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The new FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera combines all of the latest technology available from FLIR Systems and puts it into a completely redesigned thermal imager. With the E53, FLIR has added their thermal imaging know how and introduced a new thermal imaging camera with the key features of the more expensive E75, but at a lower cost, aimed at users considering the FLIR E8 or FLIR E75. The E53 places a thermal camera in the middle of the E8 and E75 for the first time.
The FLIR E53 is packed with many features which make troubleshooting of electrical and power systems and mechanical systems quick and easy, avoiding costly equipment failures. For building and pest inspections, the FLIR E53 allows you to find moisture problems, identify leaks and inspect insulation and building problems due to the industry leading sensitivity and resolution.
A new, larger and brighter touchscreen, which is 33% brighter than on previous models, provides the user with control of the E53's menu settings in a new intuitive navigation system, which is designed around making the E53 easy to use, rather than offering complex menu functions. This ensures that ease of operation leaves you free to work and not be distracted with complicated controls.
The FLIR E53 produces a crisp and clear image, thanks to it's 240 x 180 infrared resolution. Previously a thermal imaging camera with this level of resolution would have cost significantly more than now, even recently, but due to advances in technology and FLIR's commitment to staying at the forefront of thermal imaging equipment, it is now possible to obtain this sort of resolution and performance at a price which could only have been imagined, even in recent times. With an amazing thermal sensitivity of only 0.03°C, the image provided by the FLIR E53 has never looked so clear and smooth, even when working in areas where temperature differences are small, or from a distance.
In order to enhance the thermal image, the E53 boasts MSX which is a FLIR patented system which uses the integrated visual camera to identify edges and patterns, and adding them in real time to the thermal image. MSX images contain all the necessary temperature information and thermal patterns, but with visual detail and references.
Manual focus has been added to the E53 to make capturing great thermal images quick and easy. With a manual focus ring, rather than automatic focus, or even focus free, the E53 allows the user to focus on any part of the image, even at different distances, which ultimately gives much greater control over what is being measured, or for those users who may be upgrading from the FLIR E30, E40, E50 or E60 and be used to manual focus, the E53 offers a familiar method of image focusing.
FLIR have paid an extreme amount of attention to the design and functionality of the E53, adding on a plethora of features which will ensure that this camera is positioned squarely at the cutting edge of modern thermal imaging technology. Attention to detail, such as moving the visual camera lens closer to the thermal image camera lens, upgrading the visual camera to a new 5MP shooter, are all features which add to the overall user experience.
Wireless communication has always been a FLIR forté, and with the new FLIR E53, this has not changed, with the latest communication interfaces being available such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Wifi allows a smartphone or tablet, running the free FLIR Tools Mobile app to be connected to the E53. This app allows the user to view the thermal imaging camera screen in real time on a mobile device, images can also be captured and uploaded to cloud services, and a report can be created and emailed from the field there and then, aiding productivity and perceived professionalism. Bluetooth allows FLIR MeterLink to work, which connects the FLIR E53 to any MeterLink equipped FLIR clamp meter, multimeter or moisture meter. All data from the connected meter can be captured and and stored with the thermal image, and the built in compass and GPS means that knowing where the image was taken is simple to look up.
Thousands of image pairs (thermal and visual) can be stored on the on-board SD card, and now the FLIR E53 allows thermal video with full radiometric data for every pixel in the image to be recorded in real time. In addition to this, FLIR have also completely overhauled the memory structure with the E53. Previously image were stored with a number, but now the new memory structure allows media to be organised into a folder structure of your choice, whether by customer, location, or another parameter. Downloading images to a PC or Mac can be accomplished by either connecting the supplied USB cable, wirelessly to a tablet or smartphone, or by inserting the SD card into a computer. The FLIR Tools software which is supplied as standard offers a powerful solution to image analysis and reporting. Various colour palettes are available, as are a number of image measurement tools, such as centre spot, automatic hot and cold spot, and the user can even define a temperature threshold and show everything above or below in different colours, which makes detection of electrical and mechanical faults, as well as building, moisture and pest problems far easier.
The new E53 camera produces standard radiometric JPEGs that can be opened and viewed without proprietary software. Image files produced by E53 camera are supported by FLIR’s Software Development Kit (ATLAS SDK), so companies can use their own software and still support read out of thermal measurements.
What's in the box
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE E53 IS AVAILABLE WITH A STANDARD LENS ONLY. THIS DEVICE CANNOT ACCEPT INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES, PLEASE LOOK AT THE E75, E85, E95 OR THE T500 SERIES.