The FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera – Designed with You in mind
Your job can take you up ladders and into crawl-spaces, so you need tools that can be used one-handed and worry-free.
FLIR designed its new E53 camera to be tough enough to use every day, with simplified buttons and intuitive screens that allow you to focus on your work – instead of on the camera controls.
The new E53 camera produces standard radiometric JPEGs that can be opened and viewed without proprietary software. Image files produced by E53 camera are supported by FLIR’s Software Development Kit (ATLAS SDK), so companies can use their own software and still support read-out of thermal measurements, METERLiNK® data, and other important parameters embedded within the image. Current and voltage measurements embedded in image files are also accessible.
The FLIR E53 also has a Screening Alarm Screening function
suitable for elevated temperature (fever) detection.
FLIR has announced a new firmware release for T-Series and Exx-Series cameras that will make screening for elevated skin temperatures faster, easier, and more automated.
This firmware offers improvements to FLIR Screen-EST Mode, a simplified on-camera measurement tool you can activate in T5xx-, T8xx-, and Exx-Series handheld thermal imaging cameras to detect high skin temperatures—a potential sign of fever.
The updated firmware adds two new screening modes: Button and Auto. They’re designed to make the screening process easier to follow while reducing the burden on screening station operators.
- Button Mode – Adds detailed sample average prompts, instruction graphics to help position screening subjects, and a pass/fail display. Operators can record sample averages and screening measurements from a safe, socially-distanced location using a Bluetooth®-enabled remote operation button, sold separately as an accessory.
- Auto Mode – This fully-automated mode removes the need for constant interaction with the screening station. An operator is needed only to set an initial temperature baseline. From there, Auto screening mode guides the screening subject into position with graphics and text. Pass/fail graphics then direct the individual to continue on or to rescreen after waiting one minute.
FLIR is offering a free firmware update to Button Mode or an optional, premium upgrade to both Button and Auto Mode. You can learn more and get links to purchases or the free download here.
Flir E53 Specifications:
|IR Resolution||240 × 180|
|Object Temperature Range||-20°C to 120°C (-4°F to 248°F)|
|0°C to 650°C (32°F to 1200°F)|
|Measurement Presets||No measurement, center spot, hot spot, cold spot, 3 spots, hot spot-spot*|
|Spotmeter||3 in live mode|
|Area||1 in live mode|
|Picture-in-Picture||Centered infrared area on the visual image|
|Detector Type and Pitch||Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm|
|Thermal Sensitivity/NETD||<0.03°C @ 30°C (86°F), 42° lens|
|Spectral Range||7.5 – 14.0 µm|
|Image Frequency||30 Hz|
|Field of View (FOV)||42° × 32° (10 mm lens), 24° × 18° (18 mm lens), 14° × 10° (29 mm lens)|
|Digital Zoom||1-4x continuous|
Image Presentation and Modes
|Display||4”, 640 × 480 pixel touch screen LCD with auto-rotation|
|Digital Camera||5 MP, 53° × 41° FOV|
|Color Palettes||Iron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC|
|Image Modes||Infrared, visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture|
|MSX®||Embosses visual details on full resolution thermal image|
Measurement and Analysis
|Accuracy||±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of reading for ambient temperature 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F) and object temperature above 0°C (32°F)|
|Alarms||Moisture alarm, insulation alarm, measurement alarms|
|Color Alarm (Isotherm)||Above/below/interval/condensation/insulation|
|Compass, GPS||Yes; automatic GPS image tagging|
|METERLiNK®||Yes; several readings|
|Laser Pointer||Yes; dedicated button|
|Storage Media||Removable SD card (8 GB)|
|Image File Format||Standard JPEG with measurement data included|
|Video Recording and Streaming|
|Radiometric IR Video Recording||Real-time radiometric recording (.csq)|
|Non-Radiometric IR or Visual Video||H.264 to memory card|
|Radiometric IR Video Streaming||Yes, over UVC or Wi-Fi|
|Non-Radiometric IR Video Streaming||H.264 or MPEG-4 over Wi-Fi; MJPEG over UVC or Wi-Fi|
|Communication Interfaces||USB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DisplayPort|
|Video Out||DisplayPort over USB Type-C|
|Battery Type||Li-ion battery, charged in camera or on separate charger|
|Battery Operating Time||Approx. 2.5 hours at 25°C (77°F) ambient temperature and typical use|
|Operating Temperature Range||-15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Shock/Vibration/ Encapsulation; Safety||25 g / IEC 60068-2-27, 2 g / IEC 60068-2-6, IP 54 /IEC 60529; EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1|
|Weight/Dimensions||1 kg (2.2 lbs), 27.8 × 11.6 × 11.3 cm (11.0 × 4.6 × 4.4 in)|
|Infrared camera with lens, battery (2 ea), battery charger, front protection, straps (hand, wrist), hard transport case, lanyards, lens caps, lens cleaning cloth, power supplies, 8 GB SD card, Torx wrench, cables (USB 2.0 A to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to USB Type-C, USB Type-C to HDMI)|