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The FLIR Ocean Scout TK is a marine thermal camera that extends your vision on the water, day or night, for greater awareness and safety.
As a thermal imager, the Ocean Scout TK creates images based on heat, not visible light. Vessels, watercraft, buoys, and other obstacles give off heat and appear clearly in all lighting conditions - from pitch darkness to blinding sun glare.
At a breakthrough price of $599, the Ocean Scout TK is an affordable way to enjoy your time on the water and explore your world with thermal vision.
See obstacles and objects like boats, buoys, and channel markers up to 130 yards away, and steer clear of rocks and floating debris. Identify landmarks like docks, inlets, and jetties and locate people and pets overboard.
Pocket-sized and designed for single-handed use, FLIR Scout TK starts up in seconds and requires no training. It offers a simple four-button design and intuitive interface. Choose between nine video palettes, including White/Black Hot, InstAlert™, and Graded Fire. Plus, it’s built with a rugged, weather-resistant shell that can withstand bumps and splashes on the trail.
See marine mammals, or discover wildlife back on shore
Store up to 1000 thermal snapshots. Record thermal video
Choose from multiple color palettes
|Handheld Model:|| OS 240
|Frame Rate:||<9Hz or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz|
|Display:||640 x 480 LCD Display|
|Field of View
(H x V)
|24° x 18°*
|17° x 13°*
|18° x 14°*
|20° × 16°*|
|Start up||<1.5 seconds||<5 Seconds|
|Waveband||7.5 - 13.5µm|
|Thermal Sensitivity||<50mK @f/1.0||n/a|
|Detector Type||240 × 180 VOx Microbolometer||336 × 256 VOx Microbolometer||640 x 512 VOx Microbolometer||160 × 120 VOx Microbolometer|
|Image Processing||FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE)|
|Focal Length||13mm Fixed Focus||19mm Fixed Focus||35mm Fixed Focus|
|Zoom Button||Freeze Frame||2X Zoom||2X & 4X Zoom|
|Color Pallettes||Black Hot / White Hot /InstAlert™||Black Hot, White Hot, InstAlert™ Rainbow, Iron, Lava, Arctic & Graded Fire
|Brightness||Adjusts display Brightness Setting||Brightness (Toggle up<>down)|
|Task Light/Pointer||LED enabled during Power Off state||n/a|
|Image Capture||Short press for Image capture, long press for Video capture|
|Built-In Display||640 x 480 LCD Display|
|Video Output||No||Composite Video Output
(320 & 640 model only)
|Video Refresh Rate||<9Hz or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz||<9Hz NTSC|
|Image Polarity||White Hot / Black Hot / InstAlert™ selectable|
|Zoom Button||Freeze Frame||2x Zoom||2x, 4x Zoom|
|Battery Type||Internal Li-Ion Cell|
|Battery Life (Operating)||>5 Hours|
|Operating Temp.||-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)||-4°F to 104°F (-20°C to 40°C)|
|Storage Temp.||-40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)|
|Drop||1 m drop||n/a|
|Weight (incl. lens)||12oz (340g)||6 oz (170g)|
|Size (L × W × H)||6.70" x 2.31" x 2.44"||4.0” x 1.5” x 1.5”|
|Packages Include||Handheld Thermal Camera,USB Power Adapter/ Charger,Wrist strap,
Custom Video out cable (320 version), USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Molle bag
|Handheld Thermal Camera,
USB Cable, Lens Cap
|Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m):||1,150ft. (350m)||1,800ft. (550m)||3,740ft. (1,140m)||Spot obstacles and objects up to 130 yards away|
|Detect Small Vessel (2.3 m × 2.3 m):||2,940 ft (895m)||5,085 ft (1,550m)||9,842ft (3,000m)|
Choice of White/Black Hot, InstAlert™, Graded Fire video palettes, and more
Covered by FLIR's unique 2-10 warranty, covering parts and labor for two years and the detector for ten
Small and lightweight to carry with you anywhere
5-hour Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
One of the many questions we ask when comparing thermal camera systems is how far away you will need to see other humans, vehicles, vessels, objects or activity of interest.
Lower cost FLIR cameras are fixed field of view systems optimized for navigation and close range operations.
Higher performance systems offer optical zoom lenses that can detect even a small 30’ outboard vessel at beyond 5nm.
Most thermal cameras can see the moon, but they are very low resolution compared to the megapixel visible cameras we have in our smart phones.
The commercially available systems commonly have between 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 thermal resolution.
While this seems low, a 640 x 480 FLIR camera with a powerful optical zoom lens can satisfy most commercial and first responder missions.