During the summer months, boaters want to spend every possible second of the day out on the water so it’s no surprise that the days can run long, and we sometimes find ourselves on the water after dark. Or maybe you’re out after dark on purpose for a little night fishing and a little extra visibility would come in handy.
New from SiOnyx comes the Aurora, a night vision camera that can display night images in color. Unlike other models of night vision scopes, which display the field of view in only a green haze or black and white, the Aurora can display images in green, monochrome, or color, using a low-light CMOS censor and a proprietary laser process to capture more of the natural colors of objects at night.
Not only can the Aurora see in the dark, it can record as well, making it ideal for capturing your adventures on the water or anywhere. The camera shoots in 1280 x 720 resolution, which can give an advantage when filming at night. Frame rates are in the 7.5 to 60 fps range, and the camera has some built-in image stabilization. The Aurora measures just 4.5 inches and weighs in at about 8 ounces, making it portable in a pocket and ready to use at a moment’s notice. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery and has Wi-Fi connectivity.
A nice bonus feature of the Aurora is that it is has an IP67 water-resistance rating, so there’s no need to worry about spray or rainy conditions. If you’d like to get your hands on a nice alternative to traditional night vision or infra-red cameras, check out the Aurora on sionyx.com. Cameras start at about $799.