FLIR T460 Thermal Imaging Camera

  • FLIR's top of the range T400 series thermal camera
  • Incorporates patented MSX and UltraMAX technology
  • Maximum thermal accuracy at +/- 1% and 320x240 thermal resolution
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FLIR T460 Thermal Imaging Camera

This product has now been discontinued. The nearest current equivalent is the FLIR T530 Thermal Imaging Camera.

Sitting atop FLIR's range of T400 series thermal imaging cameras is the FLIR T460 Thermal Camera. Suitable for almost all predictive maintenance and surveying applications (M&E, Industrial, Building and Renewables) the impressive specifications of the FLIR T460 makes this a truly versatile thermal imaging camera. The T460 captures highly detailed thermal images using its 320x240 thermal resolution and provides incredibly accurate temperature data with an accuracy of +/- 1% or 1°C.

The FLIR T460 continues to use FLIR innovation by incorporating MSX® Technology which underlays the digital image underneath the thermal image and thus providing visual detail and definition to the thermal image (see video for more information). The T460 also uses FLIR UltraMax™ which is a unique processing technique that allows report generation with images that have four times as many pixels and 50% less noise. Basically, your thermal images are digitally up-scaled enabling you to measure smaller targets more accurately or simply just providing further thermal clarity and noise reduction.

If you require video recording facilities then the T460 is the ideal choice with a unique feature allowing Radiometric video recording (CSQ) to memory card. This allows temperature data to be added post-transfer onto video files using FLIR Tools Plus software.

For more information regarding your thermal imaging requirements or to arrange an on-site demonstration of the FLIR T460 Thermal Camera please call 0113 248 9966 to speak to one of our in-house trained thermographers.

Quick overview of FLIR T460 Thermal Imaging Camera:

  Thermal Resolution
320x240 pixels (76,800 temperature measurements - x4 using Ultramax™).
  Thermal Sensitivity
<0.03°C @ 30°C
+/- 1% or 1°C whichever is greater - Truly market defining!
  Temperature Range
-20°C to 1500°C
Up scales your thermal image within FLIR software by x4 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 visible light camera onto the thermal image. This makes it so much easier to identify the image visually and thus improving work efficiency.
  Radiometric Video Recording
Video containing temperature data can be exported to memory card for further analysis within FLIR Tools PLUS software.
  Auto Orientation
Automatically orients onscreen data to portrait or landscape view.
  Rotatable Lens
Scan targets overhead, under objects, and from tough angles effortlessly with the help of a lens system that lets you point 120° up or down while keeping the display in easy view.
  User Presets
Pre-programmed user pre-sets makes it quicker and easier to obtain the measurements required.
  Intuitive Touch screen and Interface
Tap the 3.5" Touch screen or use buttons to quickly access temperature and measurement tools, parameters, image modes etc.
  Built-in Digital Camera
3.1MP digital camera inbuilt. Simultaneously captures a digital image when a thermal image is captured, pairing the two up in the camera thumbnail image gallery and within FLIR Tools software. Also enables Picture-in-Picture, Thermal Fusion and MSX®.
Transmits FLIR Test and Measurement data onto the camera via Bluetooth. This further validates your thermal image by adding additional quantified information.
  Additional Lenses Available
Interchangeable telephoto, wide angle, and close-up optics.
  Laser Pointer and LED Light Inbuilt
Identify your view finder location using the inbuilt laser pointer and illuminate dimly lit areas using the bright inbuilt LED lights.
Add voice or text comments to images or use the touch screen to sketch.
  Digital Zoom
x8 Digital Zoom function inbuilt.
  Wi-Fi Connectivity
Connects camera to mobile devices so you can stream live thermal video, take remote control, analyze stored images, and email findings quickly from the field. *Requires Free FLIR Tools Mobile App for Android and iPhone.
Embeds pointing direction onto thermal image.


