New on Kickstarter: Yashica night vision camera/binocular can shoot 4k UHD full-color video in the dark from up to 600 meters away





The new Yashica night vision camera/binocular can shoot 4k UHD full-color video in the dark from up to 600 meters away with an impressive 0.0037 lux sensitivity.


The project is now listed for funding on Kickstarter. Additional information:

  • Yashica Vision is a binocular night vision device offering 4K image quality, full-color vision and up to 600m view range in darkness
  • With an impressive 0.0037lux sensitivity, YASHICA Vision brings your surroundings into sharp, full-color focus even in faint starlight. It excels in pitch darkness, observing objects from 20 to 50 meters away using only the first level of the IR illuminator—no extra light source needed.
  • Full-Color Night Vision: Departing from the conventional green or monochrome spectrum, YASHICA Vision enhances observation with a full-color night vision mode.
  • 4K UHD Image Quality: Equipped with advanced optics and a superior CMOS sensor, YASHICA Vision delivers high-resolution 4K UHD images, revealing details in low-light conditions.
  • Up to 600m View Distance: Extend your observational reach with an exceptional view distance of up to 600 meters in complete darkness.
  • 3x Optical Zoom, 5x Digital Zoom: Capture distant subjects with precision using the 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom features.
  • Long Battery Life: With up to 16 hours of battery life, YASHICA Vision empowers users to engage in extended nocturnal activities.

Press release:

YASHICA Night Vision: Capture Night in 4K

YASHICA, an esteemed name in the world of photography with over 75 years of rich legacy, proudly announces the release of the YASHICA Vision: a revolutionary night vision that redefines low-light observation, combining advanced features and superior technology to bring the night to life in stunning 4K UHD full-color detail.

YASHICA Night Vision comes to redefine nocturnal exploration with its high-tech night vision, featuring an impressive 5x digital and 3x optical zoom. It captures the night in full-color and IR modes, offering clear visibility from up to 600 meters away—an ideal companion for activities like hunting, camping, hiking, or observing wildlife in their natural habitat.

“The application of night vision technology on camera aligns with the core value of YASHICA products – providing innovative tools and gadgets to empower users who enjoy photography no matter where or when they are,” says Kondo Hidenobu, the CEO of YASHICA.

“Nighttime is scary because of the feeling of vulnerability in the unknown and unseen. Our latest product is the game-changer solution to break down the barriers of low-light conditions and deliver values to customers with improved images and videos with clarity and details.”

Boasting advanced 0.0037lux sensitivity, this night vision marvel ensures that even the faintest starlight brings your surroundings into sharp, full-color focus. With its intuitive design and powerful technology, YASHICA Vision pushes boundaries even further, allowing the observation of objects in pitch darkness, such as basements, from 20 to 50 meters away, using only the first level of the IR illuminator—no additional light source is required.

Key Features include but are not limited to:

  • Full-Color Night Vision: YASHICA Vision introduces a full-color night vision mode, departing from the conventional green or monochrome spectrum. This feature enhances your ability to observe the night environment in a more natural and nuanced way, even in challenging lighting conditions.
  • 4K UHD Image Quality: Equipped with advanced optics and a superior CMOS sensor, YASHICA Vision offers high-resolution 4K UHD images. This feature allows users to reveal previously unnoticed details in low-light conditions, fostering a deeper connection with the surrounding environment.
  • Up to 600m View Distance: YASHICA Vision extends your observational reach with an exceptional view distance of up to 600 meters in complete darkness. This capability enables users to explore and appreciate the nocturnal world with enhanced clarity and detail.
  • 3x Optical Zoom, 5x Digital Zoom: Providing versatility in capturing distant subjects, YASHICA Vision features a 3x optical zoom and a 5x digital zoom. This functionality allows for precise framing and observation without compromising image quality, making it a valuable tool for various scenarios.
  • Long Battery Life: With a focus on prolonged usage, YASHICA Vision offers up to 16 hours of battery life. This extended duration empowers users to engage in extended nocturnal activities, be it wildlife observation, night exploration, or simply immersing oneself in the tranquility of the night.

Ultimate Clarity with F/1.0 Aperture

The YASHICA Vision stands apart from other night visions with its wider F/1.0 aperture blade and 7-layer coated lenses. Engineered to capture every nuance of the environment, the Vision absorbs more light than any other model in its class, effortlessly illuminating even the darkest scenes. Not only does this mean more details, but it also translates to brighter, sharper visuals that truly bring the night to life.

Built for Adventure, Crafted for Durability

Tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, YASHICA Vision boasts a robust construction with IP65 water and dust resistance. The binocular night vision is not merely a device but a reliable companion for extended adventures. Equipped with a compass, SOS/guiding lights, and an expansive 512GB storage capacity, YASHICA Vision is ready to endure the elements and support users in their quest for exploration. This durability ensures that the vision performs seamlessly in challenging environments, providing peace of mind for those embracing the great outdoors.

A Design Tailored for Convenience

YASHICA Vision’s handheld structure and user-friendly interface are designed to enhance the spontaneity of adventures. The intuitive design ensures ease of use, allowing users to seize the moment without being hindered by complex controls. The binocular design aligns with the natural viewing experience of the human visual system, offering a comfortable and immersive way to engage with the surroundings. YASHICA Vision empowers users to explore with confidence, capturing the essence of the night in a way that feels intuitive and natural.

Specifications:

VIDEO RESOLUTION Up to 4K
IMAGE RESOLUTION Up to 58MP
FOCUS RANGE 50 cm to infinity
OBJECTIVE LENS 25mm
APERTURE F/1.0
IR ILLUMINATOR 850NM
IR LEVELS

VIEWING RANGE

3 levels

600m

DISPLAY 4-inch TFT ultra-high definition display
SCREEN RESOLUTION 400*960
EXTERNAL MEMORY Micro SD card supports up to 512GB
ZOOM 5x Digital zoom
SENSOR Galaxycore 1/2.9 CMOS
BATTERY 5000mANh built-in lithium battery
OPERATION TIME up to 16 operation time with IR off,

up to 5 hours of operation time with IR on

What’s in the box:

  • Night vision device
  • Type-c charger
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Neck strap
  • Storage box

Certificates: CE, FCC, ROHS, PES

  • CE (Conformité Européene)
    This certification indicates compliance with European Union (EU) standards for safety, health, and environmental requirements. It is a mandatory certification for products sold within the European Economic Area.
  • FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
    The FCC certification is required for electronic products sold in the United States. It ensures that the electromagnetic interference from the product is within acceptable limits and does not disrupt other devices.
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
    RoHS compliance certifies that a product meets the EU directive restricting the use of specific hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and others. This regulation aims to reduce the environmental impact of electronic and electrical equipment.
  • PES (Product Environmental Sustainability)
    Product Environmental Sustainability is a concept encompassing the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle.

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