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Seek XR Thermal Camera for Android Review (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri on Apr 13, 2015 09:10 pm CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Seek Thermal

Camera Results

Video

I captured a video with the Seek Thermal XR:

This video is of my gaming laptop. At the beginning, the laptop is off and I turn it on and start up a game. You will notice that as the temperature difference increases, the image quality gets better as the camera can more easily differentiate temperature differences.

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You can see what the laptop looks like in the image above.

Images

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While most of the images in this section are comparisons between the two cameras, I wanted to highlight the focus ability of the lens. The image of the left is focused all the way to the left and the image on the right is the most out of focus I could get the image.

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This image of the roof of a house is from about 1000 feet away, you can see that the older model actually does quite well, however, the XR zooms in much closer with the same quality resulting in more detail.

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This was shot from 500 feet away from a tree at night. The tree has retained heat from the day. While the older model seems to highlight the tree better, it is because of the other parts of the image that are colder than the tree and which aren't captured in the XR model because of its zoom. The larger the temperature difference in the image, the easier it is for you to distinguish what is in the image. However, the detail in the XR image is better.

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Here the images look like one was shot from 100 feet away and the other from 50 feet, however, both are from 100 feet away. This is the benefit of the XR model, as its zooms in by default, without sacrificing image quality.

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This is a pot of boiling water from a few feet away, the images are pretty similar. For pictures such as this the XR doesn't provide any extra capabilities over its predecessor.

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This is the laptop from the video; the XR does much better with up-close shots as well because of its focus ability.

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This is image best highlights the difference between the two cameras. The XR is definitely the winner when it comes to macro shots.

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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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