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  • Resolution Comparison

Flir EX Series Features

Introducing the NEW FLIR EX4, EX5, EX6, and EX8 Infrared Cameras with MSX®

The First Real Infrared Cameras with Thermal, Visible, and MSX Imaging Starting Under $1K

Now you can afford the ultimate inspection tool. Gain the competitive advantage and take care of more customers. Blow them away with dramatic MSX thermal images that clearly reveal problems from sources of energy loss, moisture intrusion and structural issues to overheating electrical and mechanical equipment.

MSX® Thermal Image Enhancement

MSX adds key details from the onboard visible light camera to the entire infrared image in real time. The result: an all-in-one thermal picture with numbers, labels, and other structural features intact so you’ll instantly recognize where the heat issue is.
Watch the video to learn more about MSX®

Affordable Resolution Choices

From the 4800-pixel thermal image clarity of the E4 to the E8’s incredible 320×240 detector with 76,800 pixels, new FLIR Ex-Series cameras offer a resolution to fit the target size, working distance, and detail required for your application as well as your budget.

The Power of One Button

A focus-free lens and simple button navigation to on-screen settings, imaging modes, measurement tools, and saved JPEGS make all four of these cameras amazingly easy to operate, even with just the press of a single gloved thumb.
Explore the FLIR EX series

Removable Battery

Quick-release, tool-type Li-ion battery is easy to remove, recharge and snap back in. Charge in-camera or with the optional charging station to keep you up and running all day.

Fast Temperature Measurement Tools

The E4 on up feature an on-screen center spotmeter for measuring temperatures. The E5, E6, and E8 also give you an area box tool with an automatic hot or cold spot that hunts down temperature extremes. And the E6 and E8 provide a blue-below and red-above color alarm to quickly alert you to heat issues.

Multiple Imaging Modes

All Ex-Series cameras let you view thermal, visual, and MSX images and store them simultaneously for further analysis using FLIR Tools software. The E6 and E8 also offer Picture-in-Picture that inserts the thermal image over the visible photo as an extra documentation option.

Thermal Only

Thermal with MSX


Additional E4 , E5, E6 & E8 Features:

FLIR EX-Series Specifications

FLIR® Ex-Series Infrared Camera Specifications


FLIR E4 Infrared Camera

FLIR E5 Infrared Camera

FLIR E6 Infrared Camera

FLIR E8 Infrared Camera

Imaging and Optical Data

IR Resolution 80 × 60 120 × 90 160 × 120 320 × 240
MSX Resolution 320 × 240   
Thermal Sensitivity <0.15°C <0.10°C  <0.06°C
Field of View 45° × 34°   
Focus Focus Free
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer
Screen 3.0 in. 320 × 240 color LCD
Frame Rate 9 Hz


Image Modes IR image, visual image, MSX, thumbnail gallery IR image, visual image, MSX, picture-in-picture, thumbnail gallery
Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) IR image with enhanced detail presentation
Picture-in-Picture N/A IR area on visual image
Temperature Range –4° F to 482°F (–20° to 250°C)
Accuracy  ±2% or 2°C
Measurement Modes Spot (center) mode 2 modes: 1 Spot (center); 1 Area Box (Min/Max) 3 modes: 1 Spot (center); 1 Area Box (Min/Max); Isotherm (above/below)
Alarm N/A N/A Blue below or red above set temperature
Emissivity Correction Variable from 0.1 to 1.0


Color Palettes Iron, Rainbow, and Gray
Set-up Commands Local adaptation of units, language, date and time formats

Image Storage

Storage Capacity Internal memory store at least 500 sets of images
Storage Mode Simultaneous storage of images in IR, visual and MSX
File Formats Standard JPEG, 14-bit measurement data included


Battery Type / Op Time  ~4 hours
Dimensions / Weight   / 1.27 lbs (0.575 kg)
Drop  2 meter / 6.6 ft
Warranty 10 Year Detector/5 Year Battery/2 Year Parts & Labor

Sample Imagery

Thermal Image Sample

*Disclaimer: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Availability of camera models and accessories subject to regional market considerations.

Image Resolution Comparison: FLIR® Ex-Series Infrared Cameras

Not sure which FLIR Ex-Series camera is right for you? Compare resolution and features to find the best fit for your application.


FLIR® E4: 80 × 60 Resolution

FLIR E4 resolution on electrical pane
FLIR E4 resolution on pipes in wall


FLIR® E5: Good Resolution: 120 × 90

FLIR E5 resolution on electrical pane
FLIR E5 resolution on pipes in wall

If you need more resolution, E5 offers more than twice as many infrared detector pixels (10,800) as E4 for improved thermal image clarity. Plus E5 provides increased sensitivity to help bring out slightly finer temperature differences. E5 also offers an area box measurement tool with max/min temperature markers in addition to the center spot.

FLIR® E6: Better Resolution: 160 × 120

FLIR E6 resolution on electrical pane
FLIR E6 resolution on pipes in wall

If you need even higher resolution and more measurement modes, E6 provides 19,200 pixels plus increased sensitivity at <0.06°C. In addition to the automatic hot/cold markers of E5, E6 also offers P-i-P and isotherm color alarms in the form of blue highlighted areas for those below a set temperature and red when above.

FLIR® E8: Best Resolution: 320 × 240

FLIR E8 resolution on electrical pane
FLIR E8 resolution on pipes in wall

The E8 provides a major jump in thermal imaging resolution with 76,800 pixels — 4 times as many as the E6. The E8's 320 × 240 detector gives you excellent thermal image clarity and puts more temperature measurement spots on the object you're targeting, allowing you to either inspect ever smaller components from the same distance or the same target from farther away, to help facilitate greater safety benefits and convenience.

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