New Camera May Be Able To See Through Some Clothes

| by Michael Allen

The new Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera may be able to see through some clothing, thanks to its ability to detect some light wavelengths that are invisible to humans.

The X-T1 IR is similar to the X-T1 (pictured), which was released last year, except the X-T1 IR can see infrared light. No images of the X-T1 IR camera have been made public yet.

According to Wired, humans can see light between 390 nm and 700 nm wavelengths, but the X-T1 IR goes as high as 1,000 nm (infrared) and as low as 380 nm to 400 nm (ultraviolet).

Infrared photography can penetrate some thin types of clothing.

Fujifilm stated in a press release the X-T1 IR camera is marketed to "technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities."

Fujifilm adds that the X-T1 IR has an "electronic viewfinder allows perfect night vision with an infrared light source, normally invisible to the human eye."

The X-T1 IR goes on sale in October for $1,700.

Sources: Fujifilm, Wired / Photo credit: X-T1 Product Image