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Does the W1 have Nightshot?

Hey everyone, can someone please tell me if the W1 has nightshot mode? There is no review of this camera here on dpr and in the quick spec sheet Phil has put together it doesnt say one way or the other. Also, can you attach filters to the lens if you use an adapter barrel that connects to the camera body?? Thanks.

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Hello! Nightshot: NO Adaptor: YES (there is a threaded ring on the body to screw a tube which you can find in an accessory (web) store.

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