FLIR E86 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera

  • Patented FLIR MSX technology & expanded temperature range
  • IR Resolution of 464 x 348 pixels with interchangeable lens
  • FLIR Inspection Route software automatically enabled
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FLIR E86 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera

FLIR E86 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera is the second most powerful camera in the impressive FLIR Exx-Series. Handheld yet loaded with high-performance features, easily and accurately detect hot spots and hidden deficiencies invisible to the naked eye. With an expanded temperature measurement range up to 1500˚C and 464 × 348 pixel thermal camera, the E86 provides vibrant imagery to aid in diagnosing manufacturing issues & preventing equipment failures. Featuring a thermal sensitivity/NETD of <30mK at 30˚C (86˚F) discover insulation voids, roof leaks, HVAC deficiencies and more with this FLIR IR camera. Avoid unnecessary time searching for the problem with a series of interchangeable AutoCal™ lenses featuring a telephoto, standard, and wide angle field of view. Inspect electrical systems safely, survey large targets quickly & efficiently check electrical or mechanical assets for signs of failure.

Boasting 6 colour palettes, 3 spotmeters, a FLIR-Screen EST mode and on-screen area measurement information (m² or ft²) the FLIR E86 is a rugged all-in-one device. Find, fix and document issues rapidly with the Ultramax mode, 3 area measurement boxes and focus modes such as continuous LDM, one-shot LDM, one-shot contrast and manual. For precise autofocusing a laser distance meter is included and for improving image contrast utilise the incorporated FLIR 1-Touch Level/Span function. Other features include a live Max/Min temperature display, Picture-in-Picture mode, a 5MP digital camera with incorporated LED Photo/Video lamp and 1-4x digital zoom. The E86 can automatically add GPS tags to images whilst voice annotations are added via either the built-in mic or Bluetooth connection.

Together with a USB 2.0 port and DisplayPort the E86 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera has a useful built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection. METERLiNK enabled for compatibility with other applicable FLIR devices, this instrument possesses a 640 x 480 pixel 4" LCD touchscreen display with auto-rotation included. Complete with a sturdy carry case the E86 is supplied with a removable SD memory card and cable set: USB 2.0 A to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to HDMI and USB Type-C to USB Type-C. Storage modes include Visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture, Gallery & an Infrared mode where JPEG files with all of the measurement data attached can be saved.

FLIR Thermal Studio & FLIR Inspection Route

The FLIR Exx-Series including the E86 all come equipped with the exclusive FLIR Inspection Route feature automatically enabled within the device. This software guides an operator along a pre-approved route, through numerous locations, organising inspection data with relevant images on the fly. Beginning in FLIR Thermal Studio (with the Route Creator Plugin installed), a route is created and then exported to the FLIR E86 camera for rapid inspections, streamlined post-processing and swift reporting.

Designed to assist in managing thousands of images and videos this state of the art analysis & reporting software is designed for use with the Exx-Series. Offered in three versions - Starter, Standard, and Pro - the FLIR Thermal Studio Suite is fully compatible with all cameras which generate images in radiometric JPG format. Build a route which maximises efficiency, including as many inspection targets as need within the FLIR Thermal Studio with plugin installed.

Thermographers can download their user-created routes to the FLIR E86 camera and follow these guides to efficiently inspect large facilities over the course of a day. Collect data in these pre-defined routes, this structured manner aids in seamlessly organising & importing relevant information back to the FLIR software for analysis. Use this software for optimum organisation and maximum efficiency, the FLIR Route Creator is idea for batch processing ensuring no time is wasted during inspections.

FLIR AutoCal™ Interchangeable Lenses

Capable of automatically recognising a new lens, the FLIR E76, E86, and E96 cameras are compatible with all FLIR interchangeable AutoCal lenses. No need to send the camera for servicing as once a new lens has been installed the device will run an auto-calibration program. There are several different lens options available:

  • 14°, 29mm Telephoto lens: Includes a narrow field of view for precise focus & crisp imaging of distant targets.
  • 24°, 17mm Standard lens: Featuring a 24° × 18° field of view which allows users to remain a safe distance from potentially hazardous equipment while still capturing sharp details on smaller targets.
  • 42°, 10mm Wide-Angle lens: With the largest field of view for imaging buildings, roofs, or other areas where gathering the most information in a single image is crucial.

The FLIR E86 is available in seven different models as detailed in the table below, choose the right option for you from the drop down menu.

Model Lens
14° 24° 42°
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 degree lens    
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 24 degree lens    
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 42 degree lens    
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 and 24 degree lenses  
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 24 and 42 degree lenses  
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 and 42 degree lenses  
FLIR E86 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14, 24 and 42 degree lenses

FLIR MSX Technology

For crips, vibrant imagery the FLIR E86 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera features FLIR's patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) feature. Available exclusively with FLIR products, the MSX option incorporates visual detail and embosses it directly over the full thermal image for vastly enhanced detail and perspective. With this feature enabled format components becomes clear enough that even a label is readable within the captured thermal image. This provides a clear advantage when attempting to identify the issue and context of a thermal problem.

