What Is A Full Spectum Camera?

Full spectrum cameras are becoming a ghost hunters best friend on paranormal investigations, and it’s not hard to understand why. The camera, that allows you to see into the full spectrum of light including infrared and ultraviolet frequencies, looks, feels and shoots just like an ordinary camera. But, gives you insight into the otherwise invisible unknown where ghosts and spirits could possibly be lurking.

Alongside the rise of paranormal investigation has been the rise in technology behind full spectrum cameras, and they’ve become somewhat of a staple in any paranormal investigators kit. Full spectrum cameras allow you to see beyond the naked eye, capturing light anomalies, or perhaps the holy grail of ghost hunting – an apparition.

How to use the camera to get the most out of it?

A full spectrum camera is basically the same thing as a regular camera with the filter removed from over the lens. The filter usually makes it unable for ultraviolet and infrared light to get through, without it the full spectrum of light is able to enter the camera. This means you can capture some of the UV in sunlight and certain frequencies of infrared.

This small change in the camera then makes it possible to see variations in the lighting within the environment you would have been unable to see before, an important tool if you think about the history behind spirits and their unique ability to manipulate lighting.

Image of a ghost taking a photo with a full spectrum camera

Although, full spectrum cameras are often used in a dark environment, or an environment with no visible light. This is due to many factors, from ghost hunters preferring to conduct investigations in low light conditions as this is when they believe they see the most paranormal activity, to having to conduct investigations in areas where there might not be any power. There might be an infrared light source, but this would just turn the camera into an infrared night vision camera, rather than allowing it to live up to it’s full-spectrum potential.

But, if a ghost appears in front of your camera, there are two ways it could be captured, even in the dark. First, the entity might glow, or emit a light source – this might be any kind of light, from ultraviolet, to infrared or perhaps UV. It could be in the form of an orb or another shape, allowing you to capture it on your full spectrum camera.

It’s important to think about the different forms entities appear in. They’re often described as “dark figures” rather than glowing orbs. This would mean the apparition is blocking, bending or reflecting light. So, without the presence of visible or UV light, will you be able to capture anything on your full spectrum camera?

So, to summarise, to give your full spectrum camera the most opportunity to capture anomalies in the light. First, use it in total darkness in order to potentially capture apparitions affecting the visible, UV, IR light while the surroundings are dark. Next, use visible lights, infrared lights and ultraviolet light to light the field of vision of your camera. This will allow you to see any dark figures manipulating the available light source. Full spectrum lights are available from our store, allowing you to switch between visible, UV, IR light or any combination of them, allowing you to experiment with your full spectrum camera.

Spirit Shacks Full Spectrum Camera Selection

Kodak PixPro FZ43 Full Spectrum Camera

The IR and UV light filters have been removed from this camera, allowing you to use it on your paranormal investigations to take photos or videos in full spectrum. It comes with brand-new AA batteries and a 32 GB memory card so you can get right to shooting!

Phasm Camera (Night Vision & Full Spectrum)

The Pham Cam is the best ghost hunting camera on the market. It doesn’t have IR or UV filters, making it a great selection for anyone hoping to capture entities and spirits. It shoots in 4K ultra high definition and exposure booking technology, perfect for filming in low lighting conditions. And is the size of a go pro for portability!

Full Spectrum Mobile Phone for Livestream

We’ve converted this Samsung model to allow you to record video, or live-stream your paranormal investigations. Stream straight to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and more.

To check out our selection of full spectrum cameras, lights and much more, head to our full spectrum cameras.

Sam Ashford
Sam Ashford - Author

Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!