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Sony HDR-CX200 UV+Visible+IR

Model: XNiteSonyCX200   


We have a fully functional, brand-new 0-Lux Infrared (IR) capable Sony Camcorder HDR-CX200 that has been modified to see IR and Visible light simultaneously in normal mode.   By placing an IR filter on the camera, you can use the camera to see infrared images with all normal camera functionality unlike the NiteShot mode where the aperture is fully wide and shutter speed is 1/30 of a second.  This camera permits you to shoot in broad daylight with full shutter and aperture control.  This modified camera is completely normal as a regular Handycam but and can also film at up to 1200nm even in daylight.  You can use this as your regular camcorder and also as your infrared camcorder.

Externally, there are no visual changes. Internally, we have modified the optics so that the camera can see from 330nm to 1200nm versus a stock camera which can see from about 380nm to 750nm.


Click Here For Actual Pictures Taken With our Camcorder and Normal Camcorder

Click Here For A Comparison Of Our Different Filters

All currently manufactured Sony camcorders will shoot a washed-out picture in daylight situations when in Niteshot mode without an IR filter!  For a brief period a few years ago, some Sony handycams/handicams could shoot in daylight when in 0-Lux Niteshot mode.  Then, some users discovered the ability to see through some fabrics in certain situations (The infamous X-Ray effect).  When Sony found out, they changed the camcorders so that when you are in Niteshot mode, the aperture is forced to full open and slow shutter speed.  The result is that if you try shooting in daylight situations when in Niteshot mode, your picture will be completely washed-out and overexposed.  Further, even if you use neutral density filters to compensate, the depth of field is very shallow meaning that your focus will only be correct in a narrow range.  Also, the slow shutter speed will blur moving objects.

Don't be mislead by others selling normal camcorders with the Niteshot feature.  Unless the camcorder has been re-enabled, then you may not be able to shoot outdoors in Niteshot mode will be with the addition of neutral density filters depending on the light and your particular model camera.  Make sure when somebody tells you the camcorder is "modified" that you understand if it was modified to shoot Niteshot during the day or modified by Sony NOT to shoot during the day!

This camera has been modified so that in normal mode, the camera see both infrared and visible light simultaneously.  This means:

1:  If you want to only see the infrared spectrum, you need to use an infrared pass / visible light blocking filter such as our XNite IR filters.

2:  For normal photography, you will need to use an XNiteCC1 color correct filter which blocks Infrared light and passes visible light.  If you don't use an XNiteCC1 filter, the camera will see both IR and visible light simultaneously which will result in strangely colored pictures especially outdoors.  

3:  In NiteShot mode, the camera operates like a stock camcorder.  The IR illuminating IR LED's turn on, exposure and aperture control is limited and the picture is tinted green.  You generally will only use the factory NiteShot mode when taking pictures at night where when you want the IR illuminating LED's to turn on.  Otherwise, the normal mode is better for IR photography including low light photography where you don't want or can't use the IR illuminators.

The 30mm filters for this camera are available Here.

Would you like us to convert your camera? We can convert your camera for $750 + return S&H ($20 insured UPS ground domestic USA).  Camera should be shipped well packed, insured, with lens cover and battery for testing.  Turnaround is typically 1 or 2 days depending on how busy we are.

Our Performance Guarantee  If you are not satisfied with your IR enabled camera, we will put it back to stock at no additional charge other than return shipping


Product Specifications

bulletProduct Type
Camcorder - 1080i
bulletEnclosure Color
bulletCamcorder Sensor Resolution
1.5 Mpix
bulletEffective Photo Resolution
1.3 Mpix
bulletCamcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
5.3 Mpix
bulletWidescreen Video Capture
bulletCamcorder Media Type
Flash card
bulletOptical Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS
bulletOptical Sensor Size
bulletDigital Zoom
300 x
bulletVideo Recording Modes
bulletImage Processor
bulletDigital Scene Transition
White fader, black fader
bulletImage Stabilizer
Electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
bulletAuto Focus
TTL contrast detection
bulletAE/AF Control
Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
bulletDigital Video Format
bulletImage Recording Format
bulletEffective Video Resolution
1.31 Mpix
bulletAV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI
2 in
4.5 in
2.2 in
6.2 oz
Exposure & White Balance
bulletMin Illumination
3 lux
bulletExposure Metering
Multi-segment, spot
bulletExposure Modes
Program, automatic, manual
bulletShooting Programs
Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, fireworks, night scene, sunset, beach, snow, sunrise
bulletWhite Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
bulletWhite Balance Presets
Indoor, outdoor
bulletMax Shutter Speed
1/10000 sec
bulletMin Shutter Speed
1/8 sec
Lens System
Carl Zeiss 25 x zoom lens - 2.5 - 62.5 mm - f/1.8-3.2
bulletFocal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
36 - 1080mm
bulletFocus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
bulletMin Focus Range
0.4 in
bulletMacro Focus Range
15.35 in
bulletZoom Adjustment
Motorized drive
Built-in lens shield
Additional Features
bulletSelf Timer Delay
10 sec
bulletLow Lux / Night Mode
bulletAdditional Features
USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, display brightness control, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Intelligent Scene Selector, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, face-priority AF function, takes photos while movie recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, USB charging, Exif Print support, Auto Backlight Compensation, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, x.v.Color technology, built-in USB plug
2.7" LCD display
230,000 pixels
bulletDisplay Features
Rotating (270?)
bulletDisplay Form Factor
Rotating (270?)
bulletMicrophone Operation Mode
bulletMicrophone Features
Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control
bulletConnector Type
1 x Hi-Speed USB ? 1 x composite video/audio output ? 1 x HDMI output ? 1 x remote control
Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home Lite
System Requirements for PC Connection
bulletOperating System Support
MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista SP2
bulletPeripheral Devices
USB port
bulletIncluded Accessories
Power adapter, USB cable, A/V cable, HDMI cable
bulletBattery Type
Sony NP-FV30
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Memory / Storage
bulletSupported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
bulletImage Storage
JPEG 3072 x 1728 ? JPEG 2304 x 1728 ? JPEG 1536 x 864 ? JPEG 1920 x 1080 ? JPEG 640 x 480 ? JPEG 640 x 360
bulletVideo Capture
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps ? H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps ? H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps ? H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps ? MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 60 fps
Manufacturer Warranty
bulletService & Support
1 year warranty
bulletService & Support Details
Limited warranty - parts - 1 year ? Limited warranty - labor - 90 days
Dimensions & Weight
2 in
4.5 in
2.2 in
6.2 oz
Main Features
bulletWidescreen Video Capture
bulletOptical Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS
bulletDigital Zoom
300 x






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