Handheld thermography cameras for highly precise thermal imaging
Portable thermography cameras from Jenoptik measure and analyze temperature distributions of objects with a high degree of accuracy.
Jenoptik manufactures handheld thermography cameras for mobile use in research, maintenance, and medical applications. These radiometric thermal imagers are used to identify temperature anomalies or hot spots and to prevent temperature-related defects. The cameras can also be used to increase the safety of products under development and to determine energy losses in the thermal insulation of buildings.
The top-of-the-range model in the VarioCAM® HD series is the first camera in the world to feature an image sensor with XGA resolution, integrated laser rangefinder, laser-based focusing, and a special function to improve the depth of focus. The camera combines high-resolution image sensors equipped with optomechanical resolution enhancement technology with Jenoptik's outstanding expertise in calibration.
The VarioCAM® HD Basic is the entry-level model and offers all the key basic functions. This model differs from the professional version in terms of the image resolution and the temperature measuring ranges. The thermal imager impresses with its dynamic resolution enhancement function, which increases the resolution to 1.2 IR megapixels.
The temperature data collected can be evaluated on site within the camera in a quick and convenient process, while the user-friendly menu guidance ensures intuitive operation. The highly precise thermal images can be viewed and analyzed on a high-resolution 5.6" TFT color display suitable for use in daylight, and transferred directly to a PC via a cable, wirelessly, or on an SD card.
The thermography cameras in the VarioCAM® HD range also feature a stable housing, as well as being robust and extremely durable. They deliver optimum ergonomics and fit perfectly in the hand, enabling all operating controls to be accessed without any problems.Thanks to the uncooled Jenoptik thermal imaging technology, the cameras are exceptionally low maintenance, meaning there are hardly any follow-up costs for you.
- Extremely precise measurement: World's highest spatial resolution, between 2.1 and 3.1 IR megapixels.
- Efficient: Capture wide measuring ranges in high resolution.
- Mobile use: Ergonomic design and easy to operate; evaluate measured data immediately on site.
- Robust and durable: Saves you time and costs, as uncooled cameras require no maintenance.
- Technologically sophisticated: More than 25 years of experience in developing and producing infrared cameras.
Fields of application
- Electrical engineering, electronics, electrical industry: Detecting defects, optimizing product quality, plant inspection, quality control.
- Preventive maintenance: Prompt identification of hot spots or apparent defects, prevention of production stoppages, plant inspection.
- Automation technology: Quality control and assurance, as well as process monitoring. Optimization of production processes.
- Building thermography: Tracing heat losses.
- Medicine: Supporting diagnosis of diseases.
- Automotive industry: Quality control, non-destructive testing, process optimization.
The VarioCAM® HD
The camera can be used both in industrial research and development and for quality control and preventive maintenance in the power generation and transmission, automotive, raw material extraction, electrical engineering, electronics, consumer goods manufacturing, automation and building technology sectors, as well as in the medical field.
The professional version of the thermal imager features an exceptionally high resolution of up to 3.1 megapixels. This device guarantees a high level of measuring accuracy when it comes to small details and is a true pioneer on the global market thanks to its high-resolution image sensors combined with Jenoptik's optomechanical resolution enhancement technology. Uncooled infrared detectors based on microbolometer focal plane arrays are used as image sensors in the cameras. This setup, combined with our expertise in cameras, mean that the devices require practically no maintenance.
Launched in 2012, the VarioCAM® HD is the world's first infrared camera to feature an image sensor in XGA resolution, integrated laser rangefinder, laser-based focusing and distance correction, as well as optimum depth of focus due to multiple focal planes. Thanks to its high spatial resolution and laser correction function, the thermal imager delivers extremely precise measurement results. It has a robust metal housing, and is both stable and durable. What's more, the device guarantees optimum ergonomics and fits comfortably in the hand, even when used for long periods.
Infrared optics and lenses
For VarioCAM® HD and IR-TCM HD infrared cameras we offer a broad choice of lenses and converters suitable for various thermal imaging applications.
Each thermographic camera from Jenoptik is individually calibrated for the lenses purchased with the camera. If you are changing the lens, the camera automatically detects the lens type and selects the corresponding calibration profile.
Lenses are available either with IP54 proof bayonet mount or with IP67 proof thread mount.
