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Sharp Unveils Industry-first Infrared Color Night-Vision Camera

Category: Digital Photography/Video
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Night-vision cameras are great, but that green-hued video doesn't provide much in the way of details, which is important for security cameras. Enter the Sharp LZ0P420A Infrared Color Night-Vision Camera. Sharp claims the LZ0P420A is "the industry's first infrared color night-vision camera capable of capturing color video in pitch-dark (zero lux) environments. Lux refers to the minimum amount of light a camera requires to pick up an image, so zero lux is obviously what you want for a night-vision camera. The new camera uses a night-vision image sensor (CCD) co-developed by Sharp and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

The camera shoots 720p color video at 30 FPS and supports HD-SDI video output. Besides the obvious use as an anti-theft camera, Sharp says it has a broad range of usage scenarios, including monitoring patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Sales begin November 28 with 4,000 units expected to be manufactured monthly.

Source: Press Release



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