Sony’s ‘camera that sees in the dark’

The new security cameras by Sony, using infrared exposure technology, can operate in very low light conditions. The infrared light with the new camera shines on objects up to 30 meters away. Its exposure-compensation technology reduces the burr effect capturing clear pictures of human faces and vehicle license plate in infra-red light.

Sony states that the camera “can literally see in the dark.” The system which is featured on the SNC-EB602R and SNC-EB632R cameras can render details of footage of people standing near the camera as well as vehicles parked in the distance in less than 0.1 lux light exposure.

Sony started its sale on Friday while another camera the SNC-VB632D with an extra feature of white LED illuminator that is triggered by movement will be available at the end of November. The LED illuminator of the camera will shines a powerful light to deter potential intruders, when there is any motion within 5 meters.

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The tech giant has targeted the new camera, at security firms, warehouses, offices and other commercial users to give them the most needed instrument of security. All the models will be sold around the world with suggested prices starting from US$1,122.

In a promo video released by Sony shows a man filmed in infrared black and white where as he gets within range, the LED light comes on and the footage changes to color. With many other interesting features the SNC-VB632D camera also has image stabilization feature that will damp the effects of wind or traffic along with a 2.14-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom.

This year Sony had made much revelations with its Alpha 7S unveiled earlier this year, an interchangeable-lens consumer camera that can shoot 4K video and a sensitivity range from ISO 50 to 409600 to make clear videos in low light conditions.

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