All lenses are manufactured by Jenoptik and come with sophisticated optical coating, for example anti-reflective coating or spectral-selective interference filters. Depending on lens type or focal length, some lenses are additionally coated with a highly resistant DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating for special surface protection.
|Type||f / Focal length||Field-of-view HFOV x VFOV|
for XGA / 1024er sensors
|Field-of-view HFOV x VFOV|
for VGA / 640er sensors
|Super-Wide-angle||1.0 / 7.5 mm||136° x 101°||125° x 93°||200 mm|
|Wide-angle||1.0 / 15 mm||68° x 51°||62° x 46°||200 mm|
|Normal / Standard||1.0 / 30 mm||32° x 25°||31° x 23°||250 mm|
|Telephoto||1.0 / 60 mm||16° x 12°||15° x 11°||650 mm|
|Super-Telephoto||1.0 / 120 mm||8.1° x 6.2°||7.5° x 5,7°||2,000 mm|
|M 0.2x Close-up lens for 30 mm lens||IFOV 81 µm||IFOV 119 µm||137 mm|
|M 0.2x Close-up lens for 30 mm lens||IFOV 32 µm||IFOV 47 µm||47 mm|
|M 0.2x Close-up lens for 60 mm lens||IFOV 35 µm||IFOV 50 µm||100 mm|
The VarioCAM® HD Basic
The VarioCAM® HD Basic is the entry-level model from Jenoptik for professional mobile use. The thermal imager is based on state-of-the-art sensor technology with 17 µm pitch and optimized lenses. Using this device, you can measure and analyze temperature distributions in a non-contact process — the distributions are immediately displayed in detail on the integrated display.
The thermography camera sets itself apart with its high level of measuring accuracy. The device features an uncooled microbolometer focal plane array as a sensor with 640 x 480 pixels. This sensor registers the thermal radiation of an object in the long-wave infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (between 7.5 µm and 14 µm).
|Feature||VarioCAM® HD 1024||VarioCAM® HD 640||VarioCAM® HD Basic|
|IR detector:||Uncooled microbolometer array (FPA)||Uncooled microbolometer array (FPA)|
|Detector size:||1024 x 768 pixels||640 x 480 pixels||640 x 480 pixels|
|Image resolution (max.)||2048 x 1536 IR pixels (RE mode)||1280 x 960 IR pixels (RE mode)||1280 x 960 IR pixels (DRE mode, Dynamic Resolution Enhancement, available with hand-held camera operation only)|
|Frame rate:||30 Hz (@ 1024 x 768 pixels)||60 Hz (@ 640 x 480 pixels)||30 Hz (@ 640 x 480 pixels)|
640 x 480 pixels (@ 60 Hz)
|384 x 288 pixels (@ 120 Hz)||384 x 288 pixels (@ 60 Hz)|
|Spectral range:||7.5 µm ... 14 µm||7.5 µm ... 14 µm||7.5 µm ... 14 µm|
|Temperature measuring range:||-40 °C ... +1,200 °C (optional: up to +2,000 °C)||-40 °C ... +1,200 °C (optional: up to +2,000 °C)||-40 °C ... +600 °C |
|Thermal resolution:||< 50 mK||< 30 mK||< 40 mK|
|Accuracy: ||1.5 K or 1.5 %||1.5 K or 1.5 %||2 K or 2 %|
|Interfaces, for data:||GigE-Vision, DVI-D, C-Video, WLAN (optional), SDHC Memory Card (max. 32 GB)||GigE-Vision, DVI-D, C-Video, WLAN (optional), SDHC Memory Card (max. 32 GB)|
|Interfaces, for remote control:||GigE-Vision, RS232, Trigger, USB 2.0, Bluetooth||GigE-Vision, RS232, Trigger, Bluetooth (optional)|
|Special features:||Built-in laser rangefinder||Built-in laser rangefinder (optional)|
|Measurement functions (excerpt):||Measuring spots and planes, minimum/maximum, isotherms, temperature differences. |
All measurement functions are built-in and can be used live via the camera's TFT display
|Measuring spots and planes, minimum/maximum, isotherms, temperature differences |
All measurement functions are built-in and can be used and displayed live via the camera's TFT display
|Automated functions (excerpt):||Focus, auto image, temperature level and region, NUC, lens recognition, image optimization, alarm functions||Focus, auto image, temperature levels, NUC, lens recognition, image optimization, alarm functions|
|Correction functions (excerpt):||Laser-based distance measurement, emissivity, transmittance, environmental temperature, humidity||Laser based distance measurement, emissivity, transmittance, environmental temperature, humidity (optional)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H):||210 mm x 125 mm x 155 mm (incl. 30 mm standard lens)||210 mm x 125 mm x 155 mm (incl. 20 mm standard lens)|
|Weight: ||1.7 kg (incl. 30 mm standard lens)||1.5 kg (incl. 20 mm standard lens)|
|Operating conditions: ||Environmental temperature: -25 °C ... +50 °C (operational)|
Shock: 25G (IEC 68-2-29)
Vibration: 2 G (IEC 68-2-6)
Protection class: IP54
|Environmental temperature: -25 °C ... +55 °C (operational)|
Shock: 25G (IEC 68-2-29)
Vibration: 2 G (IEC 68-2-6)
Protection class: IP54