The IS-1 is FUJIFILM's Newest Infrared Digital Camera.VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Fujifilm continues to lead in the area of alternative light photography with today's announcement of the IS-1 digital camera, Fujifilm's latest model for capturing images in the infrared light Noun 1. infrared light - electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves
infrared emission, infrared radiation, infrared spectrum. The IS-1 was developed for use in the law enforcement, medical/dental and science fields and is a follow-up model to the FinePix S3 Pro The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is an interchangeable lens digital single-lens reflex camera introduced in February of 2004. Its successor, the Finepix S5 Pro, has been announced the 2006-09-25. It is based on a Nikon F80 (N80 in the U.S. UVIR UVIR Unidade de Viagens Interurbanas e Regionais (Portugal)
UVIR Ultra-Violet Infrared D-SLR See DSLR. .
Like the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR, the IS-1 will help law enforcement officers solve crimes by capturing evidence not easily seen by the human eye. It can be used in both the visible and infrared light spectrums, making the evidence-gathering process more efficient and accurate.
For example, the IS-1 has a continuous live preview A view of the final version of a document. Most applications automatically provide a live preview. As you make changes to the data on the page with regard to fonts, colors, placement, etc., the changes occur in real time. feature, an advantage during infrared photography Photography employing an optical system and direct image recording on film sensitive to near-infrared wavelength (infrared film). (Note: Not to be confused with "infrared imagery.") for focusing and composing when using dark lens filters. It also has an articulating LCD, which simplifies the processes of previewing, capturing and reviewing photos - especially when the camera is in a laboratory environment. Its 10.7x, 28-300mm optical zoom Changing the focal length of a camera by adjusting the physical zoom lens. All zoom lenses in film cameras and digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are optical zoom. Digital point-and-shoot cameras as well as consumer and prosumer video camcorders have optical zoom, but they also system is built-in, minimizing dust, making operation a snap for forensic photographers.
Through the use of an infrared cut or "hot mirror" filter on the lens, the IS-1 can capture a visible light image very close in quality to that of a standard digital camera, adding flexibility and cost-effectiveness to the overall package.
"The FinePix S3 Pro UVIR has been well-received in the forensic and scientific markets, and we anticipate an even better reception for the IS-1 digital camera in these same channels," remarked Darin Pepple, Marketing Manager, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.
"Law enforcement and scientific departments often contend with very restrictive budgets so a product that can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, without draining too much of their resources, is quite appealing."
The IS-1 digital camera features a nine MegaPixel Fujifilm Super CCD A type of CCD sensor from Fujifilm that is used in its digital cameras. Super CCD uses a honeycomb structure of octagon-shaped light sensors (photodiodes) at 45 degree angles rather than 90 degrees. sensor and ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 80-1600 (in case of capturing a visible light image) capabilities. The camera's high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, enables IS-1 users to capture images using visible and infrared light (approximately 400nm -900nm). Users can apply lens filtration to isolate specific wavelengths to achieve a desired effect. In addition, Fujifilm's Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the IS-1 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake Camera shake is a common problem in photography when telephoto lenses or long shutter speeds are used with a non-stabilized camera. The resulting images will appear blurry and smeared. and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode dial and allows the IS-1 to choose the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed In a still camera, the length of time that the shutter is open, exposing the film (analog) or CCD or CMOS sensor (digital) to light for a single image. In a camcorder, the shutter speed is the frame speed; for example, 24, 30 or 60 frames per second (fps). See exposure and shutter lag. automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.
HS-V2 Software: The inclusion of Fujifilm's Hyper Utility Software HS-V2 version 3 enables IS-1 photographers to explore the full potential of the camera's RAW file format. This program also provides law enforcement investigators with side-by-side image comparisons along with metadata analysis, a useful tool when examining images of blood stains, documents or other forms of evidence.
Priced at $899, the IS-1 will be available at select authorized dealers in the United States in February 2007. For a dealer list, interested parties should visit www.fujifilmusa.com. Infrared and infrared cut filters are optional.
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* Those functions are available only in the use of an infrared cut or "hot mirror" filter on the lens. Then IS-1 can capture a visible light image very close in quality to that of a standard digital camera.
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** Due to Fujifilm's commitment to constant improvement, the company reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.