This has a true night vision sensor inside that up until now has been only available for govt. or industrial use which we design, manufacture and sell into those markets. In order to collect light photons, you must have a big sensor with big pixels. Our sensitivity to light is in the milli-second range (.003 lux) and an equivalent ISO would be around 812,000. This is what makes the device so good at color twilight/extreme low/no light recording when all other cameras fail to capture any image. The sensor/pixel size is also what gives the camera true night vision capability. In our case, the sensor is approximately 1" optical format. Comparatively, a cell phone camera or action camera has a sensor that is only 4 to 5mm in size and with pixels that are very very small. So while those cameras are capable of 1080p or 4K resolution, they're not good at shooting in extremely low/no light conditions. If we were to put a sensor in the camera to bump up to 1080p, the sensor would grow to about 2" or more in size and require a large lens. The cost would also shoot up into the thousands of $$. As an example, you can buy commercial cameras that shoot in low light (but not no light) ranging from thousands to 10s of dollars. There is no action camera available on the market with the no/low light sensitivity performance of Aurora for sub $800.