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Dark Vu HD™ Ultra High Sensitivity Color 30 fps HD Camera

  Dark Vu HD™ Ultra High Sensitivity Color 30 fps HD Camera
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1.3 Megapixel, 1080p, 2/3 Inch Day/Night Ultra High Sensitivity CMOS HD Camera with SDI and HD-SDI Output. Features Very Low Noise, 30 fps, and 10x Zoom. For Surveillance, Military, and Broadcast.


The Dark Vu HD is a single-chip color HD/SD camera featuring a newly-developed 1.3 Megapixel ultra high sensitivity CMOS sensor which achieves superb picture quality and wide dynamic range. The camera can output HD-SDI (59.94i, 50i, 30p, 29.97p, 25p) and NTSC or PAL (4:3) simultaneously. RS-485 is also available. The camera features a very compact design with low power consumption, and is ideal for surveillance of rivers, coastal regions, and borders.


  • Captures superior color video and images in extreme low light conditions
  • Newly developed Ultra-High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor (0.00016 lux F1.4 50%
  • Outputs:
    • 1080p:  30/29.97/25
    • 1080i:  59.94/50
    • 720p:  (60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25)
    • SD:  CVBS, NTSC or PAL (4:3)
  • No cooling system required
  • High definition video with HD-SDI output
  • Very low noise due to the correlated multiple sampling
  • Superior color reproducibility
  • Intra-scene Wide Dynamic Range
  • Day/Night (IR cut filter) switchable
  • Frame rates: 30/29.97/25 fps
  • Low power consumption – 6 watts
  • Compact size – just over 5-1/2 inches
  • ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified

Camera Applications

  • Live Evening Events – Sports, concerts, etc.
  • Reality TV
  • Military surveillance – airborne, marine, etc.
  • Law enforcement
  • Search and rescue
  • Industrial applications – Low light conditions



General Specifications

Image Sensor

2/3 inch 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor

Effective Pixels

1280 (H) x 720(V)

Pixel Size

7.1 µm x 7.1 µm


Internal and external

Video Outputs

1080:  59.94i/50i/30p/29.97p/25p
720:  60p/59.94p/50p/30p/29.97p/25p

External Control


Horizontal Resolution  650 TV lines or more 
Sensitivity F22 at 2000 lux 
Minimum Illumination  0.00016 lux at F1.4 50% Theoretical value 
Auto Iris  DC iris 
AGC (Auto Gain Control)   ON (AGC/Hyper-AGC)/OFF (LOW/MIDDLE/HIGH) 
Electrical Shutter  OFF, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000, Variable
Automatic Electrical Shutter  Fast, Slow, Response 
Slow Shutter  X1, x2, x4, x6, x8, x12, x16, x24, x32, x64, OFF/AUTO (S/N, STD, MOVE)/MANUAL 
Backlight Compensation  Selectable 9 x 5 areas 
White Balance  ATW1, ATW2, AWC, Manual 
Defog  OFF/ON 
Gamma Correction  0.45/0.75/1 
Noise Reduction  Available 
Electrical Zoom  x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9,x10 
Privacy Mask  Available, maximum 8 areas (GRAY/WHITE/BLACK) 
Focus EZ  Available 
Camera ID  Available, maximum 24 characters 
Image Flip  Normal/Flip/Mirror/Flip &Mirror 


Lens Mount

CS mount

Lens Flange Back

Available with adjustment mechanism

Physical and Power

Power Requirement DC12V/AC24V

Power Consumption

6 watts

Operating Temperature

-10°C ~ +50°C (14°F ~ 122°F)

Operating Humidity  30 to 90% (non-condensing)  


78 mm W x 58 mm H x 140 mm D
3.07 " W x 2.28" H x 5.51" D


Approximately 650 grams (1.433 lbs.)

Certifications  FCC, CE, RoHS 




Dark Vu HD™  Connectors


Camera Drawings


Dark Vu HD™ Camera Drawings


Ordering Information

Dark Vu HD:  1.3 Megapixel Ultra High Sensitivity Camera (Lens not included)

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