High-Speed HD LWIR SLS Camera

FLIR X8500sc SLS

Model: X8501sc SLS
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The FLIR X8500sc SLS is a highly sensitive, high definition LWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. The strained layer superlattice (SLS) detector offers HD resolution combined with shorter snapshot speeds, wider temperature bands, and better uniformity than current LWIR or MWIR alternatives. With advanced triggering and on-camera RAM/SSD recording, researchers can easily stop motion on high-speed events, whether they’re in the lab or on the test range.

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  • Speed and Resolution without Compromise

    Freeze action at full 1280 x 1024 resolution, and reach integration times 12.6x faster than MWIR detectors.

  • Versatile and Configurable

    Customizable features and full-frame recording to on-camera RAM allow you to capture critical data quickly.

  • Advanced Streaming and Analysis

    Control and analyze data live using industry-leading software and advanced data output.

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Detector Type
Strained-Layer Superlattice
Dynamic Range
Integration Time
270 ns to ~full frame
Optional Temperature Range [with band matched optics]
250°C to 2000°C/482°F to 3632°F (ND1) 500°C to 3000°C/932°F to 5432°F (ND2)
1280 × 1024
Size [L x W x H ] w/o Lens
249 × 157 × 147 mm (9.8 × 6.2 × 5.8 in)
Standard Temperature Range [with band matched optics]
-20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1202°F)
Weight [without lens]
6.35 kg (14 lbs)
Connections & Communications
Command and Control
GigE, USB, RS-232, Camera Link, CXP (GenICam protocol supported over GigE or CXP)
Synchronization Modes
Sync In, Sync Out, Trigger In
2 × ¼ in. -20, 1 × 3/8 in. -16, 4 × #10 -24, Side: 3x ¼ in. -20 (each side)
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Imaging & Optical
Available Lenses
17 mm, 25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm, 200 mm
Camera f-number
Close-up Lenses/Microscopes
Detector Pitch
12 µm
Digital Zoom
1x, 4x, 4:3
4-position motorized filter wheel, standard 1-inch filters
Frame Rate [Full Window]
Programmable; 0.0015 Hz to 181 Hz
Image Time Stamp
Internal precision timestamp. IRIG-B AM decoder, TSPI accurate
Lens Interface
FLIR FPO (4-tab bayonet)
On Camera Image Storage
RAM (volatile): 16 GB, up to 6,100 frames, full frame SSD (non-volatile): >4 TB
≥98% (≥99% typical)
Selectable 8-bit
Pixel Clock
355 MHz
Radiometric Data Streaming
Simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), Camera Link, CoaXPress (CXP)
Readout Modes
Asynchronous integrate while read, asynchronous integrate then read
Readout Type
Sensor Cooling
Linear Sterling Cooler
Spectral Range
7.5 µm (lower), 11.5–12.5 µm (upper)
Standard Video
Subwindow Modes
Flexible windowing down to 64 × 4 (steps of 64 columns, 4 rows)
Video Modes
HD: 720p/50/59.9 Hz, 1080p/25/29.9 Hz, SD: NTSC, PAL
Measurement & Analysis
≤100°C (≤212°F), ±2°C (±3.6°F) accuracy (±1°C/1.8°F typical); >100°C ±2% of reading (±1% typical)
Ambient Drift Compensation [with factory cal]
Automatic Gain Control
Manual, Linear, Plateau equalization, ROI, DDE
Filter_Max Frame Rate [Fill Window]
180 Hz
40 g, 11 msec ½ sine pulse/4.3 g RMS random vibration, all 3 axes
Thermal Sensitivity_NETD [typical]
40 mK typical
24 VDC (<50 W steady state)
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