Pi NoIR Camera either with or without IR Led's

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Pi NoIR Camera either with or without IR Led's

Post by ejwjohn » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:23 pm

I have read reviews that people have been successful in using NoIR camera boards without IR lighting, is this possible?

Wouldn't it be much safer to use the cameras that come with 2 IR Led units to maximise on image quality.

What application uses NoIR over the traditional method of LED lighting?

Or am i missing something?

thx

John W

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Re: Pi NoIR Camera either with or without IR Led's

Post by Dave » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 am

ejwjohn wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:23 pm
I have read reviews that people have been successful in using NoIR camera boards without IR lighting, is this possible?

Wouldn't it be much safer to use the cameras that come with 2 IR Led units to maximise on image quality.

What application uses NoIR over the traditional method of LED lighting?

Or am i missing something?

thx

John W
The NoIR camera module is used for night vision.

Whilst there is "some" natural IR light bouncing around it probably isn't enough to work well with the NoIR camera.

The official NoIR camera has a slightly higher MP camera sensor, whereas the other camera modules we sell, like the ones that have built in IR LEDs use a slightly lower MP sensor.
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Re: Pi NoIR Camera either with or without IR Led's

Post by ejwjohn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:54 am

Thanks for this clarification

JohnW

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