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First Mate II HM-224 Pro Handheld Thermal Night Vision Camera


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Model # 14497317 | Mfg # 432-0004-13-00S
With the power of First Mate II, you can see at night like never before. Use it on any vessel or even around the house – these handheld thermal night vision cameras run off batteries and display their video on a built-in screen. The First Mate II provides go-anywhere thermal imaging for clear vision in total darkness, and through smoke and light fog. Since it’s not permanently mounted to your vessel, you can take it anywhere. So stay out a little longer, even when everyone else is scurrying for the dock, and enjoy your time on the water.
  • Detector Type: 240 x 180 VOx Microbolometer
  • FOV: 24º x 18º NTSC
  • Focal Length: 19 mm
  • Waveband: 7.5 - 13.5 μm
  • Start-up Time (from Stand-by): < 5 seconds 
  • Focus: Fixed
  • Image Processing: FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
  • Power Button: On/Off/Stand-by
  • Picture Button: Still image capture to SD card
  • Zoom Button: 2x E-Zoom
  • Polarity: Toggles White Hot, Black Hot, InstAlert
  • Brightness: Adjusts Display Brightness
  • Built-in Display: Color LCD Display
  • Video Output: NTSC or PAL composite video; RCA jack
  • Video Refresh Rate: <9 Hz (NTSC and PAL)
  • SD Card: Stores still images
  • Battery Type: 4 RechargeableAA Batteries, NiMH, Li-Ion, or Alkaline
  • Battery Life (Operating): >5 Hours on NiMH batteries
  • Battery Life (Stand-by): 120 Hours on NiMH batteries
  • Rating: IP-67
  • Operating Temp.: 32ºF to 122ºF
  • Weight (incl. lens): 1.45 lb with batteries
  • Size (L x W x H): 9.36" x 3.3" x 2.6" (10.5" x 3.3" x 2.6" w/Extender)
  • Package Includes: First Mate II HM-Series Handheld Thermal Camera, Hot Shoe Charging & Video Output Accessory, 4 Rechargeable AA Batteries, AC Power Adapter/Charger, Neck Lanyard, Operator's Manual, Video Output Cable
  • Warranty: 2 Year Standard; 3/10 Year w/ Registration
  • Detect Man (1.8m x 0.5m): ~1,050 ft (0.17 nm)/~1,800 ft (0.28 nm)
  • Detect Small Vessel (4.0m x 1.5m): ~2,940 ft (0.48 nm)/~4,940 ft (0.8 nm)

First Mate II HM-224 Pro Handheld Thermal Night Vision Camera

Battery Type Four AA Batteries; NiMH
Dimensions 9.36" Length x 2.6" Height x 3.3" Width
Features Waterproof
IP67 Rated
Field of View at 1000 Yards 24 Degrees
Focus Type 19 Millimeters
Person In Water Range 1800 Feet
Resolution 240 x 180
Small Vessel Range 2940 Feet
Type Handheld
Warranty Details Three Years (with product registration)

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