Kolari Pocket Red Edition – Full-Spectrum Converted Camera with Premium Accessories Kit



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These Full-Spectrum modified Canon cameras are refurbished and in mint condition with original Canon and Kolari premium IR accessories kit.

The Kolari Pocket Red cameras are modified Canon IXUS 185 point and shoot camera. It features live view and custom white balance, two indispensable features 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 three 37mm filters: the 590nm, 720nm, and Hot-Mirror filter all in 37mm!

(Add a 37mm IR Chrome Lens Filter to the standard filter kit for $50!)


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


Package contents include:

  • Canon IXUS 185 Digital Camera (converted to full-spectrum)
  • 37mm Infrared Filter Kit (590nm, 720nm, IR/UV Cut Hot-Mirror)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Charger
  • Wriststrap
  • Camera Starting Guide
  • Kolari Lens Cap
  • 37mm 6-Filter Pouch
  • Kolari Lens/Screen Cleaning Cloth

Additional add on options:

– 32GB SD Card

– Starter Filter Set + 37mm IR Chrome Lens Filter

– Starter Filter Set + 3 Filter expansion kit (37mm 665nm 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) 

CHDK is not available with this camera as the resulting DNG files do not process properly.

UV Photography Disclaimer: While this camera is converted to full-spectrum, it is not recommended for UV photography use with our UV Bandpass filter. Most point and shoot camera lenses do not transmit enough UV light for quality Ultraviolet images. Please refer to our recommended UV lenses page here.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

2 reviews for Kolari Pocket Red Edition – Full-Spectrum Converted Camera with Premium Accessories Kit

  1. Val Ewing

    I purchased the Canon ELPH 180 Full Spectrum camera to see if I wanted to get my ‘feet’ wet with IR photography. After some trial and error and many tutorials and experimenting, I find myself looking to take IR more than regular shooting. Thank you Kolari Vision.

  2. asnarb (verified owner)

    One-line summary: A fun intro to full-spectrum photography — just have realistic expectations of its capabilities.

    I bought this as a pre-Christmas present for myself and took it to New York City for a holiday visit. I bought the IR Chrome filter along with the basic three-filter kit and tried them all out. Here are my observations.

    1) First thing to understand is the ELPH is a 2017-vintage point & shoot originally designed to sell under $200US. Set expectations accordingly. Image quality on your smartphone is, in all likelihood, much superior. Bear this in mind. This means that the hot mirror filter, which converts the Kolarivision back to a regular camera, is of rather little use. Why use the hot mirror if you can take a better regular color photo with your phone? Oh, yeah, you bought it to do full spectrum. OK. And the good news is that the ELPH is true pocket-size so there is no reason not to take it on a shoot as 2nd or 3rd camera.

    2) Set the camera to P mode (not A full-auto mode) and leave it there.

    3) Develop a habit. Whenever you go on a shoot, first thing after choosing a filter, point the camera at something white and use the set-custom WB function. This will produce good looking in-camera JPEGs.

    4) Remember the camera’s limitations of small sensor and slow lens. Although it will go to 1600, ISO 800 is about the highest useful speed. If you are using it full spectrum with no filter or with IR Chrome, you /might/ be able to get OK hand held results in low light. With one of the IR filters, which effectively cost 3-4 f-stops, no chance of good results in lower light, use a tripod and the self timer. One of the pocket-size Jobys is a good match.

    5) Remember that $200 camera part when reviewing photos. Don’t be too quick to delete them in the field; the way they look on the camera’s LCD screen is not necessarily how they will look on your computer or tablet’s screen.

    6) Experiment. Try stuff and see what happens. Get a feeling for what looks best for your taste and your subjects. And have fun!

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