Sorry there are no photo's attached to this, but I was just messing around with my wife's Canon SD-1000 (point and shoot camera) and thought I'd take a crack at using it with my Sima Night Vision Light. I am shocked - it worked!! The light was throwing a glow across the room (12-15 feet). The camera is in full-auto mode, with the flash turned off. I took a quick photo - and even tried a few seconds of video with it. Both worked well (albeit, a bit noisey).
I thought my Sony Mavica CD500 is supposed to do this, but it won't. I didn't expect either of my Canon SLRs to do it (and they won't). All of them WILL take near-I-R photo's with a filter in broad daylight, just not with the night-vision light. Heck, even our little Sony HD camcorder won't do it. ...But her little point and shoot?! Sure enough it did - and now she's bragging about how much better her SD-1000 is than any of my 'big boy' cameras!
I suppose the only reason I'm upset at all is due to reading a couple years ago that a Mavica CD500 would do this sort of thing and so I got my heart set on it - even spent the money on the ad-ons (new batteries, filter and light). Oh well. I really would rather do the outdoor near-I-R shooting anyway. So she's inheritted a toy from my kit now... A night-vision light.