The average consumer might not have too much use for a camera that’s capable of taking pictures and shooting videos in night vision mode, but its quite essential for journalists on the ground who often find it hard to capture and broadcast events transpiring in places where lighting isn’t exactly favorable. This is where Komamura Falcon Eye KC-2000 steps in. The company has been in this business for over 60 years and its latest product is nothing short of a game changer. The KC-2000 night vision camera is capable of shooting video and taking pictures in color HD, even if its actually almost pitch black.
The KC-2000 is weather sealed, making it immune to the elements. It works through a simple two-button operation, there aren’t a lot of settings to tinker with in order to make it do what it does best. Inside there’s a CMOS 2/3″ image sensor offering 1,280x720p HD resolution with a progressive scanning system and 250 percent dynamic range. Video is captured at 30 frames per second and compressed in H.264 while still images are put out in JPEG. Komamura will initially sell the Falcon Eye KC-2000 in Japan through a network of local dealers before it goes international, no pricing information is available at this point in time.