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EEVblog #989 - FLIR ETS320 Thermal Camera Teardown
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:31:02 pm »
Teardown of the new FLIR ETS320 Benchtop Thermal Camera

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Re: EEVblog #989 - FLIR ETS320 Thermal Camera Teardown
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 06:01:02 am »
Great teardown!  :-+

So they have just taken the insides of Flir E4/E8, removed visual camera and put it on the stand:  :P
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Re: EEVblog #989 - FLIR ETS320 Thermal Camera Teardown
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 03:16:04 pm »
Yep, Ex series 'ASCO' chassis bolted into a bench case. Not even a new metal chassis used. Not what I was expecting. Microbolometer is standard type fitted to Ex series. Not Lepton core (thank goodness) as that is currently limited to 160 x120 pixels or less. This is a classic case of repurposing a current production item to fill a specialist market role at the lowest possible retooling cost. Hence the little USB extension cable !

It would have been better if they had used the Exx chassis as the basis of this unit. Manual focus lens  plus touchscreen. A better camera chassis in all respects. Even the Ex chassis could be made manual focus if FLIR had wanted such. It is, after all, just the modification of a plastic lens holder.

Video mentions Germanium lens. On these cameras a Calcogenide glass material lens is used as it may be moulded and is cheaper.

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Re: EEVblog #989 - FLIR ETS320 Thermal Camera Teardown
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 10:36:22 am »
I dont knew who is suposed to use this bit of gear.
The usable range is that small, it looks like one large customer ordered this camera and they try to sell the other customers too.

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