Infrared camera series VarioCAM ® HD head 800

The worldwide unique infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 800 with its latest detector technology in XGA format defines the premium segment of uncooled industrial cameras.

  • Image format: (1,024 x 768) IR pixel
  • Recording and storage of IR frames rates with up to 240 Hz  
  • GigE- and process interface
  • Rugged light metal housing IP67*

Details about infrared camera

Spectral range

(7.5 ... 14) µm


Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array

Detector format (IR pixels)

(1,024 × 768)

Temperature measuring range

(-40 ... 2,000) °C*

Measurement accuracy

± 1 °C or ± 1 %*

Temperature resolution @ 30 °C

Up to 0.02 K*

Frame rate

Full-frame: 30 Hz (1,024 × 768), sub-frame formats*: 60 Hz (640 × 480)/120 Hz (384 × 288)/240 Hz (1,024 × 96)

Window mode*


Storage media

SDHC Card, external control computer for camera control and data acquisition*

Image storage

Time-, trigger- und temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with timestamp, video streaming in MPEG format

Lens mount

Bayonet to comfortably switch objectives, automatic objective detection and data transfer; screw-on interface*


Motor-driven, automatic or manual, accurately adjustable


Up to 32x digital, stepless

Dynamic range

16 bit


GigE-Vision*, DVI-D (HDMI), C-Video, RS232, USB 2.0, WLAN*


2× digital I/O, 2× analogue I/O

Tripod adapter

1/4" photo thread

Power supply

AC adapter, (12 ... 24) V DC, PoE*

Storage and operation temperature

(-40 ... 70) °C, (-25 ... 55) °C

Protection degree

IP54, IEC 60529, IP67 with screw-on interface*

Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation

25 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 29), 2 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 6)

Dimensions; weight

(221 × 90 × 94) mm; 1.15 kg (basic configuration with standard lens)

Further functions

Camera internal emissivity correction, shutter free operation, use of various colour sets, contrast enhancement, user profile, language selection

Analysis and evaluation software*

IRBIS ® 3, IRBIS ® 3 report, IRBIS ® 3 view, IRBIS ® 3 plus*, IRBIS ® 3 professional*, IRBIS ® 3 remote HD, IRBIS ® 3 control*, IRBIS ® 3 online*, IRBIS ® 3 process*, IRBIS ® 3 active*, IRBIS ® 3 mosaic*, IRBIS ® 3 vision*, FORNAX 2*, FORNAX 2 plus*


*optional, depending on model   

Application areas for infrared camera

  • Active Thermography
    Active thermography

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

  • Aerial Thermography
    Aerial Thermography

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thermographic Automation PV-LIT solar cell
    Test system PV-LIT

    Get advantages in costing and quality by non-contact thermographic testing of your solar cells and PV-modules.

  • 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 - Early fire detection
    Early fire detection

    Effectively secure your goods and appliances by integrating infrared thermography into an automated early fire detection solution.

  • Thermographic Automation Slag Detection
    Automatic slag detection in steelmaking

    Take advantage of infrared technology for quality assurance and increase the process yield in the steel production in BOF and EAF processes.

  • Thermography for site protection
    Site Surveillance (IROD)

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

  • Thermographic Automation - Ladle monitoring
    Ladle monitoring

    Use automatic thermography to inspect the outer shell of ladles to prevent idle time and accidents.

  • 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.

  • Harbour protection
    Harbour protection

    All over the world seaports and inner harbors are very special critical infrastructure locations. By using mobile infrared cameras extended and inaccessible units can be guarded safely and comprehensively.

  • 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 study

Thermography for climate research

Thermography for climate research

Climate research is one of the most exposed types of academic research these days. With the continuous discussion about extreme weather events and long-term implications of human-made climate factors the related science has become a part of everyone´s daily life.

