Anyone willing to share their experiences with either the FLIR K40 or K50? Looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks in advance.
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12-09-2013, 02:51 PM #1
Your thoughts on FLIR K40 or K50
12-28-2013, 02:53 PM #2
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Have no experience with either. Keep in mind, repairs will need to be shipped back to Europe I belief for any issues.
01-15-2014, 02:31 PM #3
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I too am interested in any experience, especially with the FLIR K-50. The company has a lot of experience outside of the fire service. This is their attempt to gain market share. The official line is that the K-40 and K-50 are designed to NFPA specifications. But no independent testing lab has tested for compliance. A FLIR marketing person indicated that they hope to start testing in 2014. This seems to be a weak response by someone who hopes to sell their products to the fire service. The issue is quite simple, purchase 4 K-50's, one for each of our first response engines, or purchase only 2 of another manufacturer for the same price.
01-22-2014, 06:03 PM #4
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We have had a Flir K-50 in service for probably 4 months now, and we have been very happy with it so far. The actual image it provides is top notch, and comparable to any other imager we tested, and superior to many. The lanyard system for carrying the TIC is not the best or the worst in the world, and the truck charger is a little on the large side, and not the most robust. Overall when comparing image quality, ergonomics, and battery life, we could not justify the additional cost of any of the competitors over this camera. We were able to purchase quite a bit of other equipment we needed with the $4000 we saved by going with the Flir. So far I could recommend this camera to anyone considering it.
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