View Full Version : anyone ever try this IR camera?
It is a Long-Wave Infrared Sensor, real Thermal Imaging band. I used Inframetrics and Agema Thermal Imagers in the early 1980s. This is the 21st century, digital version.
"uncooled microbolometer Focal Plane Array" - No need for Liquid Nitrogen to operate.
I suspect that's FIR, not NIR. More for looking at heat signatures on buildings and stuff, isn't it? I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me.
there are some examples on the site for medical and industrial use, any ideas on the price ranges of these?
These types of cameras run in the $5,000- $20,000 range. They are not cheap. This one is a thermal imager. Great for finding heat-loss in houses.
For near-infrared cameras, a Silicon CCD is sensitive to 11,000 Angtroms. You need to go to Gallium-Arsenide-Phosphate for deeper NIR, and other harder-to-make Sensing Elements to get past Near IR. Mercury, Lead, and Tin, etc.
Turns out Fluke makes a line of them as well, and they can be rented.
saw your blog..noticed you use a RD1s....you should be able to shoot some nice IR with that too :angel:
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