Fujifilm’s new infrared camera can see things your eyes can’t

Fujifilm released its $9,999 GFX100 digital camera for professional photographers last year. The sensor inside is considerably larger than a typical pro-grade “full-frame” DSLR, which provides enough room for 100 total megapixels of resolution. Beyond that, Fujifilm recently added a Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode, which bumps the final image resolution all the way up to 400 megapixels, enough to fill nearly 50 4K screens with a single photo.



a close up of a camera: Fujifilm's infrared camera is in only for specific customers.


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Fujifilm’s infrared camera is in only for specific customers.

Now, Fujifilm has released a version of its beastly camera specifically for research and industrial purposes. Or, if you’re feeling especially creative, you could use it to make some truly unique Instagram posts.

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The new GFX100 IR can capture light in the infrared spectrum. We can’t see infrared with our naked eyes, but typical camera sensors are often sensitive to it. To prevent photos from looking

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Fujifilm announced the launch of its updated GFX100 large format mirrorless digital camera on Wednesday, which now comes equipped with infrared image-making capabilities that could be used in forensic, scientific, and cultural preservation capacities.

Through its new Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, the GFX100 IR can now be used to “reveal intricate details within a subject or scene that can only normally be seen through the infrared spectrum.”

The IR comes equipped with filters in front of the camera lens that allow its users to make pictures at a variety of different light wavelengths (with the option of still using the camera normally to take pictures of colors along the visible spectrum).

The added features will be “invaluable for cultural research,” Fujifilm said in a statement, because “reviewing images of a subject in infrared could ultimately lead to potentially unlocking untold secrets from

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Software update for Fujifilm’s GFX100 turns it into a 400 MP camera

With its 102-megapixel sensor, Fujifilm’s $10,000 GFX100 can already capture incredibly dense images that bring out tiny details in a subject. But with the help of new firmware and a technique called pixel shift multi-shot, the GFX100 can now capture 400-megapixel images.



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As PetaPixel explains, to accomplish the feat the camera uses a combination of its 102-megapixel sensor and in-body stabilization. The latter component will move the sensor in tiny, 0.5-pixel increments while it captures 16 separate RAW images. Fuji’s new Pixel Shift Combiner software then stitches together those RAW files into a single 400-megapixel digital negative (DNG) images that apps like Capture One can edit.  



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As you might have guessed, a 400-megapixel image is substantially bigger than one of its 100-megapixel counterparts, with the former taking up as much as 200 megabytes when compressed into a JPEG file. The denser image is also more cumbersome

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