FLIR Infrared Camera – C3

FLIR Infrared Camera – C3

Compact Thermal Imaging System with Wi-Fi

The FLIR C3 is designed to be your go-to tool for building inspections, facilities maintenance, HVAC, or electrical repair. This slim camera fits easily in your pocket so you can take it anywhere. Its integrated touch-screen is a snap to learn, so you can quickly get to the job of finding hidden problems, documenting repairs, and sharing images over Wi-Fi.


Whether your thermal image foretells a problem or confirms a repair, you’ll want to show it to your customer or boss. The new FLIR C3 with Wi-Fi makes sharing that evidence easier. Connect the C3 to a smartphone or tablet with the free FLIR Tools Mobile app and instantly transfer images, build a report, and send them off right from the jobsite.


Use the C3 Hot Spot or Cold Spot feature to quickly measure within a defined area box. The C3 displays a spot meter and the Max. or Min. temperature, so you can instantly see where it’s hottest or coldest.


The C3 features FLIR’s unique MSX® that adds key details from the onboard visible light camera to the entire infrared image in real time. The result: an all-in-one, undiluted thermal picture with visible light features that lets you instantly recognize where the problematic heat pattern is. MSX® is real time whether watching the camera’s LCD or streaming video over USB.


Fully radiometric images lets you measure any point on the image in post analysis on scenes between -10°C and 150°C

Touch Screen
Brilliant 3” intuitive touch screen with auto orientation for easy viewing

The C3 connects instantly with mobile devices, so you can upload and report critical issues immediately

FLIR Tools
Includes FLIR Tools professional reporting software for Mac or PC

Streaming Video
Streaming video via FLIR Tools, a feature not usually available on low-cost systems

Max/Min Measurement
Find the hottest or coldest temperature within a defined area

Model NumberFLIR C3
Imaging and Optical Data
IR Sensor80 × 60 (4,800 measurement pixels)
Thermal Sensitivity< 0.10°C
Field of View41° x 31°
Minimum Focus DistanceThermal: 0.15 m (0.49 ft.)
MSX®: 1.0 m (3.3 ft.)
Image Frequency9 Hz
Spectral Range7.5 – 14 µm
3″ Display (Color)320 x 240 pixels
Auto OrientationYes
Touch ScreenYes
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Image Presentation Modes
Thermal ImageYes
Visual ImageYes
Picture in PictureIR area on visual image
Object Temperature Range-10°C to 150°C (14 to 302°F)
Accuracy±2°C (±3.6°F) or 2%, whichever is greater, at 25°C (77°F) nominal
Measurement Analysis
AreaBox with max. or min.
Emissivity CorrectionYes; matte/semi-matte/semi-glossy + custom value
Measurements CorrectionReflected apparent temperature Emissivity 
Color PalettesIron, Rainbow, Rainbow HC, Gray
Storage MediaInternal memory stores at least 500 sets of images
Image file formatStandard JPEG, 14-bit measurement data included
Video Streaming
Non-Radiometric IR-Video StreamingYes
Visual Video StreamingYes
Digital Camera
Digital Camera640 x 480 pixels
Digital Camera, FocusFixed Focus
Standard802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Range2400-2480 MHz
5150-5260 MHz
Max. Output Power18 dBm
Data communication interfaces
Wi-FiPeer-to-peer (ad hoc) or infrastructure (network)
USB, Connector TypeUSB Micro-B: Data transfer to and from PC, iOS and Android
USB, standardUSB 2.0
Battery3.7 V Rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery
Battery Operating Time2 hours
Charging SystemCharged inside the camera
Charging Time1.5 hours
External Power OperationAC adapter, 90-260 VAC input
5 V output to camera
Power ManagementAutomatic shut-down
Operating Temperature Range-10°C to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Weight0.13 kg (0.29 lb.)
Size (L x W x H)125 x 80 x 24 mm (4.9 x 3.1 x 0.94 in.)