Sofradir EC, Formerly Electrophysics Night Vision, Extends Nikon D800 Low-light Capability

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Now, stabilized high sensitivity imaging for the night photographer

Sofradir EC has introduced a new high performance night vision module to its Electrophysics line of AstroScope Night Vision Products. The new module has been designed for use with the Nikon D800 High Definition SLR Camera which features a full HD 1080p video capability and 36MP CMOS sensor array. With the AstroScope 9350-NIK-FF, the Nikon D800 portable camera delivers extraordinary green images of night-time scenes having full image format, high sensitivity and edge-to-edge sharpness. A video review of the AstroScope-equipped D800 can be found here: http://www.nightvisioncameras.com/prnikonD800.html.

The AstroScope 9350-NIK-FF’s Night Vision Module can also be used with the other Nikon-based digital SLR cameras with the same functionality required to perform night-time imaging applications including surveillance, intelligence/evidence gathering and low-light photography. Because the AstroScope fits between the camera body and SLR objective lens, all the lens electrical connections are maintained and important lens features such as optical image stabilization remain fully functional even in night vision mode. This enables the photographer on-the-move to further benefit from the low-light performance, using shutter speeds that are otherwise too slow to prevent blur. Optically stabilized night vision enables the night time photographer to generate sharper images with long lenses, sometimes a 3-4 F-stop improvement.

At the heart of the AstroScope 9350-NIK-FF Night Vision Module is a central intensification unit that transforms dark, moonlit or starlit nights into bright green, high-resolution scenes. The modules deliver optimum performance, the sharpest detail and highest quality full-frame images with no vignetting, a common problem with other night vision configurations. The AstroScope night vision module is also available with a variable gain control enabling the night-time photographer to increase the brightness of the images when ambient lighting is such that images are otherwise too dark to photograph. Normally, the AstroScope delivers the equivalent of 8-10 F-stops light gathering improvement. With the variable gain feature, the available light amplification is further improved. In addition, when photographing relatively well-lit night-time scenes, the gain can be minimized to reduce image noise.

The AstroScope has received praise from professionals as the ideal accessory for both video and photo applications by combat camera photographers, as well as professional, broadcast and military photographers. When configured with AstroScope Night Vision, the high performance Nikon D800 HD Camera gives users the ability to acquire low light images with breathtaking detail at night. Other night vision videos can be found here: http://www.nightvisioncameras.com/nv-multimedia-ctr.html.

Company Background
Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Sofradir EC, Inc., produces the Electrophysics line of products which it had originally developed, including scientific imaging systems, night vision modules and portable infrared inspection cameras. The company also develops and manufactures advanced thermal imaging detectors, engines and cameras for use in a host of military and industrial imaging applications.

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Brooke Herbst
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