The cat is out of the bag now!
The Foundation is soon to announce the availability of the Pi Noir. It’s a new version of the camera module, but with the IR filter removed thereby making it a night-vision camera. No strictly official announcement yet, but here’s the evidence:
- Maker Faire listing announcing the product
- Post from Shea Silverman in which he reveals Gordon Hollingworth talking about the camera in August.
- Thread on the Foundation forum discussing this announcement and confirmation from camera software writer JamesH.
- Listing on Farnell/Element 14 showing the product and it’s price £16.56 (which might not include VAT and certainly doesn’t include delivery). You’ll notice that the technical data sheet is the instructions for the standard camera.
This is great news for those who want to do things with the camera at night, including astronomical photography.
So, no more breaking the camera apart to remove that filter – thank goodness!