Unveiling the hidden world in darkness, night vision camera technology has revolutionised various industries. These specialised cameras capture images under low light conditions, providing critical insights into applications ranging from surveillance to wildlife research. Scorpion Vision offers advanced night vision cameras, such as the Day/Night 2MP Camera Module with IR LEDs and the 5MP Day and Night Camera Board for Raspberry Pi, designed to meet the diverse needs of professionals in the machine vision industry.
The Science Behind Night Vision Cameras
Night vision cameras rely on the power of infrared (IR) light, which is invisible to the human eye but can be detected by specialised sensors. This allows the cameras to capture images even in low light conditions, making them indispensable tools in various industries. A key component of night vision technology is the IR-cut filter, which serves to block or allow IR light, depending on the ambient lighting conditions.
When the lighting is sufficient, the IR-cut filter prevents IR light from reaching the sensor, ensuring accurate colour reproduction in captured images. However, as the light levels decrease, the filter disengages, allowing IR light to pass through and enabling the camera to function effectively in night vision mode. This adaptability is particularly useful in applications such as security and surveillance, where changing light conditions are common.
One of the sensors used in Scorpion Vision Shop's night vision cameras is the OmniVision (OV5647) sensor, which offers excellent performance across various light conditions. This 1/4" sensor boasts a resolution of 2592 x 1944 (5MP) and can capture up to 30 frames per second. Its high sensitivity in the near-infrared (NIR) band ensures that even in low light situations, the sensor can effectively capture detailed images. The combination of IR light, IR-cut filter, and the OmniVision sensor allows night vision cameras to reveal the unseen world hidden in darkness.
Day/Night 2MP Camera Module with IR LEDs
Designed for versatility and performance, the Day/Night 2MP Camera Module with IR LEDs offered by Scorpion Vision is an ideal choice for various applications requiring both day and night imaging capabilities. With features such as a high-resolution sensor, rolling shutter, motorised IR-cut filter, and compatibility with various lens types, this camera module is a reliable and efficient solution.
Equipped with a 1/4" OmniVision (OV5647) sensor, the camera module can capture images at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 (5MP) and up to 30 frames per second. The rolling shutter technology enables the camera to perform well in low light conditions, making it suitable for night vision applications. The motorised IR-cut filter, triggered by an onboard photoresistor, allows the camera to switch between visible light mode and infrared mode depending on ambient light levels, ensuring optimal performance in both day and night scenarios.
The camera module's compatibility with different lens types, such as M12 (S-Mount), C-Mount, and F-Mount lenses, allows for greater flexibility in addressing various imaging requirements. Priced at £35.00 GBP, the Day/Night 2MP Camera Module with IR LEDs is an affordable and effective solution for night vision camera needs. The website offers free shipping to all UK addresses and standard shipping to other destinations. For any returns or questions about the product, customers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5MP Day and Night Camera Board for Raspberry Pi
For those seeking a seamless integration of night vision capabilities with Raspberry Pi, the 5MP Day and Night Camera Board is an excellent choice. This camera board combines high-resolution imaging, IR sensitivity, and compatibility with Raspberry Pi, offering a comprehensive solution for various machine vision applications.
The camera board features a 1/4" OmniVision (OV5647) sensor, delivering a resolution of 2592 x 1944 (5MP) and capturing up to 15 frames per second. It also employs a rolling shutter, enabling effective image capture in low light conditions. The onboard motorised IR-cut filter supports both visible and night vision, making it a versatile imaging option for projects requiring day and night functionality.
Designed for easy connection to Raspberry Pi, the 5MP Day and Night Camera Board allows users to leverage the power and flexibility of the popular single-board computer. Priced at £35.00 GBP, this camera board offers a cost-effective solution for those looking to incorporate night vision capabilities into their Raspberry Pi-based projects. Free shipping is available to all UK addresses, with standard shipping offered to other destinations.
Beyond the camera board itself, Scorpion Vision Shop also provides related products such as lens holders, camera modules with varying resolutions, and accessories, enabling users to customise their setup according to their specific needs.
Applications of Night Vision Camera Technology
Night vision cameras offer unique imaging capabilities that are invaluable in various industries and applications. By capturing images under low light conditions, these cameras have transformed the way we monitor, observe, and analyse the world around us.
Surveillance and security are primary applications for night vision technology. With the ability to capture clear images in the dark, night vision cameras provide crucial insights for law enforcement, property protection, and border control efforts. They enable effective monitoring of premises and detection of intruders, ensuring safety and security in various environments.
Wildlife observation and research also benefit from night vision cameras, as they provide unobtrusive access to the nocturnal activities of animals. Researchers and wildlife enthusiasts can gain valuable insights into animal behaviour, population dynamics, and habitat use without disturbing the subjects or their natural environments.
Industrial and factory automation rely on night vision cameras for accurate monitoring and inspection of processes in low light conditions. By providing clear imaging in various lighting scenarios, these cameras contribute to enhanced quality control, increased efficiency, and improved safety in manufacturing environments.
Automotive and transportation applications also utilise night vision technology for enhanced driver safety and situational awareness. By capturing images in low light conditions, night vision cameras can help drivers detect potential hazards, such as pedestrians and obstacles, improving overall road safety.
Discover the Power of Night Vision Technology
Night vision camera technology has transformed various industries, enabling the capture of images in low light conditions. Scorpion Vision Shop offers advanced night vision cameras, such as the Day/Night 2MP Camera Module with IR LEDs and the 5MP Day and Night Camera Board for Raspberry Pi, designed to cater to diverse professional needs in the machine vision industry. With their powerful infrared capabilities, these cameras provide crucial insights in applications like surveillance, wildlife research, industrial automation, and automotive safety. Experience the unseen world with Scorpion Vision's high-quality night vision camera solutions. Find the right camera or lens for your application or talk to us about machine vision factory automation systems.