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multi purpose thermal imaging camera

RE: multi purpose thermal imaging camera

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RE: multi purpose thermal imaging camera

Thanks, Ya Im still in a learning curve here. I need a thermal imaging camera that can be used in multiple ways. I just want to speak with someone who knows all the in's and out's about it. The more I read the more I realize it is complicated. And to talk to an experienced thermal cam eng who doesnt have anything better to do profile smiley would be nice.
Why isnt there an affordable thermal camera with ntsc video output? ($1500 is insane)
CCD and CMOS are a dime a dozen. They print them out like wafers.....oh ya they are wafers and printed out ...I think.
Anyway, I and many others need a small thermal video cam like a CCD board cam. Why are they so expensive?

Anyone? thanks.

RE: multi purpose thermal imaging camera

"Why isnt there an affordable thermal camera with ntsc video output? ($1500 is insane)"

>> Because, as great as silicon is, it can't see infrared, and the materials can see infrared are often disparagingly referred to as "chalk" Yield is crappy by silicon standards, and uncooled IR cameras suck in terms of sensitivity; the good ones are cryocooled, and $1500 would be the price if someone burgled Raytheon and sold them off the back of a truck. The cryocooler alone would run >$5k; even a cheesy WFOV optic would probably run $1500

CCD and CMOS are a dime a dozen. They print them out like wafers.....oh ya they are wafers and printed out ...I think.
Anyway, I and many others need a small thermal video cam like a CCD board cam. Why are they so expensive?

>> Because, as great as silicon is, it can't see infrared, and the materials can see infrared are often disparagingly referred to as "chalk" Yield is crappy by silicon standards, and uncooled IR cameras suck in terms of sensitivity; the good ones are cryocooled, and $1500 would be the price if someone burgled Raytheon and sold them off the back of a truck. The cryocooler alone would run >$5k; even a cheesy WFOV optic would probably run $1500

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RE: multi purpose thermal imaging camera

How about $249?

http://flir.com/flirone/buy-us.cfm

FLIR recently came out with a line of lower cost IR cameras. They are fairly low resolution but may be useful. I haven't compared sensitivity specs.

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RE: multi purpose thermal imaging camera

The FLIRONE would be a good "starter" IR camera, but its resolution is only 80x60 pixels: http://www.flir.com/flirone/press/FLIRONE_Launch_F... This is lower than even some of the older webcams, but that might be adequate for some things. The "pan-sharpening" with the VGA camera can artificially boost the resolution a bit.

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