Thermal Imager reviews by thermographers for thermographers

WARNING: Read this first.

Don’t make the mistake of buying what the sales guy told you or the cheapest camera you can afford. Chances are, neither will work for you and you will end up spending more in the long run. As a thermography trainer for more than 20 years, in every class I teach I meet students who reluctantly admit to purchasing the wrong equipment, through either poor advice, not allowing sufficient budget for the application (ie being cheap), thinking they can get away with being cheap or all of the above. Sales people are usually driven by budgets and kpi’s. Most I’ve met don’t have any formal training training in thermography. While they might have used a camera for sales demonstrations, it’s unlikely they’ve spent days, weeks or years, scanning switchboards, overhead networks, plant & process equipment, climbing through roofs or underfloor spaces with a thermal imager. It is also unlikely they’ve spent countless hours downloading ... Read more...

Recent Reviews

Flir C2 Thermal Imaging Camera Review

What’s to like: – Smartphone like design, slim and compact – Quick startup time – Intuitive interface and easy to use – Clear and responsive touch screen What’s not to like: – Resolution is too low for professional use – 80×60 is the only resolution currently available – Lens is exposed full time, without protection From the moment I picked ... Read More »

Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer Course

infrared training

Infraspection Training in Australia The Infraspection Institute Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer Course is hosted and taught by IPI in Australia and meets both local and international standards. Many people are unsure about exactly what a level 1 Course entails, so I will explain in more detail. NOTE: The following information pertains specifically to Infraspection Institute courses in Australia only. ... Read More »

Testo 890 Thermal Imager

Testo 890

The Testo 890 thermal camera is the flagship of the Testo range. The German marque has now well established itself as a serious player in the thermal camera market, and with thermal cameras like the Testo 890 it’s no surprise why. Outstanding build quality, stunning imagery, incredible ergonomics and a host of powerful functions set this thermal camera apart from many ... Read More »

Thermal Imager Comparison – 6 Models Stacked Up

Thermal Imager Comparison

When comparing infrared cameras, people spend hours pouring over specifications and comparing performance characteristics and manufacturer claims. The real proof is in the pudding, or the image as it happens to be. The following were all taken under the same conditions at exactly the same time on the same target to give a meaningful comparison of image performance. Read More »

Testo 885 Thermal Imaging Camera

Testo 890

After almost 4 months since the product announcement (not release) I finally got my hands on a Testo 885. It was a long wait but well worth it. With such a feature rich camera I didn’t know what to explore first. With promises of panoramic image capture, site recognition, super resolution, auto focus and much more I didn’t know what to try first. Read More »

FLIR E40 Thermal Imaging Camera

In a word, the FLIR E30 is impressive! From the moment you pick the unit up you can’t help but be impressed. The more I use the camera, the more I like it. In this increasingly competitive market it’s tempting for manufacturers to cut corners to keep costs down and make cameras more appealing to the consumer. As a result there has recently been a flood of low cost... Read More »

IPI-TP9-640 Infrared Camera Review


Buying an infrared camera What’s to Like: Stunning 640×480 resolution Compact and light weight Awesome internal viewfinder for outdoor use 5 inch touch screen with intuitive control Core functions are easily accessible and fast to use Stores real time video 16GB or 32GB memory, plus backup hard drive Easy to use joystick control Visual camera performance is excellent Professional Software ... Read More »

IPI-3-CM Thermal Imaging System

IPI-3-CM Thermal Imaging Sytem

The IPI-3-CM is a value packed continuous monitoring thermal imager. More recently you could have expected to pay 3x times this amount to obtain this level of functionality in a process control and monitoring camera. Read More »