Flir has lauched a consumer grade thermographic image video camera, imaging based not on light but on heat. Called the Scout. It allows the user to see clearly in total darkness, smoke, dust and also light fog.
”Built around Flir’s leading edge thermal night vision technology, Scout gives outdoor enthusiasts the power to see people, animals, and their surroundings clearly in total darkness, as well as through smoke, dust, and light fog. Scout uses a thermal camera to make video images from heat, not light, and displays this video on its built‐in LCD eyepiece.”