Ghost Hunting Cameras: Learn Before You Buy a Ghost Hunting Camera
If you are looking for ghost hunting cameras, then let's first examine what often happens during ghost
investigations. Many use digital cameras in the dark, snapping photographs using the camera's
flash and night time setting to “brighten” the photo. Unfortunately, this set-up for photographing
ghosts is ripe for errors, producing false orbs, light bars and orange haze. Ghost hunting cameras
should not be using the flash unit or night time settings if you want to virtually eliminate false
anomalies in your ghost pictures.
Right: A 12.1 megapixel digital ghost hunting camera converted to see in the dark.
IR-Converted Ghost Hunting Cameras: A Better Option to Purchase
The flash unit and night mode digital camera settings can be eliminated by using ghost hunting
cameras that are capable of seeing in the dark when Infrared (IR) lighting is present. Most ghost
hunting cameras that offer this capability are expensive because they are converted using more
pricey cameras. They are a good option, but not everyone can afford $500 or more to purchase an
Infrared-converted camera. These cameras are also known as an IR-Vis-UV or Full Spectrum
Cameras. (note: Cameras that have night vision are not the same and should be avoided.)
Our IR digital ghost hunting cameras are converted from either new or used compact models and
are much more affordable. Not only can they see in the dark with an Infrared light source, but the eye
of the camera is not filtered. This means the range of visibility is expanded to see more than a
normal digital camera. (To understand this better, please read our Full Spectrum Camera article.
Also see, Full Spectrum Lighting.) Cameras with just Infrared night vision do not have this expanded
Right: How darkness looks with Infrared lighting to our ghost hunting cameras.
Right: A rechargeable IR light
More Benefits of Ghost Hunting Cameras Converted to See in the Dark
As we mentioned, false anomalies are a problem for ghost investigators using compact digital
cameras with flash. With our ghost hunting cameras, the amount of false anomalies captured will
drastically be reduced when using the correct flash settings in conjunction with IR illumination.
Additionally, the environment will not be interrupted (nor will your eyes) by the sudden burst of a
camera flash. This allows the ghost hunter to investigate more discreetly. Most of our ghost hunting
cameras also record full spectrum AVI video. After the ghost investigation, simply take out the SD
memory card and place it in your computer's card reader. Open the folder to easily review the
images or videos. Ghost hunting video cameras are also available. They shoot video and take
Right: Full spectrum video cameras (camcorders) are also available for ghost investigation.
Ghost Hunting Cameras: Lighting Up the Darkness
Obviously, Infrared flashlights and IR illuminators made for camcorders work well to light up the dark
for these cameras to see. However, mounting incandescent black light bulbs in clamp lights works
great, too. We clamp them onto tripods, making a dark room look like daylight to the IR ghost
hunting cameras. It's also important to note that lower level lighting that may be around during an
investigation (such as the moon, street lights, exit sign lights and other ambient lighting) is also seen
by the unfiltered eye of the full spectrum camera. You have to try it to believe it!