Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal imaging cameras are handheld non-contact devices used to capture detailed images in low-light and hard to see environments. They do this by detecting infrared energy (heat) and converting it into an image. Thermal cameras are used for troubleshooting, identifying potential hotspots and ensure machinery and equipment runs correctly and efficiently.

RS Components offer a range of high-performance, state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras and measurement equipment from industry-leading brands including FLIR, Fluke, Testo, Hikvision, Keysight and of course RS PRO.

RS Components also offer a calibration service if required. See more about our calibration services

How does thermal imaging camera work?

Thermal imaging cameras are point-and-shoot devices that enable the user to see real-time in an infrared spectrum, interpreting temperature as colour. Warmer areas appear as red and yellow, and cooler areas as purple or blue. Thermal imaging cameras use an external lens to focus infrared energy to an internal thermal sensor. The sensor, along with processing electronics convert the heat and use the captured data to create images. Images can be used for immediate diagnosis or can be stored and processed through dedicated software for further evaluation.

What do thermal imaging cameras detect?

Any object with a temperature above zero will give off thermal energy. The hotter an object is the more thermal energy will be emitted. So, essentially thermographic cameras can detect anything that produces a heat signature.

What are thermal cameras used for?

The possibilities are endless! Thermal cameras were originally developed for military and surveillance operations, but now their useful technology enables the cameras to be used in a wide range of other applications. Some of the most common are:

  • Electrical engineering – Used to identify hotspots in electrical enclosures. Engineers can detect potential equipment failures caused by equipment overheating.
  • Fire Service – Firefighters use thermal imagers to see through smoke and localize fire hotspots.
  • Automotive Industry – Mechanics use thermal imaging cameras for engine diagnostics
  • Medical – Doctors, nurses and vets can use cameras to detect fevers in human’s temperature or temperature differences in animals.
  • Construction – Building inspectors use cameras and thermal images for checking insulation and for detecting leaks in heating systems.

