FLIR F Series Cameras Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 18, 2013

In this report, we share our test findings of FLIR's F series IP thermal cameras, one of the most widely used and highly configurable lines they offer. We compare the F series against models from Axis, DRS, Pelco, and SightLogix at various ranges. We also provide an overview of the camera's configuration and physical construction.

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