Startup Duovox has launched a compact night vision camera that has a custom Sony sensor and advanced algorithms at its core. It effectively turns night into day and brings the full-color experience to night time pictures.
“We have used the latest low-light imaging technology and combined it with our own advanced AI algorithms,” said Duovox founder, David Chen. “This allows Duovox to turn an entire night-time scene into a full-color daylit photograph.”
The Duovox Mate Pro is the fourth-night vision camera from Duovox. It’s built around a back-illuminated Starvis 2 CMOS image sensor that Sony custom-made specifically for this camera. This 1/1.8-inch, 5-MP sensor is reckoned capable of capturing JPEG or RAW images or 1080p/2K video in light as low as 0.0001 lux over a 1,000-ft (304-m) focus area. And those images aren’t in the familiar black and white of many night vision cameras, the Duovox Mate Pro outputs in “true color.”
The camera has fast f/0.9 glass out front and 22 stops of dynamic range. It comes with proprietary algorithms to help to clear up the inevitable noise.
The compact shooter weighs only 14.1 oz (400 g) and measures 2 x 4 in (54 x 106 mm) and uses its AI assistant to automate settings.
There’s a 3-inch 2K color display around the back for low latency feeds. This allows the users to essentially see in the dark.
It comes with a built-in microphone for recording sound and a speaker for playback, the 3,000-mAh internal battery is reported good for up to four hours of per-charge use, external light can brighten up the immediate area in an emergency, and the camera can be mounted on a tripod to keep things steady.
The current price of Duovox Mate Pro is US$599. The shipping is expected to begin in October.