FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera

SKU: FLIRE53
  • Thermal resolution of 240 x 180 pixels with range of -20˚C to 650˚C
  • Laser-assisted auto focus and MSX image enhancement produce sharp image
  • Ideal for spotting thermal signs of developing faults in machinery and structures
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Discontinued

FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera

This product has now been discontinued, replaced by the FLIR E52 Thermal Imaging Camera.

The FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera is an ideal instrument for spotting hot spots, cold spots or other thermal indications of a developing fault within structures, machinery or electrical circuits. It has a 240 x 180 pixel thermal sensor which measures temperature from -20˚C to 650˚C with ±2˚C/2% accuracy. Thermal sensitivity is 30mK so temperature variations of just 0.03˚C can be depicted on screen. The camera has a 53˚ x 41˚ field of view allowing the user to scan a large area quickly and this is facilitated by the 24˚ supplied lens. The laser-assisted auto-focus function helps maintain a razor-sharp image even in crowded surroundings and there is a 4x continuous digital zoom function.

Vibrant MSX Thermal Imaging

The vibrant 4” touch screen of the FLIR E53 has a range of six colour palettes and a 160˚ viewing angle so it is ideal for awkward inspections. The user can view thermal and visual images on screen thanks to an integrated 5MP digital camera that enables improved MSX image enhancement where visual details are combined with the thermal image. Bluetooth communication allows the camera to work with appropriate measuring instruments to combine thermal images with quantitative data.

Other display options include picture-in-picture, hot/cold spots, centre spots and on-screen laser distance measurement. The user can set a range of colour Isotherm alarms for various temperature limits as well as moisture and insulation. The FLIR E53’s intuitive menu system means it is easy to operate in order to make the most of the impressive thermal capabilities.

Images and radiometric video can be saved to the supplied 8GB memory card. Files can then be downloaded by removing the SD card, using a USB cable, or communicating wirelessly over Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connectivity also allows the user to stream live radiometric video. Once files are downloaded to a PC, they can be further enhanced using FLIR UltraMax software.

Arrives Ready to Use

The FLIR E53 has a 2.5-hour battery life and weighs just 1kg so it is extremely practical for use over large sites. It comes supplied with a range of accessories including a battery charger, lens, light protection, hand & wrist straps, lanyards, lens caps, an 8GB SD card, a Torx screwdriver and various communication cables. The camera benefits from FLIR’s comprehensive 2-10 year warranty.

Thermal Imaging for Detecting Elevated Body Temperature

While unable to detect a virus or infection, thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect Elevated Body Temperature. FLIR thermal cameras have been used in public spaces - such as airports, train terminals, businesses, factories and concerts - as an effective tool to measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT).

If the temperature of the skin in key areas (especially the corner of the eye and forehead) is above average temperature, then the individual may be selected for additional screening. Identifying individuals with EBT, who should then be further screened with virus-specific diagnostic tests, can help reduce or dramatically slow the spread of viruses and infections.

Using thermal cameras, officials can be more discrete, efficient and effective in identifying individuals that need further screening with virus-specific tests. A variety of institutions, including transportation agencies, businesses, factories and first responders are using thermal screening as an EBT detection method and as part of employee health and screening (EH&S).

Airports in particular are actively employing FLIR thermal cameras as part of their screening measures for passengers and flight crews. The screening procedures implemented at airports and in other public places are just the first step when it comes to detecting a possible infection. It's a quick way to screen for anyone who might be sick, and must always be followed up with further screening before authorities decide to quarantine a person.

