Raspberry Pi makers announced the NoIR camera, which can be used for low light photography, and could be out soon with the price tag of $25, similar to the same old camera board with IR filter.
Previously, Raspberry Pi users has to tinkle it, which is a delicate material in order to take the low light (night time) photography by removing the Infrared Filter attached to it. Now, the developers behind the device have provided more details in the blog post on the device and its area of use such as wildlife photography, night time photography and researches. Here, NoIR means “no infrared”, which ultimately refer to the nonexistent IR filter, which was present in previous boards.
According to the folks at Raspberry Pi, they have received many requests to build a device, which can be used in different situations, such as wildlife photography and researches on coral’s night time activities etc and they started to pursue the building of new camera boards.
Although, they mentioned about the $25 price tag for the boards, they didn’t announced the release date but it seems they are aiming for a November launch, if everything goes as planned. They posted some shots captured by a Raspberry NoIR camera, which are embedded below: