FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera (2022)

FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Monocular Features


Identify predators and track game better than ever

  • Detects heat signatures up to 1033 yards away (small vessel), 382 yards (human)
  • High speed 30Hz frame rate displays lifelike thermal video
  • Crisp, clear 640 x 480 display screen


Starts up in seconds, no training required

  • Easy-to-use buttons: Power, color palettes, E-Zoom and screen brightness
  • Fast startup extends battery life by eliminating need for standby


Fits in any pocket, weather and impact-resistant

  • Single hand operation
  • Light weight, only 12 ounces
  • Weather-tight, ergonomic design
  • >5-hour Internal Li-Ion battery

FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera description

From Night Vision Guys about FLIR Scout III 240 Handheld Thermal Monocular

To call FLIR Scout III 240 a camera is not correct. This newest entry into the Scout lineup is an update on the popular due to it's simplicity and price point Scout II Thermal monocular. The main improvement offered by Scout III is in the stepped up 30hz refresh rate and updated software. Other than that this camera is almost an exact copy of Scout II.

(Video) FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Monocular REVIEW

The same cannot be said for the sister thermals: Scout III 320 and Scout III 640. These two devices bring video output, significantly improved specifications and digital zoom. Buying FLIR Scout III 240 is like buying an iPhone vs buying an Android phone. It looks slick, can't change the batteries, and it is very simple in operation. If you prefer to have more control and features, then you have better options from other manufacturers or you need to step up to one of the higher priced models in the FLIR Scout line.

From FLIR about Scout III 240 Thermal Monocular Camera

Scout III is the next generation of FLIR’s field-proven line of compact thermal night vision monoculars. Offering enhanced performance with 30Hz or 60Hz imaging, and advanced image processing, the Scout III family is ready for your next adventure in the great outdoors. Scout III displays the heat emitted by animals, humans, and terrain—day or night—and has multiple applications for legal hunting, camping, land management, and outdoor recreation.

Every FLIR Scout III Thermal Monocular Camera ships with the following accessories

  • Handheld Thermal Camera
  • USB Power Adapter/Charger
  • Wrist strap
  • Custom Video out cable (320 and 640 version)
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Molle bag

Thermal Imaging

Please note that most thermal devices are built per order. It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship. If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering.

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Thermal devices can produce various types of images. Some are color others are monochrome. In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.

FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera (1) FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera (2)

Here is how thermal imaging devices work...

A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.

The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

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The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.

There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.

ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.

FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line. Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.

Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging. Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.

Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera:

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Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Cameraassembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing- we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC- in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly- during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA- one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging- this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping- as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice. It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

FLIR Scout III Specifications

ModelScout III 240Scout III 320Scout III 640


FOV24° × 18° NTSC17° × 13° NTSC18° × 14° NTSC
Start up< 1.5 seconds
Waveband7.5 - 13.5 µm
Thermal Sensitivity<50 mK @ f/1.0
Detector Type240 × 180 VOx Microbolometer336 × 256 VOx Microbolometer640 x 512 VOx Microbolometer
Image ProcessingFLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement

User Interface

Power ButtonOn/Off
Zoom ButtonFreeze Frame2X Zoom2X, 4X Zoom
Color PallettesBlack Hot, White Hot, InstAlert and Graded Fire
Task Light/PointerLED Flashlight

Image Presentation

Built-In Display640 X 480 LCD Display
Video OutputNTSC composite video (switchable to PAL w/USER GUI)
Video Refresh Rate30Hz NTSC60Hz NTSC30Hz NTSC
On-Screen SymbologyStandard


Battery TypeInternal Li-Ion Cell
Battery Life (Operating)>5 Hours


RatingIP-67, Submersible
Operating Temp.-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage Temp.-40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
Drop1 m drop


Weight (incl. lens)12 oz (340 g)
Size (L × W × H)6.70" x 2.31"x 2.44"
Packages IncludeHandheld Thermal Camera,USB Power Adapter/Charger,Wrist strap, Custom Video out cable (320 and 640 version), USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Molle bag

Range Performance (No Extender)†

Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m):350m (382 yards)550m (601 yards)1140 (1247 yards)
Detect Small Vessel (2.3 m × 2.3 m):945m (1033 yards)1550m (1695 yards)3250m (3554 yards)

Questions on FLIR Scout III 240 Thermal Handheld Camera

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How do you charge FLIR Scouts? ›

The monocular battery should be fully charged prior to use. To charge the monocular, lift the cover from the USB port, plug in the USB cable provided with the monocular, and plug other cable end into a USB power source.

