updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri July 13, 2007
Fujifilm IS Pro
Fujifilm has upgraded its FinePix line with the IS Pro, a special take on the S5 Pro cameras for those who need images outside of normally visible conditions. An enhanced CCD sensor and image processor combine with IR and UV filters to capture images outside of viewable light; to ensure that the intended image is the right one, the live LCD preview now includes a high contrast black-and-white mode while the sensor has a special protective glass filter to guard against dust and damage during cleaning.
Like many digital SLRs, the IS Pro ships in multiple kits depending on the amount of equipment needed. A basic, body-only version starts at $2,600 with the stock filters; jumping to $3,800 adds multiple additional IR and UV filters as well as toughened, rubber body armor for field work. A top $5,000 model adds a 50mm Zeiss macro lens suited to close-up IR shots. All the kits should be available now from specialty camera resellers.