Flir Vue Pro 640 Thermal Imager Review

Jul 07
Flir 436-0017-00 Vue Pro 640 Thermal Imager for drone

The FLIR Vue 640 Pro is the upgraded version of the 640 that is designed with the professional in mind. Some of the biggest additions full data recording and 14bit still picture ability. You also can control two camera functions. The future MAVLink capability will allow for easy image stitching enabling easy mapping, survey and precision agriculture applications use. This camera is also compatibly with the Pix4Dmapper and has low power blue tooth module built in for easy configuration with the custom IOS or Android apps. The app allows you to change/modify all camera settings prior to take off ensuring you do not have to bring a computer with you to make changes. There is also a removable SD card where all data is recorded to so you don’t have to worry about data or transmission loss. This is a professional grade camera with the right mix of features needed for business without any additional ones that may attract hobbyists. Please note that this camera is not exportable/sold in all countries. The only slight draw back to this model currently is the temperature range adjustments are not as adjustable as some customers would like. Hopefully a software update will correct this soon.


  • ​Pro Features
  • Full Image and data recording
  • Removable SD card that records all incoming data to ensure no data loss
  • Blue Tooth Module that interfaces with custom app to allow easy changes prior to flight - no need to take a computer with you for changes
  • Out of the box compatibility with Pix4Dmapper
  • Future compatibility with MAVLink
  • Thermal Imager - Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
  • 640x512 Resolution
  • Multiple Lens Options: 9mm, 13mm, 19mm
  • Spectral Band: 7 to 13.5 um
  • Full Frame Rates: 30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL) (US ONLY – Non-Exportable
  • Size: 2.26" x 1.75" x 1.75" (57.4 x 44.4 mm x 44.4 mm) (including lens)
  • Weight: 3.25-4 oz (92.1 – 113.4 g) (configuration dependent)
  • Mounting Holes: Two M2x0.4 on each of two sides & bottom One 1/4-20 threaded hole on top
  • Image Optimization for sUAS
  • Digital Detail Enhancement
  • Invertible Image
  • ​Prime Eligible


  • Very Versatile - works in a majority of situations 
  • Many different configuration options
  • Comes from a trusted leader in the industry
  • Custom IOS and Android App allow for very easy camera setting changes between flights
  • Professional features


  • ​Not enough control over temperature color settings – hopefully a future update will correct this
  • Not a lot of hobbyist features – this is a professional’s camera
  • Not exportable/sold in all countries