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FLIR T530-24-42 Thermal Imaging Camera, 320 x 240 with 24° and 42° Lens

Model: 79305-0101 | Order No: T530-24-42

FLIR T530-24-42 Thermal Imaging Camera, 320 x 240 with 24° and 42° Lens-

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This camera is packed with performance features that make your equipment assessments easier. The interchangeable lenses and 180° rotating optical block allow you to image targets overhead, below, or even around obstructions comfortably.

Minimum Advertised Price $12495.00 USD
Availability 2 to 3 Weeks

FLIR T530-24-42 Offers

Comfort, Efficiency, and Outstanding Performance

With the 180° rotating optical block, vibrant LCD display, and streamlined form factor, the T500-Series offers inspectors the necessary tools to support comprehensive inspections in challenging conditions, especially when equipment is obstructed from view or difficult to access.

Maximize Efficiency, Safety, and Performance

  • Assess equipment and prevent component failure – safely and comfortably – from any vantage point
  • Scan large areas from a safe distance with up to 464 x 348 resolution, delivering 161,472 non-contact temperature measurement points
  • Share lenses (wide angle to telephoto) across your fleet of cameras thanks to AutoCal™ optics
  • Ensure crisp thermal imagery and spot-on temperature readings every time with laser assisted autofocus

Make Critical Decisions Quickly

  • Advanced imaging technology and superior sensitivity help you make the right call – fast
  • Get industry-leading image clarity from FLIR Vision Processing™, through the power of MSX®, UltraMax®, and proprietary adaptive filtering
  • Determine accessibility of components for repair at the touch of a button by activating on-screen laser distance measurement
  • See problems and make decisions easily thanks to scratch-resistant 4" LCD display that's 33% brighter and 4x the resolution of comparable cameras

Designed to Make Your Work Easier

  • Get most out of your workday with rapid reporting features that help you organize findings in the field
  • Quickly access menus, folders, and settings using intuitive controls, including rapidresponse touchscreen and two programmable buttons
  • Allow customers to observe critical findings in real time through Wi-Fi streaming to the FLIR Tools app
  • Optimize workflows with streamlined reporting features, such as built-in voice annotation, text comments with auto-fill, and image sketch
  • Prepare precise documentation with embedded GPS locations, as well as measurement data from METERLiNK®-enabled FLIR clamps and multimeters


  • 180° rotating optical block and vivid 4" capacitive touch screen
  • Up to 464 x 348 pixel native resolution (161,472 points of measurement)
  • Fast and precise laser-assisted autofocus
  • Laser distance and on-screen area measurement
  • Customizable work folders
  • Intelligent, interchangeable AutoCal™ lenses
  • Industry-leading FLIR 2-5-10 warranty


  • IR Service Consultants
  • Power Generation
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Inspections

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FLIR T530 Specifications

IR Resolution 320 x 240 (76,800 pixels)
UltraMax® Resolution 307,200 effective pixels
Digital Zoom 1-4x continuous
Detector Type and Pitch Uncooled microbolometer, 17 µm
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD <30 mK @ 30°C (42° lens)
Spectral Range 7.5 - 14.0 µm
Image Frequency 30 Hz
Focus Continuous, one-shot with laser distance meter (LDM), one-shot contrast, manual
Minimum Focus Distance 42° lens: 0.3 m (.65 m with MSX®) / 24° lens: 0.5 m; optional macro mode / 14° lens: 1.0 m
Digital Camera 5 MP, with built-in LED photo/video lamp
Color Palettes Iron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
Image Modes Infrared, visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture
Voice Annotation 60 sec. recording added to still images or video via built-in mic (has speaker) or via Bluetooth
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How to Choose the Right Lens for Your T5xx & Exx Series Thermal Imaging Cameras

Expert advice from a Level 3 Thermographer

Flir System Exx Lens

Today’s customers get to choose between 14, 24 or 42 degree lenses, but the question is… what to choose? We can help!

Here you’ll find a gathering of various building component or electrical component images that I have taken as well as my guidelines for each type of inspection.

The 24˚ lens is an excellent in-between option, however I feel the 42˚ lens will be the better choice for most applications.

Residential Building Inspections
If your main focus is residential building inspections your best bet would be the 42˚ lens. Given that you can see wider at a shorter distance and typically you don’t require the longer distance.

Commercial Building Inspections
Image taken with a 42 degree Lens
Image Taken with 42° Lens

In these applications the distance is longer and it’s important to take this into consideration. Ideally if you’re prepared to invest in more than one lens, my recommendation would be the 42˚ and 14˚ lenses. Since you will need to carry out both short distance audits and long distance audits. If you’re only interested in buying one lens, then the 24˚ lens is the best choice.

For Electrical Contractors
If your main focus is the inside of homes and buildings the 24˚ or 42˚ are both great choices. Generally indoor measurements are taken up close and the benefit of a great distance is not necessary. If your measurements are almost always outside the best lens for you is the 14˚ or 24˚. These options give you more distance allowing you to measure electrical components from a longer distance.

If your are working with IR windows on your electrical cabinet 42˚ lens would be your go to. Given that you need to be up close and personal with the windows so the shorter distance lens is the way you want to go.

For Mechanical Inspectors
When inspecting motors as mechanics you need to be up close however you require a wide scope as well to get all the aspects of the motor. The 42˚ lens is ideal for inspecting motors especially when working on installations specifically between the walls and equipment as well as you’re working in a very narrow space. Do you ever work with steam traps? If yes, you should consider adding the 14˚ lens. This is the ideal lens if you have steam traps located near the sealing and want to inspect them from a distance, in order to get all the data you need.

For Electronic Board Inspections
Working with small objects can be tricky with thermal imagers. The T5xx cameras offer the Macro mode as an option to the 24° lens which allows the user to have the added benefit of a macro lens with a standard lens, making it a lot easier to see the fine details of small objects

For Computer Room Mappings
Image taken with a 42 degree Lens
Image Taken with 42° Lens

Give the often short distances available to get the full span of shelves in computer rooms the 42˚ lens is the best choice, as you can see a 19” shelf at a short distance.

For Process Monitoring
In manufacturing facilities the 42˚ lens is the go to lens because it’s often difficult to get the chance to take a couple of steps back and get a good image.

A final note, doubling the resolution is ideal for any application, by using the E95 or T540 over the E75 or T530 you get almost equivalent pixel resolution using a 42˚ lens over the 24˚ lens. Example at a 5 meter distance the IFOV (size of one pixel) will be 6.60 mm (E75-24) & 7.81mm (E95-42). It is almost like having 2 lenses in one.

What's included with the FLIR T530-24-42

  • 42° Lens
  • 24° Lens
  • 2 Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Hand Strap
  • Hard Transport Case
  • Lanyards
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Power Supplies
  • Printed Documentation
  • SD Card (8 GB
  • Cables (USB 2.0 A to USB Type-C,USB Type-C to HDMI, USB Type-C to USB Type-C)

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