Photonis Digital Imaging 

MRL is the UK distributor for Photonis Nocturn and Kameleon 
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NOCTURN Camera with Lynx Sensor


The NOCTURN camera is a rugged, low-light camera module that features high-definition resolution, 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. Several versions are available from a simple sensor module to a full-scale camera, depending on the need.


With its 9.7 × 9.7µm pixel, 1280 × 1024 resolution and < 4e- read-out noise, NOCTURN provides unsurpassed low-light level imaging with adjustable video rates up to 100 frames per second. The on-board electronics deliver automatic gain control (AGC), high dynamic range (HDR), non-uniformity correction (NUC) and advanced image enhancement, allowing the NOCTURN camera module to provide enhanced continuous situational awareness without compromising mobility and SWaP.


See Photonis Nocturn site for more details.


KAMELEON CMOS Low-light Colour Camera


The KAMELEON CMOS colour imaging sensor is the first operational sensor specifically designed with night vision, homeland security, surveillance and scientific applications in mind. This solid-state CMOS sensor provides excellent colour imaging across varying light conditions, from daylight to low-light levels - such as those found during a quarter-moon.

The KAMELEON CMOS pixel architecture offers the best compromise between inherent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), high resolution and intrascene dynamic range. With total read-out noise below 4e- without cooling, the KAMELEON CMOS sensor outperforms all low-light imaging sensors down to 4 mlx while still supporting frame rates up to 100fps at a full SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution. 

KAMELEON CMOS colour sensor provides a single-solution technology for day through night imaging without additional illumination. The user can opt for colour images in extreme low-light conditions (~100mlx) or utilise the sensor’s default monochrome image.

KAMELEON Long-range Application


KAMELEON Mobile Application


NOCTURN General Presentation
NOCTURN Features Demo
NOCTURN UAV Comparison