Researchers Turn an Ordinary Canon 5D Into a Hyperspectral Camera

Hyperspectral cameras are capable of collecting and processing information across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond what the human eye can see. The technology ordinarily costs a fortune to get a hold of, but scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have figured out how to create a hyperspectral camera using an ordinary DSLR (the Canon 5D) and an adapter made of off-the-shelf parts (PVC pipes, a gel filter, and three camera lenses). The camera still has a ways to go in many areas — it requires several seconds to exposes images rather than milliseconds — but it’s a big step towards showing what’s possible with consumer camera technology.

(via Vienna University of Technology via The Verge)

  • guest

    Pics or it didn’t happen

  • Guest

    jeez dude, why don’t you just go ahead and say “first” while you’re at it

  • Darren Ward79

    rather av the 5D:):)

  • Eat it

    I can tape shit onto a lens and call it a unicorn. I say if they’re not showing pics they may just as well claim it shoots pictures of narnia…

  • Cmnhb

    pics of stfu.

  • Max

    that’s a poor job on petapixel’s side.. here’s the original link with pdf and pics and do it yourself instructions:

  • Max

    actually i just noticed that there is this link at the bottom of the article… why’s everyone complaining about missing pics? sorry @ petapixel.