High-Speed HD MWIR InSb Camera


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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.

Speed, Sensitivity, and Resolution for R&D and Science

  • 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.

≤100°C: ±2°C (±1°C typical), >100°C: ±2% of reading (±1% typical)
Detector Type
FLIR indium antimonide (InSb)
Dynamic Range
<20 mK
Optional Temperature Range
Up to 3000°C (5,432°F)
1280 x 1024
Standard Temperature Range
-20°C to 300°C (-4°F to 572°F), -20°C to 350°C (-4°F to 662°F), -10 °C (14°F) for microscopes
Well Capacity
3 M electrons/11.5 M electrons
Connections & Communications
Synchronization Modes
Genlock, Sync-in, Sync-out
2 x 1/4-20 tapped holes 1 x 3/8-16 taped holes 4 x 10-24 tapped holes Side: 3x 1/4-20 tapped holes
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Imaging & Optical
Available Lenses
3-5 µm: 17 mm, 25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm, 200 mm Broadband (1.5-5 µm): 25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm (Uses FLIR HDC Optics)
Camera f-number
f/2.5 or f/4.0
Close-up Lenses/Microscopes
1x, 3x (3–5 µm)
Detector Pitch
12 µm
Digital Zoom
1x, 4x, 4:3
Filter wheel, standard 1-inch filters (2 filters/wheel position)
Frame Rate [Full Window]
Programmable; 0.0015 Hz to 180 Hz
Image Time Stamp
Internal IRIG-B decoder clock TSPI accurate time stamp
Minimum Integration Time
270 ns
> 99.5% (> 99.95% typical)
Selectable 8-bit
Radiometric Data Streaming
Simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision®), Camera Link, CoaXPress (CXP)
Readout Modes
Asynchronous integrate while read Asynchronous integrate then read
Sensor Cooling
Closed cycle linear
Spectral Range
3.0 – 5.0 µm /1.5 – 5.0 µm
Standard Video
Subwindow Modes
Flexible windowing down to 64 x 4 (steps of 32 columns, 4 rows)
Lens Interface
FLIR HDC (4-tab bayonet)
On Camera Image Storage
RAM (volatile): 16 GB, up to 6500 frames, full-frame SSD (non-volatile): >4 TB
Customizable (IRIG-B, Date, Integration time, Internal temp, Frame rate, Sync mode, Cooler hours)
Pixel Clock
355 MHz
Video Modes
HDMI/HD-SDI: 720p/25/29.9/50/59.9 Hz, 1080p/25/29.9 Hz Composite: NTSC, PAL
Measurement & Analysis
Automatic Gain Control
Manual, Linear, Plateau equalization, ROI, DDE
Shipping Information
Size [L x W x H ] w/o Lens Handle
249 x 158 x 147 mm (9.8 x 6.2 x 5.8 in.)
Weight (without lens & with handle)
6.35 kg (14 lbs)
Thermal Imaging
Detector Resolution
1280 x 1024
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