Although thermal imaging cameras were initially developed for military use, today they find a wide range of uses in a variety of fields. They help firefighters see through smoke, power line technicians locate overheating parts and joints, and law enforcement use them for locating suspects and managing surveillance activities. Nowadays, there’s a wide range of thermal imaging cameras available online, which makes selecting the right one more complicated for first-time buyers. One of the most popular brands of thermal imaging cameras is FLIR, and one of their most popular models is the FLIR E 53.
The FLIR E 53 combines the latest thermal imaging camera technologies available from FLIR and it is rich with the key features of the more expensive E 75 model, but at a more affordable price. This makes the FLIR E 53 an attractive option for those who are contemplating between FLIR E 75 and the E8. It’s ideal for troubleshooting power, electrical and mechanical systems in a quick and easy manner. Further, it allows you to identify leaks, inspect insulation and find moisture problems.
The E 53 has a rather large and bright touchscreen, providing the operator with complete control over the menu settings using an intuitive navigation system that’s specially designed to make the E 53 easy to operate. It produces a clear and crisp image thanks to its 240×180 infrared resolution at an affordable price. It also has a thermal sensitivity of 0.03°C, which allows you to monitor even the smallest of temperature differences from a distance.
This thermal imaging camera has a manual focus to make capturing thermal images easy and quick. Further, you can focus on any part of an image, even at varying distances, meaning you have great overall control over what’s being measured. In other words, this thermal imaging camera is incredibly functional and is rich with features that make it a cutting edge in thermal imaging.
FLIR has always had wireless communication for their cameras, and E 53 is no different. You can easily connect it to a tablet or a smartphone, allowing you to see the camera’s screen on a mobile device in real-time. Additionally, you can upload the images to cloud services, create reports and mail them on the spot. Moreover, the Bluetooth functionality allows the camera to be linked with any MeterLink equipment, such as FLIR clamp meters, moisture meters or multimeters. All of the data from the MeterLink equipment can be captured and stored on the camera itself, and the built-in GPS and compass allow you to know where each piece of data has been taken from.