The wheels of the Consumer Electronics industry are starting to churn in the run-up to CES. Notably, FujiFilm has just launched the FinePix IS-1 this morning, a specialized infrared DSLR digital camera for use in law-enforcement; medical, dental and science fields; and by those creepy men who crowd around public swimming holes. Like the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR DSLR this shooter follows, the budget IS-1 is also happy to shoot in visible light spectrums. Although, that requires the use of an optional, infrared cut filter which won't deliver the quality you expect from modern DSLRs. Still, as an all purpose shooter for the mustachioed man on the beat, it serves. The IS-1 features a 10.7x optical zoom, 9 megapixel Super CCD sensor, picture stabilization, and support for ISO 1600. It also has an articulating LCD to ease operation in the lab. Ships February 2007 for an MSRP of $899.

[Via Digital Photography Blog]