When someone is ill, you will usually check their temperature. Similarly, you will heat food to high temperatures to ensure that it cools thoroughly. Overheat automotive and electrical components can result in failures and breakdowns. These are merely a few examples of how people typically relate to heat and temperature on an ongoing basis. To add to these, the use of infrared cameras has become increasingly more commonplace these days. These devices enable you to get graphical depictions of temperature rather than a number. To produce these images, infrared cameras rely on the concept of thermal imaging (or thermography). This technology enables an infrared camera to capture an image of invisible infrared light that an object has emitted. This enables the users to identify various kinds of issues that help them in their day-to-day jobs.
Some of the most popular kinds of thermal cameras include:
- The FLIR E60: This device offers high levels of resolution. It offers a comprehensive range of in-class features too. It offers a convenient file format that makes it easier to share video files. It can capture 0.005 to 0.08 megapixels (the higher the better). But, this device does not come with an autofocus feature.
- The Fluke Ti400: This device offers a unique blend of comprehensive features and excellent resolution. The high resolution enables users to get exceptional detail in their thermal images. But, you will need to use special software for viewing radiometric files.
- The FLIR E50: This device has all the crucial features and functions that users will want from their infrared thermal imaging cameras. It comes with an infrared resolution of 0,04 megapixels. Its in-built Wi-Fi enables users to share important data quickly too. But, like the E60, it lacks the autofocus feature.
- The Fluke Ti300: This device has a 240x180 resolution, which is much lower than the highest camera resolutions. But, it still provides sufficient detail to suit most kinds of applications. This camera comes with voice and text annotations. So, you can easily keep notes along with your images. But, the images in this camera have a proprietary format. Thus, you’ll need to convert your images before sharing them with some who doesn’t have IS2-compatible software.
- The FLIR E40: At an attractive price, this device offers rich features and good resolution. It doesn’t come with an autofocus feature. As such, focusing the camera will require more time. But, you could use almost any photo viewer for viewing the radiometric JPEG files.
- The FLIR E8: This is among the highest resolution cameras that you could come across in Australia. It offers a resolution of 320x240. But, this camera does not offer many additional features that other thermal cameras typically have. For instance, this device does not offer Wi-Fi, touchscreen functionality and voice annotation.