|Manufacturer||FLIR Systems, Inc.|
|Part Number||FLIR C2|
|Item Weight||4.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 3.1 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||Standard - C2|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Standard - C2: Thermal Camera Only|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
Flir C2 – Compact Thermal Camera
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- Portability Pocket Portable Thermal Camera with Msx Enhanced Thermal Images providing stunning detail to help you identify problem areas easier
- Precision-molded 1 5mm thick 104/105-key PBT double-shot keycap set resists wear fading and shine through years of gaming
- Accuracy: ±2°C (±3.6°F) or 2 percentage, whichever is greater, at 25°C (77°F) nominal. Operating Temperature Range (–10°C) to +50°C (14 to 122°F)
- Includes Infrared Camera, Lanyard, Power Supply/Charger, USB Cable, Printed Documentation
- Software FLIR Tools professional reporting Software included the industry standard in thermal image post analysis. Storage Temperature Range:–40°C to +70°C (–40 to 158°F)
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The FLIR C2 is the world's first fully featured pocket-sized thermal camera designed for building industry experts and contractors. Keep it by your side and find hidden heat patterns that signal energy waste, structural defects, plumbing issues and more. The C2's must-have features include MSX real time image enhancement, a high sensitivity, a wide field of view, and full radiometric images that clearly show the completion of repairs or locations where problems are still located. Image Modes: “MSX” adds key details from the on-board digital light camera to the IR image adding detail and clarity; "Picture-in-picture" overlays a fixed Section of a thermal image onto a digital photo to clarify problem locations and enhance documentation. External Power Operation - AC adapter, 90–260 VAC input 5 V output to camera. Emissivity Correction - Yes; matte/semi/glossy + user set
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I sent the camera in a couple weeks ago and customer service has been horrible. They keep asking me for information that was already provided. After 12 days they emailed me asking what was wrong with the camera. I had already been around in circles with customer service for days and provided the with images of the problem.
Today they sent me a repair estimate for $250. The camera is under warranty so it obviously should be free. The estimate provided no infiltrating regarding what the repair was. I'm very irritated at this point. I thought flir was an good company.
My experience is that the product is poorly manufactured and customer service is horrendous. Like dealing with comcast.
3/31/19 Update. They did a warranty "repair" and tried to tell me it was a virus. When I went to use the camera again, it still had the same image lines problem. I am still unable to use the camera. At $500, this is an expensive paper weight
FLIR has not returned calls. I am resubmitting a RMA, but at this point I will not be satisfied with a temporary fix. They need to sen a working camera.
My only gripe is FLIRs software. They practically want a DNA sample for you to download and use it! In this day and age of identity theft, it's just uncalled for! And, unfortunately, some features of this device are not usable without that software. Which makes this only good for personal diagnoses use. Not great for customer presentation. Would rate 2 1/2 stars if I could.
If anybody knows of 3rd party software that can be used with this please let me know!
The camera is easy to use, and it provides a digital image in the background making it easier to read where the photos were taken. It doesn't have a SIM card, but it plugs in the computer easily with a USB cord, and it's easy to download the images. You can recharge it through the USB port, so we recharge it in the car.
I read all of the negative reviews before I bought this, and I am confused. Apparently there is the expectation that this will function like an infrared camera that costs thousands of dollars. Look, don't buy a Hyundai and expect a Porsche.
// Packaging & "In the Box" Items — "The Good"
I won't bore you with details, the short and sweet version is that the box is really nice, professionally laid out & designed, and very "gift-able". Inside you get everything you need and more. The device itself, wrist strap, charging USB cable (forgot to include in my photo), multiple international power supply plugs, manual and some additional marketing + registration material.
// Quality of the Device—"The Good"
Right off the bat, you realize the construction is rock solid—fully wrapped in a soft rubber protective shell, keeping it safe from any accidental drops. The screen also has a flexible plastic feel to it, so unlike the glass your phones are equipped with, this will take a good beating before shattering. I'm very happy with its build quality, no issues or worries, however I don't think it's water/dust proof, so just keep that in mind before getting carried away with how you handle it. It's an expensive technology, so like your phone, be cautious. That being said, it is built to be used in rougher environments, so don't be overly worried about dirty fingers.
// Features & User Experience—"The Good"
Finally the good part. Using it is a joy, it boots up relatively quickly (10-15 sec), sometimes taking a little longer to calibrate which it does frequently during use. The screen is plenty bright by default, but does have 3 settings (low, med, high). The screen is very responsive, but like your touch phones, you will need special "touch" gloves or your bare fingers in order to respond to your interactions. It's got multiple viewing color modes, plus MSX technology which helps you see what your looking at through the devices screen. Basically it draws lines around objects to help discern object details—it's a very useful option that most will have enabled at all times. It's got a flash you can turn on/off, or even use as a flashlight. The battery lasts for a while, I'd probably recharge it every 3 days of regular and constant usage. One of my favorite features is the double photos that it takes. So after each photo, it instantly takes 2 pictures, one of the thermal view, and one of a regular photo so you can see exactly what your looking at (see attached photo). There's also a lot of device settings and parameters that can be tweaked, things like: Emissivity, Reflected Temperatures, Distances, Language, Time, Units, Brightness, Screen Orientation, Power settings, and few more.
