Kodak DCS CIR (1996)

The Kodak DCS CIR came out 1996 and was a derivation of the Kodak DCS 4xx series. The only difference was that the camera was modified and therefore sensitive to infrared light. So it's a modified DCS4xx to shoot pictures in the color infrared. To be precise the NIR blocking filter in front of the array was removed and a blue blocking filter was added, allowing NIR energy to reach the sensor.

On the software side, a modification to the post capture interpolation software had been made thus allowing extraction of the NIR signal and the creation of CIR images. It is unknown how many of these models were made but they are pretty rare.

NIR = near infrared
CIR = color infrared

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  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DCS CIR
  • First mentioned: 1996
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: Kodak M3 1.3MP CCD
  • Resolution: 1536 x 1024
  • Internal Storage: 16MB buffer memory
  • External Storage: PC Card Type II/III
  • Lens: Nikon F-mount lenses
  • Shutter: 30s - 1/8,000s
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 208 x 170 x 114mm
  • Weight: 1,700 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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