Fujifilm’s new mirrorless X-T1 has a brand new feature. It’s able to “see” infrared light (which is invisible to humans). Visible light or the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to us falls within a wavelength of 390nm (violet) and 700nm (red). Beyond that, light falls into the near-infrared range, which according to Fujifilm, the X-T1 1R can pickup. Not only that, it’s able to see long-wave ultraviolet light, which means the camera will be able to produce infrared photography.

Wired reports that the camera is marketed to crime-scene investigators, scientists, and healthcare professionals, but also warns that perverts might make use of the camera’s notable “side effect”: it’s ability to see through clothing. We’re hoping that potential consumers (the camera is slated for release in October) use it for its intended design: identifying blood splatter, detecting deep-tissue injuries and analyzing documents instead of perving on people.

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facts about The Electromagnetic Spectrum:

 The ancient Greeks first studied light and some of its reflection and refraction. 

 William Herschel discovered infrared radiation in 1800 while studying the temperatures of different colors while moving a thermometer through light split by a prism.