Nocturn XL

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The most versatile configuration of Nocturn for a broad range of applications.

Versatile video output interfaces; digital: 10/8-bit CameraLink® and analog: NTSC/PAL.

The Nocturn XL camera core is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low light level imaging.

Passive low-light camera
Day to low-light detection
High frame rate, no latency
Optimised for mobility applications
For a complete range of connection interfaces
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Technical information




Monochrome Lynx CMOS sensor

Frame rate

50, 60, or 100 Hz


34 x 36 x 37 mm


< 85 g

Digital Video Output

10/8 bit Base CameraLink® compatible

Analog Video Output



Serial via CameraLink® compatible interface or USB

Power Input

+5 to +15 VDC

Power (W)

1.8 W (50/60 Hz), < 2.25 W (100 Hz)

Optical interface

1” format, can be adjusted for 2/3” or 1/2" format

Operating temperature

-40° C to +60° C

Storage temperature

-50° C to +80° C


The Nocturn XL camera core has an integrated interface board that can be used to output digital video over a Camera Link® compatible interface as well as NTSC/PAL composite video.

The Nocturn XL Camera is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low light level imaging.

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The Nocturn XL is a ruggedized passive low-light camera module that features high-definition, 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. 


photonis Low Light Cameras Core nocturn XL
  • Ideal for 24/7 operations
  • Less than 4e-read-out noise
  • 860 nm and 1064 nm laser line detection
  • HD format (1.3 Mpx)
  • 100 fps
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
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photonis Low Light Cameras Core nocturn XL

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