FLIR T400 Comparison Table

  T420 T440 T460
Thermal Resolution 320x240
Thermal Sensitivity <0.04°C @ 30°C <0.03°C @ 30°C
Accuracy +/-2°C or +/-2% of reading, whichever is greater, at 25°C nominal +/-1°C or +/-1% of reading for limited temperature range; ±2°C or 2%, whichever is greater, at 25°C nominal
Temperature Range -20°C to 650°C
Optional: up to 1200°C
-20°C to 1200°C -20°C to 1500°C
Measurement Modes 7 presets: center spot; hot spot (box max); cold spot (box min); 3 spots; hot spot - spot (box max + spot + delta); hot spot - temperature (box max + ref temp + delta); no measurements 6 presets: center spot; hot spot (box max); cold spot (box min); no measurements; 2 user presets
MSX Technology
Radiometric Recording     CSQ to memory card
User Presets  
Frame Rate 60Hz
Lens Choices 6°, 15° Tele, 45° & 90° Wide; Close up: 100 μm, 50 μm
Focus Manual and Automatic
Display Size 3.5”
Built-in Visual Camera 3.1MP
Digital Zoom 4x 8x
Sketch n IR/Visual Image   Draw or add predefined stamps

What's In The Box?

  • FLIR T460 Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Hard transport case
  • 15, 25 or 45 Degree Lens (Selectable above)
  • Battery (2 ea.)
  • Battery charger
  • Bluetooth headset
  • FLIR calibration card
  • Camera lens cap
  • Downloads brochure
  • FLIR Tools software
  • Memory card
  • Neckstrap
  • Power supply, incl. multi-plugs
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Printed Important Information Guide
  • Service & training brochure
  • Sunshield
  • USB cable
  • User documentation CD-ROM
  • Video cable
  • Warranty extension card

Imaging and optical data

  • IR resolution: 320 × 240 pixels
  • UltraMax: Yes
  • Thermal sensitivity/NETD:  <30 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
  • Field of view (FOV): 25° × 19°
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.4 m (1.31 ft.)
  • Focal length: 18 mm (0.7 in.)
  • Spatial resolution (IFOV): 1.36 mrad
  • Image frequency: 60 Hz
  • Focus: Automatic (one shot) or manual
  • Digital zoom: 2×, 4× and 8×
  • Focal plane array (FPA): Uncooled microbolometer Spectral range 7.5–13 μm

Image presentation

  • Display: Touch screen, 3.5 in. LCD, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Auto orientation: Automatic landscape or portrait
  • Image adjustment: Auto or manual
  • Image presentation modes: Thermal MSX, Picture in Picture Resizable and movable, IR area on visual image


  • Object temperature range • –20°C to +1500°C
  • Accuracy ±1°C (±1.8°F) or ±1% of reading for limited temperature range,

Measurement analysis

  • Spotmeter: 5
  • Area: 5 areas (boxes or circles) with max./min./average
  • Profile: 1 line profile with max/min temp.
  • Automatic hot/cold detection: Auto hot or cold spotmeter markers within area
  • User presets The user can select and combine measurements from any number of spots/boxes/circles/profiles/ delta
  • Difference temperature: Delta temperature between measurement functions or reference temperature
  • Emissivity correction: Variable from 0.01 to 1.0 or selected from materials list
  • Measurement corrections: Reflected temperature, optics transmission and atmospheric transmission
  • Colour palettes: Arctic, Gray, Iron, Lava, Rainbow and Rainbow HC


  • Colour Alarm (isotherm): Above/below/interval
  • Screening: Difference temperature alarm, audible


  • Set-up commands: Define user presets, Save options, Programmable button, Reset options, Set up camera, Wi-Fi, Compass, Bluetooth, Language,Time & units, Camera information

Service functions

  • Camera software update: Use PC software FLIR Tools

Storage of images

  • Image storage: Standard JPEG, including digital photo and measurement data, on memory card
  • Image storage mode: Simultaneous storage of thermal and digital photo in same JPEG. Optional to store digital photo as separate JPEG.
  • Time lapse: 15 seconds to 24 hours

Image annotations (in still images)

  • Voice: 60 seconds (via Bluetooth) stored with the image
  • Text: Add table. Select between predefined templates or create your own in FLIR Tools
  • Image description: Add short note (stored in JPEG exif tag)
  • Sketch: Draw on thermal/digital photo or add predefined stamps
  • METERLiNK: Wireless connection (Bluetooth) to: FLIR meters with METERLiNK
  • Report generation: Instant Report (*.pdf file) in camera including IR and visual images + Separate PC software with extensive report generation

