Camera manufacturer Flir is well known for its thermal models that attach directly to a variety of Android and iOS devices. We reviewed the $250 Flir One (for iOS) back in 2015 and found that its MSX tech enhances the image quality over competing models, such as the $250 Seek Thermal Camera.
But, what about folks interested in smaller, more reasonably-priced thermal cameras (traditional models can cost thousands) who don't have compatible smart phones or tablets?
Enter: Flir's new Scout TK. According to Flir, the Scout TK is a "pocket-sized" camera that doesn't need a secondary device to operate. Instead, it captures video and pictures "internally." It also boasts a few upgrades over the Flir One:
- It's supposed to have a longer range so it can pick up on thermal readings from up to 100 yards away.
- It weighs 6 ounces and is supposedly weather-proofed and durable enough to handle the elements as well as falls.
- It is designed to last for up to five hours of continual use.
Flir's new Scout TK will retail for $599 and is expected to be available on Flir.com and Amazon.com "later this year."
In the meantime, check out the rest of our CES 2016 coverage.