Actually, these cameras are not all that new. They have been out for about 4 weeks.
FLIR does have some nice promos going on these units right now.
I didn’t post them up right away, because it always seems there are bugs in new camera systems and I wanted to avoid any possible issues…guess what, we have had no issues what so ever on these things.
The new T series is built in the T620 frame and features some similar features. One of the more notable ones is the LIVE streaming video to Apple and/or Android devices and MSX technology in the T440/T440BX.
The T440 and T440BX features MSX Technology. MSX is best described by the attached images to this post. Keep in mind when looking at the images, they were taken at literally the same moment by the same camera. Even though the MSX ones looks extremly better, technically they are both at the same resolution. MSX figures out what is important to see in digital. That is why you can see panel numbers and other items that are written or normally not displayed in IR, now showing in the image. On the FLIR site they have them side by side and the non MSX image looks horrible compared to the MSX image. If you cover up the MSX image and only look at the left one, it looks amazing. At the end of the day, MSX is a form of fusion that doesn’t require the IR version of the image to be conpromised in anyway. You do not have to take X% of IR away and blend in X% of digital to achieve the effect. Plus it only highlights the areas of the image in digital that need it. I have no idea how it does it, but it is impressive when shown next to a non MSX image.
Personally, I see zero reason to buy the BX version of these cameras. MK rating is the same on the BX and non BX version, which is really why you would want a BX model like in the E30/E40/E50 cams.
I also personally think the T420 basically kills the E60 business for FLIR. There is not really much of a reason to purchase the E60 with the T420 only $500 more than the E60. Two side notes to this. The E60 now has live streaming video to Apple and Android devices just beacause of how close it is in price to the T420. The second note to consider is all T series cams have ThermaTrac available as an option. ThermaTrac is FLIR’s version of LowJack. It is only a $300 add on and it can find your lost or stolen camera. Not only will you get it back sooner (more than likely) than filing a claim with your insurance company, but also the bad guy actually has a high probabilty of getting caught. The most important part of the ThermTrac with regards to the pricing of the T420 and E60 is, it might pay for itself. Call your insurance provider when getting the cam and tell them about the feature, you might get a discount on your insurance on a T series cam vs the E60.
I cannot stress enough, that any of these T series cameras have probably the best ergonomics of any camera on the market right now. They just feel “right”.
We have a few different sites with resources on these cams: