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Flir E6 Thermal Infrared Camera

Specifications and Details

So here is a quick look at the specifications behind Flir’s new EX series lineup.  The model we have here today, the E6 is second from the top and shares all of the features except resolution in common with the E8 which has twice the price tag.

The lineup is essentially broken into two groups, the E4 and E5 and the E6 and E8. Physically the units appear identical on the outside. All come with a 3 inch 320×240 display and identical controls as well as battery and micro USB port for charging and data transfer. Inside is where things get interesting. While the E6 and E8 share the same characteristics save resolution, there are even further differences between the E4 and E5. At the low end the E4 starts off with a $995 price and 80×60 resolution. Its sensitivity is good but not as good as the E5 and less than half as sensitive as the E6 and E8. Differnces at these scales being minute but for analysis and science work the E4 may not be good enough.

Digging a bit further the feature set on the E6 and E8 is enhanced with additional options like picture in picture, Alarm, and Isotherm. You will have to weigh the benefit of these features to your needs and if they are worth the further outlay of cash. We opted for the E6 which gives us all the benefits of the E8 but at a 50% reduced cost and 50% reduced resolution. Our E6 unit comes with a 160 x 120 resolution which is still quite good in the world of thermal imagers.

Model Number





FLIR E4 Infrared Camera

FLIR E5 Infrared Camera

FLIR E6 Infrared Camera

FLIR E8 Infrared Camera

Imaging and Optical Data

IR Resolution 80 × 60 120 × 90 160 × 120 320 × 240
MSX Resolution 320 × 240
Thermal Sensitivity <0.15°C <0.10°C  <0.06°C
Field of View 45° × 34°
Focus Focus Free
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer
Screen 3.0 in. 320 × 240 color LCD
Frame Rate 9 Hz


Image Modes IR image, visual image, MSX, thumbnail gallery IR image, visual image, MSX, picture-in-picture, thumbnail gallery
Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX)  IR image with enhanced detail presentation
Picture-in-Picture N/A IR area on visual image
Temperature Range –4° F to 482°F (–20° to 250°C)
Accuracy  ±2% or 2°C
Measurement Modes Spot (center) mode 2 modes: 1 Spot (center); 1 Area Box (Min/Max) 3 modes: 1 Spot (center); 1 Area Box (Min/Max); Isotherm (above/below)
Alarm N/A N/A Blue below or red above set temperature
Emissivity Correction Variable from 0.1 to 1.0


Color Palettes Iron, Rainbow, and Gray
Set-up Commands Local adaptation of units, language, date and time formats

Image Storage

Storage Capacity Internal memory store at least 500 sets of images
Storage Mode Simultaneous storage of images in IR, visual and MSX
File Formats Standard JPEG, 14-bit measurement data included


Battery Type / Op Time  ~4 hours
Dimensions / Weight   / 1.27 lbs (0.575 kg)
Drop  2 meter / 6.6 ft
Warranty 10 Year Detector/5 Year Battery/2 Year Parts & Labor

Sample Imagery

Thermal Image Sample
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