Infrared camera
ImageIR ® 8300 Series

The GT of the cooled infrared camera systems

  • Detection of smallest details with detector of (640 x 512) infrared pixels
  • Snap-shot detector for precise image acquisition at frame rate of up to 125 Hz full-frane rate  
  • High thermal resolution better than
    20 mK for precision measurements

Details about infrared camera

Spectral range

(2.0 ... 5.7) µm



15 µm



MCT or InSb


Detector format (IR pixels)

(640 x 512)


Image acquisition



Readout mode



Aperture ratio

f/3.0 or f/2.0


Detector cooling

Stirling cooler


Temperature measuring range

(-40 ... 1,500) °C (up to 3,000 °C)*


Measurement accuracy

± 1 °C or ± 1 %


Temperature resolution @ 30 °C

Better than 0,020 K (20 mK)


Frame rate
(full/half/quarter/sub frame)

Up to 125 / 404 / 1,051 / 2,996 Hz


Window mode




Manually, motorised or automatically*


Dynamic range

Up to 16 bit


Integration time

(0,6 ... 20,000) µs


Rotating filter wheel*

Up to 5 positions


Rotating aperture wheel*

Up to 5 positions


Multi Integration Time




GigE, CAMLink*, HDMI*



3 IN / 2 OUT, TTL


Tripod adapter

1/4" and 3/8" photo thread, 2 x M5


Power supply

24 V DC, wide-range power supply (100 ... 240) V AC


Storage temperature

(-40 ... 70) °C


Operation temperature

(-20 ... 50) °C


Protection degree

IP54, IEC 60529


Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation

2 G, IEC 68-2-29/26



(250 x 120 x 160) mm (MCT)



3.3 kg (without lens)



*Depending on model

Avoid measurement errors using highest geometrical resolution of (640 x 512) infrared pixels

Compared with digital camera systems operating in the visible spectrum thermographic detector technologies still suffer from lower pixel numbers. Therefore every pixel counts as in former times of digital photography. The ImageIR ®  8300 infrared camera series offers you (640 x 512) IR pixels of the high-resolution detector.

Increase your flexibility by using the modular design concept

The ImageIR ® 8300 series is based on a modular concept and allows for successive upgrading and changes of powerful components like motorized lenses or a high-speed shutter. Already in its basic configuration it can be delivered with different detectors which support your application the best way. Like this you will always remain flexible and optimally adapt your camera systems to your respective needs.

Measure precisely over a long time

A high long-term stability of the thermographic measurement with infrared camera systems of the ImageIR ® 8300 series is achieved by an excellent thermal decoupling of the electronics module which will emit heat during its operation from the optical and detector module being most important for the signal receipt.

Detect smallest temperature differences using high thermal resolution of 20 mK

The thermal resolution of the ImageIR ® 8300 infrared camera series allows you to measure smallest temperature differences of only 20 mK (0.02 °C) (at 30 °C). Thermal images with a narrow temperature span display details absolutely sharp. You will find interesting signatures even there where other infrared camera systems cannot detect any temperature differences any longer.

Acquire thermal images in a millisecond of time

The exact and fast control of the detectors of the ImageIR ® 8300 series provides the possibility to acquire and analyse thermal images at a time scale of milliseconds. Thereby it allows an easy analysis of fast processes regarding their thermal changes. Thermal images can be stored at a frame rate of up to 2.5 kHz and provide insights into thermal changes of fast running processes.

Make use of spectral filters for material specific measurements

Material specific emissivity and transmissivity properties have to be taken into account while measuring with infrared camera systems. The integration of spectral filters makes use of those specifics for special measurements. For example, spectral ranges of thin PE foils can be excluded in case they are highly transmissive – to say transparent. Like this only the radiation will be measured which is purely emitted by the foil itself. Based on its long experience in thermography InfraTec can support you in selecting the right spectral filter. The infrared camera systems of the ImageIR ® 8300 series can integrate a remotely controllable filter wheel which can hold up to four spectral filters. The filter position close to the detector can avoid warm aperture effects and allows for the usage of smaller and thereby cheaper filters in the infrared camera.

Extend your temperature measurement range with an automatic aperture setting

The temperature measurement range of the ImageIR ® 8300 infrared camera series can be widened by an integrated aperture wheel. The motorized aperture wheel can be controlled by the camera control itself. Working with calibrated measurement ranges the appropriate aperture will even be automatically set in the infrared camera. When filter and aperture wheels are separately integrated ImageIR ® 8300 camera series will be especially flexible in handling specific measurement situations.

The following infrared camera models might also be of interest to you:

ImageIR ® 10300 Series 
ImageIR ® 9300 Series
ImageIR ® 8800 Series
ImageIR ® 7300 Series
ImageIR ® 5300 Series
ImageIR ® 4300 Series

Application Areas for infrared camera

  • Spectral thermography
    Spectral thermography

    Using precision filters for specific applications you will measure exactly those spectral ranges being of interest to you.

  • High-Speed Thermography
    High-speed thermography

    Get even faster and analyze temperatures at highest process speeds.

  • Material testing
    Material testing

    Save time and costs by nondestructively testing components with infrared camera systems by InfraTec.

  • Thermal optimization
    Thermal optimization

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

  • Thermal image of a vulcano
    Thermographic biologic and geologic studies

    Look for smallest temperature differences in landscapes, biotopes and labs using infrared camera models of highest measurement precision.