Geographic Information System

Compass: Camera direction automatically added to every still image 

Video recording in camera

  • Radiometric IR-video recording: CSQ to memory card
  • Non-radiometric IR-video recording: MPEG-4 to memory card
  • Visual video recording: MPEG-4 to memory card

Video streaming

  • Radiometric IR-video streaming: Full dynamic to PC using USB or to mobile devices using Wi-Fi.
  • Non-radiometric IR-video streaming: MPEG-4 using Wi-Fi. Uncompressed colorized video using USB
  • Visual video streaming: MPEG-4 using Wi-Fi. Uncompressed colorized video using USB

Digital camera

  • Built-in digital camera: 3.1 Mpixel with LED light (photo as separate image)
  • Digital camera, focus: Fixed focus
  • Digital camera, FOV: Adapts to the IR lens
  • Built-in digital lens data: FOV 53° × 41°
  • Digital camera, aspect ratio: 4:3

Laser pointer

  • Laser: Activated by dedicated button
  • Laser alignment: Position is automatic displayed on the IR image
  • Laser classification: Class 2
  • Laser type: Semiconductor AlGaInP diode laser
  • Laser power :1 mW
  • Laser wavelength: 635 nm (red)

Data communication interfaces

  • Interfaces USB-mini, USB-A, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, composite video
  • METERLiNK/Bluetooth: Communication with headset and external sensors
  • Wi-Fi: Peer to peer (adhoc) or infrastructure (network)
  • SD Card: One card slot for removable SD memory cards


  • USB: USB-A: Connect external USB device + USB Mini-B: Data transfer to and from PC / Uncompressed colorized video
  • USB, standard: USB Mini-B: 2.0

Composite video

  • Video out: Composite
  • Video, standard: CVBS (ITU-R-BT.470 PAL/SMPTE 170M NTSC)
  • Video, connector type: 4-pole 3.5 mm jack


  • Wi-Fi: Standard: 802.11 b/g + Frequency range: 2412–2462 MHz + Max output power: 15 dBm
  • METERLiNK/Bluetooth: Frequency range: 2402–2480 MHz
  • Antenna: Internal

Power system

  • Battery type: Rechargeable Li Ion battery
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Battery capacity: 4.4 Ah, at +20°C to +25°C (+68°F to +77°F)
  • Battery operating time: Approx. 4 hours at +25°C (+77°F) ambient temperature and typical use
  • Charging system: In camera (AC adapter or 12 V from a vehicle) or 2-bay charger
  • Charging time: 4 h to 90% capacity, charging status indicated by LED's
  • Charging temperature: 0°C to +45°C (+32°F to +113°F)
  • Power management: Automatic shutdown and sleep mode (user selectable)
  • AC operation: AC adapter, 90–260 VAC input, 12 V output to camera
  • Start-up time from sleep mode: Instant on

Environmental 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)
  • Humidity (operating and storage) IEC 60068-2-30/24 h 95% relative humidity +25°C to +40°C (+77°F to +104°F) / 2 cycles
  • EMC: ETSI EN 301 489-1 (radio) + ETSI EN 301 489-17 + EN 61000-6-2 (Immunity) + EN 61000-6-3 (Emission) + FCC 47 CFR Part 15 B (Emission) + ICES-003
  • Radio spectrum: ETSI EN 300 328 + FCC Part 15.247 + RSS-210
  • Magnetic fields: EN 61 000-4-8, Test level 5 for continous field (Severe industrial environment)
  • Encapsulation: IP 54 (IEC 60529)
  • Shock: 25 g (IEC 60068-2-27)
  • Vibration: 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)
  • Safety: EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1

Physical data

  • Camera weight, incl. battery: 0.855 kg 
  • Camera size: (L × W × H) 106 × 201 × 125 mm (4.2 × 7.9 × 4.9 in.), with built-in lens pointing forward
  • Tripod mounting: UNC ¼"-20 (adapter needed)
  • Material: Polycarbonate + acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC-ABS) + Thixomold magnesium + Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)
  • Color: Graphite gray and black