The NOCTURN camera is a rugged low-light camera module that features high-definition resolution, 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. Several versions are available from a simple module to a full-scale camera, depending on the need.

With its 9.7 × 9.7µm pixel, 1280 × 1024 resolution and < 4e- read-out noise, Nocturn provides unsurpassed low light level imaging with adjustable video rates up to 100 frames per second. The on-board electronics deliver automatic gain control (AGC), high dynamic range (HDR), non-uniformity correction (NUC) and advanced image enhancement, allowing NOCTURN camera module to provide enhanced continuous situational awareness without compromising mobility and SWaP. The CameraLink® compatible 10-bit digital video output, combined with either a PAL or NTSC analog video output, provides industry standard interfaces for plug and play integration into existing imaging platforms.


Resolution 1280x1024 pixels
Pixel pitch 9,7 x 9,7µm
Well Capacity >25000 e-
Dynamic Range >60db
Read Noise < 4e- medain at frame rates up to 100Hz
Quantum Efficiency > 60% at peak
Frame Rate Up to 100Hz with full field resolution
Image Lag  < 0,1%
Shutter Mode Rolling
Imaging Startup Time  < 5sec
Image Correction Bad pixel replacement and non-uniformity correction (NUC)
Gain Control Automatic (AGC), manual
High Dynamic Range Two knee points
Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Contrast Enhancement Histogram stretching, Histogram equalization
Lens Mount CS-mount
Dimensions (incl. connections) (Width x Height x Depth) 34,1x36,6x37,4mm 34,1x36,6x17,3mm
Weight 85g 45g
Digital Video Output 10-bit CameraLink® Compatible 10-bit CameraLink® Compatible or parallel LVCMOS
Analog Video Output NTSC/PAL
Communications Serial via CameraLink® Compatible or USB Logic Level serial port
Synchronization Analog output strobe reference LVTTL output
Environmental and Power
Operating Temperature -40°C to 60°C
Storage Temperature -50°C to 80°C
Input Voltage USB or 5 to 15 VDC 2,25 to 5,5 VDC
Power < 1,8 W (typical) < 1,5 W (typical)

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