How do I reset FLIR Scout? ›

How do I restore the default settings for a handheld FLIR camera?
  1. Tap the touch screen to show the menu bar.
  2. Select Settings (gear button).
  3. Select Device Settings.
  4. Select Reset Options.
  5. Select Reset device settings to factory default…

What is better thermal or night vision? ›

Thermal is best used to detect the desired game object. Night vision is best used to recognize, identify and harvest the game only if facial recognition is required or for deer depredation. If you have your choice of options, thermal imaging is the best twenty-four hour imaging option.

How far can you see with a thermal monocular? ›

The lens of a thermal monocular plays a major in role determining the maximum detection distance of a thermal monocular. Detection distances can vary between 90 meters to over 1.5km!

How long does it take to charge FLIR Scout TK? ›

In all cases, allowing the Scout TK/II/III/LS/LS-XR/Ocean series to charge prior to use for 4 to 5 hours should provide at least 5 hours of operating time. These units can also be power/charged with an external battery pack.

What is FLIR default password? ›

The camera comes configured from the factory with a default IP address (192.168. 250.116), the login passwords (user, expert, fliradmin), and all of the other configuration parameters (stored in a file called server. ini).

How do I reset my FLIR camera password? ›

To modify your DVR / NVR password:
  1. Launch the FLIR Cloud app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap the Menu button ( ...
  3. Tap your DVR / NVR listed on the Device Manager menu, and then tap Settings.
  4. Tap Modify password.
  5. Enter and confirm a new 6-character password for your DVR / NVR, and then tap the Save icon (
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Can thermal see through walls? ›

No, it can detect heat from the wall near the surface that there is an issue, but not what is behind the wall. However, if there is something that is causing a difference in temperature in the wall, it will pick it up.

Can you see snakes with thermal imaging? ›

Against the background of other objects, humans, animals, or cars have higher temperatures, and they show up more clearly on the device's screen. However, cold-blooded animals like snakes, for example, would be virtually impossible to detect with a thermal imager.

What is the difference between FLIR and thermal? ›

FLIRs make pictures from heat, not visible light. Heat (also called infrared, or thermal, energy) and light are both parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a camera that can detect visible light won't see thermal energy, and vice versa.

Can you hide from thermal cameras? ›

A thick woolen blanket is a good variant to defeat the thermal imager. However, it is considered to be a quick temporary method of hiding infrared radiation. To block the heat, you just need to cover yourself with a blanket. Actually, the principle of hiding from a thermal imager is identical to a space blanket.

What is the difference between infrared camera and thermal camera? ›

Active IR systems use short wavelength infrared light to illuminate an area of interest. Some of the infrared energy is reflected back to a camera and interpreted to generate an image. Thermal imaging systems use mid- or long wavelength IR energy. Thermal imagers are passive, and only sense differences in heat.

Can FLIR see through fog? ›

Although thermal imaging cameras can see in total darkness, through light fog, light rain, and snow, the distance they can see is affected by these atmospheric conditions.

What should I look for when buying a thermal monocular? ›

Factors to consider before getting a thermal monocular for hunting
  • Check the magnification. ...
  • Thermal monocular's durability. ...
  • Battery life. ...
  • Offered field of view (FOV) ...
  • Objective lens. ...
  • Overall range distance for the monocular. ...
  • Performance of its optics. ...
  • Thermal monocular's size and weight.
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What is the best thermal vision? ›

The 4 Best Thermal Scope

Trijicon Teo Reap-IR Mini Therma: Best for Hog Hunting. Pulsar Trail XP38 1.2-9.6×32: Best Thermal Scope for the Money. Pulsar Digisight Ultra: Best Budget Thermal Scope. ATN ThOR 4 1.25-5x: Best For Coyote Hunting.

What is the best night vision monocular for the money? ›

7 best night vision monoculars for the quintessential night owl
  1. JLHT 40X60 Monocular Telescope. Source: JLHT/Amazon. ...
  2. Vbestlife 5x40 Night Vision Monocular. ...
  3. SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision Monocular. ...
  4. Bushnell Equinox Z2 Monocular. ...
  5. AGM Global Vision Thermal Monocular. ...
  6. Night Owl Night Vision Monocular. ...
  7. SiOnyx Backcountry Monocular.
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What is the best thermal for coon hunting? ›

  • Rangefinding-Capable Handheld: Pulsar 2-8x Axion 2 LRF XQ35.
  • Top-of-the-Line 384-Pixel Device: Pulsar Helion 2 XQ50.
  • Our First 640-Pixel Unit: AGM Global Vision Asp TM35-640.
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