FLIR part number: 84502-0201

FLIR Exx-Series Comparison Table

Model E53 E54 E76 E86 E96
IR resolution 240 x 180 pixels 320 × 240 pixels 320 × 240 pixels 464 × 348 pixels 640 × 480 pixels
Resolution with UltraMax®
enhancement
- - 307,200 pixels 645,888 pixels 1.2 megapixels
MSX® image enhancement Yes: details from visual camera add depth and perspective
Built-in visual camera 5 MP, fixed focus, with built in LED light
Thermal sensitivity <40 mK @ 30°C (86°F) <40 mK @ 30°C (86°F) <30 mK @ 30°C (86°F), 42°lens <30 mK @ 30°C (86°F), 42°lens <30 mK @ 30°C (86°F), 42°lens
Temperature range -20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1200°F)
0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1200°F)
-20°C to 120°C (-4°F to 248°F);
0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1202°F)
-20°C to 120°C (-4°F to 248°F);
0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1202°F)
-20°C to 120°C (-4°F to 248°F);
0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1202°F);
300°C to 1500°C (572°F to 2732°F)
-20°C to 120°C (-4°F to 248°F);
0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1202°F);
300°C to 1500°C (572°F to 2732°F)
Optional temperature range - - 300°C to 1000°C
(572°F to 1832°F)
- -
Accuracy ±2˚C (±3.6˚F) or ±2% of the reading)
Focus modes Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM,
one-shot contrast, manual
Manual Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM,
one-shot contrast, manual
Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM,
one-shot contrast, manual
Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM,
one-shot contrast, manual
Digital zoom 1–4x continuous 1-8x continuous
Measurement tools 3 spotmeters in live mode,
1 area meter in live mode
3 spotmeters in live mode,
1 area meter in live mode
3 spotmeters in live mode, 3 area meters in live mode
Measurement presets None, center spot, hot spot, cold spot, 3 spots, hot spot-spot None, center spot, hot spot, cold spot, 3 spots, hot spot-spot* None, center spot, hot spot, cold spot, User Presets 1&2
Available lenses None (fixed lens) None (fixed lens) 14˚, 24˚, 42˚, macro (2x)
Lens identification Automatic - Automatic (FLIR AutoCalTM)
1-Touch Level/Span No Yes: automatic contrast enhancement
Laser pointer Yes Yes - - -
Laser distance meter - - Yes - -
Area measurement information - - - Yes -
On-camera routing software FLIR Route Creator Plugin for Thermal Studio Pro FLIR Inspection RouteTM — enabled
On-camera report building Voice annotation and GPS tagging to images and video Voice annotation and GPS tagging to images and video; on-screen text; sketch on infrared images from touchscreen
FLIR software integration FLIR Thermal Studio Starter, FLIR Thermal Studio, FLIR Thermal Studio Pro, FLIR Research Studio
Radiometric JPEG Yes
IR, radiometric, visual video recording Yes
IR, radiometric, visual video streaming Yes
Communication modes USB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DisplayPort
METERLiNK® Yes
Display 640 × 480 pixel touch screen LCD with auto-rotation 640 × 480 pixels (VGA) Dragontrail® touchscreen
Drop-testing 2 m (6.6 ft)
Battery operation time >2.5 hours, typical use

*Hot spot to center spot Delta measurement

 

Features by Camera E53 E75 E85 E95
IR Resolution 240 x 180 (43.200 Pixel) 320 x 240 (76,800 pixels) 384 x 288 (110,592 pixels) 464 x 348 (161,472 pixels)
Object Temperature Ranges -20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1200°F) -20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1200°F) -20°C to 1200°C (-4°F to 2192°F) -20°C to 1500°C (-4°F to 2732°F)
Time-lapse (Infrared) No No No 10 sec to 24 hours
Spotmeter   1 in live mode 3 in live mode 3 in live mode
Common Features
Detector Type and Pitch Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD < 0.03°C @ 30°C (86°F)
Spectral Range 7.5 - 14.0 µm
Image Frequency 30 Hz
Imaging and Optical Data
Field of View (FOV) 24° x 18° (18 mm lens) 42° x 32° (10 mm lens), 24° x 18° (18 mm lens), 14° x 10° (29 mm lens)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.5 m (18 mm lens)
F-Number f/1.3
Lens Identification Automatic
Focus Continuous, one-shot laser distance meter (LDM), one-shot contrast, manual
Digital Zoom 1-4x continuous

FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera

Part of the FLIR Exx range, the FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera is an ideal instrument for spotting hot spots, cold spots or other thermal indications of a developing fault within structures, machinery or electrical circuits. It has a 240 x 180 pixel thermal sensor which measures temperature from -20˚C to 650˚C with ±2˚C/2% accuracy. Thermal sensitivity is 30mK so temperature variations of just 0.03˚C can be depicted on screen. The camera has a 53˚ x 41˚ field of view allowing the user to scan a large area quickly and this is facilitated by the 24˚ supplied lens. The laser-assisted auto-focus function helps maintain a razor-sharp image even in crowded surroundings and there is a 4x continuous digital zoom function.

