FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera

  • Featuring a true thermal imaging camera of 160 x 120 pixels
  • 5 megapixel digital camera providing accurate visual details
  • Pocket-sized with intuitve touch screen and wi-fi connection
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FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera

The FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera is a professional, hand-held thermal camera ideal for facility maintenance, building inspections, electrical repair, HVAC/R and many more troubleshooting tasks. Despite its lightweight design, this powerful instrument includes a 160 x 120 true thermal imaging camera alongside a 5-megapixel visual camera. This combination allows the operator to quickly and easily find hidden temperature faults, significantly reducing diagnostic time.

With a tactile 3.5 inch integrated touchscreen, the FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera utilises an intuitive system for quick inspection and documentation. Using 1-Touch Level/Span the camera auto-adjusts the level and span with a single prompt, without unnecessary time spent manually making thermal adjustments. The incorporated FLIR MSX (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) technology incorporates visual detail and embosses them onto the full thermal image. The FLIR C5 includes a temperature range of -20˚C to 400˚C, a picture-in-picture feature and 6 colour palettes for instantly locating a thermal issue.

Featuring a built-in Wi-Fi connection transfers data directly from the FLIR C5 to FLIR Ignite, an accessible cloud-based storage space for uploading and organising images which have been sent directly from on-site. You can also store up to 5000 images in standard JPEG format within the internal memory, adding annotations to images for easy identification. Provide customers with professional reports including images of the problem and subsequent repairs, sent securely using a password-protected link via email.

Pocket-sized, the FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera discovers hot fuses, air leaks, plumbing issues and much more. With an IP54-rated enclosure for protection against dust and water, the camera is designed to withstand a 2m drop and can be stowed easily in a crowded tool kit. The bright LED flashlight makes it easy to identify hidden problems in the darkest areas, while the USB interface port and rechargeable built-in lithium-ion battery provide 4 hours of constant run time.

Key Features

  • Handheld thermal imaging camera
  • 160 x 120 IR sensor
  • -20˚C to 400˚C temperature range
  • 5-megapixel digital camera
  • 3.5 inch touchscreen
  • 1 Touch Level/Span feature
  • FLIR MSX combines visual & thermal images
  • Picture-in-picture function
  • 6 colour palettes
  • Bright LED flashlight incorporated
  • Lightweight, pocket-sized design
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Internal memory for 5000 JPEG images
  • Annotate images
  • Compatible with FLIR Ignite cloud storage
  • USB interface port
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (4 hours)
  • IP54 rated
  • Drop tested up to 2m

FLIR part number: FLIRC5

What's In The Box?

  • FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera
  • Soft carry case
  • USB Cable
  • Lanyard
  • Thermal Studio Suite Standard 1-Month Subscription
  • Calibration Document
  • Instruction Manual


  • IR sensor: 160 × 120 (19,200 pixels)
  • Thermal sensitivity/NETD: <70 mK
  • Field of view (FOV):
    - 54° × 42°
    - Minimum focus distance:
    - Thermal: 0.1 m (3.94 in)
    - MSX®: 0.3 m (11.8 in)
  • Image frequency: 8.7 Hz
  • Focus: Focus free
  • Spectral range: 8–14μm
  • Screen size: 3.5 in
  • Visual camera: 5MP
  • Digital camera focus: Fixed

Image Presentation

  • Image adjustment:
    - Automatic level and span
    - Manual level and span
    - 1-Touch level and span
  • Image modes:
    - Infrared image
    - Visual image
    - MSX (Embossed visual details on thermal image)
    - Picture-in-picture (IR area on visual image)
  • Gallery: Thumbnails and custom folder structure
  • Colour palettes:
    - Iron
    - Gray
    - Rainbow
    - Arctic
    - Lava
    - Rainbow HC
  • Screen rotation: Yes
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive touch

Measurement & Analysis

  • Object temperature range: -20 to 400°C (-4 to 752°F)
  • Accuracy:
    - At ambient temp. 15 to 35°C (59 to 95°F) and object temp. above 0°C (32°F)
    - 0 to 100°C (32 to 212°F): ±3°C (±5.5°F)
    - 100 to 400°C (212 to 752°F): ±3%
  • Measurement functions:
    - Spot
    - Box with max/min
  • Measurement correction:
    - Emissivity; matt/semi-matt/semi-gloss + custom value
    - Reflected apparent temperature
    - Atmospheric compensation

Image Storage & Streaming

  • Storage media: Internal memory and onboard FLIR Ignite cloud connectivity (with Wi-Fi)
  • Image storage capacity: >5000 images
  • Image file format: Standard JPEG, 14-bit measurement data included

Communication & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • USB: USB 2.0, Type-C connector
  • Bluetooth: PAN
  • Image upload: Directly upload images to FLIR Ignite cloud library and services

Additional Information

  • Battery type: Rechargeable built-in Lithium ion battery
  • Battery operating time: 4 hours
  • Charging system: USB-C (1 A)
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • External power operation: 5 V, USB-C
  • Operating temperature range: -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
  • Storage temperature range: -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
  • Encapsulation: Camera housing and lens: IP54 (IEC 60529)
  • Drop test: Designed for 2 m (6.6 ft)
  • Weight (including battery): 0.19 kg (0.42 lb)
  • Size (L × W × H): 138 × 84 × 24mm (5.4 × 3.3 × 0.94in)
  • Tripod mounting (built-in): UNC 1⁄4”-20