The Flir C3 Compact Thermal Camera is a handheld thermal imaging camera with Wi-Fi connectivity. The C3 is small enough to fit in your pocket and features a touch screen.
The Flir C3 Compact Thermal Camera with Wi-Fi costs $699.00.
Pros: Compact design. Touch screen. Large storage capability.
Cons: Expensive. Images are sometimes blurry.
Bottomline: A reliable thermal imaging camera. However, the Flir ONE Pro is a much more affordable option.
7.5 - 14.0 µm
80 x 60
Iron, Rainbow, Rainbow HC, Gray
640 x 480 pixel
Digital Camera Focus
Thermal, visual, MSX®, Picture-in-Picture
Minimum Focus Distance
Thermal: 0.15 m (0.49 ft) MSX®: 1 m (3.3 ft)
Non-radiometric IR video streaming
3 inch Display (color)
320 x 240 pixels
Adds visual details to full resolution thermal image
Visual Video Streaming
±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2%, whichever is greater, at 25°C (77°F) nominal
Box with max. or min.
2400-2480 MHz 5150-5260 MHz
Emissivity, Reflected apparent temperature
Object Temperature Range
-10°C to 150°C (14°F to 302°F)
Image File Format
Standard JPEG with 14-bit measurement data included
Internal memory, at least 500 sets of images
USB Micro-B connector type: data transfer to and from PC
Peer-to-peer (ad hoc) or infrastructure (network)
3.7 V Rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery
Battery operating time
Charged inside camera
External Power Operation
AC adapter, 90-260 VAC input - 5 V output to camera
Yes; matte/semi-matte/semi-glossy + custom value
Operating Temperature Range
–10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature Range
–40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
125 x 80 x 24 mm (4.9 x 3.1 x 0.94 in)
175 x 110 x 105 mm (6.9 x 4.3 x 4.1 in.)
Infrared camera, lanyard, pouch, power supply/charger, tripod mount, USB cable, printed documentation
I bought a Flir C3 last summer on Amazon for about $600, works very well. Still finding new uses for it. It works every bit as well as the one on the snappy truck.
How do I charge the Flir C3 camera?
The camera comes with a charging adapter that you can plug into a standard power outlet.
How do I download images from the Flir C3?
The Flir C3 can connect to wireless internet networks so that you can transfer your images to other devices.
Can I used the camera to define measurements in my images?
Yes. The C3 has a built-in measurement mode that allows you to measure within a defined area on your touch screen.
For more information on the Flir C3, read our detailed guide.
What are some Flir C3 Compact Thermal Camera alternatives?
- Flir C2 Powerful & Compact Thermal Imaging System.
- Flir E8 Point-and-Shoot Thermal Imaging Camera.
- REED Instruments, R2050 80 x 80 px Resolution Thermal Imaging Camera.
- AEMC 2121.40 1950 Temperature/Infrared Imaging Camera.
See our full list.