Nocturn HD-SDI

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Plug and play camera core with HD video

Video Output: HD-SDI 720p 60 Hz. The Nocturn HD-SDI Camera uses the power of the Kameleon Colour CMOS imaging sensor, or the Lynx monochrome sensor, both optimised for low-light level imaging.

Monochrome or Smart Colour
Starlight condition down to 2 mlux
Day-through-night Imaging
High-QE Near Infrared (NIR)
Passive low-light camera
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Technical information




Monochrome (Lynx) or Smart colour (Kameleon) CMOS sensor

Frame rate

up to 60 Hz (user request)


< 35 x 37 x 54 mm


< 95 g

Video Output

HD-SDI 720p


Serial over USB or RS-422

Power Input

+5 to +12 VDC over GPIO

Power (W)

Monochrome: < 2 W, Color: < 2.5 W

Mounting interface

¼-20’’ tripod mount

Lens mount


Optical interface

Compatible with 1 inch and 2/3 inch optics

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +60 °C

Storage temperature

-50 °C to +80 °C


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

The Nocturn 720p HD-SDI camera uses Photonis’ award-winning CMOS image sensor technology to provide unsurpassed day-through-night imaging capabilities, in either monochrome or colour without additional illumination or a secondary technology, which is considered as passive low light camera imaging. Nocturn offers a small size, weight and power package with an industry standard video interface for a compact package that supports high definition video in both day and night time lighting conditions.


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

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Photonis Lynx CMOS sensor

low-light level imaging LYNX sensor

The Nocturn 720p HD-SDI Monochrome is powered by Photonis Lynx CMOS sensor to provide excellent performance in low light level conditions. Offering natural night vision, the black and white gives clear information on the contrast and shapes.

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Photonis Kameleon CMOS Sensor

low-light level imaging Kameleon CMOS Sensor

The Nocturn 720p HD-SDI  SmartColour offers colour vision for those who want to gain more detailed information in low light level conditions.

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