Here’s a list of essentials for the pro Smartphone photographer: macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses, a tripod and mount and a preferred photo-capturing app. With all of these combined, you will be able to capture spectacular photos and videos…in daylight. What about nighttime photography? Most high-grade video cameras, and a few DSLR cameras, have night-vision capabilities. A Smartphone has never been able to use infrared light to digitally illuminate the night, until now.
The Snooperscope is not necessarily a lens, but a separate night-vision camera that easily fits onto your Smartphone or tablet. With a weight of less than 3 ounces and a built-in magnet, it can rest securely to your device without damaging the interior components. It also has a standard thread to fit a variety of different tripods and mounts.
The Snooperscope is capable of shooting night-vision video at a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. You can also take photos with the camera. It can capture even the darkest images at a range of up to ten meters. The camera can be controlled by either your iOS or Android device through the included app. The app gives you a live feed from the night-vision camera and simple controls to capture videos and photos and share them. It does not have to be attached to your device either; the Snooperscope’s Wi-Fi signal has a maximum range of 100 meters. After a 2-3 hour charge, the camera will give you 3-4 hours of working time, depending on how you are using it.
The Snooperscope has recently been funded through Kickstarter and can be pre-ordered through the company’s website. You can choose from four different colors: black, white, hunter and camouflage. Through the pre-order, you will also have the option to purchase cases of the same colors and spare batteries. Pre-orders will be shipping in June 2014.