The vibrant 4” touch screen of the FLIR E53 has a range of six colour palettes and a 160˚ viewing angle so it is ideal for awkward inspections. The user can view thermal and visual images on screen thanks to an integrated 5MP digital camera that enables improved MSX image enhancement where visual details are combined with the thermal image. Bluetooth communication allows the camera to work with appropriate measuring instruments to combine thermal images with quantitative data.

Other display options include picture-in-picture, hot/cold spots, centre spots and on-screen laser distance measurement. The user can set a range of colour Isotherm alarms for various temperature limits as well as moisture and insulation. The FLIR E53’s intuitive menu system means it is easy to operate in order to make the most of the impressive thermal capabilities.

Images and radiometric video can be saved to the supplied 8GB memory card. Files can then be downloaded by removing the SD card, using a USB cable, or communicating wirelessly over Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connectivity also allows the user to stream live radiometric video. Once files are downloaded to a PC, they can be further enhanced using FLIR UltraMax software.

The FLIR E53 has a 2.5-hour battery life and weighs just 1kg so it is extremely practical for use over large sites. It comes supplied with a range of accessories including a battery charger, lens, light protection, hand & wrist straps, lanyards, lens caps, an 8GB SD card, a Torx screwdriver and various communication cables. The camera benefits from FLIR’s comprehensive 2-10 year warranty.

FLIR part number: 84502-0201

Key Features

  Thermal Resolution
240 x 180 pixels.
 
  Thermal Sensitivity
 ≤30mK (<0.03˚C)
 
  Accuracy
+/- 2% or 2°C whichever is greater
 
  Temperature Range
-20°C to 650°C
 
  UltraMax™
Up scales your thermal image within FLIR software by 4, increasing definition and reducing noise. Allows zoom on smaller targets for more accurate measurements.
 
  MSX®
Patented multi-spectral dynamic imaging provides digital image detail from the 5MP digital camera onto the thermal image. This adds perspective and detail to thermal images.
 
  Radiometric Video Recording
Video containing temperature data can be exported to memory card for further analysis within FLIR Tools PLUS software.
 
  User Presets
Pre-programmed user pre-sets streamline and simplify measurement.
 
  Built-in Digital Camera
Integrated 5.0 megapixel digital camera records a visible-light image when a thermal image is captured, pairing the two up in the camera's thumbnail image gallery and within FLIR Tools software. Also enables MSX®.
 
  Meterlink®
Transmits FLIR moisture meter data onto the camera via Bluetooth. This further validates your thermal image by adding additional quantitative information.
 
  Additional Lenses Available
 
  Digital Zoom
x4 continuous Digital Zoom function.
 
  Wi-Fi Connectivity
Connects camera to mobile devices so you can stream live thermal video, exercise remote control, analyse stored images, and email findings quickly from the field. *Requires Free FLIR Tools Mobile App for Android and iPhone.
 
  Intuitive 4" colour touchscreen with a range of different palettes.
 
  Compass & GPS
Adds location tag to saved thermal images and video.

