Which brings me to the work I have been doing over the weekend.
I have been trying to put all exceptional products I have come across over the last couple of months in an easily digestible form.
During this process some things started to stand out like a sore thumb.
Before I post my results, have alook at this:
Is it possible that a SUPER HAD could outperform an eXview HAD?
I am still rubbing my eyes. Of course based on manufacturer posted data. I have not searched for reviews yet.
However the lux ratings they are posting for this particular model HADs are out of this world.
The model that caught my attention first was the Samsung SHC-737.
I traced this as being a 1/3" ICX639BKA or ICX638BKA Super HAD.
The immediate observation I made was that the Sensitivity Typ. (mV) column on the Sony page http://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/pro/ ... video.html
was the highest for any other color processors.
I thought there could be something there so I searched for other cameras with the same processor.
The first one I came across was disappointing http://www.sentechamerica.com/pages/cam ... P63_c.aspx
I noticed though that it said '* The STC-N63/P63 Series is also available in High Sensitivity version.'
However look at the second one: http://digitclik.it/shop/videosecurity/ ... -600700tvl
and it has this weird 700Tvl B/W same as the samsung.
However this one is actually BOASTING that it comes with this DSP chip 'DSP: WINNER IV - Day/Night'.High sensitivity: 0.0000300 LUX with LED OFFThe SHC-737 claims 0.0025000 lux min - 0.0002000 lux with some integration
Is it possible that a DSP chip can make all that difference?
Is this SENSOR for real?
This is approaching EMCCD performance for 1/20 of the price - if it is true.