FLIR K53 High Performance Tic 320x240 Firefighting Camera

FLIR K53 High Performance Tic 320x240 Firefighting Camera

Regular price $5,345.00 Sale


The FLIR K53 offers the reliable clarity and performance firefighters need to work quickly and safely in the smokiest environments. This TIC features FSX Flexible Scene Enhancement, which intensifies structural and textural details in thermal images. Thanks to the K53's enhanced perspective and orientation, firefighters gain better situational awareness as well as a greater sense of confidence and safety.

High-performance, Affordable TICs

Firepower Simplified

One glove-friendly button starts the K53 in TI-Basic mode, while one trigger-pull captures stills or records video.

Uncompromising Visual Quality

320 x 240 resolution, a 60 Hz frame rate, and a bright 4" LCD all help you see more in smokey conditions.

Affordability Redefined

The K53's affordable price helps fire and rescue departments get essential tools into the hands of those who could use them most.

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Firefighting Brochure


Detector Type Focal plane array (FPA), uncooled microbolometer 
Focal Length 9 mm (0.35 in.)
IR Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Languages English
Material PPSU Silicon rubber Aluminum, cast Flame-resistant magnesium alloy
Packaging Size 500 x 190 x 370 mm (19.7 x 7.5 x 14.6 in.)
Pitch 25 µm
Report Generation Separate software (FLIR Tools)
Set-up Commands Local adaptation of units, date and time formats
Spectral Range 7.5-13 µm
Tripod Mounting UNC 1/4"-20 (adapter needed)
Compatible with FLIR software FLIR Tools
Connections & Communications
Interface Update from PC devices Data transfer to and from PC
Storage Media Internal flash memory
Directives Designed to meet NFPA 1801:2013 specification: Vibration Impact acceleration resistance Corrosion Viewing surface abrasion Heat resistance Heat and flame Product label durability
Drop 2 m (6.6 ft.) on concrete floor (IEC 60068-2-31)
EMC EN 61000-6-2:2005 (Immunity) EN 61000-6-3: 2011 (Emission) FCC 47 CFR Part 15 B (Emission)
Encapsulation IP 67 (IEC 60529)
Humidity (Operating and Storage) IEC 60068-2-30/24 h 95% relative humidity +25°C to +40°C(+77°F to +104°F) / 2 cycles
Magnetic Fields EN 61 000-4-8, Test level 5 for continuous field (severe industrial environment)
Operating Temperature Range –20°C to +85°C (–4°F to +185°F) +150°C (+302°F): 15 min. +260°C (+500°F): 5 min.
Relative Humidity 95% relative humidity +25°C to +40°C(+77°F to +104°F)non-condensing
Shock 25 g (IEC 60068-2-27)
Storage Temperature Range –40°C to +85°C(–40°F to +185°F)
Vibration 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)
Imaging & Optical
Auto Range Yes, selectable on/off using FLIR Tools
Camera size (L x W x H) 120 x 125 x 280 mm (4.7 x 4.9 x 11 in.)
Camera weight incl battery 1.1 ±0.05 kg (2.4 ±0.1 lb.)
Contrast optimization Digital image enhancement using FSX
Depth of Field 0.84 m to infinity (33 in. to infinity)
Display 4 in. LCD, 320 x 240 pixels, back-lit
f-number 1.25
Field of view (FOV) 51° × 38°
Focus Fixed
Image Frequency 60 Hz
Non-radiometric IR video recording MPEG-4 to internal flash memory
Non-radiometric IR video streaming Uncompressed colorized video using USB
Spatial resolution (IFOV) 2.8 mrad
Storage Capacity 200 files in total, with a maximum duration of 5 minutes each. The total number of files is co-dependent on the number of saved images.
Measurement & Analysis
Accuracy ±4°C (±7.2°F) or ±4% of reading, for ambient temperature 10°C to 35°C (+50°F to 95°F)
Isotherm Yes
Object Temperature Range –20°C to +150°C (–4°F to +302°F) 0°C to +650°C (+32°F to +1202°F)
Spot Meter 1.0
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD < 30 mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
Battery capacity 4.4 Ah, at +20°C to +25°C (+68°F to +77°F)
Battery operating time Approx. 4 hours at +25°C (+77°F) ambient temperature and typical use.
Battery type Li Ion
Battery voltage 3.6 V
Battery weight 0.152 kg(0.3 lb.)
Charging system Battery is charged inside the camera 2-bay charger Optional In-truck charger
Charging Temperature 0°C to +45°C (+32°F to +113°F)
Charging Time 2 h to 85% capacity, charging status indicated by LEDs
Power Management Automatic shutdown and sleep mode
Safety [power supply] CE/EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1
Start Up Time < 17 s. (IR image, no GUI)
Start-up time from sleep mode < 4 s.
Storage Media
File Formats Standard JPEG
Image Storage Standard JPEG
Image Storage Capacity 200 files in total. The number of files is co-dependent on the number of saved video clips.
Image Storage Mode IR only