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This User Manual includes the Aurora ‘classic’ and the Aurora Sport. Colors and features will vary.
Throughout the manual, click on this image sport for tiny for more information about Aurora Sport.

What’s in the Box
Battery Charging
Modes, Buttons and Settings
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
Scene and Focusing Rings
MicroSD Card
Setting the Date and Time
Attaching the Lanyard (original Aurora only)

Focusing, Zooming, and Exposure Compensation
The Scene Ring
Playback, Deleting, and Zooming in on Photos and Videos
Photo Settings: Shutter | Burst | HDR | Self Timer | Panorama | Time Lapse

Brightness (EVF) | Overlay | EVF Time Out | Night Glow | Quick Review (photo) | Invert Image
Video Settings: EIS | Frame Rate | Resolution

∴ WIFI/Settings Mode
About: FW Version | Serial # | MAC Address | Factory Reset
Auto Power OFF
Calibrate Compass (original Aurora only)
Date and Time
Language

∴ Getting Started

Congratulations on the purchase of your new SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision camera! Let’s get started!

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camera items

  1. Aurora Camera
  2. SX-50 Lithium-ion Battery
  3. USB Cable
  4. Quick Start Guide
  5. Neck Strap
  6. Microfiber Bag

The Battery (Click here to view a related video)
Charge the battery via the USB port under the rubber flap before using your camera for the first time.
  • Make sure the camera is in OFF mode.
  • Remove the Viewfinder by pulling down on the Viewfinder Release button.
  • Pull the Viewfinder straight out.

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  • Slide the battery into the battery slot.
  • Insert the Micro USB cable into the camera.
  • Connect the camera to a powered-on computer or plug it into a wall charger using the supplied cable.

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A green led on the side of the camera will blink slowly during the charging process. When the battery is fully charged, the light will turn off. To remove the battery, press the tab on the left side of the battery and slide the battery out. The charge level can be seen on the bottom right of the menu screen.

Note: It will take about 2-3 hours to charge the battery to 100% and it will last ~2 hours of video capture.


Settings, Modes and Buttons (Click here to view a related video)
Settings

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  • Shutter Button (Single Shot, Video Start/Stop)
  • Advanced Settings (Zoom, Gain, etc.)
  • Scene Ring (Day, Twilight, Night)
  • Focus Ring

Modes

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The Mode Dial turns the camera on and off as well as to set the camera mode.

  • Power Off
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  • Video  Image_047
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Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

The EVF (Electronic Viewfinder):

  • contains a menu and control system for the camera
  • has a Diopter Dial on the right side allows you to focus the menu without prescription glasses
  • needs to be removed to access the battery and MicroSD card
  • timeout is set to automatic by default
  • will turn off when the camera is moved away from your eye (pop-up)

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Scene Ring

Use the Scene Ring to adjust the lens to the time of day.

  • Night (f/1.4) – full night vision
  • Twilight (f/2.0) – approximately one hour before sunrise and one hour after daylight
  • Day (f/5.6) – sun or clouds

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Focusing Ring

Use the Focusing Ring to adjust the focus visually or by the distance settings on the dial.

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MicroSD Card (NOT INCLUDED)
To insert the MicroSD card:
  1. Remove the Viewfinder by pulling down on the Viewfinder Release button.
  2. Pull the Viewfinder straight out.
  3. Insert the MicroSD card into its slot and push it until it locks.

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To remove it, push it again and it will release, then pull it straight out.

CAUTION: Do not force the MicroSD card into the slot or data may be damaged.

Setting the Date and Time Image_050(Click here to view a related video)

To set the date and time:

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to the WiFi/Settings menu.
  2. Press SET to access the WiFi/Settings menu.
  3. Toggle down to Date and Time and toggle right to the Date and Time options.
  4. To set the date and time manually, toggle down to Manual Set.
  5. Toggle right to Date and press SET. The date at the top of the menu is now in change mode.
  6. Toggle up and down to change the Date and press SET. Repeat these steps to set the Time.
NOTE: The “Set Time” warning will appear until the date and time are set.

