FLIR TG165 Spot Thermal Camera Review

Jun 13
FLIR TG165 Thermal Camera

The FLIR TG165 Thermal Camera is an entry to mid-level Thermal Camera that can be used in a variety of situations. FLIR is one of the leading manufacturers of Thermal Cameras for the professional trades and makes many higher end models with additional features. This model is very durable being built to withstand a 2 meter drop FLIR also offers one of the best warranties in the business with their signature 2-10 warranty – two years on the device and 10 years on the Thermal Imaging Detector which is their patented Lepton micro thermal sensor. This Thermal Camera has a range of -13 to 716F; comes with an 8gb memory card for storying pictures and has a response time of 150 milliseconds. This is a great choice for the handy man, dedicated DYI’er and residential/light commercial tradesmen.

FLIR TG165 Thermal Camera


  • 9hz refresh rate
  • 80x60 resolution
  • ​150mK sensitivity
  • ​FLIR's Innovative Lepton IR Imaging Engine
  • ​8gb micro sd card
  • ​-25 to 380°C, -13 to 716°F
  • ​183 Amazon Reviews
  • 4.5 Stars on Amazon
  • ​73% of reviewers rated it 5 stars
  • ​Good entry to mid-range thermal camera
  • ​Automatic focus
  • ​Prime Eligible
  • 2-inch display​


  • Very Versatile - works in a majority of situations 
  • Great for home owners and DYI'ers
  • Very compact and easy to use
  • More expensive than an IPhone or Android add on but still comes with many features.


  • Has no built in camera
  • Lacks features found in higher end models