SiOnyx Aurora night vision camera demo ride

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

5 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Hi Ben, I’m wondering if you tried switching to the Twilight mode when too much light made reading that sign hard? I’m assuming that Twilight mode optimizes that big CMOS sensor for low natural light and therefore might be quite useful in certain conditions (plus you could snap a photo of the sign for closer perusal).

    Also please check that it works while being charged with a USB cable. I imagine some boaters might want to temporarily mount an Aurora in a good “look out” position and then control/monitor on a tablet, sort of like I did once with a FLIR First Mate:

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  3. Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

    I haven’t tried to switch Twilight at those times, though that’s a great suggestion. Next time I have the opportunity I will. We’re at anchor tonight so I should be able to some full darkness testing.

    I have checked, the camera works while being charged and I’m told it’s an IP-67 USB female connector as well so that’s certainly good news, though personally I’d still love to see a permanently mounted version of the camera.

  4. Gary Groves Gary Groves says:

    Ben S, I looked at this when it first came out. There are numerous U-tube videos posted by users that show dramatic night vision effects. We plan on getting one but I want to see if the first issue has any updates. Several unfavorable comments arise because people either mistake this for a thermal imager -it’s not. It is a reflected ir imager that can be really improved with an ir flashlight. I am interested to see how your tests work out.

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