To set the format of the date and time:

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to the WiFi & Settings position.
  2. Toggle down to Date and Time and then right and down to Format.
  3. To set the Date Format, toggle right and press SET.
  4. Select the Date Format at the top of the screen. Select an option and press SET.
  5. Toggle down to Time Format and press SET.
  6. Select the option you want at the top of the screen and press SET again.
  7. Toggle left twice to exit to the main menu.
  8. Toggle left twice to return to the main WIFI/Settings menu.

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Attaching the Lanyard (Neck Strap) sport for tiny

A detachable neck strap allows you to keep the camera accessible on any adventure.

  1. Separate the neck strap into two parts.
  2. Make a loop at either end of the strap.
  3. Insert the loop into one end of the neck strap holder and pull it through.

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  • Place the end of the strap through the loop.
  • Repeat the entire procedure on the other side of the neck strap holder.
  • Redo the clasp on the strap.
  • Pull the straps to tighten the loops.

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∴ Photo and Video Modes

Taking a Photo Image_046

  1. To take a photo, rotate the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press the Shutter button to take a photo.

Shooting a Video Image_047[NOTE: AURORA WILL RECORD 29 MINUTES OF VIDEO AND STOP.]

  1. To shoot a video, rotate the Settings Dial to Video Mode.
  2. Press the Shutter button to start and stop the video.

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Adjusting the Focus

To bring an image into focus, turn the Focusing Ring left and right.

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Note: To assist in focusing, estimate the distance where the subject in your scene will be and set that distance in meters on the focus scale.

Zoom

To zoom in and out, toggle left and right with the buttons either side of SET.
Three toggle clicks to the right gives you 1:1 imaging.

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Exposure Value (EV/Gain)

Exposure Value adjusts the brightness and darkness of the scene.
Toggle up and down to increase or decrease.

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NOTE: The EV setting is located on the bottom left of the Viewfinder screen.

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Playback Mode Image_049 (Click here to view a related video)

Playback Mode allows you to view, delete and zoom in on photos and videos.

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Playback Mode.
  2. You’ll see the latest photo or video you shot.
  3. Toggle left and right to view your photos or videos.

Viewing and Zooming In

You can view and zoom in on photos and videos in the Playback Mode.

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Playback Mode.
  2. You’ll see the latest photo or video you shot.
  3. Toggle left and right to view your photos or videos.
  4. You can zoom in temporarily by long pressing SET.
  5. Double-click SET to get a permanent zoom.
  6. Long press the right toggle button to further zoom in, or the left toggle button to zoom out.
  7. Quick presses of the various toggle buttons pan around the image.

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NOTE: To return to normal view, long press the left toggle and double-click SET.

Playing Videos

View videos in the Playback Mode.

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Playback Mode.
  2. Toggle to the video that you want to play.
  3. Long press SET until the video starts playing.

Deleting Photos and Videos

Delete photos and videos in the Playback Mode.

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Playback Mode.
  2. Toggle to the photo or video that you want to delete and press SET.
  3. A green checkmark will appear in the bottom right-hand corner.

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  • Long press SET until a trash can image appears.
  • To keep the photo or video, toggle left and the green checkmark will return.
  • Press SET to remove the checkmark.
  • To delete the photo or video, long press SET until the trash can starts to flash.
  • Release the SET button. The image or video is now deleted.

Deleting Multiple Photos and Videos

You can delete multiple photos and videos at the same time.

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Playback Mode.
  2. Toggle to the photos or videos that you want to delete.
  3. Select the image and press SET.
  4. You’ll see a green checkmark in the bottom right-hand corner.
  5. Do this for each image that you want to delete.
  6. Long press SET until a trash can appears.
  7. To continue with deletion long press SET until the trash can starts to flash.

The photo(s) or video(s) are now deleted.

NOTE: If you decide not to delete the photo(s) or video(s), toggle left and press SET to remove the checkmark(s).

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Shutter 

Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open when you take a photo. A faster shutter speed lets in less light and reduces subject motion. There are two shutter settings: Auto and Manual. Your camera is set to Auto by default. The Manual setting allows you to adjust the shutter speed from 1/8000″ to 1.5″.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the Camera menu.
  3. Toggle right on Shutter to Auto or Manual.
  4. To set the shutter settings manually, toggle down to Manual and right to the shutter speeds.

