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In search of heat sensitive digital camera

charles neal , Dec 04, 2006; 01:54 a.m.

Is there an inexpensive heat sensitive or infrared digital camera on the market?

Thanks,

Neal

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Mark U , Dec 04, 2006; 05:33 a.m.

It depends what you mean by inexpensive and heat sensitive as opposed to IR. True heat sensitive imaging relies on longer IR wavelengths, and few cameras really work well in that territory. You can have a camera converted for IR work:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/infrared%20dslr.shtml

You can convert a Sigma SD10 yourself:

http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~gisle/photo/ir4.html

or you can look for a good IR performer among these cameras:

http://www.jr-worldwi.de/photo/index.html

(look under sensitivity).

Exploring the far IR spectrum comes at rather greater cost:

http://www.x20.org/thermal/

charles neal , Dec 04, 2006; 10:16 p.m.

Thanks for the info and leads. What I'd like to do is take thermal imaging photos of objects like a house or car engine to determine heat loss/gain, so I assume a 'heat' sensitive camera.

Any digital cameras on the market for under $1,000?

Neal

Mark Chappell , Dec 04, 2006; 11:20 p.m.

What I'd like to do is take thermal imaging photos of objects like a house or car engine to determine heat loss/gain, so I assume a 'heat' sensitive camera.

Then you're talking about the far IR spectrum (long-wave IR), which will require big buck$ for any sort of imaging system, as Mark U. points out.

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