDI is considered a passive low light imaging camera. The Nocturn HD-SDI offers a small size, weight and power package, including an industry-standard video interface, all in a compact package that supports high definition video in both day and night time lighting conditions. 


Sensor Monochrome (Lynx) or Smart Color (Kameleon) CMOS Sensor
Frame Rate up to 60 Hz (user request)
Size   <1.4 x 1.5 x 2.1 in (<35 x 37 x 54 mm)
Weight <95 g
Video Output HD-SDI 720p
Communications Serial over USB or RS-422
Power Input +5 to +12 VDC over GPIO
Power (W) Monochrome: <2 W and Color: <2.5 W
Mounting Interface .25 to 20" tripod mount
Lens Mount C-Mount
Optical Interface Compatible with 1 inch and 2/3 inch optics
Operating Temperature  -40oF to +158oF (-40oC to +70oC)
Storage Temperatuer  -58oF to +176oF (-50oC to +80oC) 


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