Digital Video Output: 10/8-bit CameraLink® Compatible Analog Video Output: NTSC/PAL (user selectable) The NOCTURN XL Camera is powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low light level imaging.

Day to Low light detection
High frame rate, no latency
Optimized for mobility applications
For a complete range of connection interfaces

Technical information

Camera Specifications
Sensor Resolution 1280 x 1024 Pixels
Sensor Pixel Pitch 9.7 µm x 9.7 µm
Sensor Well Capacity > 25000 e
Sensor Dynamic Range > 60 dB
Sensor Read Noise < 4e- median at 60 Hz
Sensor Quantum Efficiency > 80% at 650 nm
Frame Rate  50, 60, or 100 Hz with full field resolution (user selectable)
Sensor Image Lag < 0.1%
Sensor Shutter Mode Rolling

The Nocturn XL camera 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.


The Nocturn XL is a rugged 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.


•    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 

Low Light Camera Photonis NOCTURN XL

Related Applications

Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
Long Range Surveillance
Night Vision Applications
Day to Night Digital Sights
Driver's Vision Enhancement
Drones (UAV/UGV)
Helmet Mounted Digital Vision
Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
Long Range Surveillance
Low Light Level Imaging [IND]
Missile detection warning system
Vehicle (Land/Sea/Air)
Transportation Systems / Automotive

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