The best performing VIS-SWIR / SWIR camera in the World! 

The OWL SW1.7 CL-640 is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD the OWL enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image and with less than 50 electrons readout noise the OWL 640 enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit.

Available with an analog output, the OWL 640 will run at 25Hz in CCIR and 30Hz in EIA, enabling high speed digital video with intelligent auto AGC. This new feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) will enable clear video in all light conditions.

The OWL 640 also features an on-board intelligent 3 point NUC which will provide the highest quality images 

As with all Raptor cameras the OWL 640 is an ultra compact, low power (<5W) camera which makes it ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems.

It is very rugged, and has no fan enabling integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic system.

There are a range of applications that can be used with the OWL 640 including 860, 1064 and 1550nm laser line detection, active Imaging, airborne payload, Hand Held Goggles, Imaging through fog, Range finding, Semiconductor Inspection, SolarCell Inspection, Telecommunications and Thermography

Raptor also offers a 640 digital / CameraLink version, as well as a 320 version of this camera and a High Speed version (up to 350Hz).


Download OWL 640 Digital datasheet


August '14 : New video footage of OWL 640 M42 -  Harbour - taken with StingRay optics

 July '14 : New video footage of VIS-SWIR OWL 640 - Marina 

See some amazing VIS-InGaAs footage of new OWL 640

See new feature - Raptor OWL 640 SWIR - Active Image Enhancement functionality - making good excellent!

OWL 640 footage taken in a moving vehicle with prototype 16mm VIS-SWIR lens

 Footage of OWL 640 with OPTEC SWIR lens