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FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera

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  • 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
(Ex. VAT) £4,166.00 (Inc. VAT) £4,999.20

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  • Description

    FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera

    ** This camera features an 'Elevated Body Temperature Mode' > read the dedicated section below for more information **

    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.

    Vibrant MSX® Thermal Imaging

    IR Building Image

    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

    This camera includes an EBT screening mode.

    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.

    For more information regarding EBT screening, please view this pdf.

    FLIR part number: 84502-0201

    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


    Key Features

      Thermal Resolution
    240 x 180 pixels.
      Thermal Sensitivity
     ≤30mK (<0.03˚C)
    +/- 2% or 2°C whichever is greater
      Temperature Range
    -20°C to 650°C
    Up scales your thermal image within FLIR software by 4, increasing definition and reducing noise. Allows zoom on smaller targets for more accurate measurements.
    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®.
    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.


    DISCLAIMER: Although thermal imaging products should never be used to make a diagnosis of a disease such as coronavirus COVID-19, they can be used in screening those with a higher skin surface temperature so that they can be medically assessed.

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  • 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


    • 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)
  • Supplied Accessories

    • 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)
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