Get further information about the usage of VarioCAM ® HD head 800 for atmospheric monitoring

Function of infrared cameras series VarioCAM ® HD head

Geometric resolution up to 3.1 Megapixels due to an integrated MicroScan feature

The MicroScan technology works opto-mechanical and is designed for permanent operation. Due to FPA detectors of the latest generation, this technology allows for a quadruplication of IR measurement pixels. They show real temperature values but not interpolated pixels. This opens up several new fields of application. Old measurement tasks become more efficient and therefore, valuable working time and costs are saved. Large-scale or far-flung measurement objects can now be recorded in one, fast, precise and complete recording due to the unique MicroScan technology.

Storage of fast infrared sequences with up to 240 Hz

In case of sudden temperature changes, the infrared camera VarioCAM ® High Definition provides a subframe modus (“subwindowing”) that is usually only found in cooled infrared cameras. The VarioCAM ® HD headseries allows recording of infrared sequences with frame rates up to 240 Hz. In order to reach such high frame rates, each time a defined section of the detector is being read.

The following frame rates are available:

  • Full-screen with(1,024 x 768) IR pixels: 30 Hz
  • Half-screen with (640 x 480) IR pixels: 60 Hz
  • Quarter-screen with (320 x 240) IR pixels: 120 Hz
  • Subarea with (1,024 x 96) IR pixels: 240 Hz

High-precision calibration of infrared cameras enables for high accuracy of measurements

The infrared camera VarioCAM ® High Definition is calibrated using special algorithms. The specially developed calibration algorithm, with more than just a few calibration curves, is used for compensation of temperature fluctuations. Therefore, highest measuring accuracy and repeatability even at changing environmental temperatures is ensured. The exceptional high measuring accuracy can be reached across a wide temperature range.

Detection of minor defects through high thermal resolution

The thermal resolution describes the process to dissolve slightest temperature differences and thus, can display this measurement value. The infrared cameras of the VarioCAM ® HD head series have a high thermal resolution of up to 0.02 K that helps to display even slightest temperature differences with accuracy. In combination with the high-performance lenses this helps to detect critical faults at an early stage and display these in excellent quality.

Comprehensive range of precision interchangeable lenses enables for a wide range of applications

Due to the comprehensive range of lenses for infrared cameras, a wide range of measurement objects is available, starting with micro thermography to telephoto lens applications for objects in a large distance. The optics of the VarioCAM ® HD head series were designed as uncompromising full lenses with an opening number of 1.0, highest transmission and transmission quality as well as low distortion.

Permanent autofocus for optimal focusing

Constantly changing object scenes require manual or automatic refocusing activated by the user. The integrated permanent autofocus function facilitates this work. In case there is a scene change the camera automatically adopts fast and precise the optimal focusing.

Unrestricted operation of the infrared camera in harsh industrial environments

The robust light metal housing (protection degree IP54*) is ergonomically flexible designed according to  the users needs. It provides reliable protection for the high sensitive optronics of the device. In addition, it guarantees trouble-free operation even in harsh industrial environments and keeps constant the excellent optical and metrological performance parameters of the device over a long service life. The high-resolution, light intensive colour display of the infrared camera is integrated in the light metal housing. In this way a long-term and trouble-free operation of the VarioCAM ® HD head is guaranteed. The usage of a high-quality LEMO connector technology ensures a high protection degree of the infrared camera even for computer-based network operations.

Fast and detailed analysis using the integrated IRBIS ® 3 software package

The efficiency of an infrared camera significantly depends on its data analysis software. As a standard, the thermography software package IRBIS ® 3 is included in each camera delivery. This software gives a fast, precise and detailed evaluation of obtained thermograms and sequences. With this, and the copy & paste function in all WINDOWS programmes a good basis is provided for comprehensive development work.

The numerous automatic functions, such as autofocus, automatic image optimisation, automatic hotspot display, automatic calibration range switch etc. enable a fast and effective operation.

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

Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 900
Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 700
Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 600

*optional, depending on model