FLIR C2 Thermal Camera Review [Best Handheld Model]

flir c2 thermal camera review

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Flir will never stop innovating, and with the Flir C2 Compact Thermal Imagining System, they have outdone themselves. This product is the first ever pocket-sized thermal imaging camera available in the market that is equipped with pro features.

It’s so compact that it’s just as the same size as your cellular phone, while still being able to produce clear images, making it useful for a wide variety of things from consumer to professional needs. You will have every thermal imagining needs accessible to you in your pocket.


With this product, what you’ll initially notice is its size, but that’s not all, there are many more features packed inside this compact device.

TouchScreen Interface

Using this compact device is just like using your smartphone. You can access different menus and settings with the use of your fingertips that are displayed on the screen, allowing you to quickly and easily access this product’s different image options every time you need it.

Wide Field of View

This device may be small in size, but it’s not lacking in functionality at all, especially when providing clear visual images. This product is equipped with a camera that covers a 45 degree field of view that will more subjects into a single thermal image, which will come in handy, especially if you’re working at a construction site or somewhere that needs a wide angle to be covered.

High Resolution and Large Screen

The C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System has 80 x 60 resolution capabilities, which is even made better and improved by their MSX technology. MSX utilizes a separate lens to take separate images, after that, it overlays and merges it with a thermal image to create a more detailed and clear final image containing the details and information that will be vital for you in identifying the problem.

Those images will be then generated in a 3 inch touchscreen that this product has, easily displaying the colors and heat maps that the camera has detected, providing you with clear and detailed imaging, that only some high quality thermal imaging camera can provide.

Video Capabilities

With a single press of a button, you can now capture video files. This product is equipped with a video camera that is able to stream and record videos with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and has it on MPEG4 format, creating one of the most detailed video, as clear and detailed as the images provided by the camera.


There is one additional feature that this product has over other thermal imaging cameras. It’s equipped with a LED flashlight to give you a spotlight when you’re in need of it, and will illuminate your subject on darker settings, that would allow the MSX to add more details to the image. 

In the menu, you’re able to access the FLIR tools sofware for your camera, in which it gives you access to a much more detailed report and analysis of the data that you’ve gathered, allowing you to get the most out of your images and video recording.