Night Vision Compact Camera Lets You Shoot in Absolute Darkness

The Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision camera by ThinkGeek is a compact camera specially designed for infrared photography. Instead of permanently removing the IR filter from a traditional digital camera, the Midnight Shot allows the filter to be retracted when you want to use it as an IR camera. It shoots 5 megapixel stills, VGA video, and has built-in IR illumination that lets you shoot and film in complete darkness.

Here’s what a “night vision” photo shot with the camera looks like:

If you’ve been looking to play around with IR photography, whether during the day or at night, you can buy one of these cameras over at ThinkGeek for $140.

Midnight Shot NV-1 Night Vision Camera (via Boing Boing)

  • No

    I have this camera, it’s pretty cool.

  • Anonymous

    Does it require some kind of signed waiver? Fuji requires a signed waiver to buy their IR SLR, where you vouch you’re using it legally.

  • No


  • Toni Aull

    I LIKE-

  • Tom

    What sort of shutter speeds does it use for nigh shots without flash?
    Is the flash also IR?

  • No

    The IR is continuously on, so you can use the preview screen. The flash is a normal flash for when you are in non IR mode. Looking at one of my IR shots that was almost in complete darkness, shutter is listed as 0.125 sec

  • Paulpot

    I’d be really interested in an infrared camera that could shoot in black and white in day time!