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  • Toggle up and down to scroll through the shutter speed settings.
  • Press SET to select the shutter speed that best suits your scene.
  • Toggle left and press SET to exit the Shutter speed menu.

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The shutter speed is now visible at the bottom of the screen.


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The Burst mode enables you to take unique consecutive photos at a rate of 10 frames per second (fps), 5 fps or 2.5 fps and is helpful when capturing action.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Burst and then right to the options.
  4. Select the option the best suits your scene and press SET.
  5. Press SET to exit out of the menu and you’ll see the Burst setting icon.
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To take a photo, press the Shutter button and Continue to press until the clicks stop.

NOTE: With Chimes on (recommended), you will hear a shutter click for every photo taken.


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HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a technique that’s used in photography to reproduce a greater dynamic of luminosity than is possible with standard imaging techniques.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo or Video Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to HDR and right to On or Off and press SET.
  4. Press SET to exit the menu.

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The HDR icon will be visible in the Viewfinder.


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The Self Timer allows you to delay the timing of the shutter release for steady shots or selfies. You can set the Self Timer for 2, 5, or 12 seconds.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Self Timer and right to the options.
  4. Toggle down to the amount of delay you require and press SET.
  5. Press SET to exit out of the menu. 
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The Self Timer setting will be visible in the Viewfinder.

NOTE: With Chimes on (recommended), you will hear a countdown followed by a click of the shutter.

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You can take a Panorama photo by panning the camera from left to right for a landscape photo or up and down for a portrait photo. The camera will produce a 180-degree photo.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Panorama and right to Portrait or Landscape.
  4. Press SET to exit out of the menu.
  5. The Panorama setting will be visible in the Viewfinder.
  6. To take a panorama photo, press the Shutter button.

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  • You’ll see a gray bar on the left side of the screen for Landscape or on the bottom for Portrait.
  • Move the camera either up and down (Portrait) or left and right (Landscape).
  • As you move the camera, you’ll see the gray bar progress across the bottom of the screen.
  • Panorama image must be between 90 and 180 degrees.
NOTE: Less than 90 degrees or moving too quickly will result in an error message: “Swing Range Error.”
If you don’t want to go the full 180 degrees, press the Shutter button to stop taking the photo.

Time Lapse Image_046 (Click here to view a related video)

The Time Lapse feature allows you to set the camera to take a certain number of photos per hour (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60) for a selectable number of hours (1, 2, 4, 8, 24 or continuous).

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu and toggle down to Time Lapse.
  3. Toggle right to On and right again to set the Rate.
  4. Choose a Rate by pressing SET.
  5. Toggle down to Duration and right to select the number of hours.
  6. Toggle left twice and press SET to exit.

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  • The Time Lapse settings will be visible at the top of the screen.
  • Place the camera in the location that best suits your scene and press the Shutter button.
  • The camera will start shooting the photos based on your settings.

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NOTE: Once the time lapse is complete, the camera will create a Time Lapse video.

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The Advanced Settings are additional settings that will help you get your best shot.

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Brightness (EVF)

You can adjust the brightness of the Viewfinder using the Brightness feature. The default is Auto and you can change it to high, medium, or low.

NOTE: The brightness level in the Viewfinder will change with each scene mode: Night, Twilight, or Day.
  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle right on Brightness and select the option best suited to your eye and situation and press SET.
  4. Press SET again to exit out of the menu.

Overlay

The Overlay menu has special features to help you take more accurate and level photos and videos.

Focus Peak (Click here to view a related video)

Focus Peak is a focusing aid that places a red highlight on in-focus edges.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Overlay and then toggle right and down to Focus Peak.
  4. Toggle right on Focus Peak. Select Off or On and press SET.
  5. Toggle left and press SET to exit the menu.

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NOTE: Now when you look through the Viewfinder, you’ll see a red edge where your subject is in focus.
Grid

The Grid feature divides the Viewfinder into nine sections using a four line grid to assist in aligning subjects in your photo or video.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Overlay and then toggle right and down to Grid.
  4. Toggle right again and select On and press SET.
  5. Toggle left and press SET to exit.

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NOTE: The Grid will now be visible in the Viewfinder.
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The Pitch & Roll feature will help keep your camera level, both front to back and side to side.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Overlay and then right and down to Pitch & Roll.
  4. Toggle right to On and press SET.
  5. Toggle left and press SET to exit.

