Thermal imaging technology has advanced significantly in recent years, and companies are constantly competing with new and improved devices. We took a closer look at ThermTec brand thermal imaging cameras sold in Germany through wholesaler Lippejagd and extensively field tested the 325 Pro, 335 Pro and 640D and 650D models. In this article, you'll learn what makes these high-tech devices so special.
ThermTec is a relatively new player in the German thermal imaging market, offering a variety of handheld devices under the Cyclops brand. ThermTec's Cyclops series is characterized by innovative features such as AI-assisted distance measurement and outstanding outdoor suitability. In addition, ThermTec has taken another technological step forward by introducing the Cyclops D-Series, which enables true optical zoom in these cameras.
ThermTec was founded in 2011 and has quickly become a leader in the development and production of thermal imaging systems. The company is based in Hangzhou, China, and supplies customers worldwide. In Germany, sales are handled by wholesale partner Lippejagd.
ThermTec's Cyclops series is at the forefront of thermal imaging technology. These devices are known not only for their technical features, but also for their ease of use. The VOx detector with 12µm pitch and the OLED display provide razor sharp images. The battery life of up to 12 hours allows for effective use in the field.
The tested models at a glance:
ThermTec Cyclops 325 Pro - Equipped with a 25mm lens and a 384x288 pixel, 12µm VOx detector. Temperature sensitivity is ≤25mk@300k. (MSRP 1.590,- Euro)
ThermTec Cyclops 335 Pro - Similar specifications to the 325 Pro, but with a 35mm lens. (MSRP 1,849.- Euro)
ThermTec Cyclops 640D - Features a 20/40 F1.0 dual FOV lens and a 640x512 pixel, 12µm VOx detector. Temperature sensitivity is also ≤25mk@300k. (MSRP 2.659,- Euro)
ThermTec Cyclops 650D - The flagship of the series with a 25/50 F1.0 dual FOV lens. (MSRP 3.099,- Euro)
All models feature a high-resolution AMOLED display with 1,024x768 pixels and offer electronic image stabilization as well as various image modes and color palettes.
The ThermTec handheld devices enable photo and video recording, as well as image and video sharing via apps. They support WLAN and hotspot connections with real-time image transmission and app notifications. They also have an integrated GPS function.
A notable innovation is the built-in AI rangefinder that can automatically identify up to six animals or people. The distance to the detected objects is displayed in real time. This is especially useful for hunters in dynamic situations.
Another AI feature is object detection, where users receive real-time notifications when an object enters the camera's field of view. These notifications include information about the distance and type of object detected.
The integration of artificial intelligence into ThermTec Cyclops devices demonstrates that the company is at the forefront of technological innovation. Thermal imaging technology continues to evolve, and ThermTec is committed to providing users with the most advanced tools available.
In summary, ThermTec Cyclops thermal imaging cameras offer an impressive combination of functionality, ease of use and performance. They are rugged, have a long battery life