One of my other favorite features which I stumbled across accidentally, was the ability of locking the temperature range/color scheme. When your pointing the FLIR at any particular area, theres a temperature range for whatever scene your looking at, and the colors are spread out across that range. For example (see attached photos), my kitchen had a temperature range of 175 - 71.8, the oven was recently on so it was 175 and the coolest areas on the floor were 71.8. The color for the hottest area is 175 and shows as white. In my next photo of my TV, the range is 93.3 to 73.4, with the highest temperature of 93.3 also displaying as white. Both different "high temps", but both showing as white. The lock feature, simply locks the color to temperature association, and applies it to every scene you look at as long as that lock is in place. This way you can compare 80 degrees, to 80 degrees, scene from scene. It's all a bit confusing, but basically allows the hot temps to really come through and stay consistent as you walk around your location. All you have to do to enable this, is tap on the temperature range, either the top or bottom numbers and you'll see a small lock appear. Tap it again, and it disables it—simple, and brilliant. I also like this because I find the FLIR calibrates less often. One last thing I wanted to point out, is the large action button on the top. There's only two buttons on the device, a power button, and a "Take Photo" action button. This action button is oversized, which really makes it easy to take a snapshot—a small detail, but was well thought through.
// Usages—"The Good"
I don't work in construction, and I'm not a handyman in the traditional sense, so for me, I'm not as interested in finding cold or hot spots around the house, or electrical problems, etc. I actually have other practical uses for this FLIR C2. Believe it or not—it's privacy. Let me explain, this is a thermal imager that picks up any thermal signatures—well any device that's got electricity flowing through it will be giving off a heat signature. Some more then others, but nearly all will. My wife and I do a fair amount of traveling, most of those travels require staying at either hotels or airbnb type locations. This camera is an amazing tool for bug sweeps. If there's a camera hidden in a teddy bear, this thing will pick up that warm battery immediately. Unplug any electronics that you don't need, let them cool down, then walk through the area with this camera. You will find head signatures anywhere, even through thin dividers! So if there's heat coming from places that shouldn't have anything there, investigate. Even things like fans that aren't even running give off heat and are clearly visible on this device. So if your the type that sleeps outside the comforts of your own home, this might be a good investment for you.
Another thing I use this for is power saving. Unpluging all sorts of devices we had no idea were running hot even when not on, like the fan, but also things like lamps, gaming systems, even electronic wine openers.. all of it is adding to your energy bill, even though it's at such a small amount, every bit could help.
The other interesting thing I discovered, was that my TV was much hotter in one of its corners. It ran 14 degrees hotter then any other place (see photo attached). So if your making a large purchase, and want to make sure there's nothing strange or wrong with your product, this might be a good way to determine that too. I still haven't looked into the whole TV issue, and I'm not sure there's anything I can do about it, but I will be testing some settings to see if I can turn down some dynamic lighting or something.
One last thing to note, this is obvious, but might you might not realize it right away—this will not function through a window. So if your inside your home/apt, and trying to pick up heat signatures outside, it will obviously not work.
// Overview—"The Good"
Anyway, I really really like this device, I think it's a wonderful product, that's capable of doing a lot of very handy tricks. It's built very well, a lot of great features and customization options are included. I would highly recommend this portable unit to anyone looking for a solution to several scenarios.
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Easy to use as these things go...
Software add huge value, allowing photo/heat image overlay, and temp readings, and report writing.
Video mode. handy when looking around for problems.
You need to know what your doing, there are some tutorials you can watch. Not a problem for Pros, I guess.
The sensor is not high resolution, 160 by 80 or somesuch. So the infra red picture lacks detail.
The recalibration happens frequently, about every couple of seconds, which can be very inconvenient since everything freezes. I believe that is a thing with IR cameras, but I'm guessing they get better as they cost more.
Accuracy. The measurements I took for temperature were miles out. Probably related to the distance setting, which could not be changed (on my particular set, I think this was a fault). So fine at 1 metre, but the picture I supply here, at about 4 metres was inaccurate, since the ambient temperature was around 10 degrees.
Finally, the usb plug in the rubberised case was very, very difficult to insert. Again, it might have been faulty, this was a amazon warehouse "refurb" for a very good price, but I had to return it for these reasons.
I work in IT environments and this defiantly provides quickly the missing link in understand how heat needs to be managed/channeled correctly to allow adjustment and therefore providing a faster more efficient solution to cooling devices. Especially to those who have no concept of why something needs to be done but need to fund the change to then make a saving,"its always been done that way" type conversation can be very frustrating day in day out, a picture speaks a 1000 words as they say...
No doubt the same could be said in any work place where this product provides benefit/understanding by being able to see what you are talking about
My only reservation is that it takes about 2 minutes to 'warm up' when you first switch it on. It's not too big a deal and it warms up much quicker if it's only been off for a couple of minutes.
