Types of IR cameras

I am attaching some links of camera’s I found on line. What would you recommend for someone just starting out in the Thermography H.I. business?

Thanks in advance.








Or any other cam you would recommend???

Once you decide what you want ask around and track on e-bay or others.

A local inspector just picked up a like new FLIR SD for less than $3,400 TT&L S&H

Thanks Barry

I would recommend you find out what these products can and cannot do! You could easily blow $3K on a camera that WILL NOT WORK, whether new or used on E-bay. (The Extech is a great camera but NOT for buildings work!)

I’m NOT trying to sell you anything AND, if you are interested, we offer a distance learning module, Buying an Infrared Camera, that will help you understand the questions you need to ask and the options that are available. Certainly many on this messageboard can also give you good feedback.

Once you get a camera we have other resources that can help you learn to use if properly and interpret the results you get. Others also offer training of various types. All I can tell you is we are not the cheapest but when you are done you will know what you are doing. I don’t mean to be arrogant, and I can tell you that without training, you need to expect you will make mistakes, some of them potentially very costly.

Let me know how I can assist you. This is a great profession and an even greater time to jump in with both feet!

Thermally yours,

John Snell
ASNT NDT Thermal/Infrared Level III #48166
Snell Infrared


I use a Flir EX320. It is great for buildings and electrical. It is a bit on the high end price side, but the BCam from Flir is a good camera for an entry level position. I guess it depends on what your future intentions are.

Most inspectors that come to my IR classes purchase the FLIR BCAM SD.