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Fluke Thermal Imager Selection Guide

Thermal Imagers or Infrared Thermometers are valuable tools that can have a significant impact on your troubleshooting and maintenance productivity, as well as the bottom line, for industrial, electrical and building applications. It is important that you choose the right thermal imager for your application.

Some questions to consider:

Do I need High Temperature, High Accuracy or both?
Will I be measuring close up or at a distance that may require a special lens?
Do I need to store data taken in the field?
Will I need to generate reports?
Do I need video recording or just still pictures?

This Thermal Imager Selection Guide can help you choose the right tool for your application and budget. Click on the model number to get detailed specifications and pricing.

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Models Expert Series IR Cameras Professional Series IR Cameras Performance Series IR Cameras
TiX1000 TiX660 TiX640 TiX560 TiX520 Ti400 Ti300 Ti200 TiS65 TiS60 TiS55 TiS50 TiS45 TiS40 TiS20 TiS10
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Detector resolution 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, Super Res. 640 x 480, 1280 x 960, Super Res. 640 x 480 320 x 240, 640 x 480, Super Res. 320 x 240, 640 x 480, Super Res. 320 x 240 240 x 180 200 x 150 260 x 195 260 x 195 220 x 165 220 x 165 160 x 120 160 x 120 120 x 90 80 x 60
Spatial resolution 0.6 mRad 0.8 mRad 0.8 mRad 1.31 mRad 1.31 mRad 1.31 mRad 1.75 mRad 2.09 mRad 2.4 mRad 2.4 mRad 2.8 mRad 2.8 mRad 3.9 mRad 3.9 mRad 5.2 mRad 7.8 mRad
Field of view 32.4° x 24.7° 30.9° x 23.1° 30.9° x 23.1° 24° x 17° 24° x 17° 24° x 17° 24° x 17° 24° x 17° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8° 35.7° x 26.8°
Distance to Spot 1811:1 1187:1 1187:1 764:1 764:1 764:1 573:1 477:1 417:1 417:1 353:1 353:1 257:1 257:1 193:1 128:1
Thermal sensitivity 50 mK 30 mK 30 mK 50 mK 50 mK 50 mK 50 mK 75 mK 80 mK 80 mk 80 mk 80 mk 90 mK 90 mK 100 mK 150 mK
Temperature range -40 °C to +1200 °C (-4 °F to +2192°F)1 -40 °C to +1200 °C (-4 °F to +2192°F)1 -40 °C to +1200 °C (-4 °F to +2192°F) -20 °C to +1200 °C (-4 °F to +2192°F) -20 °C to +850 °C (-4 °F to +1562°F) -20 °C to +1200 °C (-4 °F to +2192°F) -20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1202°F) -20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1202°F) -20 °C to +550 °C
(–4 °F to 1022 °F)
-20 °C to +550 °C
(–4 °F to 1022 °F)
-20 °C to + 450 °C
(–4 °F to 842 °F)
-20 °C to + 450 °C
(–4 °F to 842 °F)
-20 °C to +350 °C
(–4 °F to 662 °F)
-20 °C to +350 °C
(–4 °F to 662 °F)
-20 °C to +350 °C
(–4 °F to 662 °F)
-20 °C to +250 °C
(–4 °F to 482 °F)
Focus systems LS, AF, MF, ES LS, AF, MF, ES AF, MF, ES LS, AMF LS, AMF LS, AMF LS, AMF LS, AMF MF FF MF FF MF FF FF FF
Laser distance meter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image enhancement IRF, SR IRF, SR IRF IRF, SR, IS IRF, SR IRF IRF IRF IRF, PIP IRF, PIP IRF, PIP IRF, PIP IRF, PIP IRF, PIP IRF
Annotation VA, TA VA, TA VA, TA IRPN, VA, TA IRPN, VA, TA IRPN, VA, TA IRPN, VA IRPN, VA IRPN, VA IRPN, VA IRPN, VA IRPN, VA VA VA
Standard video rec. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radiometric video rec. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optional lenses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Models Expert Series Thermal Imager Professional Series Thermal Imagers Performance Series Thermal Imagers
TiX1000 TiX660 TiX640 TiX560 TiX520 Ti400 Ti300 Ti200 TiS65 TiS60 TiS55 TiS50 TiS45 TiS40 TiS20 TiS10
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IFOV (spatial resolution) 0.6 mRad 0.8 mRad 0.8 mRad 1.31 mRad 1.75 mRad 2.09 mRad 2.4 mRad 2.8 mRad 3.9 mRad 5.2 mRad 7.8mRad
Detector resolution 1024 x 768
(786,432  pixels) Super Resolution mode: 2048 x 1536
(3,145,728 pixels)
640 x 480
(307,200  pixels) Super Resolution mode: 1280 x 960