Without FLIR MSX Feature

With FLIR MSX Feature

Key Features

  • Part of the impressive FLIR Exx-Series
  • Designed for avoid unexpected downtime & improving plant reliability
  • Useful for building inspection, electrical & predictive maintenance
  • 464 x 348 pixel IR thermal detector
  • Measure temperatures accurately up to 1500°C (2732°F)
  • Thermal sensitivity/NETD of <30mK at 30˚C (86˚F)
  • FLIR Inspection Route automatically enabled
  • Fully compatible with FLIR Thermal Studio & Route Creator Plugin
  • Built-in FLIR MSX feature
  • Focus modes: Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM, one-shot contrast & manual
  • Ideal for batch processing tasks
  • FLIR-Screen EST mode incorporated
  • Uses FLIR 1-Touch Level/Span to improve image contrast
  • Display live Max/Min temperatures
  • GPS image tagging done automatically
  • Voice annotations via built-in mic or Bluetooth connection
  • 4 Inch 640 x 480 pixel LCD touchscreen display with auto-rotation
  • On-screen area measurement information in m² or ft²
  • 3 area measurement boxes
  • Includes 3 spotmeters
  • Features 6 colour palettes
  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Ultramax function
  • Laser distance meter for precise autofocusing
  • 5MP digital camera with incorporated LED Photo/Video lamp
  • Camera includes 1-4x digital zoom
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection
  • Features USB 2.0 port & DisplayPort
  • Laser distance meter included
  • Laser pointer included
  • Replaceable SD memory card
  • Storage modes including; Infrared, Visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture & Gallery
  • Infrared mode only save JPEG files with all measurement data included
  • METERLiNK enabled for compatibility with other instruments
  • Supplied with cable set
  • Hard carrying case

FLIR part number: E86

FLIR Exx-Series Comparison Table

Model E54 E76 E86 E96
IR resolution 320 × 240 pixels 320 × 240 pixels 464 × 348 pixels 640 × 480 pixels
Resolution with UltraMax®
  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) <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 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 Manual Continuous laser distance meter (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, 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, User Presets 1&2
Available lenses None (fixed lens) 14˚, 24˚, 42˚, macro (2x)
Lens identification   Automatic (FLIR AutoCalTM)
1-Touch Level/Span Yes: automatic contrast enhancement
Laser pointer Yes      
Laser distance meter   Yes    
Area measurement information     Yes  
On-camera routing software FLIR Inspection RouteTM — enabled
On-camera report building 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
Display 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

What's In The Box?
  • FLIR E86 Infrared camera with lens
  • 2x batteries
  • Battery charger
  • Hard transport case
  • Lanyards
  • Lens cap
  • Power supplies
  • SD card (8 GB)
  • Camera straps (hand, wrist, lanyard)
  • Carabiner hook
  • Front protection
  • Cables (USB 2.0 A to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to HDMI, USB Type-C to USB Type-C)
  • Strap brackets
  • Screws
  • Torx T10 wrench
  • Printed documentation
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  • Laser Pointer: Yes
  • Programmable Buttons: 1
  • Text: Predefined list or touchscreen keyboard
  • Time Lapse: No
  • Voice: 60 sec. recording added to still images or video via built-in mic (has speaker) or via Bluetooth®
  • Weight & Dimensions (without lens): 1 kg (2.2 lbs), 278.4 × 116.1 × 113.1 mm (11.0 × 4.6 × 4.4 in)
  • FLIR Screen-EST Mode: Yes
  • Sampling Average in Screen-EST Mode: Recommended temperature range: 30 to 45°C (86 to 113°F) in stable room temperature
  • Accuracy [Drift] in Screen-EST Mode: Accuracy (drift): ±0.3°C (±0.5°F)
  • FLIR Inspection Route: Enabled in camera

Connections & Communications

  • Communication Interfaces: USB 2.0, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, DisplayPort
  • Storage Media: Removable SD card
  • Video Out: DisplayPort over USB Type-C
  • METERLiNK: Yes


  • Operating Temperature Range: -15 to 50°C (5 to 122°F)
  • Safety: EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1
  • Storage Temperature Range: -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
  • Shock & Vibration & Encapsulation: 25g (IEC 60068-2-27), 2g (IEC 60068-2-6), IP54 (IEC 60529)

Imaging & Optical

  • Color palettes: Iron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
  • Detector Type and Pitch: Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm
  • Digital Camera: 5 MP, with built-in LED photo/video lamp
  • Digital Zoom: 1-4× continuous
  • f-number: 1.5
  • Focus: Continuous LDM, One-shot LDM, One-shot contrast, Manual
  • Global Positioning System [GPS]: Automatic image tagging
  • Image Frequency: 30 Hz
  • Image Sketch: From touchscreen, on infrared image only
  • IR Resolution: 464 × 348 pixels
  • Lens Identification: Automatic
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.0m
  • Non-Radiometric IR or Visual Video: H.264 to memory card
  • Non-radiometric IR video streaming: H.264 or MPEG-4 over Wi-Fi MJPEG over UVC or Wi-Fi
  • Picture-in-Picture: Resizable and movable
  • Radiometric IR video recording: Real-time radiometric recording (.csq)
  • Radiometric IR video streaming: Yes, over UVC
  • Spectral Range: 7.5-14 µm
  • Thermal Sensitivity/NETD: <50 mK at 30°C (86°F)
  • Viewfinder: No
  • UltraMax: Yes

Measurement & Analysis

  • Accuracy: ±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of the reading
  • Area measurement information: Yes
  • Laser Distance Meter: Yes; dedicated button
  • Measurement Presets: No measurements, Centre spot, Hot spot, Cold spot, 3 spots, Hot spot–Spot
  • Object Temperature Range: -20 to 120°C (-4 to 248°F); 0 to 650°C (32 to 1202°F)
  • Spot Meter: 3 ea. in live mode

Meter Data

  • Display: 4", 640 × 480 pixel touchscreen LCD with auto-rotation


  • Battery operating time: > 2.5 hours at 25°C (68°F) and typical use
  • Battery type: Rechargeable Li-ion battery

Storage Media

  • Image File Format: Standard JPEG with measurement data included. Infrared-only mode
  • Image Storage Mode: Infrared, Visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture, Gallery