FLIR First Mate HM-324 XP+

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Simplify navigation or add new dimensions to YouTube epics with this thermal viewer/camera. A portable version of the units used by SAR professionals, the First Mate detects the thermal energy all objects emit and displays it as a video image. Because it works off differences in heat, not light, people, campfires, and engines show up clearly, even in daylight. The large detector provides good image detail and gives you a times-2 zoom to get a closer look at items of interest. Use it to locate a capsized kayaker, spot boats motoring without lights, or navigate through darkness and fog. The camera lets you capture video and still images on SD cards (not included).

  • Detects people at distances up to approximately 880m, small vessels up to approximately 1400m.
  • Display can be toggled through White Hot, Black Hot, or InstAlert. In InstAlert, the hottest elements in a scene are displayed in red – excellent for rescues or wildlife photography.
  • Waterproof to IP-67 (submersion up to 1 metre). Not buoyant.
  • Field of view is 24 x 18° NTSC.
  • Focal length is 19mm, fixed focus.
  • Captures JPEG still images and MPEG-4 video on SD cards (not included).
  • Supports standard 1-Gb and 2-Gb SD cards or up to 32-Gb on SDHC cards.
  • Video output: NTSC or PAL composite video, RCA jack.
  • Operating temperature range is -20 to 60°C.
  • Dimensions are 23.8 × 8.4 × 6.6cm.
  • Includes hot shoe charging and video output accessory, 4 rechargeable AA batteries, AC power adapter/charger, neck lanyard, operator's manual and video output cable.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Kayak touring
  • Canoe tripping
Detector 320 x 240 VOx Microbolometer
Human size detectable distance

Maximum distance at which scope is able to detect a 180 x 50cm object.

Small vessel size detectable distance

Maximum distance at which scope is able to detect a 2.3 x 2.3m object.

Wave band 7.5 - 13.5µm
Refresh rate

Refresh rate with NTSC or PAL.

Operating temperature -20 to 60°C
Battery life (operating)

Ratings using AA NiMH batteries.

5 h
Battery life (standby)

Ratings using AA NiMH batteries.

120 h
Dimensions 23.8 x 8.4 x 6.6cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Batteries 4 AA (included)
Still photo mode Yes
Electronic zoom Yes
Data card SD card (not included)
Adjustable brightness Yes
Output RCA jack
Video capture Yes
Made in USA