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The Pitch & Roll feature will now be visible in the Viewfinder.
To level the camera, move until a pointer appears at the end of the vertical and horizontal bars.

Toggle All

The Toggle All option turns all of the Overlay features on and off: Focus Peak | Grid | Pitch & Roll

  1. To turn the Toggle All option on, rotate the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Overlay and then right to select the Toggle All option.
  4. Select All Off or All On and press SET.
  5. Toggle left and press SET to exit.

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NOTE: All the Overlay types will be visible in the Viewfinder.
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You can set the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) to turn off at certain time intervals. The camera will stay on, but the EVF will turn off after a time that you set and will reduce battery usage. The EVF also contains a proximity sensor that automatically turns the it on or off to save battery life. When the proximity sensor is blocked (e.g., by your eye) it will turn the Viewfinder on.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to EVF Time Out and toggle right to the Time Out options.
  4. Toggle down to the option you want and press SET twice to select the Time Out and then exit.

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Note: The EVF setting does not appear in the Viewfinder.
Night Glow (Click here to view a related video)

There are three settings in the Night Glow menu that you can use with Night Scene:

Greyscale – adjusts the Viewfinder to shades of grey and enables you to take photos or videos when there is no artificial light and little natural light. This can be helpful in hunting scenarios.

Green – since the human eye is more sensitive to green light, this setting removes the distraction that can occur with colors.

Night Color – adjusts the Viewfinder to color during night scenarios. This setting can be beneficial when docking a boat at night.

Experiment with each of these settings in Night Scene to see which one works best for your scenario.

To change the Night Glow settings:

  1. Turn the Scene Ring to Night.
  2. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  3. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  4. Toggle down to Night Glow and right to the options.
  5. Select the option that best suits your scene and press SET and SET again to exit.

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Quick (image) Review Image_046

The Quick Review feature enables you to review a photo immediately after you take it for either 1, 2, or 4 seconds.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Quick Review and right to the options.
  4. Toggle down to the option you want and press SET and SET again to exit.

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Note: This feature only works in Photo Mode.
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The Invert Image feature allows you to read the menus when the camera is upside down (such as when attached to a helmet).

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.
  2. Long press the SET button to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Invert Image and toggle right to turn the option on.
  4. Press SET and SET again to exit.

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NOTE: The EVF menu will now be inverted.

2.5 Shooting Videos: Settings [NOTE: AURORA WILL RECORD 29 MINUTES OF VIDEO AND STOP.]
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Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) uses electronic processing to stabilize video.
When EIS  is turned on, it will minimize blurring and compensate for shaking of the camera.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Video or Loop Mode and press SET to access the menu.
  2. Toggle right on EIS to turn the option Off or On.
  3. Press SET to select and SET again to exit.

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NOTE: The EIS setting is visible in the Viewfinder.
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The frame rate is the speed at which the camera records video.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Video or Loop Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Frame Rate and right to the Frame Rate options.
  4. Choose a Frame Rate that best suits your scene and press SET. Press SET again to exit.
  5. Set the frame rate from 60 fps to Slo Mo.

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The Frame Rate will be displayed at the bottom of the Viewfinder.

Note: For best results when using the Day setting on the Scene Ring, select 60 fps.
Select 30 fps or slower for
Twilight or Night setting.
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The camera has two video resolutions: 720p and 360p.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to Video or Loop Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Resolution and right to choose 720p or 360p.
  4. Press SET to select and SET again to exit.

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The Resolution will be visible at the bottom of the Viewfinder.


∴ Loop Mode Image_048 (Click here to view a related video)

Loop Mode enables you to capture video that’s activated by a trigger. A trigger can either be the shutter button or a shock to the camera such as the recoil from a gun.


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You can set the Trigger to be activated by the Shutter button or a sensor.

To set the Trigger Type:

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Loop Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the Loop menu.
  3. Toggle right on Trigger Mode to select Shutter or Auto.
  4. Press SET to select and SET again to exit.

