Will Frame Rate Make a Difference for Thermal?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 09, 2010

In the growing rivalry between FLIR and Axis, FLIR is emphasizing its advantage in frame rate over Axis - 30fps for FLIR but only 9fps for Axis Q1910 (actually 8.33 according the the Axis Q1910 specification sheet).

Some specifiers are always insistent on a certain minimum frame rate (10, 15 or 30 being 3 of the most common 'higher' frame rates). However, we think for thermal cameras, the frame rate is not as critical. The resolution is likely to be more of a concern in most applications (FLIR holds an advantage here as well with Axis supporting a maximum thermal resolution of 160 x 120 while FLIR goes to 640 x 480).

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