I have always had the longing to see beyond what my eyes could, and as the new motherboard editor here at TweakTown, I asked if it was possible for me to get a thermal camera to use in my reviews. I went on a search for affordable units that provided good enough quality so that I could make out different chips on a motherboard. I decided that the Seek Thermal Camera was a good choice as the other alternative is only available on the iPhone and has a lower resolution, yet is $200 more expensive.
Needless to say, I am impressed with the Seek Thermal Camera - everything from its design and build to its performance is good enough for what I might use a thermal camera for. The camera has an automatic shutter which calibrates often. However, some shots, especially those with low variation in thermals, don't come out as crisp as other thermal cameras I have seen.
The high/low thermal mode allows me to let the camera do all the work in finding hot spots, and if I need more accuracy, then the threshold mode can do the job well. The dual phone camera/thermal camera mode is a bit hard to use since the phones camera isn't at the same location as the thermal camera, but if you want to remember what you took a picture of, you can try to level the phone's camera with the thermal camera.
The accuracy of the camera is very good, I used a laser thermometer and the readings were spot on, but what would make the Seek better would be some sort of scale on the side to tell the user the temperature at different colors. This camera is a very useful tool, and it is the most affordable fully functional thermal camera I have found, at $199.00 for either the Android or iPhone version.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||95%|
|Bundle and Packaging||95%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: The Seek Thermal Camera brings thermal imaging to a whole new level; providing a great set of features and performance at the most affordable price we have seen so far.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Specifications]
- Page 2 [A Closer Look at the Camera and Installation]
- Page 3 [Software]
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