Snapshot 525 Radiometric Infrared Camera
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Snapshot 525 Radiometric Infrared Camera

The original low cost thermal imaging infrared camera is the thermasnap IR525 snapshot style imager. These are very rare to find these days but SPI has them every now and then. Call for details! (702) 369-3966.
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The Snapshot 525 Radiometer Infrared Camera was the first low cost thermal infrared camera on the market. Sold as the ISI Infrared Solutions snapshot 525 and the Inframetrics Thermasnap 520, these low cost infrared cameras combined a thermal image with temperature measurement in a non real time platform. Modern cameras have replaced this technology but SPI still has these used every once in a while. For better performance at a much better price try the RAZ-IR Infrared Cameras.

The Snapshot 525® thermal slr infrared camera offers you true radiometric performance at an affordable price. color output and temperature measurement are standard. The unique 525® infrared thermal camera takes snapshots like a photographic camera instead of operating like a camcorder. This portable thermography handheld, infrared imaging radiometer displays IR images in color on a 4-inch high resolution lcd TFT (active matrix) display on the back of the camera. The systems is highly portable, weighing only 4.5 pounds, and is battery powered. It is simple to operate and uses standard computer interface buttons and menu systems. The IR525® imager offers instant temperature measurement in an affordable color radiometric infrared camera. A cursor on the display can be driven to any point on the image and the temperature at that point read out, fully selectable by the user. The imagers detector offers sensitivity of 0.1 degree C. An instructional videotape is included in the package. If it is necessary to measure the temperature of an object, one way is by directly contacting the object with a thermometer or similar device. In some instances, however, this is not practical. In such cases, it is possible to measure the temperature of an object from a distance using an instrument

A thermal image

sensitive to infrared radiation. If the emissivity is known or can be estimated, then the temperature of the object can be determined. Such instruments capable of remote temperature measurement are termed “radiometers.” Because infrared radiation is similar to visible light, only having a longer wavelength, it is possible to “see at night” by electronic cameras which respond to infrared wavelengths. Such systems, termed “thermal imaging systems,” find widespread military use. For example, they enable our armed forces to view scenes at night which are displayed on TV screens. Such devices were widely used in the Gulf War, and are beginning to be used by law enforcement agencies. The525 combines the concept of a radiometer with that of a thermal imaging system which makes an imaging radiometer. In this way, it is possible to determine the temperature of any and all points in a scene by measuring the infrared radiation emitted by every object in the scene. Such systems are expected to find widespread commercial use in predictive and preventive maintenance in factories. For example, a hot spot in an electrical junction box which is detected by an imaging radiometer can warn of an incipient failure. This is only one of the many applications addressed with the 525 infrared camera. The 525, now makes possible the availability of uncooled high performance detectors capable of sensing and measuring infrared energy. A significant new period in the application of IR technology is emerging, fueled by the commercial availability of this new AFFORDABLE thermal infrared radiometric camera!

Competitive Advantage:

  • Low cost solution – priced far below other infrared cameras
  • Virtually instant cycle time to process and display an image
  • Great versatility – various user-selected operating and display modes, and settings are programmed into the IR 525®
  • Store hundreds of images on a standard, removable PCMCIA card which can be later recalled for review or transferred to a PC
  • Easy to operate – just point and shoot
  • Extremely portable, self contained and battery operated

Product Specifications

Detector Themoelectric uncooled with Sensitivity of 0.1°C
Warm-up time: Less than 15 seconds
Lens Germanium (Gm) 20mm, f/0.8 , – OPTIONAL wide angle 35 degree Field of View (FOV) 10 mm lens, or Telephoto 8 degree Field of View (FOV) 50 mm lens deg. Wide angle FOV lenses available
Focus range 10″ to infinity
Field Of View (FOV) 17.5 deg (with standard 20mm lens)
Spectral band 8 – 14 microns
Measurement range 0 to 350c (Standard), also available custom calibration from -50c up to 1200c
Power standard camcorder battery, rechargeable
Image Acquire scan time rate 1.5 Seconds
NEDT <0.1 c
Image storage PCMCIA PC card 4 MB ATA Flash
Image storage capacity 144 images per card
Communication RS-232 (300 to 115k baud selectable)
Display high resolution TFT active matrix, 4″
Video output Onboard selectable PAL / NTSC
Functions focus, snap, store, recall, auto ranging temperature measurement, histogram, menu, control panel
Menu options Emissivity, background temperature, temperature units, color palette (grey scale, iron bow, red, hot metal, pink, high contrast), auto-scale and fixed ranges, focus width, time, date, RS-232 speed rate, NTSC / PAL video select, imaging