FLIR E96 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera

  • Outstanding 640 x 480 IR resolution with interchangeable lens
  • Temperature range up to 1500˚C & patented FLIR MSX technology
  • Automatically enabled FLIR Inspection Route software within camera
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FLIR E96 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera

The FLIR E96 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera is the pinnacle of the incredible FLIR Exx-Series, the first FLIR pistol-grip camera with a 640 x 480 thermal resolution plus FLIR UltraMax and MSX technology incorporated. Designed for quickly diagnosing electrical and mechanical failures while keeping the operator at a safe distance from potentially hazardous high-voltage targets. With a temperature range of up to 1500˚C and a thermal sensitivity/NETD of <30mK at 30˚C (86˚F), use the vibrant & easy-to-interpret captured images to accurately detect hot spots and hidden deficiencies invisible to the naked eye. For quickly & efficiently checking electrical or mechanical assets for signs of failure, the E96 comes complete with the option of interchangeable lenses. These FLIR AutoCal lenses featuring either a telephoto, standard, or wide-angle field of view are ideal for surveying hot spots, surveying roofs or building envelopes exceedingly quickly.

Handheld yet bursting with professional quality features, alongside the aforementioned UltraMax & MSX the FLIR E96 boasts a wealth of diagnostic tools. Find, fix and document issues rapidly with 6 colour palettes, 3 spotmeters, a FLIR-Screen EST mode and an Infrared Time Lapse feature ranging from 10 seconds to 24 hours. 3 area measurement boxes, area measurement information (m² or ft²) and focus modes such as continuous LDM, one-shot LDM, one-shot contrast and manual.

For improving image contrast the FLIR E96 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera utilises an incorporated FLIR 1-Touch Level/Span function, whilst precise autofocusing is accomplished via a built-in laser distance meter. Other features include a Picture-in-Picture mode, live Max/Min temperature display, a 5MP digital camera with an incorporated LED Photo/Video lamp and a continuous 1-8x digital zoom. The thermal imaging camera will add GPS tags automatically however voice annotations are added through either the built-in mic or Bluetooth feature.

METERLiNK enabled for compatibility with other relevant FLIR devices the 4" LCD display of the E96 comes with touchscreen capability and auto-rotation included. Incorporated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are supported by a USB 2.0 port and DisplayPort. Within the removable 8GB SD memory card storage modes include Visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture, Gallery & an Infrared-only mode where JPEG files with all of the measurement data attached can be saved. The FLIR E96 is supplied with a rugged carrying case and cable set: USB 2.0 A to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to HDMI and USB Type-C to USB Type-C.

FLIR Thermal Studio & FLIR Inspection Route

The FLIR Exx-Series including the E96 all come equipped with the exclusive FLIR Inspection Route feature automatically enabled within the device. Starting in FLIR Thermal Studio (with the Route Creator Plugin installed), create an inspection route designed to pass through numerous locations, collecting and organising data with images without pause. Export the route to the FLIR E96 Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera for streamlined inspections, swift post-processing and rapid reporting.

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. This state-of-the-art analysis & reporting software is designed for use with the Exx-Series, assisting in managing thousands of images and videos. Build a route which maximises efficiency, including as many inspection targets as needed within the FLIR Thermal Studio with the plugin installed.

Ideal for batch processing and ensuring there is no wasted time during inspections, Thermographers can download user-created routes to the FLIR E96 camera and follow these guides to efficiently inspect large facilities over a day. This structured operating procedure aids in seamlessly organising & importing relevant information back to the FLIR software for further analysis. Use this software for optimum organisation and maximum efficiency.

FLIR AutoCal™ Interchangeable Lenses

The FLIR E76, E86, and E96 Thermal Imaging Cameras are compatible with all FLIR interchangeable AutoCal lenses. Capable of automatically recognising a new lens, there is no need 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 E96 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 E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 degree lens    
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 24 degree lens    
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 42 degree lens    
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 and 24 degree lenses  
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 24 and 42 degree lenses  
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14 and 42 degree lenses  
FLIR E96 Thermal Imaging Camera with 14, 24 and 42 degree lenses

FLIR MSX Technology

Available exclusively with FLIR products, the MSX feature within the E96 incorporates visual detail and embosses it directly over the full thermal image for greatly enhanced detail and perspective. The crisp, vibrant imagery produced by FLIR's patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) technology provides a clear advantage when attempting to identify the issue and context of a thermal problem. With this feature enabled format components becomes clear enough that even a label is readable within the captured thermal image.

Without FLIR MSX Feature

With FLIR MSX Feature

Key Features

  • Top of the impressive FLIR Exx-Series
  • Designed to avoid unexpected downtime & improving plant reliability
  • Allows inspectors to remain at a safe distance from potentially hazardous targets.
  • 640 x 480 pixel IR thermal detector
  • Measure temperatures accurately up to 1500°C (2732°F)
  • Thermal sensitivity/NETD of <30mK at 30˚C (86˚F)
  • Automatically enabled FLIR Inspection Route
  • Fully compatible with FLIR Thermal Studio & Route Creator Plugin
  • FLIR MSX feature built-in
  • Focus modes: Continuous LDM, one-shot LDM, one-shot contrast & manual
  • Ideal for batch processing tasks
  • Time-lapse feature - 10sec to 24hours
  • FLIR-Screen EST mode included
  • Uses FLIR 1-Touch Level/Span to improve image contrast
  • Displays live Max/Min temperatures on screen
  • GPS image tagging is 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
  • Includes 3 area measurement boxes
  • Features 3 spotmeters
  • Uses 6 colour palettes
  • Picture-in-Picture mode available
  • Ultramax function
  • Laser distance meter for precise autofocusing
  • 5MP digital camera with LED Photo/Video lamp
  • The camera includes continuous 1-8x digital zoom
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection
  • Features USB 2.0 port & DisplayPort
  • Laser distance meter included
  • Laser pointer featured
  • Removable 8GB SD memory card
  • Storage modes including; Infrared, Visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture & Gallery
  • Infrared mode only saves JPEG files with all measurement data included
  • METERLiNK enabled for compatibility with other instruments
  • Supplied with cable set
  • Rugged carrying case

FLIR part number: E96

FLIR Exx-Series Comparison Table

Model E52 E54 E76 E86 E96
IR resolution 240 × 180 pixels 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 <50 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 120°C (-4°F to 248°F);
0°C to 550°C (32°F to 1022°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 Manual 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), 80˚ Wide Angle Lens
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

Specialists In Thermal Imaging Solutions

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As the UK's leading thermal imaging solutions provider, we have a wide range of knowledge and experience. From common electrical and industrial mechanical inspections to renewable energy, building inspections and much more, our thermography-trained team ensures your enquiry is looked after from start to finish.

Find the best solution for your application and budget through:

  • Onsite-demo/remote consultations on request
  • 'Try Before You Buy' and hire options available
  • After-sales care that provides ongoing calibration and servicing
  • Finding the optimal software package, ensuring the correct reporting and data functionality for your needs

To help you find the right thermal imaging solution, please get in touch on 0113 248 9966 or

What's In The Box?

  • FLIR E96 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


  • Laser Pointer: Yes
  • Programmable Buttons: 1
  • Text: Predefined list or touchscreen keyboard
  • Time Lapse: 10 seconds to 24 hours (infrared)
  • 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

  • Colour palettes: Iron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
  • Detector Type and Pitch: Uncooled microbolometer, 12 µm
  • Digital Camera: 5 MP, with built-in LED photo/video lamp
  • Digital Zoom: 1-8× 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: 640 × 480 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