Trigger Mode

You can set the Trigger Mode to three different timing options:

Before – records 30 seconds before the trigger
Middle – records 15 seconds before and 15 seconds after the trigger
After – records 30 seconds after the trigger

To set the Trigger Mode:

  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to Loop Mode.
  2. Press SET to access the menu.
  3. Toggle right on Trigger Mode and press SET to select Mode and SET again to exit.

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The Trigger Mode and settings will be visible in the Viewfinder.

NOTE: The Loop Mode has some of the same options as the Video Mode: EIS; Frame Rate; Resolution; HDR

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About

The About option displays information about your camera.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. The WiFi/Settings menu appears.
  3. Toggle right on About to access the menu.

The information for each option (FW Version, Serial #, MAC Address and SSID) will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Note: To exit out of the WiFi/Settings menu, simply rotate the Settings Dial to another Mode.

Factory Reset

Factory Reset returns the camera to its default settings.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle right on About and down to Factory Reset.
  3. Select ‘Yes’ to reset your camera.
  4. When the Factory Reset is complete, you’ll return to the previous menu.
  5. Press SET to exit the menu.

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Note: Turn your camera off and on again to complete the Factory Reset.

Auto Power OFF

The Auto Power OFF option turns the camera off automatically at time frames of Never, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 20 minutes. The default setting is Never.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Auto Power OFF and right to the Power Off options.
  3. Toggle down to the option that best suits your camera use and press SET.
  4. Turn the Settings Dial to another Mode to exit the menu.

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Calibrate Compass (Click here to view a related video) sport for tiny

The camera has an electronic compass. It is calibrated at the factory, but if you feel that your compass is directionally off you can recalibrate it manually.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Calibrate Compass and right to access the animated instructions.
  3. If you’ve calibrated correctly, you will see this message: “Compass Calibration Successful.”

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NOTE: If the compass fails to calibrate, you’ll see a message that says: “Retry compass calibration.”

Date and Time

Time can be set manually or by GPS.

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  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Date and Time and right to GPS Set and right again to options.
  3. Toggle right on Time Zone and press SET to select your Time Zone. 
  4. Toggle left twice to exit the menu.
  5. If you want to set the Daylight Savings Time to on, toggle down to DST and right to On and press SET.
  6. Toggle left twice to exit the sub-menus.

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NOTE: The United States Eastern Time Zone is GMT-5.

Format

You can change the format of the date and time.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Date and Time and toggle right to Format.
  3. Toggle right again to Date Format and press SET.

The selectable options are at the top of the screen. The default Format is month-date-year. To change it, toggle up and down and the format will change.

  1. Select the option you want and press SET.
  2. Toggle down to Time Format and toggle right.
  3. Toggle left twice to exit the menu.

The selectable options are at the top of the screen. The default Time Format is 12 hour. To change to 24 hour, toggle up and press SET.


MicroSD Card

If your MicroSD card becomes corrupt or if you want to wipe it clean, you can format it through the camera.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to SD Card and right twice to Format.
  3. Toggle to Yes and press SET.
  4. If you don’t want to format the SD Card, select No and press SET and toggle left to the main menu.

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CAUTION: Formatting your SD card will erase all of the card data!

Chimes

The camera plays chimes for different functions and when you turn the camera on and off.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Chimes and right to turn Chimes Off or On.
  3. Choose Off or On and press SET.

Audio

The audio Playback for video can be set to Off, High, Medium or Low. 

NOTE: There is no way not to record audio on a video recording!

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to Audio and right to the volume options.
  3. Select the volume option you prefer and press SET.

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The camera GPS displays your exact longitude and latitude.
GPS coordinates are visible in the Viewfinder when in Photo, Video, or Loop Mode.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to GPS and right to the GPS menu.
  3. Toggle down to On and press SET.
  4. Turn the camera to either the Photo, Video, or Loop Mode and go outside to receive a signal.
Note: GPS only works outside and requires 1-2 minutes for the camera to receive an initial location.

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GPS coordinates will appear in the upper right corner of the EVF menu.


Changing the GPS Format

You can change the GPS format from degrees/minutes/seconds to decimals.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to GPS and right to the menu.
  3. Toggle down to Format and right to the Format options.
  4. Select an option and press SET.
  5. Toggle left to exit the GPS menu.
  6. Turn the camera to either the Photo, Video, or Loop Mode and go outside to receive a signal.
  7. The GPS coordinates will appear in the upper right side of the Viewfinder.

