Most security incidents happen at night. Of all known crimes, 70% happen under the cover of darkness. Information about suspects — such as facial features, height, and clothing — and vehicles — license plate number, color, type — are all crucial forensic evidence. In low-light environments, however, these critical details can be easily missed by conventional cameras. Infrared does improve image sharpness on conventional cameras, but it cannot provide color reproduction.
Hikvision has dedicated years of research & development efforts to image processing in varied low-light environments.
In 2013, Hikvision launched cameras with DarkFighter technology, featuring a larger sensor and a larger aperture. Only four years later, Hikvision set the industry benchmark with DarkFighterX highlighted by an innovative dual-sensor design. Based on the process human eyes use to perceive color and brightness, it employs two sensors — one for IR imaging, guaranteeing brightness and sharpness, the other for visible light, guaranteeing vivid color reproduction. These signals are then combined into ONE BRIGHT, FULL-COLOR image.
DarkFighterX Technology enables unparalleled brightness and vivid color, along with amazingly sharp, clear images in ultra-low light.
Note: Although with extreme light sensitivity, DarkFighterX still needs ambient light such as moonlight to function.