Camera design for the simultaneous capture of near-infrared and visible images

A camera for simultaneously capturing a visible and near-infrared (NIR) image of one or more objects, the camera comprising: at least one colour filter array (CFA) including at least four different filters, said at least one colour filter array having visible and near-infrared light filters, at least one sensor unit configured to detect visible and near-infrared wavelengths, generate sensor response data based on the detected visible and near-infrared wavelengths, and generate the visible and near-infrared images based on the sensor response data; and at least one filter configured to block the near-infrared light in a range extending from a lowest near-infrared wavelength up to a wavelength in which all of the visible filters of said at least one colour filter array have an equal transmittance.


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