Low Light Camera Cores

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Nocturn MD

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Nocturn MD

Nocturn HD digital vision device
Analog Video Output: User-selectable NTSC/ PAL. The Nocturn MD Camera is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low-light level imaging.


With its 9.7μm×9.7μm pixel pitch and 4e- median read noise, the Nocturn provides unsurpassed signal to noise at low light with video rates up to 60 frames per second.

Built on Photonis expertise in night vision imaging, the Nocturn electronics incorporates a multitude of functions to enhance the low light level performance. The Nocturn MD features automatic gain control (AGC), automatic exposure control (AEC), non-uniformity correction (NUC), and advanced image enhancement, allowing the Nocturn to provide continuous situational awareness without compromising mobility and size, weight and power (SWaP).

The Nocturn MD imaging camera core is a rugged low light imaging core that features high definition resolution, high sensitivity and high dynamic range with low power consumption.

Powered by Photonis’ 1 inch optical format 1280×1024 pixels Lynx CMOS sensor and Micro OLED 1746×1000 pixels black and white monochrome micro-display, the Nocturn provides real-time imaging capabilities (from daylight to one quarter moon scene illumination) in the visible and near infrared spectrum.

Its small size, weight and power SwaP make this core module ideal for integration into mobile and hand-held surveillance systems.

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Monochrome (Lynx) CMOS sensor
Frame Rate
60 Hz
34 x 37 x 25 mm
< 50 g
Video Output
NTSC/PAL (user configurable)
Industry standard USB 2.0 full speed
Display Type
High Resolution Monochrome (B&W) OLED micro-display
Display resolution mode
1746x1000 or 1280x1000 pixels
Power Input
+2.6 to +12 VDC
Power (W)
1.8 W (typ.)
Mounting Interface
¼-20’’ tripod mount
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
  • 1.3 Mpx
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
Nocturn HD digital vision device
Nocturn HD digital vision device


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