Nocturn XL 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 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


Technical Information






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




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.

Defense Products & Services: Nocturn XL Low-Light Camera by Photonis
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Description: Nocturn XL Low-Light Camera
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