 

Features by CameraE53E75E85E95
IR Resolution 240 x 180 (43.200 Pixel) 320 x 240 (76,800 pixels) 384 x 288 (110,592 pixels) 464 x 348 (161,472 pixels)
Object Temperature Ranges -20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1200°F) -20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1200°F) -20°C to 1200°C (-4°F to 2192°F) -20°C to 1500°C (-4°F to 2732°F)
Time-lapse (Infrared) No No No 10 sec to 24 hours
Spotmeter   1 in live mode 3 in live mode 3 in live mode
Common Features
Detector Type and Pitch Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD < 0.03°C @ 30°C (86°F)
Spectral Range 7.5 - 14.0 µm
Image Frequency 30 Hz
Imaging and Optical Data
Field of View (FOV) 24° x 18° (18 mm lens) 42° x 32° (10 mm lens), 24° x 18° (18 mm lens), 14° x 10° (29 mm lens)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.5 m (18 mm lens)
F-Number f/1.3
Lens Identification Automatic
Focus Continuous, one-shot laser distance meter (LDM), one-shot contrast, manual
Digital Zoom 1-4x continuous

What's In The Box?

  • FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Battery (2 Ea.)
  • Battery Charger with Power Supply
  • 24˚ Front Lens and Light Protection
  • Straps (Hand and Wrist)
  • Lanyards
  • Lens Caps (Front And Rear)
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • 15 W3 A Power Supply
  • Printed Documentation
  • 8GB SD Card
  • Torx Screwdriver
  • Cables (USB 2.0A to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to HDMI, USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
Specification

Thermal Measurement and Analysis

  • IR resolution: 240 x 180 pixels
  • Temperature range: -20˚C to 120˚C; 0˚C to 650˚C
  • Accuracy: ±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of reading for ambient temperature 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F) and object temperature above 0°C (32°F)
  • Detector Type and Pitch: Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm
  • Thermal Sensitivity/NETD: < 0.03°C @ 30°C (86°F)
  • Spectral Range: 7.5 - 14.0 µm
  • Image Frequency: 30 Hz
  • Alarms: Moisture alarm, insulation alarm, measurement alarms
  • Colour Alarm (Isotherm): Above/below/interval/condensation/insulation
  • Laser Distance Measurement: Yes, on-screen
  • Measurement Presets: No measurement, centre spot, hot spot, cold spot, User Preset 1, User Preset 2
  • Compass, GPS: Yes; automatic GPS image tagging

Imaging and Optical Data

  • Field of View (FOV): 42° x 32° (10 mm lens), 24° x 18° (18 mm lens), 14° x 10° (29 mm lens)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.5 m (18 mm lens)
  • F-Number: f/1.3
  • Lens Identification: Automatic
  • Focus: Continuous, one-shot laser distance meter (LDM), one-shot contrast, manual
  • Digital Zoom: 1-4x continuous

Image Presentation and Modes

  • Display: 4”, 640 x 480 pixel touch screen LCD with auto-rotation
  • Digital Camera: 5 MP, 53° x 41° FOV
  • Colour Palettes: Iron, Grey, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
  • Image Modes: Infrared, visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture
  • Picture-in-Picture: Resizable and movable
  • MSX® : Embosses visual details on full resolution thermal image
  • UltraMax™: Iron, Grey, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: Removable SD card (8 GB)
  • Image File Format: Standard JPEG with measurement data included

Video Recording and Streaming

  • Radiometric IR Video Recording: Real-time radiometric recording (.csq)
  • Non-Radiometric IR Video Recording / Visual Video Recording: H.264 to memory card
  • Radiometric IR Video Streaming: Yes, over UVC or WiFi
  • Non-Radiometric IR Video Streaming: H.264 or MPEG-4 over WiFi; MJPEG over UVC or WiFi

Communication

  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • Video Out Display: Port over USB Type-C

Power System

  • Battery Type: Li ion battery, charged in camera or on separate charger
  • Battery Operating Time: Approx. 2.5 hours at 25°C (77°F) ambient temperature and typical use

Additional Data

  • Operating Temperature Range: –15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature Range: –40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
  • Shock/Vibration/Encapsulation; Safety: 25 g / IEC 60068-2-27, 2 g / IEC 60068-2-6, IP 54 /IEC 60529; EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1
  • Weight/Dimensions w/o Lens : 1 kg (2.2 lbs), 27.8 x 11.6 x 11.3 cm (11.0 x 4.6 x 4.4 in)
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