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Owl 640 II

High Resolution, Low Noise, Digital VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera

The Owl 640 II is the next iteration of the highly successful Owl 640. With even smaller mechanics and the implementation of the smaller SDR Camera Link connector, the camera is even more compact and lightweight than before. The Owl 640 II is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the camera enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.6µm to 1.7µm. With less than 50 electrons readout noise (rms), the Owl 640 II enables a high VIS-SWIR detection limit.

The Owl 640 II will run up to 120Hz, enabling high speed digital video with intelligent Automated Gain Control (AGC). This on-board AGC will enable clear video in all light conditions.

The camera is available in both C-mount and M42-mount.


Key Features and Benefits
The best performing VIS-SWIR camera in the World!

• VIS-SWIR technology | Compatible with VIS-SWIR illuminators, markers & pointers

• 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch Enables the highest resolution VIS-SWIR image

• Ultra high intra-scene dynamic range | Enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene

• Onboard Automated Gain Control (AGC) | Enables clear video in all light conditions

• Ultra compact, Low power | Ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems



  • 860, 1064 & 1550nm laser line detection
  • Active Imaging
  • Airborne Payload
  • Hand Held Goggles
  • Imaging through Fog
  • Range Finding
  • Vision enhancement


  • Astronomy
  • Beam Profiling
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Solar Cell Inspection
  • Thermography
  • August '19: New video footage of OWL 640 at nighttime with an illuminator

  • May '17: Footage of Long Range SWIR

  • See new feature - Raptor OWL 640 SWIR - Active Image Enhancement functionality - making good excellent!

  • Footage of OWL 640 with OPTEC SWIR lens

  • August '14 : New video footage of OWL 640 M42 - Harbour - taken with StingRay optics

  • July '14 : New video footage of VIS-SWIR OWL 640 - Marina

  • See some amazing VIS-InGaAs footage of new OWL 640

  • OWL 640 footage taken in a moving vehicle with prototype 16mm VIS-SWIR lens

Product FAQs

Can I run the Owl 640II in GigE?

Yes, you can. You can run the camera using a Euresys GigE convertor as demonstrated in the video