FLIR BOSON 640 4.9mm Lens Thermal Imaging Camera Angled View

FLIR BOSON 640 4.9mm Lens Thermal Imaging Camera

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FLIR BOSON 320 55mm Side View

FLIR BOSON 320 55mm Lens Thermal Imaging Camera

FLIR BOSON 640 Thermal Imaging Lensless Core Angled View

FLIR BOSON 640 Thermal Imaging Lensless Core

FLIR BOSON 640 4.9mm Lens Thermal Imaging Camera

FLIR BOSON Thermal Imaging Camera Highlights:

  • Resolution: 640x512 - 95° HFoV
  • 12 µm pixel pitch VOx microbolometer
  • 21 x 21 x 11 mm, (4.9 cm3 ) camera body
  • Weight as low as 7.5 grams
  • Low power consumption, starting at 500 mW
  • Rugged construction and highest temperature rating -40°C to +80°C
  • Consumer Grade <60mK NEDT SKU:20640A095-6CAAX - $3520.00
  • Professional Grade <50mK NEDT SKU:20640A095-6PAAX - $4400.00
  • Industrial Grade <40mK NEDT SKU:20640A095-6IAAX - $5280.00
View the FLIR BOSON Matrix or accessories from the links to the right.View the FLIR BOSON Matrix to compare models.
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Starting at $3,520.00
The FLIR Boson Thermal Camera is an export controlled device.
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FLIR Boson® - 4.9mm Lens

Compact LWIR Thermal Camera

The Boson® longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera module sets a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). It utilizes FLIR infrared video processing architecture to enable advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces while keeping power consumption low. The 12 µm pitch Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 x 512 or 320 x 256. It is available with multiple lens configurations, adding flexibility to integration programs.

With a weight as low as 7.5 g and a camera body as small as 21 x 21 x 11 mm, the Boson represents an industry-leading reduction in SWaP with no reduction in performance. Advanced embedded processing and video analytics, as well as software-customizable functionality, give this small camera big capabilities, including integration with auxiliary sensors such as third-party cameras, GPS, and IMU.


A full-featured VGA thermal camera module at less than 4.9 cm3.

• 21 x 21 x 11 mm camera body and weight as low as 7.5 g.
• Low power consumption, starting at 500 mW
• 12 µm pixel pitch VOx microbolometer with 320 and 640 resolutions.
• Rugged construction and highest temperature rating -40°C to 80°C.


FLIR infrared video processing with embedded industry-standard interfaces empowers advanced processing and analytics.

• Includes embedded algorithms for noise filters, gain control, blending, and more.
• Software-customizable functionality for video processing and power dissipation requirements.
• Built-in support for physical and protocol-level interface standards.


Unprecedented integration flexibility for fast, affordable developments.

• Customized applications through FLIR-trusted third party developers.
• Mechanical/electrical compatibility across all versions.
• Variety of hardware and image processing integration to fit OEM requirements.

FLIR Boson® Camera Comparison

Below are eight images from the FLIR Boson 640 looking at a heated target in eight different Fields of View (FoV).
Take note of the background versus foreground detail with different focal length lenses.

  • Distance to FLIR Chevron Target: exactly 150m
  • Size of Target (overall): 18” (450mm) w x 24” high (610mm)
  • Target temperature: 98 F (37 C) human body temp
  • Ambient temperature: 65 F (18 C)
  • Time of image: mid-day

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BOSON 640, 73MM, 6° FoV

BOSON 640, 55MM, 8° FoV

BOSON 640, 36MM, 12° FoV

BOSON 640, 24MM, 18° FoV

BOSON 640, 18MM, 24° FoV

BOSON 640, 14MM, 32° FoV

BOSON 640, 8.7MM, 50° FoV

BOSON 640, 4.9MM, 95° FoV

RHP Interface Assemblies for the FLIR Boson

Boson Specifications:
Sensor Technology Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Pixel Pitch 12 µm
Spectral Range Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Thermal Sensitivity NEdT <50 mK (Professional Version)
Full Frame Rates 60 Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Slow Frame Rate ≤9 Hz available
Non-uniformity Correction NUC Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Solar FPA Protection Yes
Continuous Digital Zoom Yes
Symbol Overlay Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Input Voltage 3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Video Channels CMOS or USB
Control Channels RS-232 or USB
Peripheral Channels I2C, SPI, SDIO
Configurable GPIO Up to 11; User configurable
Size 21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens
Weight 7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Precision Mounting Holes Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 80°C (Professional Version)
Non-operating Temperature Range -50°C to 85°C
Shock 1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Operational Altitude 12 km
Accessories Available:
RHP BOSON RC-IF Remote Control Interface Module The RHP-BOS-RC-IF allows you to control the Boson camera remotely using a 16 Channel S-Bus Signial or up to 5 PWM Signals from your wireless Joystick Remote Control System.
RHP BOSON VPC TTL Interface Module 5 to 26VDC In, Dual Composite Video Out - Switchable Sync Input/Output, USB or TTL Communication, Alternate connection ports, Reverse Polarity Protected
Low Profile BOSON VPC Interface Module 5 to 26VDC In, Dual Composite Video Out, Low Profile, Alternate connection ports, USB Communication, Reverse Polarity Protected
USB VPC Kit USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson  GUI.
USB/Analog VPC Kit USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI with analog video output via BNC male connector.
Boson Development Board Full access to Boson 80-pin interface; includes USB 3, 100/GigE Ethernet, CameraLink, Serial Com, Micro SDCard, I2C, SPI, SDIO and VSYNC/RESET, GPIO
USB/CameraLink Board CameraLink and USB interface to Boson video
Lens Focus Tool Custom tool to change lens focus
Tripod Mount Custom tripod mount with 1/4-20 interface