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Note: GPS consumes power and should be turned off, when not in use, to extend battery life.

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The GeoTag Image writes GPS metadata to both photos and videos.

  1. Turn the camera on by rotating the Settings Dial to WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to GPS and right to the GPS menu.
  3. Toggle down to GeoTag Image and right to the Off or On option.
  4. Press SET to select.
  5. Toggle left to exit the GPS menu.

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The metadata for photos can be viewed with EXIF viewers and some versions of Windows®. For videos, it’s stored as custom metadata for each frame.


WiFi (and the Mobile App for Android and iOS)
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The Mobile app works as your camera’s Viewfinder with all your camera controls.
(The app is available at the App Store and Google Play.)

To connect your smart device to Aurora:
  1. Rotate the Settings Dial to the WiFi/Settings Mode to access the menu.
  2. Toggle down to WIFI and toggle right to WIFI On and press SET.
  3. The screen will display “Waiting for WIFI connection…”
  4. Go to the WiFi setting on your smart device and select the SiOnyx camera WiFi connection.
Note: If you’re using an iOS device, turn off Bluetooth in Settings before connecting to Aurora.
  1. Enter the Wi-Fi password, “SiOnyx_cam” (KEY in the Viewfinder).
  2. Once the WiFi connection is established, the Viewfinder displays “WIFI connection established.”
  3. Open the Mobile app and tap the camera name.
  4. Now you’re on the home screen of the app, which is called the Media Center.
Note: Click here for information about using the SiOnyx Aurora Mobile App.

∴ Reference Information
Battery

The operating temperature range of Aurora is 14 °F – 104 °F (-10 °C – 40 °C) at 90% RH.

Power Saving Tips
  1. Turn the camera off whenever you’re not using it.
  2. Turn off WiFi, GPS, EIS, audio and chimes.
  3. Reduce the brightness of the Viewfinder.
  4. Enable the Auto Power Off feature.


Storage and Handling
  • Avoid exposing your camera to very cold or very hot temperatures. These may shorten battery life.
  • Keep the battery away from heat and fire.
  • Do not dry the camera or battery with an external heat source such as a microwave oven or hair dryer.
  • Do not store your battery with metal objects, such as coins, keys or necklaces.
  • If the battery terminals come in contact with metal objects, this may cause a fire.
  • Do not make any alterations to the camera.
  • Do not use unauthorized chargers. Doing so may compromise safety, regulatory compliance, performance, and void the warranty.
  • Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate or paint the camera or battery.
  • Do not insert foreign objects into the battery opening on the camera.
  • If the battery doesn’t fit, check the orientation and do not force it into the opening.
  • Do not use the camera or the battery if it has been damaged – for example, if cracked, punctured or harmed by water.
  • Stop using the battery if there are noticeable abnormalities such as abnormal smell, heat, deformities or discoloration.
  • Disassembling or puncturing the battery can cause an explosion or fire.

Disposal

Many localities have laws in place requiring battery recycling. To safely dispose of lithium-ion batteries, protect terminals from exposure to other metal. Lithium-ion batteries contain recyclable materials and are accepted for recycling by the rechargeable battery recycling coloration’s (RBRC) recycling program.

Visit Call2Recycle.org or call 1-800-BATTERY in North America to find a convenient recycling location.

WARNING: Never dispose of a battery in a fire because it may explode.
  • Only use manufacturer-recommended replacement batteries for your camera.
  • Keep the battery away from infants and children under 5 years old.
  • Make sure to supervise children and instruct them on the proper use and care of the battery.

