Nocturn XS

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The smallest configuration of Nocturn for demanding integrators.

Digital Video Output: parallel LVCMOS. The Nocturn XS Camera is powered by the Lynx CMOS or the Smart Colour CMOS imaging sensor, optimised for low-light level imaging.

Passive low-light camera
Monochrome or Smart Colour
Day to low-light detection
High frame rate, no latency
OEM interface for customisation
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Technical information




Monochrome or Smart Colour Lynx CMOS sensor

Frame rate

Up to 100 Hz


34 x 36 x 18 mm


45 g

Video Output

10 bit 3.3V parallel LVCMOS output


Logic level serial interface

Power Input

+2.5 to +5.5 VDC or regulated +4.5 VDC (factory default)

Power (W)

1.5 W (50/60 Hz)

Optical interface

1 inch optical format

Operating temperature

-40° C to +60° C

Storage temperature

-50° C to +80° C


The Nocturn XS is a ruggedized passive low-light camera module that features high definition resolution, high sensitivity and high dynamic range with low power consumption.

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Powered by Photonis’ 1 inch optical format 1280×1024 pixel (SXGA) Lynx CMOS sensor, the Nocturn provides real time imaging capabilities (from daylight to bright starlight scene illumination) in the visible and near infrared spectrum. Its small size, weight and power (SWaP) make 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
  • HD format (1.3 Mpx)
  • Up to 100 Hz
  • Digital zoom up to 8x

Options Available

Nocturn HD SDI




Photonis Lynx CMOS sensor

low-light level imaging LYNX sensor

The Nocturn XS Monochrome is powered by Photonis Lynx CMOS sensor to provide excellent performance in low light level condition. Offering natural night vision, the black and white images give clear information on the contrast and shapes.

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Photonis Kameleon CMOS Sensor

Photonis Kameleon CMOS Sensor


low-light level imaging Kameleon CMOS Sensor

The Nocturn XS SmartColour offers color vision for those who want to gain more detail information in low light level conditions.

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