Do you have an Android phone and need thermal imaging?
Well the Mileseey TNV256i Thermal Monocular is a great entry into the thermal imaging world.
I got a chance to test one out and here is how it performed.
Below is an indoor image of the author. Thermal imaging is quite useful especially in low light conditions.
First off let’s look at the specs on this thermal unit direct from the manufacturer:
Boasting exceptional portability and a state-of-the-art highly sensitive 256*192 thermal sensor, the TNV256i magically transforms your Android devices into a powerful thermal camera with maximal detection range up to 1,100 yards. With a 25HZ refresh rate, the TNV256i enables you to observe your game or invasive animals with unprecedented smoothness. Experience the plug-and-play simplicity in hunting, animal observation, and other outdoor adventures.
For man:1,100 Yd. For animals:931ft max
‘-20°C ~ 60°C
‘-40°C ~ 85°C
17.5° x 13.2°
Here is an image of the author photographed at a distance of 50 yards on a very cold winter day in the great outdoors.
Over a hundred yards away, this person literally glows at night along with where heat is escaping the building. Note this image was taken at a temperature of 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
A heavily dressed farmer (the Mrs.) gets warm water in plastic jugs ready for her ducks during a winter blizzard. Notice that the hands and face literally glow red with heat. The ducks are much better insulated and only the head, neck and leg areas show heat.
What about household appliances? Well they make great test subjects as wild animals are always on the move and are hard to photograph with a cell phone. I found out also my specific phone’s screen image would only get so bright. With bright snow and sun it was very difficult to see the screen to know what I was taking pictures of. Inside pictures and night pictures proved no problem. How hot is the water in this covered pot? The next images from different color schemes provided by the Mileseey TNV256i Thermal Monocular really tell the tale well. Here is the traditional red hot image. That certainly is my favorite.
What about a white hot image?
This image shows much heat and is another personal favorite.
A night vision style coloration adds some spice to the imagery.
What about black hot images? You can have that too with the Mileseey TNV256i Thermal Monocular.
After reviewing the Mileseey TNV256i Thermal Monocular I found the compact size to be very impressive. Also the handle and mounting options certainly gave more handy access to the unit in use. This entry level thermal imaging unit is priced well below many other options, making it a solid budget pick.
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