High-Speed HD LWIR SLS Camera

FLIR X8500sc SLS

Model: FLIR X8500sc SLS LWIR
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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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±2°C or ±2% of reading
Detector Type
Strained layer superlattice (SLS)
Dynamic Range
<40 mK
Optional Temperature Range
Up to 1,500°C (2,732°F) Up to 2,000°C (3,632°F) Up to 3,000°C (5,432°F)
1280 x 1024
Standard Temperature Range
-20°C to 650°C (-4°F to 1202°F)
Well Capacity
3.0 M electrons / 11.5 M electrons
Connections & Communications
Synchronization Modes
Genlock, Sync-in, Sync-out
2 x 1/4 in. -20 / 1 x 3/8 in. -16 / 4 x #10 -24 / Side: 3x 1/4 in. -20 (each side)
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Imaging & Optical
Available Lenses
7.5 - 12 µm: 17 mm, 25 mm, 50 mm, 100 mm, 200 mm (Uses FLIR HDC Optics)
Camera f-number
f/2.5 or f/4.1
Close-up Lenses/Microscopes
Detector Pitch
12 µm
Digital Zoom
1x, 4x, 4:3
4-Position warm filter wheel, standard 1-inch filters
Frame Rate [Full Window]
Image Time Stamp
Internal IRIG-B decoder clock TSPI accurate time stamp
Lens Interface
FLIR HDC (4-tab bayonet)
Minimum Integration Time
270 ns
On Camera Image Storage
RAM (volatile): 16 GB, up to 6500 frames, full frame, SSD (non-volatile): 512 GB (supports >4 TB)
> 98%
Customizable (Timestamp, Date, Integration time, Internal temp, Frame rate, Sync mode, Cooler hours)
Selectable 8-bit
Pixel Clock
355 MHz
Radiometric Data Streaming
Simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), Camera Link Full, CoaXPress (CXP)
Readout Modes
Asynchronous integrate while read Asynchronous integrate then read
Readout Type
Sensor Cooling
Closed cycle linear
Spectral Range
7.5-12 µm
Standard Video
Subwindow Modes
Flexible windowing (steps of 32 columns, 4 rows)
Video Modes
HD: 720p/50/59.9 Hz, 1080p/25/29.9 Hz
Measurement & Analysis
Automatic Gain Control
Manual, Linear, Plateau equalization, ROI, DDE
24 VDC (< 50 W steady state)
Shipping Information
Size [L x W x H ] w/o Lens Handle
249 x 158 x 147 mm (9.8 x 6.2 x 5.8 in.)
Weight (without lens & with handle)
6.35 kg (14 lbs)
Thermal Imaging
Detector Resolution
1280 x 1024
Export Restrictions

Export Restrictions

The information contained in this page pertains to a dual use product controlled for export by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited. US Department of Commerce authorization is not required prior to export or transfer to foreign persons or parties unless otherwise prohibited.

FLIR X8500sc SLS - Model: FLIR X8500sc SLS LWIR

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