$5,000 thermal cameras were super 'cheap' not too long ago.
Then $2,000 thermal cameras shocked people in 2012.
Now, we have thermals cameras under $500, coming from the biggest name in the thermal business - FLIR.
The 'catch' is that the new ~$500 thermal cameras use an 80 x 60 sensor, which is 0.0005MP. Though the price is amazing, the resolution is incredibly low, raising the question what value does this have?
Here is a quick preview of a subject walking through a field captured by the new FLIR TCX Mini Bullet:
We tested the FLIR TCX Mini Bullet against an Avigilon Analytic camera, focusing on video analytic performance including:
- Daytime vs nighttime performance
- Approaching vs crossing performance
- False alarm frequency
For the ~$500 FLIR TCX Mini Bullet, we tested it with its own VMD and with an Avigilon Rialto unit, matched up against Avigilon analytics and Avigilon VMD.
Any camera, like this FLIR, with 480 total pixels is not going to deliver a great picture but can it compete with high-end cameras on video analytics?