This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer. It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras. While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!
Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for. The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!
To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,