FOTRIC 326 vs FLIR E60 Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera Comparison

What's the difference between the FOTRIC 326 and FLIR E60 handheld thermal cameras?

 

 

 Key Differences

 FOTRIC 326 FLIR E60
  • IR Thermal Resolution: 384x288
  • Screen Size: 3.5in, Upgradable
  • Voice Annotation: Yes. 60 s.
  • IR Thermal Resolution: 320x240
  • Screen Size: 3.5 in, Fixed
  • Voice Annotation: No

 

Noteworthy Features

 Both FOTRIC 326 and FLIR E8 are the high-resolution models of handheld industrial thermal cameras with durable rugged, durable, accurate and portable design. Same specifications include an accuracy rating of ±2°C or ±2%, thermal sensitivity of 0.06°C (60mK), picture-in-picture feature, adjustable level and span. a 2-year warranty on the cameras. 

 The Top key difference between these two thermal cameras is the infrared detector resolution - Fotric 326 has 384x288 resolution compared to 320x240 resolution on the Flir E60 (44% more pixels on Fotric 326). It means the Fotric 326 will provide higher quality and larger radiometric images, and can reveal more details. 

The Second key difference between them is the screen size - Fotric 326 has 3.5-inch screen displayer same as the Flir E60. But Fotric 326 also supports to use a smartphone as the display and data processing center. You can fix mount an Android smartphone on top of the built-in screen, get a much larger and higher-resolution thermal image display, and turn your Fotric 326 to a smart thermal camera.

The Third key difference between them is the voice annotation function - it is available on Fotric 326 while not on Flir E60. Instead of taking note by hand and write down the image file name number, it is sometimes very convenient to just record short audio as the note to the infrared image taken. The audio note is saved along with the thermal image and can be retrieved in the post-processing. 3.5mm audio interface is available on Fotric 326.

Other Important Features 

 Battery

Both cameras have interchangeable Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. While Flir E60 uses Flir's customized battery, Fotric 326 uses standard Li-ion batteries (LP-E6N) used in Canon DSLR cameras. This means you can buy extra batteries for you Fotric 326 through other online places such as Amazon with a much less cost. 

 Visible light camera

Both Fotric 326 and Flir E8 have a built-in visible light camera and can take picture-in-picture fusion image. Fotric 326 also has the flashlight which can be helpful when you are inspecting in a dark or low-light environment, such as the attic. The flashlight can help shot a bright visible light image. 

 Internet Connection

Both cameras can connect to the internet but with different methods. Flir E60 Wifi has a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone or a tablet so the image can be streamed. Fotric 326 can use a smartphone as the display screen and data processing center. With a smartphone directly connected via Micro USB, the signal transmission is generally more reliable. And it can take advantage of the powerful and advanced processor of the smartphone. A brand new operation APP, Fotric LinkIR, is available for the Android smartphone, which turns it into an upgraded thermal camera with a full touchscreen HD user interface. The operation becomes fairly easy just like an App you used every day on your smartphone. And most importantly, you will get lots of new features on the smartphone App, such as taking radiometric video, sharing the thermal images instantly with your colleagues or social media, etc. And you can always upgrade your smartphone every one or two years with a little cost to upgrade your Fotric 326 thermal camera. If you need to upgrade your E60 thermal camera, you will need to buy another Exx or Txx series camera which costs a fortune.

 Radiometric and Non-Radiometric Video

 Both cameras cannot record any videos. However, with the smartphone as the display screen, Fotric 326 can record short Radiometric videos (up to 1,000 frames and up to 5 frames per second). 

 Movable Measurement Spot, Box or Line

While Flir E60 provides  3 spots and 3 area boxes of measurement tools. Fotric 326 offers 5 spots, 5 area boxes, and 1 line measurement tools, and all the spots, boxes and line can be movable to the area you desired. This can be very helpful when multiple areas are inspected simultaneously. 

 Product Specifications

 Purple color indicates the spec is different!

  Fotric 326 Flir E60
IR Detector Size 384 x 288 Pixels 320 x 240 Pixels
Thermal Sensitivity <0.06°C (60mK) NETD <0.05°C (50mK) NETD
Temperature Range -4°F to 1,202°F -4°F to 1,202°F
Frame Rate 30 Hz 60 Hz
Field of View 28x21 Degrees 25x19 Degrees
Spatial Resolution (IFOV) 1.27 mrad 2.6 mrad
Screen Size 3.5 Inch / 5.5 Inch 3.5 Inch
IR/Overlay Fusion Image Yes Yes
Video Output Yes. PAL/NTSC composite No
Lens Focus Adjustable Adjustable
Laser Pointer Yes Yes
Picture-in-Picture Yes Yes
Radiometric Video Recording Yes on Smartphone No
Moveable Spots Yes No
Moveable Boxes Yes Yes
Moveable Lines Yes No
Touch Screen Display Yes on Smartphone Yes.
Minimum Focus Distance 0.5 Ft (0.15m) 1.3 Ft (0.4m)
Accuracy ±2% or 2°C ±2% or 2°C
Battery Use Time 2.5 hours 4 hours
Battery Type Standard Li-ion Flir's Li-ion
Camera Light Yes Yes
IR Digital Zoom No No
Voice Annotation Yes, 60 seconds No
Data Logging Yes yes

Warranty

2 YEARS

2 YEARS

Calibration Included Factory Calibration Factory Calibration
Power Supply Voltage 120V/220V Universal 120V/220V Universal
Interfaces I/O Micro USB Wifi, USB
Storage SD card 16GB, upgradable SD card
IP Rating IP54 IP54
Product Weight 1.006 kg (2.22 lbs) 0.869 kg (1.91 lbs)
Battery Type Li-ion Li-ion
Dimension

310mm×130mm×110mm
12.20inx5.12inx4.33in

246mmx184mmx97mm
9.7inx7.2inx3.8in

Level and Span

Yes, adjustable

Yes, adjustable