Kolari Pocket Full-Spectrum Camera with Infrared Filter Options



Filter Set * 

CHDK Enabled UHS SD Card * 

6 filter protective pouch * 



The Kolari Pocket Full-Spectrum Converted Point and Shoot Camera is a modified Canon Elph 180 and is refurbished to mint condition with original and Kolari IR accessories.

It features live view, an indispensable feature for focusing and composing directly in infrared. It’s durable, ultra-compact frame, 8x zoom lens, simple controls, and powerful 20-megapixel sensor makes this camera the perfect infrared camera for beginners, casual shooters, and all those looking for a way to add infrared to their camera bag at a low cost. This package comes with a 37mm filter adapter ring permanently attached to the front of the lens and a filter set of your choice.

The Kolari Pocket Full-Spectrum Converted Point and Shoot Camera has the option to ship with a CHDK programmed UHS Transcend, Sony, or Sandisk SD Card. This enables the ELPH 180 to shoot RAW among many other special functions. Read more about CHDK here.

Cameras are made to order, allow up to a week for order shipment.


Package contents include:

  • Canon ELPH 180 Digital Camera (converted to full-spectrum)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Charger
  • Wriststrap
  • Camera Starting Guide

Filter Set Options:

– Basic Starter Set (720nm Infrared Filter Only)

– UV Photography Set (UV Bandpass Filter Only)

– Starter Filter Set (37mm 590nm infrared filter, 37mm 720nm infrared filter, 37mm UV/IR Cut Color Correcting Hot Mirror)

– Starter Filter Set + 37mm IR Chrome Lens Filter

– Starter Filter Set + 3 Filter expansion kit (37mm 550nm infrared filter, 37mm 850nm infrared filter, and 37mm IR Chrome filter)(6 Filters) 

– Starter Filter Set + Complete Filter Collection – (37mm 550nm,  37mm 665nm infrared filter, 37mm 850nm infrared filter, 37mm Blue IR, and 37mm IR Chrome filter) (8 Filters) 

Additional Add-ons:

– 6-Filter soft filter pouch

CHDK enabled SD Card

By purchasing you agree to our Terms of Purchase

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional dust free infrared conversion in an ISO Class 5 clean bench using high quality glass and fused quartz
  • Anti-reflective coated filters to reduce hotspots and glare
  • The ONLY company that uses optically engineered IR filters for the best infrared photography camera you can own
  • Free and quick 1-2 week average turnaround
  • Over 900 supported models for infrared conversion
  • 550nm, 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, 850nm, NDVI/Blue IR, Full Spectrum, and Two Spectrum infrared filters all one low price!
  • Free custom lens calibration
  • Free domestic return shipping with a mail-in box option
  • 1 year warranty on converted cameras and infrared conversions
  • Authorized repair shop partner for long term service of your infrared converted camera


All of our conversions are 100% warrantied for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues. Conversions on mail-in cameras and our already converted cameras come with a 1-year warranty.

**Does not include wear and tear repairs (like shutter failure) or user-caused damage.

IR Filter Choices

Direct from Camera, Custom White Balance
Channel Swapped Black & White Direct from Camera, Auto White Balance
590 Filter 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 590 SWB FC 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
665 Filter 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
720 Filter 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
850 Filter 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) N/A 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Blue IR
Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Full Spectrum
Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Full Spectrum BW Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)

Processing Time

Our standard turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. This is only an estimate and not a guarantee. Our standard turnaround time may occasionally exceed 2 weeks during our busy season (April-August) or take less than 2 weeks in our off-season (September-March).

We also offer 5-day and 1-2 day rush processing options on our camera conversions for an additional fee. Our rush services allow us to coordinate the logistics of your conversion ahead of time to meet your deadlines to the best of our ability. Our rush processing time does not include shipping times.

We do our best to accommodate each and every one of our customers year-round.

