Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a security camera that shoots video in color even in pitch-black conditions. The so-called Color Night Vision Camera [JP], produced by AIST spin-off company Nanolux [JP], uses infrared to reproduce the red, blue, and green colors of objects.
As you can see in the video embedded below (in English, shot by Diginfonews Tokyo), the quality isn’t very high at this point, but it’s a pretty impressive piece of technology already:
According to Nanolux, a commercial version of the prototype will follow by year-end.
Here’s another video (Japanese only). In the clip you can see the reporter’s brown hair being shown in green, but Nanolux president Kim says they’re working on it: