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Top 7 Best Thermal Imaging Cameras (2022 Review)

Top 7 Best Thermal Imaging Cameras (2022 Review)

We've all been there. You are on the job, or doing something for fun, and think if only there was a way to see more of the environment - a real superpower.Get more news about Thermal Camera,you can vist our website!

Well, now you can. Thermal imaging cameras see the invisible world of infrared waves or 'heat' that is radiated by the environment.

Thermal cameras can see hidden water leaks in a home, an approaching wild animal, electrical hotspots, missing insulation, and even human footsteps.

These heat sensing cameras are also very popular in firefighting because it can see through smoke to find missing people and see where the fire is going. And I think everyone knows that law enforcement heavily uses thermal cameras to find suspects hiding at night.

Infrared cameras are much more popular than years ago because prices have dropped considerably. Thermographic cameras that used to exceed $10,000 can now be purchased for several hundred dollars.

When you take a picture of a room using an infrared camera, it will show different colors or shades which represents the different temperatures of the environment. Most commonly, the higher temperature objects will appear orange and yellow, and the lower temperature objects will appear blue or purple. My guide on how to interpret thermal images goes into detail on how to make sense of thermal images, and how to manipulate the environment for the best infrared pictures.

We chose the FLIR E6-XT because it is a premium thermal camera with a high thermal resolution of 240 x 180 (43,200 pixels). It is WiFi enabled so you can share thermal images and infrared videos with colleagues or clients. The E6-XT has a wide range of thermal modes such as MSX technology, pic-in-pic, thermal blending, and color alarms (isotherms).

There are a few important things to consider when choosing a thermal camera. Things like resolution, refresh rate, and display size can have a big impact on picture quality. Here is my list of things to consider before buying a thermal camera:

1. Resolution
Probably the most important thermal imaging camera spec is the resolution or pixel count. Basically, the higher the resolution, the more thermal details you will see.

If you buy an IR camera with too low of a resolution, it will be difficult or impossible to pinpoint problems, and may be a waste of time. Buying a thermal sensing camera with too high of a resolution may be needlessly expensive. The basic minimum for most work applications, such as building inspections, energy audits, automotive, and electrical inspections - a good resolution is in the 160x120 range and higher.
2. Refresh Rate
Refresh rate represents the number of thermal images that are displayed in one second. Basically, thermal imagers with higher refresh rates have better quality imagery. A slow refresh rate will appear choppy but a high refresh rate will be smooth and seamless.
3. Temperature Range
The temperature range of a thermal camera is the maximum and minimum temperatures that it can measure. Most standard thermal cameras have a temperature range in the -15°F to 550°F range.
4. Thermal Modes
There are a wide variety of heat sensitive camera modes that can make a big difference in a thermal inspection or application. Here are a few common modes:
5. Display
The actual display or screen that shows the thermal imagery can also make a big difference when choosing a thermal camera. If the display is too small or too poor quality, it doesn't matter how good the thermal camera is.
6. WiFi Enabled
Some thermal cameras are able to connect to a phone or tablet. You may even be able to control the camera remotely such as with the Pulsar Helion 2.
7. Reporting And Editing Software
If you plan on using IR images or video in a professional setting, having a quality reporting and editing software is a must.

Most high end thermal sensing cameras will already come with a reporting software, but the quality of the application can vary.