∴ Camera Specifications
Sensor Ultra Low-Light CMOS
Night Vision Moonless starlight capable
Display Color or monochrome
Lens 16mm; f/1.4 (Night), f/2.0 (Twilight), f/5.6 (Day) selectable
Video 360p | 720p • .MOV file format
FPS 7.5fps, 15fps, 24fps, 30fps, 60fps
Photo .9 MP images
Shutter Speeds 1.5″, 1″, 1/2″, 1/4″, 1/7.5″, 1/15″, 1/30″, 1/60″, 1/120″, 1/240″, 1/480″, 1/1000″, 1/2000″, 1/4000″, 1/8000″
IMU GPS, Accelerometer, Compass (Note: Not available in Aurora Sport)
Connectivity WiFi, USB 2.0
Storage MicroSD 4-32 GB (NOT INCLUDED)
Viewfinder Micro OLED display
Water-Resistance IP67 Water-Resistant
Lithium-ion Battery Rechargeable ~2 hour
Apps iOS, Android

IP67 Water Resistant

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Aurora is splash, water, and dust resistant and is tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Aurora is water resistant for 30 minutes at 3 feet. If your Aurora is wet or has recently been in water, be sure to dry it off thoroughly before removing the Viewfinder to prevent any water from entering the body of the camera.


∴ SiOnyx Customer Care

833-SiOnyx 1 (833-746-6991)
Support@sionyx.com
Live Chat


∴ Troubleshooting

If an error occurs when using the camera, a message will display in the Viewfinder. A corresponding red led will also flash on the side of the camera.

Error Issue How to Fix
Camera Overheating If the camera reaches 104 °F (40 °C) it will shut down automatically. Camera will work when temperature reaches operating range.
Low Battery The battery is not sufficiently charged to run the camera. Charge the battery.
No SD Card Inserted SD card is not inserted Remove message by pressing the SET button. Install an SD Card.
Unformatted SD Card SD Card is unformatted. Format SD Card.
SD Card Error When SD card is not recognized. If SD Card is above 32 GB card will not work. Install 32 GB SD card.
SD Card is full When there is no space left on SD Card. Replace with new SD Card or delete images from current SD Card.
Please set date and time Out-of-box or after firmware update. Remove message by pressing the SET button. Set date and time.
WIFI connection lost When the WiFi connection is lost. Shows message until WiFi is reestablished or Mode on Settings Dial is changed.
WIFI connection not found When the WiFi connection is not found. Shows message until WiFi is established or Mode on Settings Dial is changed.
Swing range error Panorama mode is on and swing direction is wrong or movement is too fast.

Message will disappear automatically. Repeat Panorama process.

No Satellites GPS can’t find a satellite signal for 5 mins after being set to On. Camera needs to be outdoors with a clear view of the sky.
No Photo In Playback mode when there is no image to display. In Playback mode there are no photos to display on SD Card.
Turn Settings Dial to another Mode.


∴ Warranty
SiOnyx Product Return / Exchange Limited Warranty Policy (U.S. ONLY)

What’s Covered by This Limited Warranty

SiOnyx, LLC (“SiOnyx” or “we”) warrants to the original end-user purchaser (“you”) the SiOnyx-branded product and accessories contained in the original packaging (“SiOnyx Product”), against defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with SiOnyx’s published guidelines for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase by the end-user purchaser (“Warranty Period”). The Warranty Period for the Aurora Explorers Edition, when purchased after July 8, 2019, is TWO (2) YEARS.

SiOnyx’s published guidelines include, but are not limited to, information contained in technical specifications, user manuals, and service communications. This limited warranty is only valid and enforceable in the country where the SiOnyx Product was purchased, provided that said country is on the list of specified countries in which we sell the Aurora camera. If the SiOnyx Product fails within the Warranty Period we will, within a commercially reasonable time, free of charge, either repair or replace it as described below.

What’s Not Covered by This Limited Warranty

This limited warranty does not apply to any non-SiOnyx branded hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with SiOnyx hardware. Manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers, other than SiOnyx, may provide their own warranties to you – please contact them for further information. Software distributed by SiOnyx with or without the SiOnyx brand (including, but not limited to, system software) is not covered by this limited warranty. Please refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for details of your rights with respect to its use. SiOnyx does not warrant that the operation of the SiOnyx Product will be uninterrupted or error-free. SiOnyx is not responsible for damage arising from failure to follow instructions relating to the SiOnyx Product’s use.

