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Discontinued - Sony is not manufacturing this camera anymore.
If you have a DSC-S30 or find one, we can modify it for you for $150 + return S&H.
Sony DSC-S30 Infrared Enabled Camera
Here is a really neat camera!
We started with the great Sony DSC-S30 Camera and modified it so that it can take Infrared Pictures. This camera uses standard 37mm filters so you can use all of our 37mm IR and other filters. With a USB interface and Memory Sticks (up to 128MB), you can store and transfer lots of high quality pictures. The camera even has a Video Output (NTSC & PAL) so you can connect this to a camcorder or VCR for filming video! The screen can be flipped to view from the back, top or even the front. Images can be stored up to 1472 x 1104 pixels with it's 1.6 Million Pixel HAD image sensor.
This IR-Enabled camera has no overexposure or whiteout problems when taking IR pictures in daylight. Every normal function works properly including full automatic shutter and aperture control.
The Sony DSC-S30 is very small, light, unobtrusive yet takes very nice high quality pictures. You could even use the Video Output of this camera to connect to a non-IR Camcorder or VCR to take IR Video in user selectable NTSC (USA) or PAL (European) video modes.
The still picture quality is better than the pictures from the Sony camcorders. The time to store pictures is faster. The camera has 2 slow shutter modes similar to the Super Niteshot function. The camera can take high speed pictures at 1/500 second shutter speed or can take long exposure pictures at 8 seconds. The ability to take long exposure pictures is particularly important for astronomers, law investigators and scientific studies.
Enabling Infrared photography changes the color balance on the camera. Therefore, normal photographs will show an incorrect color balance. This is most noticeable on outdoor photographs. For correct color balance for normal photographs, you must use a color correcting filter such as our X-NiteCC1. Please see the example pictures to understand this issue.
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