Personally, I’ve never seen the value in a night vision camera. But I don’t really go out at night trying to capture an image of the Chupacabra. In case you do, you’d probably find the Midnight Shot Night Vision Camera a perfect companion.
Of course, you can use it like any conventional compact point-and-shoot. Take 5.0 megapixel images in JPEG format, shoot VGA videos in AVI encoding and watch them all back in the 3-inch LCD around the back.
Switch the Midnight Shot to night vision mode, however, and the built-in invisible IR illumination kicks in. With that turned on, you can now capture stills and videos in pitch black environments, giving you a chance to finally catch proof of that mythical creature who’s been draining the blood of all the pet goats in the neighborhood.
If you’re into fancy trick photography, you should find the IR LED fun to use during the day, too. Because infrared can penetrate through various types of thin materials, the interplay between both normal light and infrared can turn up some fascinating “ghost-like” images. Combine it with a few camera filters and snap some even cooler effects for your Flickr galleries.
Other camera details include 97 x 59 x 18 mm dimensions, 108.5 grams of weight, 16MB of internal storage, SD card support (up to 8GB) and a 900 mAh rechargeable battery module. You can buy the Midnight Shot Night Vision Camera from Thinkgeek, priced at $129.99.