At the beginning of this decade, low light performance of megapixel cameras was generally terrible.
This was the era of super slow shutter where 'ghosting' was a common tradeoff of brighter low light images.
Now, a lot has changed.
The rise of integrated IR is certainly one major improvement with literally most camera models offering their own IR 'lamps' built-in.
Another major increase is the rise of what is often called 'super low light' - achieving superior low light video without depending on IR.
In this guide, we explain super low light covering:
- Enhances in image processing / gain control
- Expansion of cameras with larger imagers
- Introduction of professional photography sensors to security cameras
- Image quality relative to conventional cameras, integrated IR and thermal cameras