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Description Price Temperature Measurement Range Detector Resolution Display Resolution Application Model Number Thermal Sensitivity Best Temperature Measurement Accuracy Focus Type Refresh Rate Minimum Focus Distance Display Size Accuracy Depth Dimensions
RS Stock No. 125-2265
Mfr. Part No.0560 8650
BrandTesto
$2,301.33
Each
units
-20 → +280 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 865 120mK ±2 °C Fixed 9Hz 0.5m 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 125-2267
Mfr. Part No.0560 8712
BrandTesto
$4,604.99
Each
units
-30 → +100 °C, 0 → +650 °C 240 x 180pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 871 90mK ±2 °C Fixed 9Hz 0.5m 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 893-8489
Mfr. Part No.71201-0101
BrandFLIR
$2,128.60
Each
units
-20 → +150 °C 80 x 60pixel - Electrical, Mechanical AX8 100mK ±2 % - - - - - 54mm 54 x 25 x 95mm
New
RS Stock No. 211-0025
Mfr. Part No.FLIR C3-X (incl. Wi-Fi)
BrandFLIR
$1,003.89
Each
units
-20 → +300 °C 128 x 96pixel - - C3-X <70mK ±3 °C Focus-Free - 0.1m - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-4696
Mfr. Part No.FLK-Ti401 Pro 9Hz
BrandFluke
$11,450.00
Each
units
-20 → +650 °C 640 x 480pixel 640 x 480pixel Industrial Ti401 PRO 75mK ±2 %, ±2 °C Automatic - 15cm 3.5in - - -
RS Stock No. 193-8700
BrandRS PRO
$976.45
Each
units
-4 → +716 °F, +20 → +380 °C 80 x 80pixel 240 x 320pixel Test and Measurement DT-870 100mK - Focus-Free - 0.5m 2in - - -
RS Stock No. 175-7362
Mfr. Part No.435-0012-03
BrandFLIR
$450.00
Each
units
-20 → +120 °C 80 x 60pixel - Automotive, Electrical, Electronic ONE Pro LT 100mK ±3 °C Fixed 8.7Hz 150mm - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 201-6980
Mfr. Part No.FLIR C5 (incl. Wi-Fi)
BrandFLIR
$1,400.64
Each
units
-20 → +400 °C 160 x 120pixel - Electrical, HVAC, Industrial, Residential C5 <70.0mK - Focus-Free 8.7Hz 0.1m - - - -
RS Stock No. 175-6966
Mfr. Part No.FLK-RSE300 9HZ
BrandFluke
$18,207.00
Each
units
-10 → +1200 °C 320 x 240pixel - Electrical, Mechanical RSE300 0.03 @ 30 °C ±2 °C Automatic, Manual 9Hz 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-8286
Mfr. Part No.435-0011-03
BrandFLIR
$575.00
Each
units
-20 → +400 °C 160 x 120pixel - Electrical Issues, Home & Building Inspection, HVAC & Plumbing ONE PRO Android (MICRO USB) 70mK ±3 °C Automatic, Manual 8.7Hz 150mm - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 215-3172
Mfr. Part No.FLK-TIS55+ 9HZ
BrandFluke
$4,965.93
Each
units
-20 → +500 °C 256 x 192pixel 640 x 480pixel General Purpose TIS55+ 40mK ±2 °C Manual 9Hz 0.5m - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-7862
Mfr. Part No.ISD-SMG318LT-F
BrandHikmicro
$15,900.59
Each
units
5 → 40 °C 160 x 120pixel - Commercial, Industrial ISD-SMG318LT-F - - Automatic 25Hz 0.5m - ±0.5℃ - -
RS Stock No. 175-4979
Mfr. Part No.73513-0102
BrandFLIR
$17,185.75
Each
units
-40 → +550 °C, -25 → +135 °C 640 x 512pixel - Process Control, Quality Assurance, Stereoscopic A65 0.05 °C @ 30 °C, 50 mK ±5 °C Fixed - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1145
Mfr. Part No.FLK-TiS60+ 9HZ
BrandFluke
$5,995.00
Each
units
-20 → +400 °C 320 x 240pixel - Electrical maintenance TiS60+ 45mK - Fixed 9Hz 0.46m - - - -
RS Stock No. 175-6967
Mfr. Part No.FLK-RSE600 9HZ
BrandFluke
$22,369.00
Each
units
-10 → +1200 °C 640 x 480pixel - Electrical, Mechanical RSE600 0.04 @ 30 °C ±2 °C Automatic, Manual 9Hz 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-6123
Mfr. Part No.E6xt (Incl Wi-Fi)
BrandFLIR
$3,197.25
Each
units
-20 → +250 °C 240 x 180pixel 320 x 240pixel Electrical, Mechanical E6 xt <60mK ±2 %, ±2 °C, ±3.6 °F Automatic, Manual - 0.5m 3in - - -
RS Stock No. 175-7363
Mfr. Part No.435-0013-03
BrandFLIR
$456.75
Each
units
-20 to + 120 °C 80 x 60pixel - Automotive, Electrical, Electronic ONE Pro LT 100mK ±3 °C Fixed 8.7Hz 150mm - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 777-6704
Mfr. Part No.0563 0875 V1
BrandTesto
$5,215.54
Each
units
-20 → +350 °C 160 x 120pixel 320 x 240pixel Thermography 875-1i <50mK ±2 %, ±2 °C Manual 33Hz 0.1m 3.5in - - -
New
RS Stock No. 215-3173
Mfr. Part No.FLK-TIS75+ 9HZ
BrandFluke
$9,312.93
Each
units
-20 → +500 °C 384 x 288pixel 640 x 480pixel General Purpose TIS75+ 40mK ±2 °C Manual 9Hz 0.5m - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-7866
Mfr. Part No.DS-K5604A-3XF/V
BrandHikmicro
$7,057.58
Each
units
30 to 45 °C 160 x 120pixel - Health Care, Laboratory DS-K5604A-3XF/V - - - 25Hz 0.3m - ±0.5℃ - -