  • Electronics and electrical engineering
    Electronics and electrical engineering

    Measure temperature distributions of smallest electronic components with infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in automotive industry
    Automotive industry

    Infrared camera systems help you to secure a high product quality in production and at your suppliers.

  • Thermography in aerospace industry
    Aerospace industry

    Comply with highest security demands by applying state-of-the-art infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in glass industry
    Glass industry

    Measure correctly temperature distributions behind and on glass by using selected spectral filters.

  • Thermography in plastics industry
    Plastics industry

    Cost-efficiently control die-casting and extrusion processes by means of infrared camera systems.

  • Thermographic Automation Stationary Industrial Solutions
    Stationary industrial solutions

    Gain competitive edge by bespoke and innovative automation solution with high quality and industrial proof thermal images and components.

  • Thermographic Automation Brake test bench
    Brake test bench

    Check for long-life fatigue strength of mechanical components in load tests, using high-end infrared cameras.

  • Aerial Thermography
    Aerial Thermography

    Detec persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

  • Active Thermography
    Active thermography

    Make use of active thermography for non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated inline and offline solutions.

  • Thermography in chemical industry
    Chemical industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • Thermography in the metallurgy

    Efficiently reduce the energy consumption of your metallurgic processes using infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography for site protection
    Site Surveillance (IROD)

    Monitor free space and buildings using automated infrared camera solutions against illeagal entries.

  • Investigation

    State-of-the-art infrared technology expands the options of the Police´s investigation capabilities via increasing range performance, 24/7 operation options and completely passive technology.

  • Surveillance at a SAR operation

    Powerful, uncooled thermal sensors and innovative optical design create a maximum range performance and high image resolution for quick missions and long-term observation tasks.

  • Border guard
    Border guard

    Comprehensive guarding of border areas and the related hinterland is perfectly handled by mobile infrared cameras with top-class range performance. Their mobility and efficiency supports contemporary border guard units even during very limited observation conditions.

  • Security - Site protection
    Site protection

    High-resolution, long-range infrared cameras allow efficient guarding and protection of critical infrastructure areas all around the clock. Dedicated using of infrared systems allow in-time realization of effective counteractive measures.

  • Security - Search and rescue
    Search and rescue

    Infrared cameras are indispensable tools for searching and rescueing missed persons, casualties or wreckage debris. All around the clock high-sensitivity infrared sensors can provide substantial aid even under limited visibility conditions, they help to save lives.

  • Thermography in human medicine
    Human medicine

    Being non-contact and non-invasive thermography is a widely accepted diagostic method.

  • Thermography in veterinary medicine
    Veterinary medicine

    Using thermography quickly make accurate diagnosis in a wide field of illnesses.

  • Micro-Thermography

    Micro-thermography allows for the thermal analysis of extremely small structures in the micrometer range, providing a detailed representation of the temperature distribution on complex electronic assemblies and components.

Case studies

Inverter with loaded components to forecast their lifecycle

Thermographic Microscopy with ImageIR ® 8300

At the same time that the performance of electronic components is being driven ever higher the demand for thermal management at ever smaller scales is also occurring. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT), as a development partner, supports companies in meeting these growing needs in an optimal fashion. As a result, the latest scientific developments can be implemented in new products very quickly, sus-taining the rapid rate of innovation required by the industry. In order to deal with this challenge, the ISIT, as well as other Fraunhofer Institutes, has a range of excellent technology. This technology enables its specialists to fulfill their tasks in the very best way.

Read more about the ImageIR ® 8300 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT)

Thermography for Quality Assurance

Today gas and steam turbine power plants by the SIEMENS AG are more than ever complex high-tech products. They provide a continuous and reliable electrical power supply for industry and population worldwide. They do this using fossil fuels very efficient and therefore exceptionally friendly for our environment. To achieve this highest quality of every single component is absolutely imperative. Thus heavily stressed parts like the turbine blades are tested with the latest measurement techniques for example with infrared thermography.

Read more about the use of ImageIR ® 8320 for Quality Assurance at Siemens AG

Temperature distribution during laser cutting of a CFRP component

Thermography in CFRP Processing

In 1960 when the first laser was announced there was no indication of how the field would develop and today there is almost no area of science and industry that remains untouched by lasers. New applications emerge almost daily demanding the development of even more sophisticated laser systems and one of the leading global research and development institutions for laser-based solutions and their implementation is Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). Many of these new systems operate at very high laser intensity levels and consequently require close control of thermal processes. This is achieved by the use of infrared thermography which is both contact-less and provides imagery.

Read more about ImageIR ® 8300 at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

Thermography for Optimisation of Installed Wind Turbines

Thermography for Optimisation of Installed Wind Turbines

Due to the decreasing number of suitable locations for wind turbines and the increasing push towards renewable energy sources, new activities have been introduced to improve the efficiency of rotor blades for wind turbines. For several years now, thermography has been a valuable tool for investigating the boundary layer behavior on airfoils in order to aerodynamically optimise it. 

Read more about ImageIR ® 8300 at Deutsche WindGuard Engineering GmbH

Tire Inspection with Thermography

Tire Inspection with Thermography

Mechanically stressed car components like tires are a continuous issue for quality inspection and related R&D improvements. At Bridgestone Corporation in Hofu (Yamaguchi prefecture in South-Western Japan) new test procedures for off-the-road tires for construction and mining vehicles (OR tires) had to be developed to meet the literally growing scale of performance concerning the carrying capacity.

Read more about tire inspection with ImageIR ® 8300