What's the difference between the FOTRIC 326 and FLIR E60 handheld thermal cameras?
|FOTRIC 326||FLIR E60|
Both FOTRIC 326 and FLIR E8 are the high-resolution models of handheld industrial thermal cameras with durable rugged, durable, accurate and portable design. Same specifications include an accuracy rating of ±2°C or ±2%, thermal sensitivity of 0.06°C (60mK), picture-in-picture feature, adjustable level and span. a 2-year warranty on the cameras.
The Top key difference between these two thermal cameras is the infrared detector resolution - Fotric 326 has 384x288 resolution compared to 320x240 resolution on the Flir E60 (44% more pixels on Fotric 326). It means the Fotric 326 will provide higher quality and larger radiometric images, and can reveal more details.
The Second key difference between them is the screen size - Fotric 326 has 3.5-inch screen displayer same as the Flir E60. But Fotric 326 also supports to use a smartphone as the display and data processing center. You can fix mount an Android smartphone on top of the built-in screen, get a much larger and higher-resolution thermal image display, and turn your Fotric 326 to a smart thermal camera.
The Third key difference between them is the voice annotation function - it is available on Fotric 326 while not on Flir E60. Instead of taking note by hand and write down the image file name number, it is sometimes very convenient to just record short audio as the note to the infrared image taken. The audio note is saved along with the thermal image and can be retrieved in the post-processing. 3.5mm audio interface is available on Fotric 326.
Other Important Features
Both cameras have interchangeable Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. While Flir E60 uses Flir's customized battery, Fotric 326 uses standard Li-ion batteries (LP-E6N) used in Canon DSLR cameras. This means you can buy extra batteries for you Fotric 326 through other online places such as Amazon with a much less cost.
Visible light camera
Both Fotric 326 and Flir E8 have a built-in visible light camera and can take picture-in-picture fusion image. Fotric 326 also has the flashlight which can be helpful when you are inspecting in a dark or low-light environment, such as the attic. The flashlight can help shot a bright visible light image.
Both cameras can connect to the internet but with different methods. Flir E60 Wifi has a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone or a tablet so the image can be streamed. Fotric 326 can use a smartphone as the display screen and data processing center. With a smartphone directly connected via Micro USB, the signal transmission is generally more reliable. And it can take advantage of the powerful and advanced processor of the smartphone. A brand new operation APP, Fotric LinkIR, is available for the Android smartphone, which turns it into an upgraded thermal camera with a full touchscreen HD user interface. The operation becomes fairly easy just like an App you used every day on your smartphone. And most importantly, you will get lots of new features on the smartphone App, such as taking radiometric video, sharing the thermal images instantly with your colleagues or social media, etc. And you can always upgrade your smartphone every one or two years with a little cost to upgrade your Fotric 326 thermal camera. If you need to upgrade your E60 thermal camera, you will need to buy another Exx or Txx series camera which costs a fortune.
Radiometric and Non-Radiometric Video
Both cameras cannot record any videos. However, with the smartphone as the display screen, Fotric 326 can record short Radiometric videos (up to 1,000 frames and up to 5 frames per second).
Movable Measurement Spot, Box or Line
While Flir E60 provides 3 spots and 3 area boxes of measurement tools. Fotric 326 offers 5 spots, 5 area boxes, and 1 line measurement tools, and all the spots, boxes and line can be movable to the area you desired. This can be very helpful when multiple areas are inspected simultaneously.
Purple color indicates the spec is different!
|Fotric 326||Flir E60|
|IR Detector Size||384 x 288 Pixels||320 x 240 Pixels|
|Thermal Sensitivity||<0.06°C (60mK) NETD||<0.05°C (50mK) NETD|
|Temperature Range||-4°F to 1,202°F||-4°F to 1,202°F|
|Frame Rate||30 Hz||60 Hz|
|Field of View||28x21 Degrees||25x19 Degrees|
|Spatial Resolution (IFOV)||1.27 mrad||2.6 mrad|
|Screen Size||3.5 Inch / 5.5 Inch||3.5 Inch|
|IR/Overlay Fusion Image||Yes||Yes|
|Video Output||Yes. PAL/NTSC composite||No|
|Radiometric Video Recording||Yes on Smartphone||No|
|Touch Screen Display||Yes on Smartphone||Yes.|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.5 Ft (0.15m)||1.3 Ft (0.4m)|
|Accuracy||±2% or 2°C||±2% or 2°C|
|Battery Use Time||2.5 hours||4 hours|
|Battery Type||Standard Li-ion||Flir's Li-ion|
|IR Digital Zoom||No||No|
|Voice Annotation||Yes, 60 seconds||No|
|Calibration Included||Factory Calibration||Factory Calibration|
|Power Supply Voltage||120V/220V Universal||120V/220V Universal|
|Interfaces I/O||Micro USB||Wifi, USB|
|Storage||SD card 16GB, upgradable||SD card|
|Product Weight||1.006 kg (2.22 lbs)||0.869 kg (1.91 lbs)|
Level and Span