I know… Samsung has discontinued the digital camera line, but the NX500 is still a great camera. Since it is discontinued, you can find it for a bargain in the second hand market. It makes a great camera to covert to infrared because of its 28 megapixel back-illuminated sensor.
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The Ricoh GR is a great little camera with an APC-S size sensor which makes it great for infrared photography because of the large sensor.
However, the second hand camera that I bought to convert was not in the best condition. There was fungus on internal hot mirror and was pretty beat up and scratched. The camera on the outside was pretty ugly but after removing the hot mirror and replacing it with clear glass. It turned out to be a pretty interesting camera for infrared photography. I also hot to glue a 37mm filter ring to the front of the lens in order to mount infrared filters.
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The Sony P93 is a camera that started it all. It’s a simple 5 megapixel camera but it was cheap enough to give me the courage to take apart and convert.
Using a $0.99 photo frame glass to cut and use as the replacement for the internal IR filter on the camera, it gave me the first glimpse of what is possible with digital infrared.
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