The camera you see above is the stuff of science fiction: it's capable of taking night shots in absolute darkness (without turning on the flash), has Superman-type X-ray vision (well, in a way) and comes equipped with infrared imaging technology. The human eye can see only the VIBGYOR spectrum of white light, whereas the Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera sees both white and infrared light and captures it for us.
From Red to Infrared
The camera operates in both standard photography mode and night shot mode. In the 'standard' setting, an infrared blocking filter usually covers the camera lens. At night, when you switch on the infrared night shot mode, the filter retracts. A powerful IR LED (which is invisible to the human eye) illuminates the shot – 'magically' capturing the hidden scene.
If you are in the mood for some experimentation, turn on the infrared night shot mode during the day and you'll discover you have Superman's X-Ray vision - the camera is able to see through some types of fabrics and thin materials like paper. Didn't I say this was science fiction come alive?
The Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera can shoot both video (captured in AVI format) and stills (JPEG). It comes with a 1/2.5” CMOS 5.0 megapixels sensor, 7.45 mm lens and 8X digital zoom. A 3-inch LTPS LCD display and electronic flash are part of the standard equipment. The camera comes bundled with an internal memory of 16 MB, which can be extended to 8 GB with standard SD cards. Weighing 108.5 grams, the camera dimensions read 97x59x18 mm. The camera is currently retailing at $ 129.
Remember, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Respect people's privacy when using the Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera.