FLIR TG267 Thermal Imaging Camera Review – A New Budget Camera for Commercial Use

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Last updated on July 4, 2020

FLIR TG267 Thermal Camera

It’s safe to assume that if you know your thermal cameras, you’ll know all about FLIR Systems. 

FLIR Systems was established in 1978 and is today the world leader of all things relating to thermal cameras. FLIR’s products are synonymous with high quality and it’s fair to state that they’ve earned their stellar reputation.

FLIR continues to wow its users and sets industry benchmarks for competitors to live up to, but oftentimes their products are a little out of the average electrician’s typical budget. Until now that is.

If you’ve been looking for a budget-friendly, feature-filled thermal camera, we suggest you keep reading as you may be about to discover a device that meets all your requirements and more. 

The New Budget Handheld Camera on the Market: FLIR TG267  

FLIR TG267 Thermal Camera

At this year’s National Electrical Contractors Association trade show, FLIR Systems unveiled four new products that are specifically tailored to professionals of the electrical industry’s needs. One of the four products unveiled was the FLIR TG267 - a budget-friendly diagnostic tool aimed at streamlining the process of targeting and troubleshooting issues.

Today we’ll be taking a look at the TG267’s specifications and features to help determine if you’ll get the promised bang for your buck should you decide to purchase this device. 

Product Specifications of the FLIR TG267:

  • Dimensions: 8.3” x 2.5” x 3.2”
  • Weight: 13.9oz
  • Detector type: Focal plane array, uncooled microbolometer
  • Temperature Detection range: -25°C to 380°C (-13°F to 716°F)
  • Thermal resolution: 160 x 120 pixels
  • Display Resolution: 320x240
  • Refresh rate: 8.7 Hz
  • FOV: 57° x 44°
  • Focus: Free
  • Certifications: CE, CB, RCM, IEC60825-1, FDA, UL, CEC, and NRCan certified
  • Emissivity Correction: 4 preset levels with adjustment of 0.1 to 0.99
  • Color palettes: Iron, Rainbow, White-hot, Black hot, Arctic and Lava

Applications of the FLIR TG267

FLIR TG267 Thermal Camera

This handheld thermal camera is suited towards commercial usage, including electrical and HVAC applications as well as facility maintenance scenarios. A few examples of how this thermal camera can be used in a commercial environment include:

  • Location of overheating joints and parts 
  • Identification of sources of heat leaks
  • Performance analysis of heat-generating systems
  • Checking for electrical defects on PCBs
  • Optimizing site efficiency by identifying circuits power consumption

Features of the FLIR TG267

The list of features that the FLIR TG267 has is a long one. Let’s take a look at a few of the most noteworthy features that this handheld thermal camera possesses.

MSX 

FLIR TG267 Thermal Camera

MSX (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) is a patented FLIR technology that enhances the clarity of an image. This is done by embossing the visual details as captured by the 2mp digital camera onto the thermal image captured by the thermal camera. The TG267 includes MSX software, which means it can produce highly detailed images that will help users diagnose issues faster.

Design and Protection 

FLIR TG267 Thermal Camera

When it comes to the design of the TG267, the FLIR team has upheld their extremely high standards. The TG267 boasts a compact design with many protective elements. The device can withstand drops from up to 2 meters high, thanks to its IP54 encapsulation and is protected against general dust & water damage. The TG267 is as stylish as it is rugged, thanks to its black exterior and colorful display.

Storage

The TG267 is capable of storing up to 50,000 images on its 4GB internal storage system. All images are saved and stored in JPEG format & can be easily transferred to other devices using the included USB-C data transfer cable. This is extremely helpful when monitoring maintenance history and providing your customers with proof that their problems have been solved.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, the TG267 has a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. A Meterlink connection enables users to connect to the FLIR Tools mobile app so they can upload measurements and images while still in the field. A USB-C cable is included to facilitate both the charging of the device as well as data transfers.

Built-in Flashlight

Incorporated into the TG267 is a flashlight, meaning you’ll be able to assess dark areas with your eyes on top of being able to view it through the device’s screen. The built-in flashlight is a 6500K LED flashlight that can be switched on and off at the user’s discretion.

Battery Life

The rechargeable 3.7V li-ion battery takes 6 hours to reach a 100% charge and is charged via the included USB-C cable. The battery life on the TG267 will last for 4.5 hours of continuous scanning with the laser-activated and a full 5 hours when the laser is inactive. If you charge the battery overnight, you’ll never have to worry about your battery dying in the middle of your workday again.

Warranty

The TG267 is covered by FLIR’s extensive 2-10 warranty, meaning that once registered your device will be covered for parts and labor for a 2-year period & the detector is covered for 10 years. If you don’t register your product within 60 days of purchasing it, it’ll only be covered by a 1-year warranty.

PROS:
  • Budget-friendly thermal camera option
  • Excellent list of features ideal for commercial applications
CONS:
  • The temperature range is not as impressive as the TG297’s range
  • Not suited towards usage in an industrial setting

Final Thoughts

Overall, the FLIR TG267 is a fantastic handheld tool that will undoubtedly make the process of identifying and troubleshooting issues a more efficient one for its users.

The FLIR TG267’s ergonomic design, innovative internal technology and features such as its built-in flashlight, ample storage capacity & extended battery life make this product one to keep your eyes on. If you’re looking to decrease the time it takes you to identify issues and troubleshoot them accordingly, the TG267 will serve you well.

The FLIR TG267 is well worth the cost to purchase it and rightfully deserves a spot on your toolbelt. 

About the author 

Randy Angwin

Randy Angwin is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has been with TICR since the beginning. He helps create new articles and reviews latest infrared and night vision devices for the site as well as staying on top of the latest trends in the thermal industry. When not working, Randy likes to hunt and spend time with his two German shepherds.

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