Digital Video Output: CameraLink® Compatible or parallel LVCMOS The Nocturn XS 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
OEM Interface for customisation

Technical information

Camera Specifications
Nocturn XS Monochrome ICD Lynx CMOS monochrome sensor
Nocturn XS COLOR ICD Kameleon Color CMOS imaging sensor
Resolution 1280 x 1024 Pixels
Pixel Pitch 9.7 µm x 9.7 µm
Well Capacity > 25000 e-
Dynamic Range > 60 dB
Read Noise < 4e- median at 60 Hz
Quantum Efficiency > 60% at 600 nm
Frame Rate  50, 60, or 100 Hz with full field resolution (user selectable)
Image Lag < 0.1%
Shutter Mode Rolling


The Nocturn XS is a rugged low light camera module that features high definition resolution, high sensitivity and high dynamic range with low power consumption. Powered by Photonis’ 1 inch optical format 1280×1024 pixel (SXGA) 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. 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
  • 1.3 Mpx
  • 100 fps
  • Digital zoom up to 8x
Low Light Camera Photonis NOCTURN XS


Application Note

AN - NOCTURN External Sync(PDF file, 931.17 KB)
Nocturn reticle implementation(PDF file, 806.1 KB)


NOCTURN XS Specifications(PDF file, 367.01 KB)


NOCTURN Cameras Brochure(PDF file, 726.69 KB)


NOCTURN XS Monochrome ICD(PDF file, 1.56 MB)

Related Applications

Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
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Drones (UAV/UGV)
Driver's Vision Enhancement
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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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