(1,228,800 pixels)
640 x 480
(307,200 pixels)
320 x 240 (76,800 pixels) Super Resolution mode: 640 x 480 (307,000 pixels) 320 x 240
(76,800 pixels)
240 x 180
(43,200 pixels)
200 x 150
(30,000 pixels)
260 x 195
(50,700 pixels)
220 x 165
(36,300 pixels)
160 x 120
(19,200 pixels)
120 x 90
(10,800 pixels)
80 x 60
(4,800 pixels)
Field of view 32.4° H   X   24.7° V 30.9° H x 23.1° V 24° H x 17° V 35.7° H x 26.8° V
Optional lenses Capture spectacular images close up or from a distance with optional lenses: 2 wide angle, 2 telephoto,
3 macro and 1 standard
Optional telephoto and wide angle lenses available
Wireless connectivity Fluke Connect™ app compatible with Fluke Connect®   WiFi SD Card1 Fluke Connect®  app compatible. Wireless connectivity to PC, iPhone®  and iPad®  (iOS 4s and later), Android™ 4.3 and up, and WiFi to LAN1
IR-Fusion® AutoBlend™ mode, continuous blending AutoBlend™ mode 5 presets (0 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 %, 100 %) 3 presets
(0 %, 50 %, 100 %)
Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Picture-in-Picture 5 presets (0 %, 25 % ,50 %, 75 %, 100 %)
Focus system LaserSharp®  Auto Focus, auto focus, manual focus, and EverSharp multifocal recording Auto focus, manual focus, and EverSharp multifocal recording LaserSharp®  Auto Focus with built-in laser distance meter and advanced manual focus Manual focus Fixed focus Manual focus Fixed focus Manual focus Fixed focus
Display 5.6 inch color TFT display, 1280 × 800 pixel resolution, suitable for daylight operation 5.7 inch touchscreen LCD, 640 x 480 pixel resolution 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD, 640 x 480 pixel resolution 3.5 inch (landscape) 320 x 240 LCD
Design Camcorder with handle, Tiltable LCoS color viewfinder display,
800 × 600 pixel resolution
Camcorder Ergonomic FlexCam design with a 180 degree articulating lens Rugged, ergonomic design for one-handed use Rugged, lightweight, ergonomic design for one-handed use
Thermal sensitivity ≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C
target temp (50 mK)
≤ 0.03 °C at 30 °C target temp (30 mK) ≤ 0.045 °C at 30 °C
target temp (45 mK); Filter Mode ≤ 0.03
°C at 30 °C target temp (30 mK)
≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C
target temp (50 mK); Filter Mode ≤ 0.04
°C at 30 °C target temp (40 mK)
≤ 0.05 °C at 30 °C target temp (50 mK) ≤ 0.075 °C at 30 °C target temp
(75 mK)
≤ 0.08 °C at 30 °C target temp (80 mK) ≤ 0.09 °C at 30 °C target temp (90 mK) ≤ 0.10 °C at 30 °C
target temp (100 mK)
≤ 0.15 °C at 30 °C
target temp (150 mK)
Temperature measurement range -40 °C  to +1200 °C  (-40 °F to 2192 °F)
High temperature option—request at time of order: up to 2000 °C (3632 °F)
-40  °C to +1200 °C
(-40 °F to +2192 °F)
-20 °C to +1200 °C
(-4 °F to +2192 °F)
-20 °C to +850 °C
(-4 °F to +1562 °F)
-20 °C to +1200 °C
(-4 °F to +2192 °F)
-20 °C to +650 °C (-4 °F to +1202 °F) -20 °C to +550 °C (–4 °F to 1022 °F) -20 °C to + 450 °C  (–4 °F to 842 °F) -20 °C to +350 °C (–4 °F to 662 °F) -20 °C to +350 °C
(–4 °F to 662 °F)
-20 °C to +250 °C
(–4 °F to 482 °F)
Frame rate 30 Hz or 9 Hz versions 60 Hz or 9 Hz versions 9 Hz or 30 Hz versions 9 Hz 9 Hz or 30 Hz versions 9 Hz 9 Hz or 30 Hz versions 9 Hz
Sub-windowing modes available: (add-on at time of order-- sub-windowing options are not available on 9 Hz models) Option 1:
640 × 480 (60 fps)
Option 2:
384 × 288 (120 fps)
Option 3:
1024 × 96 (240 fps)
Option 1:
384 × 288 (120 fps)
Option 2:
640 × 120 (240 fps)
Software SmartView® software and Fluke Connect®
Voice annotation Yes
Text annotation Yes
Video recording Standard and radiometric
Streaming video (remote display) Via HDMI; GigE Ethernet available in SmartView®   software Via USB or WiFi
Remote control Yes Yes Yes
Alarms High temperature, low temperature, and Isotherms High temperature, low temperature
Warranty Two-years (standard), extended warranties are available