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@Al Dorsey yes, still on track. Thanks for backing!
So we still looking at late July? Sorry pretty pumped about this.
@Gunner THANK YOU for backing us!
@Gunner, thanks, and we're looking forward to shipping these out to everyone!
@( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑), nothing specific targeted at sky/stars, but a few of our other videos on the YT channel happen to catch some stars at night. As we take more images and videos we'll keep posting to our YT and IG channels.
Congratulations on running a great campaign, looking forward to the camera.
@Aurora hey again. Do you may have another vid of the sky/stars besides the one you posted with the meteorite. I know you have vids of the aurora borealis in your YT channel. But I was more interested in the astronomy aspect for this camera. Thanks.
@Gunner, that grip is actually a bike mount with tripod adapter. If you search "camera bike mount with tripod adapter" you can find some. Or a search of "action cam grip" will also turn up some good options. Hope that helps!
Many thanks for the answer, perhaps a link to the vendor?
Not many decent accessories in my location, that handle would suite my need perfectly.
Hi @Gunner, thanks for your support! That accessory is from a 3rd party - any accessory that can attach using a standard 1/4-20 mount will work.
Hello creator, in the 4th picture of your campaign you show the camera with a trigger handle.
Is this an after market accessory or will it be available from you?
@Compasscall. We can't agree more!
I'd like to see a SiOnyx dash cam. A dash cam with say your XQE-1310 sensor, Sony RX0 esque styling, large GoPro sized touch screen and intuitive menu, that would make for one amazing dash cam.
Though I'm looking forward to the Aurora, I'd really like to see the above or action cam package similar the above that could be used as an action cam, pocket cam and dash cam as apposed to a monocular style camera.
It"s great to finally have a compete system from SiOnyx, very excited regardless of the sensor package.
@Boon, it does come with an eye cup. Are you looking for an additional one?
I just pledged for one. Is there a possibility to add in an eye-cup?
@Roger Treadway, thanks for supporting us and glad you're as excited as we are!
Got in late on this but dang im excited about this!
@Michael, sorry, the rest of the message was cut off. But yes, we'll send out a survey and we'll update you on new backer options.
Will I be able to back for an additional one at my current lvl at the end of the campaign?
@( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑) Glad to help!
I’ll check that link. Thanks again!
@( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑) We don't have a specific video showing Gen 3 vs Aurora. However we've been favorably compared to a PVS14 at 4 mililux (.004 lux). You'll find a comparison against another digital IR device on our Youtube page as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUvgzwhTbtih593GsU2TMrg
Or an IR for that matter. Thanks.
I see. Thanks for the reply.
Do you may have a comparison video between a generation 3 and the Aurora?
@( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑) We don't "make" military products. We supply our sensors to industrial, government, medical, and other industries in need of our patented sensor technology. You can find some of our board level products on our website (www.sionyx.com) under Other Products
@Aurora Quick Q: I saw that you mentioned you make other industrial and military products. Could you list a few? Thanks.
@mkoktail we'll discuss and let you know
Would love if you had a pledge for a mini adventure pack of 2 or 3 cameras. Is this possible still?
Thank you SiOnyx :)
@Paul Sabou No, there is no threading at this time.
Is there a filter threading on the lens? If so, what size?
@Carol, the bottom of the camera has a 1/4-20 mount so any 3rd party mounts that use 1/4-20 interface will work. Also, although not 'hands free', the camera can be completely controlled from a mobile device using the app we are offering.
Hi SiOnyx, will you develop attachment to this camera so this can be done hands free? Sort of like expansion in addition to the wide angle lens. :)
@mkoktail It is not possible to change the lens on Aurora at this time.
Can we change the lens? Will different lens be offered? Can we use lens from foreign manufacturers? Thank You.
Thank You. Other social media platforms of interest would be Twitch, YouTube, Gab, ... others.
@mkoktail, yes, the camera has a still mode for photos. It can also do burst shots, self-timer, and time lapse. You cannot broadcast live, but you can live stream from the camera to the mobile app. Once you've transferred an image or video from the camera to the app, you can export it to standard iOS/Android services. The social media platforms you mention are supported, what other ones are you interested in? Yes, the Aurora can be charged externally and operate. Hope that helps!
Thank you Sionyx :)
Can you take still photos? Can you broadcast live to social media platforms? Are there any other social media platforms compatible besides Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? Can the Aurora charge with a power bank while recording? Thank You.
@Carol, good question, definitely not stupid! The camera can only see with power on - it's not a direct view like a traditional binocular with only glass lenses. You view the scene through our high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, which shows what our image sensor sees.
Quick question, can this camera still see without power on ( hope this doesn't sound stupid), I mean can this be used as binocular as well for night viewing? Appreciate your answer.
@Paul Sabou Warranty is 1 year for manufacturer's defects
What is the warranty like? Especially wrt to stuck / hot pixels? On a night vision device a hot pixel will be really noticeable.
EIS - awesome! And glad to hear it’s configurable.
@Mark P Great, got your vote down!
I'm definitely interested in a wide angle lens...
@Rousian Cherbina, yes the camera does have Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). You can turn it on/off via the menu buttons on the top of the camera.
And we're happy to answer your questions because without your support, we wouldn't be moving as fast as we are to get these into your hands!
What about image stabilization, is anything implemented in this camera at all? Thank you for answering all our questions