The FLIR i50 has 140x140 resolution with 100 mk rating.
The FLIR ONE first generation has a resolution of 80x60 with the little white
outline that the MSX feature adds. It looks really nice to the eyes, but the white
lines add nothing to to the thermal detection capabilities.
The FLIR ONE second generation has a resolution of 160x120, but FLIR is not
revealing the mk rating (red flag). The optics are cheaply made and the battery
life goes south really fast. It is not endorsed by FLIR as a professional level camera.
Sooner or later, a client is not going to like the idea that your thermography
equipment is a cell phone. Not a good way to build a respectable reputation.
I notice that the picture from the Flir has some of the chandelier lights, which changes the range of temp displayed, and therefore the ability to show small variation in temperature. This is not a fair comparison. Was it deliberate, or was this unintentional?
You can’t see the other “blue” or “yellow” anomalies either!
The point* that even you are making* is that the sensitivity sucks.
I got my hands on one of these pieces of crap at the FLIR convention in Nashville and started looking around the room and based upon my experience found what appeared to be air duct leakage in the ceiling. I pointed this out to the FLIR salesperson who said “no that’s not a leak”. I commenced to pick up a 660 and showed her three places where the air duct was leaking within the same area (not just the blue fuzz).
MSX makes all the difference in the world. But it is deceptive.
Yes, you can see stuff. But you also miss stuff.
To use your FLIR 1 you have to tell your home inspection clients not to turn any of the lights or appliances on in the house so that you can look around. You probably also have to do it at night so there is no solar loading that the camera might see and block everything else out.?!
The chandelier lights are in the FLIR image just because it was the only way to try and capture the leak in the far top right from that angle. So no, nothing was deliberate in trying to hide anything. If anything, I was trying to take an image from the same point of shoot that was going to catch the multiple leaks in the ceiling. FLIR just happened to not catch all the leaks.
What I was trying to point out is that a FLIR One should in no way be utilized as a tool for a home inspection, unless you are a glutton for liability.