Nocturn HD-SDI Low-Light Camera by Photonis

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United States of America

Photonis Defense
1000 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17601

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.


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.




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


Technical Information





KAMELEON Color CMOS, or the LYNX CMOS monochrome


1280 x 720 Pixels

Pixel Pitch

9.7 µm x 9.7 µm

Spectral range

Monochrome 350-1100nm | Smart Color 350-650nm


Full daylight to bright starlight conditions

Read Noise

< 4e- median at 60 Hz

Frame Rate

50 Hz or 60 Hz

Shutter Mode


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Description: Nocturn HD-SDI Low-Light Camera
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