Flir C2 Compact Thermal Imaging Camera
The FLIR C2 is compact, lightweight, and gets the job done. Its large screen shows you what you need to see on-site. The slim profile fits into any pocket but it is tough enough to miss the pocket and fall to the floor unscathed. Its sturdy exoskeleton shrouds a built-in LED spotlight. Allowing the operator situational duality. The device can be can used as a flashlight, regular camera, and thermal imager combining three devices in to one.
The FLIR C2 offers 'plug and play' simplicity, pull it out of the box and you are ready to go. No user intervention on hardware or software required to install extensions. The enhanced thermal imaging provides stunning detail to help you identify problem areas easier. FLIR calls this Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging or MSX. It curtails a more defined image by using photography combined with thermal imaging. Using defined images in reality to make the thermal image appear more detail rich image. This offers the viewer better texture in a thermal image. This new feature allows detection of more anomalies. What before may have been less distinct is now formatted in such a way that conclusions occur in a split second.
This patent-pending technology brought forth by FLIR’s unique onboard processor. MSX in the C2 provides extraordinary thermal image details in real time. Photo and video enhanced with visible spectrum definition. It produces exceptional thermal clarity to highlight exactly where the problem is. MSX ensures easier target identification without compromising radiometric data. The quality of the thermal images is excellent. There is almost no need any more for a separate digital image. FLIR’s new MSX embosses digital camera detail onto thermal video and stills.
In layman’s terms the thermal images look sharper. Targeting images will happen faster. Clutter-free picture ensures a faster route to solutions. Users can see the results of MSX technology on the touchscreen of the FLIR C2, in real time. This is military grade night vision in the palm of your hand.
What you are 'seeing' through the sensor is thermal energy emitted from objects. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible to the human eye. Thanks evolution. But just like flight we have now defied that too. The electromagnetic spectrum that we used to only perceive as heat is visible with the FLIR C2. Allowing you to see what your eyes can not without having to use your hands.
MSX makes temperature differences between objects super visible. An excellent tool for predictive maintenance, and building inspections. Why should research & development for automation applications need manual temperature gauging? Now you can speed up the business of speeding up business as easy as reaching in your pocket. Click. Return to pocket.
Total darkness is no problem for the C2. Darkest of nights, heavy fog, far distances, or smoke. No problem. Nothing stops the security, surveillance, maritime, automotive, or firefighting powers of the FLIR C2.
A world leader in the design and manufacturing of thermal imaging. A wide variety of applications through one device. Over 50 years of experience and thousands of devices currently in use worldwide. Uses range from industrial, building inspections, research & development, security and surveillance, maritime, automotive. The list goes on. Eight manufacturing plants located in the USA
What are some other great features of the FLIR C2 thermal imaging camera?
- It's compact. I mean REALLY compact. It looks like a smart phone. My phone is actually bigger than the C2.
- It has an LED lamp on the front. So, not only does it make a handy flashlight, it also takes bright visual images in dark areas.
- The FLIR C2 thermal camera also auto-rotates the image, depending on how you hold the camera. It can make either landscape or portrait images.
- The 3" screen is big and bright. Even better? It's also a touch-screen, so it makes the FLIR C2 easy to use.
- The C2 comes with FLIR’s unique 2-10 warranty, covering parts and labor for two years and the detector for ten. Not really cool, but good to know.
How does the FLIR C2 see heat?
The ability to “see” heat with a thermal camera way creates an entirely new level of awareness for both professionals and consumers, allowing them to find problems they may have missed before. The benefit is a non-destructive, more efficient, and more reliable way to troubleshoot that provides persuasive thermal images to help make the case for repairs and verify that work has been done correctly. This adds high visual impact to a building professional’s reports and marketing materials, and, of course, increases the contractor’s diagnostic credibility, which always makes good business sense.
Everything around you either emits or reflects heat energy. So when you look around a home with the FLIR C2, its thermal images can show you where doors and windows may not be properly weatherized and are leaking cold or warm air (depending on the season). You may also see a section of an outside wall that appears considerably cooler during winter months, indicating voids where insulation is missing or improperly installed. You might see a dimmer switch or electrical breaker that’s much warmer than it should safely be indicating a pending problem or overloaded circuit. Or you might want to look for the subtle temperature differences in images that reveal potential signs of hidden moisture in walls, floors and ceilings. The list of uses is long and will grow dramatically as customers discover this unseen portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Applications for FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System
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Save thermal image JPEGs instantly, then conveniently adjust and analyze them later with FLIR® Tools to isolate temperature measurements on any pixel and create convincing reports.
Now, FLIR takes thermal imaging up another innovative notch with MSX® (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging), bringing together the key elements of what you can see with your own eyes and what you can only perceive with an infrared camera to form one striking, definitive image. So there’s no more guesswork or messing around with extra photos.
|Air Leak Around Outlet - From FLIR C2
||Cold Air Inside Enclosed Ceiling - From FLIR C2
||Cold Air Leak - From FLIR C2
|Hot Overloaded Dimmer Switch - From FLIR C2
||No Insulation in Outside Wall - From FLIR C2
||Warm House in Cold Weather - From FLIR C2
|Breaker Panel - From FLIR C2
||Drain Pipe in Wall - From FLIR C2
||Fireplace Temperature Variation - From FLIR C2
Q & A
Q: Does the FLIR C2 save both thermal images and visual images?
Yes, the FLIR C2 will capture both the thermal image and a visual image at the same time. You can then import them both into FLIR Tools software to generate a report or to post-process the pictures.
Q: Can you record video with the FLIR C2?
Not directly. The FLIR C2 has a video output function via USB. When hooked to a computer running the free FLIR Tools software, you can stream the video output to your PC. You can use any free or purchased screen capture programs to record whatever you see on your screen.
Q: How does the FLIR C2 compare to the FLIR TG165?
The FLIR C2 is a true thermal imaging camera. The FLIR TG165 is a spot-IR (infrared) thermometer. It will only measure the center spot, as an average of everything it sees, depending on how far away you are from your subject. The FLIR C2, has an 80x60px resolution, so instead of one single point, there are 4,800 points being measured at once.
Q: Does the FLIR C2 have built in interval recording?
No, there is no programmable interval or time lapsed recording. You would need to manually press the button to take a picture every time.
Q: Does the FLIR C2 save fully radiometric JPEG Images?
Yes, the images that are saved on the FLIR C2 are fully radiometric. This means that any thermal image processing software, like the included FLIR Tools, can be used to fine-tune the image after it's been downloaded. You can move your cursor around to measure areas of interest, measure two points and compare the difference, adjust emissivity, change your color band or otherwise thermally tune your image.
Q: How does the FLIR C2 compare to the FLIR ONE?
The FLIR ONE and the FLIR C2 are both pocket-sized solutions. The sensor 80x60px resolution is the same between them both. However, the FLIR ONE does not save radiometric images, so you cannot adjust or correct them after you download them. There is no underlying data. Unlike the FLIR C2, the FLIR ONE does not take both a visual and thermal image simultaneously.
Q: Is the rechargeable battery on the FLIR C2 replaceable?
No, the rechargeable battery on the FLIR C2 is not replaceable. FLIR will replace the battery within 2 years at no additional cost.