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Are you trying to find some colors in absolute darkness?

e-CAM21_CUTX2 is a 2MP ultra-low light 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 camera board that comes with the back-illuminated pixel technology with improved sensitivity. See how this camera can capture images in the visible light and NIR light - even in absolute darkness.

Trying to Find Colors

e-CAM21_CUTX2 is a 2MP Ultra-Lowlight 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 camera board for NVIDIA® Jetson TX2/TX1 developer kit. This camera is based on 1/2.8″ SONY IMX290 CMOS Sensor, one of the most popular Sony’s STARVIS® sensor. Its effective pixel back-illuminated technology with improved sensitivity in the visible-light and near infrared light enables customers to capture images even in absolute darkness.

The Starlight Camera uses NVIDIA® on-board Jetson TX2/TX1 Image Signal Processor (ISP) to perform all the Auto functions (Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure control) and significantly, improved image quality. It has S-mount (M12) lens holder which allows you to choose and use the lens according to their requirement.

The near IR imaging capability in low light cameras enables the camera to be used for medical imaging and scientific research. In agriculture, this feature is used to study the nutrient absorption by plants and also monitor the plants growth and identify their reaction to different pesticides and fertilizers.

The ultra-lowlight camera can capture accurate colors in absolute darkness. The sensor can capture scene details at light intensity levels lower than 1 lux. There are extensive scientific uses for ultra-lowlight cameras from detecting molecule and observing cells to semiconductors and astronomy. Researching animals is a very common and most widely used application of ultra-lowlight cameras.

The ultra-lowlight cameras are also employed on vehicles to provide a dependable feed of airstrips, waterways and dim roadways. Most commonly used industrial application is night-time surveillance. We compared the normal camera with e-CAM21_CUTX2 Sony® Starvis sensor in a car parking basement and noticed that the ultra-lowlight camera can record videos in near darkness also. It was astonishing to find that the camera can clearly identify the face in absolute darkness too.

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