Letter of the Week: Digital IR

I've been wanting a digital camera for IR I know that some digital point-and-shoot cameras are IR or near IR sensitive if you hold a filter in front of the lens but I would prefer a more advanced point-and-shoot with manual controls and a screw thread such as the Canon S3IS and some of the Fuji and Olympus models but I don't know if any of these are actually IR sensitive with an IR filter. Can you please tell me if the Canon S3IS or any of the other advanced p/s digital cameras are IR sensitive?

To: POP Editor
Subject: Digital IR

I've been wanting a digital camera for IR photography. I know that some digital point-and-shoot cameras are IR or near IR sensitive if you hold a filter in front of the lens but I would prefer a more advanced point-and-shoot with manual controls and a screw thread such as the Canon S3IS and some of the Fuji and Olympus models but I don't know if any of these are actually IR sensitive with an IR filter. Can you please tell me if the Canon S3IS or any of the other advanced p/s digital cameras are IR sensitive?

Thank You,
James McElroy

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