What's the difference between the FOTRIC 226 and FLIR E85 handheld thermal cameras?

 Fotric 226_vs_Flir E85_comparison_image

 Key Differences

  • Infrared Resolution: 384x288
  • Screen Size: 5.5 in 720P or higher, Upgradable
  • Battery Time: 10+ Hours
  • Lens: f/1.0
  • Thermal Fusion: Yes
  • T Analysis: 8 spots 8 boxes 1 line
  • Software: Fotric AnalyzIR, included
  • Price: $4,999
  • Macro Lens: Support, up to 50µm
  • Infrared Resolution: 384x288
  • Screen Size: 4.0 in, 480P, fixed
  • Battery Time: 2.5 Hours
  • Lens: f/1.3
  • Thermal Fusion: No
  • T Analysis: 3 spots 3 boxes
  • Color Palettes: 6
  • Price: $8,750
  • Macro Lens: No.


In-Depth Specification Comparison



Fotric 226


Market Price



Fotric 226 is more cost effective.



R&D and MRO

R&D users require more functions than maintenance users. 

IR Resolution

384 x 288

384 x 288

Same high infrared detector resolution. 

Spatial Resolution 0.9 mRad 1.27 mRad
Frame Rate 30 Hz 30 Hz

Temperature Range



Great temperature range


±2°C(±3.6°F) or 2%

±2°C(±3.6°F) or 2%

Professional grade temperature measurement accuracy

Screen Display

4”, 480P, fixed

5.5”, 720P or higher, upgradable

Fotric 226 is paired with 5.5” large full HD touchscreen

Temperature Analysis

3 spots, 3 boxes, 1 line

8 spots, 1 line, and 8 boxes

Fotric 226  can read and analyze more data instantly, convenient for field use




Manual focused lens is easier to focus on the desired object

Time Lapse (Infrared)



Fotric 226 can take periodic images from 1s to 1 hour

Macro Lens N/A

100 µm
50 µm

Fotric 226 can pair with a macro lens with up to 50µm resolution.

Fully-Radiometric Short Video*



Fotric 226 can record fully-radiometric thermal video with the smartphone with up to 1,000 frames
Continuous Online Same as battery's working time Non-stop continuously Fotric 226 can work continuously with the external power supply
Radiometric Video Recording Same as battery's working time or memory storage size 1TB single radiometric file Fotric 226 can work continuously and record up to 1TB single radiometric file


2.5 hours

10 hours

Fotric 226 can last for 1-day work under normal use without charging or replacing the battery

Software Flir ResearchIR Fotric AnalyzIR AnalyzIR is included with the camera while ResearchIR cost thousands of dollars

Fixed Installation


Tripod; Test bench

Fotric 226 can be installed on the tripod while an adapter needs to be purchased to install Flir E85 on the tripod

*   Fully-radiometric short thermal video stream refers that each frame of the video stream preserves the original temperature of each pixel.

  Note: Information is collected from the internet and for reference only.