SiOnyx, an infrared imaging company unveiled the world's first consumer night vision camera.
"We're really excited about it. We're hoping it will deliver to the world a capability that no one has seen yet— the ability to see at night," says SiOnyx's principal scientist and co-founder, James Carey.
SiOnyx Announces World’s First Day/Night Action Camera For Consumer Market, Turns Night Into Full-Color Daylight
If you ever take photos at night, you know how much of a negative impact the darkness can have on the quality of your photos. The end result produces a lot of noise, less of the environment is visible, and to top it all off, in many cases the camera flash turns on and ends up making photos look even more unrealistic. A new company called SiOnyx aims to change all of that with its new Aurora Night Vision Camera.
We got our hands on the SiOnyx Aurora (~$719-$799), a high-performance consumer night-vision action camera that can also be used as a monocular. Aimed at the outdoor enthusiast market, Aurora could complement any activity that happens in extreme low-light situations: Hunting, boating, emergency services and more are listed by SiOnyx, but there’s no limit. How good is it in the real world? We played with it for several days.
Night video quality
I’ll cut to the chase and answer the image and video quality question right away. At night, this camera’s low-light videos and viewfinder will blow away any smartphones, by a very, very long shot. That is the difference between “low light” and “night-vision” video capabilities. This side by side video with the Huawei P20 Pro, one of the best low-light smartphone camera will illustrate this better than words:
Cameras can do a lot of magic, especially when you’re talking about smartphone cameras. Mobile cameras, on the other hand, are pretty limited in where you can take them. And while action cameras like the GoPro are more rugged, they have even more limitations in what they can do, especially once the sun has set. Enter the SiOnyx Aurora, a one of a kind consumer action camera that has the uncanny ability to bring light even in the darkest of nights.
If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to use the phrase “It’s like a PVS-14 and a GoPro had a baby that wasn’t color blind,” then today is your chance. The Sionyx Aurora Night Vision Camera, the “possibly coming-soon” darling of Kickstarter pre-orders,
Half action-cam, half super-sensitive low-light color monocular, the Aurora is a curious result of an overactive wish list.
Do you want to video a midnight hog hunt or do surveillance at night? Do you want a waterproof action camera small enough to squeeze into all the usual small-cam snowboard/skiing/motorsports places? But you’ve also always wanted night vision that has real color capabilities -- instead of the harsh green TV you’re used to in NV goggles and scopes? This camera purports to do all that, and at an affordable price for NV (or a not-too-high price for an action cam).
The Aurora by SiOnyx, the world’s first day / night action camera, made its long-anticipated debut in Denver last week at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market as the official product launch. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is the nation’s largest outdoor gear and apparel trade show. Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the association partner, title sponsor, and education provider of the events. OIA unites and serves the outdoor industry in a variety of ways, making this event an ideal venue for the launch of SiOnyx’s latest creation. The show drew huge crowds as always, and Aurora by SiOnyx generated an enthusiastic response from the outdoor specialty retailers, who are quick to recognize the camera’s unique performance and versatility.
Infrared imaging company, SiOnyx, announced the Aurora, a 720p HD night vision action camera aimed at the consumer market. It’s based on their “Ultra Low Light” technology that is protected by over 40 patents. Available on their site for $799.
"If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to use the phrase “It’s like a PVS-14 and a GoPro had a baby that wasn’t color blind,” then today is your chance. The Sionyx Aurora Night Vision Camera, the “possibly coming-soon” darling of Kickstarter pre-orders, goes up for real-world sale this week. RECOIL was one of the first outlets to get some hands-on with the device, and it’s impressive."
SiOnyx has created the Aurora day/night action camera which has unmatched capabilities in a wide range of industries and settings.