12 Things to Know Before Buying an Infrared Camera
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- Look for a camera that can reproduce accurate result
all of the time - All FLIR handheld thermography cameras follow the industry standard that
demand accuracies of ±2% or ±2.2°C, whichever is greater.
resolution vs. image quality - an analogy is that you cannot get HD
image quality on a HD TV if the you are feeding in a standard definition
signal. Detector resolution is the number of points for which the
temperature is measured.
- Cameras should allow the user to
quickly interchange batteries and quickly recharge - All FLIR cameras
feature pop-in/pop-out battery access, be sure to purchase a spare
battery in the event you need to have one handy in the middle of an
inspection. FLIR cameras use Lithium Ion battery to gives them up to 4
hours charge repeatedly
- Get a Camera that uses a standard
picture compression format. Images taken on FLIR thermal cameras are
compressed using JPEG format. This widely used formats makes for easy
viewing using any image software and inclusion in reports.
inspections a breeze by using lightweight and ergonomically designed
cameras. Holding a camera for a even a short period of time can become
uncomfortable if the camera is not as light as possible.
FLIR thermal cameras are designed to improve your efficiency and speed
whilst carrying out inspection.
- Cameras should help you document
your inspection work. To assist you in collecting details in even the
darkest the of environments FLIR cameras are fitted with LED lights to
help capture information like serial codes and cable numbers.
- To keep your hard away from danger choose a FLIR camera that is fitted with a laser pointer.
get the most out of your thermal images, buy a FLIR camera that gives
you the choice to upgrade your software. Take a look at the
specification sheets and Software sections to see what programs you or
your business could benefit from using.
- Gain a clearer
understanding of the objects you are inspecting by choosing a FLIR camera that is capable of thermal fusion. This technology has the
ability to combine thermal images with regular images, and enhances your
- Being a thermal camera it should be able to detect a wide range of temperatures.
a camera which has the option of easy upgrade. FLIR releases firmware
upgrades which can increase the pixel count and infrared resolution
a camera that comes with excellent after sales support. Here at IMC we
can provide you with the basic training to get you started with your
brand new FLIR thermal camera, and can help arrange any extra training
that you might require.