The camera I'm talking about is here- https://www.amazon.ca/Raspberry-Pi-Camera-Filter-Vision/dp/B00KX3HS4K My question is, is this camera a near-infrared camera?
Yes but... It has no IR cut filter so it will image near infrared and visible light. This means that the colors in the visible light portion will be affected by the lack of an IR filter. The upside is that you can see in the dark using IR LED's to illuminate the scene. This CAN NOT see thermal images- that would be far infrared, and much more expensive.