Seeing the unseeable: Fujifilm releases infrared version of its flagship X-T1 camera

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:54 AM EST

Fujifilm has thrown the photography world a curveball. Today, the Japanese photography company introduced an infrared version of its flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera, the X-T1 IR.

Similar in every other regard to its sibling, the X-T1 IR’s sensor captures different light from the electromagnetic spectrum, including ultraviolet, infrared, and visible. Specifically, Fujifilm states it captures between 380nm to 1,000nm, much more than the human eye (approximately 390 and 700nm) or other sensors are capable of capturing.

Infrared photography can be used in a multitude of situations, but Fujifilm specifically notes the use of the X-T1 IR for medical and forensic purposes. Of course, photographers in general will also find the unique capabilities of the X-T1 IR fun to work with, especially astrophotographers.

With the exception of the sensor’s new capabilities, all other features remain the same, including its 16-megapixel X-Trans II CMOS sensor, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, 2.36-million dot EVF, 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor and other features.

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR is set to ship October 2015 for US$1699.95. To dig into the specs and details, head on over to our X-T1 IR’s landing page.