This limited warranty does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, such as batteries or protective coatings that are designed to diminish over time, unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches (including to lenses), dents, and broken plastic on ports; (c) to damage caused by use with another product; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, tampering, liquid (beyond IP67 certification), grit, impact, fire, lack of proper care or maintenance, earthquake, or other external cause; (e) to damage caused by operating the SiOnyx Product outside SiOnyx’s published guidelines; (f) to damage caused by use of unauthorized parts or by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of SiOnyx or a SiOnyx Authorized Service Provider (“SASP”); (g) to a SiOnyx Product that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of SiOnyx; (h) to defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of the SiOnyx Product; or (i) if any serial number has been removed or defaced from the SiOnyx Product.

What Are Your Remedies Under this Limited Warranty?

All warranty claims will require an RMA number. To discuss a warranty claim and acquire an RMA number, please call SiOnyx Aurora Customer Care at (833) SiOnyx 1 (833-746-6991). You will be required to furnish a sales receipt/proof of purchase indicating date of purchase, amount paid and place of purchase. If a claim is received within the Warranty Period and the SiOnyx Product is found to have failed based on a phone evaluation by SiOnyx Aurora Customer Care we will, at our option:

  • repair the camera or accessory, or
  • exchange the camera or accessory with a product that is new, or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product, or
  • exchange the camera or accessory with a product that is a new and upgraded model which has at least equivalent or upgraded function to the original product.

As far as applicable laws permit, the Warranty Period will not be extended or renewed or otherwise affected due to subsequent exchange, resale, repair, or replacement of the camera or accessory. However, part(s) repaired or replaced during the Warranty Period will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or for ninety (90) days from the date of repair or replacement, whichever is longer.

Warranty Limitations Subject to Consumer Law

To the extent permitted by law, this limited warranty and the remedies set forth are exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, remedies, and conditions, whether oral, written, statutory, express, or implied and represent our entire liability for any breach of this limited warranty. Except as provided in this limited warranty and to the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages or losses, whether direct or indirect, resulting from the use of this product, or arising out of any breach of this limited warranty.

SiOnyx disclaims all statutory and implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and warranties against hidden or latent defects, to the extent permitted by law. In so far as such warranties cannot be disclaimed, SiOnyx limits the duration and remedies of such warranties to the duration of this express limited warranty and, at SiOnyx’s option, the repair or replacement services described above. Some states (countries or provinces) do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty (or condition) may last, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitations described above may not apply to you.

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state (or by country or province). Other than as permitted by law, SiOnyx does not exclude, limit, or suspend other rights you may have, including those that may arise from the nonconformity of a sales contract. For a full understanding of your rights you should consult the laws of your country, province, or state.

Returning Products

You may return merchandise for a refund of the product price, or exchange, if the return is made within 14 days of receipt of the item. Refunds will exclude any return shipping charges and a 15% restocking fee. You are responsible for all shipping charges for return shipping, except for out of box failures deemed failures by SiOnyx Aurora Customer Care. All returns will require an RMA number. To discuss a return and acquire an RMA number, please call SiOnyx Aurora Customer Care at (833) SiOnyx 1 (833-746-6991).

All orders must be inspected by customers within 30 days of the date of purchase. After this time, SiOnyx will not be responsible for items damaged in shipping, lost, or any other issues not related to technical support. Returned or exchanged products must be in brand-new, mint condition. Items must be in the original, undamaged manufacturer product packaging with all parts and paperwork, including instruction booklets and packing inserts. Please do not place stickers or shipping labels on the original manufacturer’s product package.

We will not accept C.O.D. shipments or products without an RMA number. Products shipped to our facility without an RMA number will be disposed of. There will be no question or other recourse regarding this process. Please allow up to 10 (ten) business days (from the time we receive the return) for your exchange or return to be processed. Return address will be provided to you by SiOnyx Customer Care when you call for an RMA number.

Questions? Please contact SiOnyx.

United States Customer Care: (833) SiOnyx 1 (833-746-6991)

Japan Support Center: 0570-0066-12

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Click on this icon Get-to-Know-the-Aurora-Sport-main in the manual for the different features in the Aurora Sport.

The Neck Strap is only available in the Aurora Classic.

The Pitch & Roll feature is only available in the Aurora Classic.

The Auto OFF in EVF Time Out is only available in the Aurora Classic.

Trigger by sensor is only available in the Aurora Classic.

The Compass is only available in the Aurora Classic.

The GPS feature is only available in the Aurora Classic.

The GeoTag feature is only available in the Aurora Classic.