Long-Range HD Visible & MWIR Cooled Thermal Imaging — Human Detection @ 16km
This is our VEGA-2075-1400CTZ camera system with 15–2075mm 135X Visible Zoom Lens and 70–1400mm Cooled Thermal Zoom, capable of seeing hikers on the top of a mountain 16.7 km away. Note that this demo was done on a hot summer day, which resulted in a lot of heat waves and atmospheric distortion.
MWIR Mid-Wave Infrared Cooled Thermal Camera Specifications:
Image Sensor: 15μm InSb Indium Antimonide
Spectral Range 3,000–5,000nm
Ge Lens: 70–1400mm 20X Optical Zoom
Thermal Sensitivity: 20–25mK
Daytime Camera Specifications:
Image Sensor: 1/2.8" CMOS
Resolution: 2MP 1920×1080
Lens: 15.4–2075mm 135X Optical Zoom
For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of each technology, please see our dedicated pages on Visible/HD, NIR, ZLID, SWIR and Thermal which each explain the pros and cons concisely and comprehensively.