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FLIR Introduces Quartet of Research-grade Infrared Cameras

FLIR Systems has introduced four high-performance infrared cameras for science and research applications at Photonics West 2017 in San Francisco (US). These new full-featured products — the FLIR X6800sc, FLIR A8200sc and FLIR X8500sc midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras, and the FLIR A6260sc shortwave infrared camera (SWIR) — provide flexibility, fast frame rates and high sensitivity required for scientific research applications. 

Each of the four FLIR platforms blends features of high-speed visible cameras, such as remote triggering and precise synchronization, with advanced thermal technology from FLIR, allowing researchers to generate accurate temperature readings. From capturing fast-moving objects for aerospace or ballistics testing, to characterizing rapid thermal transients in circuit boards or composite material testing, the new cameras deliver the thermal resolution, speed, and features researchers need to collect meaningful data.


The high-speed FLIR X6800sc MWIR camera captures high-resolution, full-frame 640 x 512 thermal images at 502 frames per second and saves nearly a minute of data to the on-camera RAM without dropping frames. With advanced triggering options and on-camera RAM/SSD recording, this camera offers the functionality to stop motion on high-speed events both in the lab and at the test range.

FLIR A8200sc

The FLIR A8200sc produces MWIR thermal images at 1024 x 1024 pixels, for more than one million points of measurement. The camera offers high sensitivity (typically <20 mK) for low-noise imaging and can measure small targets down to 3.5 µm. The camera’s image output can be windowed to increase frame rates and accurately characterize high-speed thermal events, so critical data isn’t missed during testing. 

FLIR X8500sc

The FLIR X8500sc is the highest speed 1280 x 1024 MWIR camera from FLIR, with a full-frame speed of 180 fps. The on-camera RAM allows users to record 36 seconds of full-resolution, full-frame data with zero dropped frames, then save it the removable FLIR DVIR drive and be ready to begin a new recording within 90 seconds. The X8500sc also streams high-speed 14-bit data simultaneously over Gigabit Ethernet, Camera Link and CoaXpress for live viewing, analysis or recording.

FLIR A6260sc

The FLIR A6260sc is a full-featured SWIR camera. The user can fully configure camera settings such as frame rate, integration time and window size. The A6260sc is optimized for the SWIR wavebands, making it suitable for applications such as measuring temperature through glass, laser beam profiling and silicon wafer inspection applications.

The FLIR X6800sc, FLIR A8200sc, FLIR X8500sc and FLIR A6260sc are available now for orders through established FLIR sales channels. 

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