What's the difference between the FOTRIC 228 and FLIR T540 handheld thermal cameras?

 Fotric 228_vs_Flir T540_comparison_image

 Key Differences

  • Infrared Resolution: 640x480
  • Screen Size: 5.5 in 720P, Upgradable
  • Battery Time: 10+ Hours
  • Software: Fotric AnalyzIR, included
  • Infrared Resolution: 464x348
  • Screen Size: 4.0 in 480P, Fixed
  • Battery Time: 2.5 Hours
  • Software: Flir ResearchIR, extra $$$$


In-Depth Specification Comparison



Fotric 228


Market Price



Fotric 228 is more cost effective.

IR Resolution

464 x 348

640 x 480

Fotric 228 has 90% more true native IR resolution

Temperature Range



Great temperature range


±2°C(±3.6°F) or 2%

±2°C(±3.6°F) or 2%

Professional grade temperature measurement accuracy

LCD Screen

4”, 480P, fixed

5.5”, 720P or higher, upgradable

Fotric 228 is paired with 5.5” large full HD touchscreen

Temperature Analysis

3 spots, 3 boxes, 1 line

12 spots, 3 lines, and 12 boxes

Fotric 228  can read and analyze more data instantly, convenient for field use




Manual focused lens is easier to focus on the desired object

Macro Lens 100 µm

20 µm
50 µm
True Macro Lens

Fotric 228 has the world's best resolution macro lens up to 20 µm resolution. True single macro lens.

Time Lapse (Infrared)




Fully-Radiometric Short Video*



Fotric 228 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 228 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 228 can work continuously and record up to 1TB single radiometric file


4 hours

10 hours

Fotric 228 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 228 can be installed on the tripod while an adapter needs to be purchased to install T540 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.