Phone night vision filter causing problems

Oct 26 2004 - 12:38 AM ET | Camera
Sharp V602SHA filter for the V602 SH camera phone from Vodafone K.K. that allows users to take pictures in the dark is catching negative press for the lesser known feature that lets it see through certain clothing. This is a similar problem that Sony faced with its night shot feature on camcorders several years ago (this feature was immortalized by the Paris Hilton video). bq. The problem arises because the filter uses the distribution of heat to create its pictures. When attached to a high-end camera, the filter can see though certain kinds of clothing and is reportedly particularly effective on dark bikinis. No example photos were given in the article. The filter is being sold only by third parties.