The ability to see in the dark is a gift bestowed upon various animals. But even cats, bats and owls can’t perform miracles like the amazing NightVision Digital Video Camera.
As its name suggests, this incredibly cool cam lets you view and record images, both still and moving, in the dark. And when we say dark, we mean completely pitch black.
Ideal for capturing footage of things that go bump in the night – from garden critters and crummy hide-and-seek players to snogging idiots, partying buffoons and campers attempting to defrost their sausages at midnight – the pistol-like Night Vision has 32MB (approx 2 mins) of onboard memory.
Serious night owls can upgrade to 2GB (approx 75 mins) via SD card. Quite what you’d want with that amount of storage space is beyond us, but we’re sure you’ll send us your nocturnal videos if we ask nicely. Did we also mention that the NightVision Digital Video Camera works in regular light, automatically switching to night mode the second darkness descends? Well it does, so there.
Totally idiot-proof, this trigger operated gizmo lets you preview footage, as it’s happening, on a built-in 2” LCD screen. You can also check out your handiwork in full VGA (640x480) resolution by hooking up to your computer via USB.
Preview your footage
This whole night vision business is a bit like watching Most Haunted, only you won’t have to listen to Yvette Fielding’s hushed inanities as you sneak around the garden at midnight, film your left foot under the duvet and take stills of some snoring clown who’s crashed out on your sofa. Well that’s what we’ve been using it for.
There’s something unfathomably thrilling and covert about recording events in pitch black conditions. Indeed, If 007 had a camera like this we feel certain he’d use it to film Pussy Galore/Alotta Fagina after dark. Or maybe he’d just use it to film that cute little hedgehog on his patio. Just a shot in the dark.
1.3MP Still Image Resolution / 640x480 VGA Video Resolution
2" Colour TFT LCD Screen Display
32MB Internal Memory, SD/MMC Card Slot expandable to 2GB
2 minutes on-board recording time with up to 75 minutes with 2GB SD Card
USB, NTSC, PAL Output
Windows 2000, XP or Vista
800MHz or faster processor
128MB RAM for WIN 2000; 512MB RAM for WIN XP and WIN Vista
500MB free hard disk space
USB Port required
Approximately 16.5cm (H) x 12.8cm (W) x 5.1 cm (D)