Fujifilm just released an iteration of their bestselling mirrorless camera, the X-T1, with one crucial difference: the new model, X-T1 IR can see through clothing.

IR can see infrared light and long-wave ultraviolet light, which not only yields some interesting photos (think of that trippy Photobooth filter!), but also the ability to zoom right through thin clothing.

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Fujifilm denies creating the camera for voyeurs, insisting it’s designed with crime-scene investigators, healthcare applications, and scientists in mind. The future is here, folks – think of the possibilities! Wired says infrared photography can be used to analyze bloodstains, detect deep-tissue injuries, and see through scratched-out passages on documents.

The X-T1 IR rolls out in October and will run you a nice $1,700 (without a kit lens!?). From what I hear, its predecessor, the slightly less threatening X-T1 model, is outstanding. So, maybe the IR strikes a balance between performance and pervery? 

Via Wired/Images courtesy of Zambelich 

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