High-Speed HD MWIR InSb Camera


Model: 29422-201
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The FLIR X8500sc is a highly sensitive, high-speed, high definition MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. It has all the features needed for research and science: from on-camera RAM/SSD recording to a four-position motorized flter wheel. Plus, by combining HD resolution with high-speed frame rates, the X8500sc allows researchers to fully image the scene and stop motion on high-speed events – whether they’re in the lab or on the test range.

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  • High-Speed HD Recording

    Records up to 180 frames per second at 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution for true HD high-speed thermal imaging.

  • Advanced Spectral Filtering Options

    Incorporates a four-position motorized filter wheel for filter exchange. Add custom cold filters for more tailored spectral filtering requirements.

  • Streaming, Synchronizing, and Triggering

    Streams high-speed 14-bit data for live viewing, analysis, or recording. Features trigger options ideal for high-speed, high sensitivity applications.

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Detector Type
FLIR indium antimonide (InSb)
Dynamic Range
Integration Time
270 ns to ~full frame
Optional Temperature Range [with band matched optics]
45°C to 600°C/113°F to 1112°F (ND1); 250°C to 2000°C/482°F to 3632°F (ND2); 500°C to 3000°C/932°F to 5432°F (ND3)
1280 × 1024
Size [L x W x H ] w/o Lens
249 × 157 × 147 mm (9.8 × 6.2 × 5.8 in)
Standard Temperature Range [with band matched optics]
-20°C to 350°C (-4°F to 662°F), -10°C (50°F) for microscopes
Weight [without lens]
6.35 kg (14 lbs)
Connections & Communications
Command and Control
GigE, USB, RS-232, Camera Link, CXP (GenICam protocol supported over GigE or CXP)
Synchronization Modes
Sync In, Sync Out, Trigger In
2 × ¼ in. -20, 1 × 3/8 in. -16, 4 × #10 -24, Side: 3x ¼ in. -20 (each side)
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Imaging & Optical
Available Lenses
17 mm, 25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm, 200 mm
Camera f-number
Close-up Lenses/Microscopes
1x, 3x
Detector Pitch
12 µm
Digital Zoom
1x, 4x, 4:3
4-position motorized filter wheel, standard 1-inch filters
Frame Rate [Full Window]
Programmable; 0.0015 Hz to 181 Hz
Image Time Stamp
Internal precision timestamp. IRIG-B AM decoder, TSPI accurate
Lens Interface
FLIR FPO (4-tab bayonet)
On Camera Image Storage
RAM (volatile): 16 GB, up to 6,100 frames, full frame SSD (non-volatile): >4 TB
≥99.5% (≥99.9% typical)
Selectable 8-bit
Pixel Clock
355 MHz
Radiometric Data Streaming
Simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), Camera Link, CoaXPress (CXP)
Readout Modes
Asynchronous integrate while read, asynchronous integrate then read
Readout Type
Sensor Cooling
Linear Sterling Cooler
Spectral Range
3.0 – 5.0 µm
Standard Video
Subwindow Modes
Flexible windowing down to 64 × 4 (steps of 64 columns, 4 rows)
Video Modes
HD: 720p/50/59.9 Hz, 1080p/25/29.9 Hz, SD: NTSC, PAL
Measurement & Analysis
≤100°C (≤212°F), ±2°C (±3.6°F) accuracy (±1°C/1.8°F typical); >100°C ±2% of reading (±1% typical)
Ambient Drift Compensation [with factory cal]
Automatic Gain Control
Manual, Linear, Plateau equalization, ROI, DDE
Filter_Max Frame Rate [Fill Window]
180 Hz
40 g, 11 msec ½ sine pulse/4.3 g RMS random vibration, all 3 axes
Thermal Sensitivity_NETD [typical]
30 mK typical
24 VDC (<50 W steady state)
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FLIR X8500sc MWIR - Model: 29422-201

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