I found it's too easy to accidentally press the power switch when you're trying to take a photo (the buttons feel the same without looking where your fingers are). This is a pain when you have to wait for it to warm up again on when you switch it on again.
The screen is slow to update, and you'll be looking at about 30s for it to boot.
But it works well. The MSX technology is a definite plus.
If you're wanting to discover the world of thermography then this product is a great introduction.
I've been using it round the house to test it, it's surprising what it's revealed.
They could improve on the IR sensor maybe by taking it to the same level as the sensor in the FLIR Pro used with the iPhone
Mit dem Flir kann man ganz einfach durchs Haus laufen und schnell und bequem herausfinden was los ist.
Die Batterie hält lange, bin bestimmt ne Stunde damit rumgelaufen ohne abschalten (Akku integriert, nicht ohne weiteres austauschbar).
+Wifi , ansonsten einfach über USB an den rechner und zugreifen.
Der C3 schießt ein Infrarot Bild + normales Bild gleichzeitig, wenn mans einstellt.
Beim hoch und runterswipen im Playbackmodus, kann man zwischen das original Bild /Wärmebild sofort wechseln damit man sieht was man da fotographiert hat.
Links- Rechts swipen ist vorwärts und rückwärts in der Playback reihe.
Mehrere Infrarot Farben + Temperatur lock per touchscreen, wenn man ne bestimmte erst ab einem Bestimmten Wert was finden will.
Ich konnte sogar von der Straße aus mein Haus scannen.
Hätte ich schon vor Jahren kaufen müssen.
Einfach nur Toll. 5/5
Schade ist, daß es offensichtlich nicht möglich ist, das "FLIR-Logo" in der linken unteren Bildecke auszublenden. Die ohnehin geringe nutzbare Pixel-Zahl der Bilder wird dadurch unnötig weiter reduziert.
- Battery life is very limited: I don't think the battery would last an hour of on-time.
- The battery drains quickly even when the camera is off and not being used. The charge lasts maybe a week, so be sure to charge the battery before going out if it's been sitting for a little while.
- There is no indication that the battery is fully charged when plugged in.
- Hard to find a spare charging/data cable because the one that comes with it is proprietary.
- The on-screen menu sytem is very badly organized. For example, if you want to know actual battery life percentage, the process is: tap the screen to bring up the menu bar -> options -> system information, then scroll down to the bottom to find the percentage. With a device where battery life is so short, battery information is very important. That said, there is a battery life icon visible on the main screen. You just have to dig if you would like the actual percentage remaining;
- Limited on-board memory.
- No memory card slot.
- The pictures are low resolution, probably to make the most of the limited on-board memory.
- The battery is not removable so you cannot carry a spare.
- The camera takes a minute or two to boot up every time you want to use it.
- The C3 Wifi works only with iphone, so save some money and get the C2 without Wifi if you use Android.
- The desktop software is not user friendly.
Even the DOS operating system worked in its day, it was just limited technology that wasn't as user friendly as today's technology. So it is with the Flir C2/C3: it does work, it's just limited technology that isn't user friendly. Just remember to keep it charged when you plan to use it, and be patient while it boots up every time you want to use it.
Bottom line: The C2/C3 gets the job done in a very basic utilitarian way, but it's not a joy to use in my opinion. Of course it could just be that I'm spoiled by the rest of the technology that I have to compare the C2/C3 to.
Mein Akku hat sich auch früh verabschiedet. Kurz nach der Garantie ging nichts mehr.
Der Support wollte mir zuerst nicht helfen, da ich die Kamera bei Amazon gekauft habe. Nach dem Erläutern der aktuellen Rechtslage bekam ich das Angebot, für das Einsenden/Diagnostizieren €195 zu bezahlen. Eventueller Ersatz wird verrechnet.
Was man zum Wechseln benötigt ist ein kleiner Schlitzschraubendreher, einen TX6, einen Lötkolben und ein Ersatzakku (z.B. Varta 1/LPP 523450 S PCM W Spezial-Akku Prismatisch Kabel LiPo 3.7 V 1000 mAh). Mit dem Schraubendreher nimmt ihr die Objektivklappe (das größere Metallding) ab. Diese ist aufgeklebt! Also in den Schlitz zwischen Metall und Gummi und ordentlich hebeln. Darunter sind 2 TX6 verborgen, die ihr Wegschraubt. Danach die seitliche Klappe öffnen und den Deckel unter lösen der beiden kleinen Clips neben der USB Buchse abheben. Beim Abheben kann man den Flachbandstecker lösen. Der ist geklippt. Einfach nachher beim Zusammenbauen wieder reindrücken. Das Akku hängt an einem geklippten Verbinder. Den auch lösen.
Jetzt geht es ans Löten. Den Verbinder ablöten und an das neue Akku löten. Die Schutzfolien müsst ihr natürlich partiell entfernen und nachher wieder irgendetwas zum Schutz darüberkleben.
Zusammenbau in umgekehrter Reihenfolge.
So, nun ist das Schätzchen durch den Einsatz von 1h und €30 wieder betriebsbereit.