If ordering one of our pre-converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and are not eligible for rush processing. Please allow at least 2 weeks before your camera ships out to you. Plan for trips and assignments accordingly!

Any time frames that we provide, including shipping time, turnaround time, and rush processing times, are only estimates and are subject to availability. We make no guarantees on service time or shipping times.

Return Policy

Returns are only accepted within 30 days of order date. Product must be undamaged. Buyer pays return shipping. Refund does not include the original shipping charge and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.

International Orders

Do you accept international orders?

Absolutely! For accurate shipping costs, please enter your complete shipping address during the checkout process. Some locations may be subject to a remote area surcharge via FedEx Express. The system will not automatically calculate this surcharge. Please check the following link if your city/zip code is considered a remote area: https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/Zipcodes_OPA_ODA.pdf

If you place an order and your city/zip code is on this list, we’ll reach out to you via email to collect the surcharge.

***We legally can not declare lower values for customs and duties. We ship all of our international orders from the United States.  Please note that we do not collect taxes, duties, or VAT. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and VAT that may be charged by their respective local customs office. You may also be subject to a brokerage charge when you choose FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipping options.***


Infrared Photography Feature: Paul Logan-Stevens

6 reviews for Kolari Pocket Full-Spectrum Camera with Infrared Filter Options

  1. Valerie L Ewing

    I purchased this little camera to see if I really would like to try and have my mirrorless camera converted. I did find out that the best ISO to shoot with this camera is 100. Anything above that and the photo is noisy. That said, I’ve taken some incredible shots with it. The camera has a hack in it to shoot DNG files, I discovered that by accident. I have found it easier to shoot jpeg [naughty me!] and get some fantastic results as I don’t own Adobe Lightroom. However I found good work arounds with ON1. In the DNG mode there seems to be quite a bit of lens distortion and dark edges.

    This little camera goes with me everywhere now on any bright day and some very gloomy ones. I absolutely love the 665nm filter, but will experiment with the 850nm more. I purchased this in March and have taken about 200 shots so far.
    I strongly suggest looking up tutorials and articles.

    The only thing I would like to see is some sort of container to carry these little filters in. I don’t like carrying them loose and unprotected so I normally take one filter and leave the rest safely tucked in the box with foam that they came in.

  2. Art Morales (verified owner)

    I’m a hobby & semi- professional photographer. I’m retired & have always had an interest in IR photography. I’m not all that computer literate. I purchased the already converted Canon ELPH 180. I also purchased the CHDK SD card. Long story short I had difficulties with the CHDK installation. I emailed, received great response. I then called I spoke with William. What a patient understanding & informative guy. His patience & understanding got me through the installation without a hitch. It’s Great to deal with a company that has great representatives. Thank You!

  3. Martin Stingelin (verified owner)

    Great little camera with just the right filters. So I’m always ready for IR shots, even if I don’t have my usual equipment with me. Kolari is always my first address when it comes to infrared.

  4. Amedeo Adobbati (verified owner)

    I’m a photo amateur from Italy. I use from a couple of months this tiny full spectrum camera and I think its fantastic : it s always in my bike jacket during mi rides and I ever miss an IR shots. Yes it isnt like my large D800 Full Frame camera, but when you need it, its always with me. Thanks Kolari

  5. Michael Franklin

    I give this business 5 stars due to the responsiveness of there customer service, when I got in contact with them to check in on my order they kept responding to me everyday after till I got my camera set, I bought a Kolari Pocket Full Spectrum Camera mind you, also of note nothing came damaged at all, as everything came packed in a decent amount of foam and padding even in the delivery box I am quite happy with their service and if I ever intend to upgrade my camera set from that, I will definitely use their service again.

  6. giorgio paparelle (verified owner)

    A wonderful small camera that can easily get into a pocket to be ready any time you need. The raw files are good, the building quality is ok. It can be a good start for those who wish to move later to a full spectrum dslr. Teams at Kolari are very good, nice people who love what they do.

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