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.
At the core of the Aurora is SiOnyx's own proprietary sensors. For years, the company has been making night sensors for a very low light, for night vision. SiOnyx then tried to bring that capability into a camera for the mass market.
The company has been around for over a decade. but the Aurora is SiOnyx's first consumer-focussed product.
SiOnyx has so far raised over R650 million ($50 million), acquired through private equity and venture capital.
"As we go forward as a company with its [the Aurora's] success, we'll continue to develop the camera's performance and how it interacts with the world," Carey says.
The camera is now available for sale via online pre-ordering at sionyx.com for about R10,500 ($799).