Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you visualize and verify thermal performance instantly, but in order to perform a variety of thermal temperature measurements, one needs a special infrared camera. The thermal imagery will allow you to detect and address the problem that otherwise, could go unnoticed. Usually the infrared cameras are used by electricians and engineers in order to spot overheating components, locate overloaded circuits and fix the problem before it gets worse.
Even though prices have fallen dramatically in the last few years, buying an infrared camera is still a pricey investment, because it’s not just the price you should worry about, but also the software features that make the camera desirable or fallible.
One of the most popular and high-quality thermal imaging cameras are the FLIR infrared cameras because they show you the thermal problems and quantify them with precise non-contact temperature measurement. With over twenty five years of experience in the field of thermal performance, FLIR offers a wide range of infrared cameras varying in price, pixel resolution and features and in this article we’ll concentrate on the FLIR T420.
The FLIR T420 is a camera model in the professional T400 series with advanced technology suitable for extensive use. The small size and low weight of this particular camera makes it really easy-to-use during a full working day. Also, the FLIR T420 is equipped with the innovative Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) feature which helps the camera produce images rich in detail like never before, plus you can highlight objects of interest by sketching or adding predefined stamps directly onto the camera’s touch screen. You can do this on both infrared and visual images.
Probably one of the most useful features this camera offers is the Wi-Fi connectivity which allows you to connect the FLIR T420 with your phone, tablet or computer. This way you can transfer all your photos directly to other devices such as the aforementioned.
Some of the other features include: image frequency, which is 60Hz, focus which can be both automatic or manual depending on your preferences, focal length of 18 mm, MSX resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, a touch screen with 320 x 240 pixels and so much more. Also, the set-up commands have save and reset options, Bluetooth, option to change the language on the device, a compass and a programmable button. So yes, the FLIR T420 is pretty much a convenient collision between ease of use and innovation.