We developed the SIONYX Aurora Black color digital night vision camera in response to market demand for a low-cost tactical night vision optic. Designed for rugged conditions, the Aurora Black has been tested on an M4 up to 4,000 rounds of .223 / 5.56, when paired with our proprietary Aurora Picatinny Rail Mount. Experience color night vision under near moonless starlight conditions with the all new Aurora Black.
What are the main differences between the 4 night vision cameras?
Our current camera line-up includes (1) Aurora Sport (2) Aurora Black (3) Aurora Standard and (4) Aurora Pro.
Aurora Sport The Aurora Sport (white) is our entry level night vision camera designed for coastal environments. This Sport has the same optical lens and night vision sensor as the Aurora (black). This camera does not include GPS, is not weapons-rated and does not have loop mode. Additionally, the Aurora Sport includes a 1 year warranty, instead of the 2-year warranty we offer on the Aurora Standard or Pro.
Aurora Black The Aurora Black was made in response to market demand for a low-cost tactical night vision optic. Designed for rugged conditions, the Aurora Black has been tested on an M4 up to 4,000 rounds of .223 / 5.56. The Aurora Black does not include GPS functions and has a 2-year warranty.
Aurora Standard The Aurora Standard (black/green) is the world's first color digital night vision camera. The Aurora (Standard) is one of our most advanced cameras and comes with an integrated compass, GPS, accelerometer and is augmented reality (AR) capable. The Sport, Black, and Standard all include our patented ultra low-light sensor that empowers the viewer to see in full color down to 2 millilux or near moonless-starlight conditions.
Aurora Pro The Aurora Pro is our flagship full color digital night vision optic. The Pro is our latest development with both new sensor technology and enhanced optics giving the viewer the most advanced digital night vision capabilities. The Pro has all of the Aurora features you’ll need including GPS compass, weapons rated for .223/5.56, and is Augmented Reality (AR) capable. The Pro was designed with extreme environments in mind and has all of the great recording and streaming functionality as the rest of the Aurora line.
Is the SiOnyx weapon and recoil rated for certain calibers?
The Aurora and Aurora PRO are both weapons-rated. The Aurora and Aurora PRO have been tested on an M4 A5-15 style rifle platform with .223/5.56 caliber at 4,000 rounds. You can mount SiOnyx cameras with a Picatinny rail mount using the 1/4”-20 standard mount to nearly any firearm, with the exception of shotguns and air rifles. The Aurora Sport is not rated for any type for weapon use.
Can I pair my SiOnyx with an optic setup? Clip-On?
Yes, you can mount your SiOnyx with an existing optic setup. When pairing with an optic, you can either place the SiOnyx in front of the optic or behind, depending on your personal preference. The camera will sit at 1.5” off the rail with our Picatinny rail mount.
We've found that many of our users prefer to pair the SiOnyx with a 1x or 3x scope, mounting the SiOnyx in front of the scope.