Flir C5 Compact Thermal Camera



  • True thermal 160 x 120 imager (19,200 pixels)
  • MSX technology embosses visual detail on thermal image
  • Flir cloud connectivity with automatic transfer
  • Designed for professional use
  • Detects objects -20 to 400°C
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Warranty2 years
Price MatchNo

Flir C5 Compact Thermal Camera

The Flir C5 thermal camera is designed to be a ‘take anyway’ thermal solution. It is slim, rugged and can be carried easily in your pocket or tool bag. It is also IP54 rated against dust and moisture, as well as being drop tested to a height of meters.

The Flir C5 is ideal for electrical / HVAC and gas engineers, as well as plumbers, building inspectors and many other professionals. Images can be used to document and evidence work carried out to show customers.

Point and troubleshoot

With its 160 x 120 IR sensor, the Flir C5 uses over 19,000 individual temperature reference points in every image. Image clarity is enhanced by Flir’s MSX technology, which embosses visual detail on to the thermal image. MSX technology can only be found on Flir cameras

Snap, upload and share

The C5 directly uploads and stores images to the FLIR Ignite™ cloud, where you can organise and back up files. Then instantly share images with customers or create professional reports that document the problem and required repairs.

Easy to use

Take images just like with a digital camera. The simplicity of the Flir C5 means it can used straight out of the box with minimal training.

Save time on manual thermal adjustments using 1-Touch Level/Span, which auto-adjusts the level and span in an area of interest with one touch.

Simple menu navigation via the 3.5 inch touch screen reduces time taken scrolling through menus. Plus, it is more familiar to users of other smart technology.

Finally, although the Flir C5 can record thermal images in complete darkness, a built in torch is included to help the user see their target in poor lighting conditions.

Flir C5 key features

  • 160 x 120 IR sensor (19,200 pixels)
  • Object temperature range -20 to 400°C
  • Thermal sensitivity/NETD <70 mK
  • 54° × 42° field of view
  • Manual and automatic level / span
  • Image modes: Infra-red / Visual / MSX / Picture in picture
  • Colour palettes: Iron / Grey / Rainbow / Rainbow HC / Arctic / Lava
  • Flir Ignite cloud storage
  • Built in 5MP visual camera
  • Unique MSX image enhancement technology
  • Pre-set and custom emissivity settings
  • Rechargeable built-in Lithium ion battery
  • Up to 4 hour battery life
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in
AccuracyAt ambient temp. 15 to 35°C (59 to 95°F) and object temp. above 0°C (32°F),
0 to 100°C (32 to 212°F): ±3°C (±5.5°F), 100 to 400°C (212 to 752°F): ±3%
Object Temperature Range-20 to 400°C (-4 to 752°F)
IR Sensor160 x 120 (19,200 pixels)
TouchscreenCapacitive touch
Screen RotationYes
Flir Screen EST ModeNo
Connections and Communication
Storage MediaInternal memory and onboard Flir Ignite cloud connectivity (with WiFi)
USBUSB 2.0, Type-C connector
802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz)
Image UploadDirectly upload images to Flir Ignite cloud library and services
Drop Test2m (6.6 ft)
EncapsulationCamera housing and lens: IP54 (IEC 60529
Operating Temperature Range-10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Tripod MountingUNC ¼"-20 (built-in)
Imaging and Optical
Colour PalettesIron, Gray, Rainbow, Arctic, Lava, Rainbow HC
Digital Camera5 MP
Digital Camera FocusFixed
FocusFocus free
GalleryThumbnails and custom folder structure
Image AdjustmentAutomatic level and span, Manual level and span, 1-Touch Level/Span
Image Frequency8.7 Hz
Image ModesInfrared image, Visual image, MSX (Embossed visual details on thermal image),
Picture-in-picture (IR area on visual image)
Minimum Focus DistanceThermal: 0.1 m (3.94 in), MSX: 0.3 m (11.8 in)
Spectral Range8 to 14 µm
Measurement and Analysis
Measurements CorrectionEmissivity; matt/semi-matt/semi-gloss + custom value, Reflected apparent temperature,
Atmospheric compensation
Thermal Sensitivity<70 mK
Measurement FunctionsSpot, Box with max./min.
Meter Data
Camera size (L x W x H)138 x 84 x 24 mm (5.4 x 3.3 x 0.94 in)
Physical Features
Screen Size3.5 in
Weight (including battery)0.19 kg (0.42 lb)
Battery Operating Time4 hours
Battery TypeRechargeable built-in Lithium ion battery
Charging SystemUSB-C (1 A)
Charging Time2 hours
External Power Operation5 V, USB-C
Storage Media
File FormatsStandard JPEG, 14-bit measurement data included
Image Storage>5000 images

What's included

  • Flir C5 Compact Thermal Camera
  • Wrist strap lanyard
  • USB cable
  • Pouch
  • Printed documentation
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