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Compare IR and Low Light Camera Technology

Use this tool to see how different no light and low light camera implementations compare. The use of no IR illuminator, a built-in IR, or an external IR illuminator will have a significant impact on image quality.

  • Normal Light
  • Low Light with
    Day/Night Camera
  • Low Light with
    Low Lux Camera
  • No Light Day/Night Camera with IR Illuminator
  • No Light Low Lux Camera with IR Illuminator
  • No Light with Built-in IR
  • No Light with Built-in IR and IR Illuminator

Normal Light

This shows how the scene appears under regular indoor lighting conditions.

Low Light with Day/Night Camera

Although this is a day/night camera, it does not have IR illumination and needs ambient light to capture an image.

No Light Day/Night Camera with IR Illuminator

This image is generated by an extremely low light black and white camera without an IR illuminator.

No Light Day/Night Camera with IR Illuminator

This day/night camera is in black and white mode with an external IR illuminator next to it.

No Light Low Lux Camera with IR Illuminator

This image is from a low light camera using an external IR illuminator.

No Light with Built-in IR

This camera has the IR illuminator built into the camera.

No Light with Built-in IR and IR Illuminator

Although this camera has a built-in IR illuminator it is also using an external IR illuminator to increase IR strength.