Sure, it will work just fine, but I much rather have at least a 120x120. FLIR will no doubt sell a ton of these cameras due to the low cost. This is an entry level camera nothing more. I would guess that the owners will soon find out after a few uses that the higher resolution will make thier job a lot easier.
I share the same views. We do not need untrained people using low res cameras and missing things. Puts a bad name on Thermal Imaging. 320X240 is as low as I want to go. You get what you pay for and people pay me to get good images. Thats my job.
I just got the catalog also. My Fluke will be here tomorrow, I saw that price and thought “sh!t”, just my luck. But then I checked the specs on the ExTech model and felt relieved. For $1k more I’ll have the 160x120, plus the IR-Fusion feature and the removable SD card.
I have the Fluke Tir which works great for helping do home inspection. The battery life is not a factor; screen size is great; focusing the IR picture is really easy since all you have to do is line up an item in the IR picture with the same item in the digital part of the picture.
I found that the flex case that comes in the hard plastic case fits nicely in my tool bag. This keeps the IR camera and other meters separated and protected.
You’ll love it.
I had to stop and take a look with the IR camera. One day I might stop and find something completely different.
I was just looking at FlIR i5 in the Professional Equipment magazine. The FLIR i5 seems to be weak. Temp. Range is only up to 50 Degree C. Thats around 120 degrees F which isn’t to hot. 12 oz. or .75 lbs. is light. Wonder what they had to do to drop it down to that size, weight and price. (Speaking of dropping, does it have cheaper/thiner plastic?). 1.21 lbs for the BCAM SD to .75 lbs for the i5 is a lot.
Notice that thier are no more large price gaps. Before this release you had to leap from 6-8k all the way up to 18-20k.
Giving consumers lots of choices is smart marketing
I still think FLIR will sell a ton of these i5’s, but what will happen is that many will trade up to the next camera after using it for a while. Again, another smart marketing tactic by FLIR. If someone purchases a low end camera then upgrades a year or two later, FLIR wins and makes more profit.
I did the same thing…I had my BCAM SD for about a year then ugraded to a T400 that was fully loaded, a wide angle lens, and the Pro software, with half off voucher for the BS certification class. I lost a little money on the deal, but my business is evolving, so I was not worried about loosing some money on the upgrade.
I think this is FLIR’s thought process, but I could be wrong.