FLIR K2 Thermal Imaging Camera with 160 × 120 IR Resolution and MSX Review

Jul 07
Flir K2 thermal camera for firefighters

The FLIR K2 Thermal Imaging camera has many industrial and professional uses however it is mainly targeted at fire fighters and departments. The camera is used extensively by fire departments for detecting thermal changes and assessing the safety of structures before sending in fire fighters. The Fire Fighters can then use the camera in the building to help them locate people or pets as well as determine the temperatures within the structure. The camera also makes it easy for fire fighters to keep track of their brothers and where to focus their attack of the fire. The FLIR K2 is engineered to stand up to the extreme conditions that fire fighters face daily in the field. The K2 can survive a 6.6 foot drop onto concreate and is IP67 water resistant. The camera can also function in temperatures up to 500F (for 3 minutes) its interface is also easy to use even with gloved hands. The FLIR K2 can measure temperatures from -4F to 932F as well. This affordable, reliable, and feature filled FLIR thermal imaging camera is a great entry level camera for fire departments looking to ensure they have the latest equipment to save lives and fight fires. The K2 also comes with FLIR industry setting warranty.


  • 160 × 120-pixel IR Resolution
  • 47° × 35° Field of view
  • MSX image overlay
  • 3" LCD backlit screen
  • Image frequency 9 Hz
  • Start-up time < 30 sec. (IR-image, no GUI)
  • Start-up time from sleep mode < 10 sec.
  • Built-in digital camera 640 × 480 pixels
  • Digital camera, FOV 73° × 61°, adapts to the IR lens
  • Sensitivity Minimum 10 lux
  • Display 3 in. LCD, 320 × 240 pixels, backlit
  • Image modes – switchable using FLIR Tools software TI Basic fire-fighting mode (default)Black-and-white fire-fighting modeFire modeSearch-and-rescue modeHeat detection modeCold detection modeBuilding analysis mode
  • Designed to meet NFPA 1801 specification Vibration, impact acceleration resistance, corrosion,viewing surface abrasion, heat resistance, heat and flame,product label durability
  • Operating temperature range –20°C to +55°C (–4°F to +131°F)+85°C (+185°F): 15 minutes+150°C (+302°F): 10 minutes+260°C (+500°F): 3 minutes
  • Measures temperatures from -20 °C (-4 °F) to 500 °C (932 °F)
  • Can Survive 6ft Drop onto Concrete
  • IP67 Water Resistant
  • FLIR’s Leading 2-5-10 Warranty
  • Comes with 2 lithium rechargeable batteries and Charger
  • ​Prime Eligible


  • Designed with Fire Fighters in mind
  • Very durable and rugged design
  • Comes from a trusted leader in the industry
  • Outstanding Warranty
  • Easy to use while wearing gloves


  • Entry level model
  • Lacks features of higher end models
  • Probably not durable enough for Fire Departments that see many fires a year