Nocturn HD-SDI

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

Color or Monochrome
Night time broadcasting
Remote sensing
Day through Night Imaging

Technical information

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Camera Specifications
Sensor KAMELEON Color CMOS, or the LYNX CMOS monochrome
Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixels
Pixel Pitch 9.7 µm x 9.7 µm
Spectral range Monochrome 350-1100nm | Smart Color 350-650nm
Sensitivity Full daylight to bright starlight conditions
Read Noise < 4e- median at 60 Hz
Frame Rate 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Shutter Mode Rolling


The Nocturn 720p HD-SDI 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, the Nocturn provides real-time imaging capabilities (from daylight to one quarter moon scene illumination) in the visible and near infrared spectrum in either monochrome or color. Its small size, weight and power (SwaP) make this core module ideal for integration into mobile and hand-held surveillance systems.

Nocturn HD-SDI Camera is powered by the Kameleon Color CMOS imaging sensor, or the Lynx CMOS monochrome sensor, both optimized for low light level imaging.


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 color without additional illumination or a secondary technology. 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 or night time lighting conditions. The IPTV kit is offered with a choice of lenses to support even long range surveillance.

The Photonis IPTV Kit combines a 720p HD-SDI day though night Nocturn camera with an objective lens and an H.264 internet protocol (IP) video encoder to transmit images over standard CAT5 Ethernet links and viewed by most management software used in CCTV applications.

The HD-SDI IPTV Kit provides superior camera performance in both day to quarter moon light without IR illumination at a full 60Hz, with low power consumption and rugged construction. The included H.264 IP video encoder enables the camera to be viewed by most RTSP and ONVIF compliant video software used in CCTV applications for drop camera or persistent surveillance monitoring. 


  • Ideal for 24/7 operations
  • Less than 4e-read-out noise
  • 860 nm and 1064 nm laser line detection
  • 1.3 Mpx
  • 100 fps
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
  • Vehicle dashboard camera
  • Security or Surveillance
  • Unmanned ground or aerial 


Low-Light Camera Photonis NOCTURN HD-SDI

Related Applications

Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
Long Range Surveillance
Night Vision Applications

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