FLIR Ocean Scout TK <9Hz

FLIR Ocean Scout TK <9Hz

FLIR Ocean Scout 640 <9Hz

FLIR Ocean Scout 640 <9Hz

FLIR Ocean Scout TK <9Hz

Product Highlights:

  • 160 × 120 VOx Microbolometer
  • < 5 hour Battery Life
  • < 9Hz
  • Field of View (FoV) 20° × 16°
  • < 5 Second Start Up
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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 Heat, Instead of Light

See marine mammals, or discover wildlife back on shore

Video & Image Capture

Store up to 1000 thermal snapshots. Record thermal video

Video Detection Palettes

Choose from multiple color palettes

Handheld Model: OS 240
< 9Hz
OS 320
< 9Hz
OS 640
< 9Hz
< 9Hz
Lens Options:
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  
User Interface
Power Button On/Off
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
Image Download       USB
Image Presentation
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
On-Screen Symbology        
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
Rating IP-67, Submersible
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, 
Neck Lanyard,
USB Cable, Lens Cap
Range Performance
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)

FLIR OCEAN SCOUT TK - What's in the Box

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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

Rechargeable Batteries

5-hour Rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Camera Resolution and Range

Understanding Range Performance and Operational Requirements

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.

Higher Resolution Thermal Image

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