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Owl 1280

High resolution, High Sensitivity, Digital VIS-SWIR Camera

Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OwL 1280 offers visible extension from 0.6µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 28 electrons readout noise (rms) and with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 51dB, this enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 12 bit medium Camera Link digital output, the Owl 1280 will run from 10 to 60Hz. The camera features an on-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which enables the best contrast image from low to bright light. The camera also has an on-board intelligent 3 point Non Uniform Correction (NUC) providing the highest quality images. As with all Raptor cameras, the Owl 1280 is ultra compact and rugged. The camera sensor temperature is stabilised to 15°C and the camera does not have a fan.

Raptor also offers an OEM variant of this camera, the Owl 1280 SDI, offering a HD-SDI interface for easy integration. The camera produces uncompressed, mono, progressive scan, digital video output to HD-SDI SMPTE-274M 1080p30 standard. SDI connectivity reduces system complexity, maximizes interface bandwidth, and expands the usable operational range. It the perfect camera for integration into any electro-optical system. MOQ applies.

Please note: This product is under the export control of UK government and maybe subject to an Single Individual export licence before shipment.

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  • VIS-SWIR technology – Enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.6μm to 1.7μm
  • 10μm x 10μm pixel pitch – Enables the highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • <50 electrons readout noise – Enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – 69dB – Enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) – Enables clear video in all light conditions
  • On-board intelligent 3 point NUC – Enables highest quality images
  • Ultra compact, Low power (< 3W) – Ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems
  • Rugged, No fan – Enables integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic systems


  • HD long-range day/night SWIR imaging
  • Airborne and Ground Payload
  • Hand Held Goggles
  • Driving Vision Enhancement (DVE)
  • Airborne EVS
  • Vision enhancement


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