DIGITAL DAY/NIGHT VISION TECHNOLOGY
Digital night vision device employs either a CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) Sensor, or a CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) Sensor, both of which perform the same job of converting the light into electrons. To put it in simple words, each sensor has an array of millions of tiny cells, and each individual cell transforms the light from a small portion of the image into electrons.
All of Luna Optics digital day/night vision devices employ various SONY Exmor™ High-Definition CMOS Sensors, which feature low video noise and low power consumption, while providing excellent low-light sensitivity and high-speed image processing. (Exmor is a trademark of SONY Corporation).
Every digital night vision device requires batteries or other power sources to operate. Unlike a daylight binocular or a scope, where you see the image due to light traveling through the glass and the prisms, the digital device works by projecting the image onto a micro-display. It therefore can affect the direct viewing experience. For example the actual image sensor may be capable of Full-HD image resolution, but if the image is projected onto a VGA resolution display the direct-viewing experience will be limited to the VGA resolution. However if video recording function is activated, the recorded footage will have the native image sensor resolution during playback on an HDTV or a compatible monitor.
Our entire G3 family of digital products employs innovative High Definition 1,280 x 720 Widescreen AMOLED-Q displays with Quad-Pixel Technology (RGBW) and Dimming function allowing for extra sharp contrast even in the low-light conditions – made in France by MICROOLED corporation.
The main advantage of any digital day/night vision device compared to a daylight binocular or a scope is that in addition to being useful during daytime, digital device can also operate in low-light and no-light conditions where seeing is virtually impossible with any traditional daylight optical device.