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Premium Long Range Thermal Vision

The gyro-stabilized FLIR M500 cooled thermal camera is our most technologically-advanced M-Series pan and tilt camera ever.

Designed around a cryogenically-cooled 640 x 512 pixel Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, the FLIR M500 excels at both short and ultra-long range target detection and identification.

It features a 14X continuous optical thermal zoom, a color HD camera with 30x zoom, an LED spot-beam, video tracking and radar integration.

Superior Short and Long Range Vision

Cooled thermal core technology and continuous optical zoom enables early detection of vessels, navigation aids, and key landmarks.

Exceptional Target Awareness

Automatic video tracking keeps the M500 locked onto visual targets, while radar integration directs it to track select radar targets.

Enhanced Clarity

The 14× optical thermal zoom can detect the heat signature of vessels up to ~8.3 nm / 15.4 km away.

FLIR M500 Models

FLIR M500 Thermal Camera

SKU: 432-0012-05-00
FLIR M500 Thermal Camera

FLIR M500 Resources

Thermal Camera
Image Processing

FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement

Optical Zoom

1x to 14x (continuous)

Thermal Detector Type

Cooled MWIR InSb 640x512 Focal Plane Array

Thermal E-Zoom


Thermal Field of View

Optical 28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV

Thermal Focal Length

19 mm (Wide) to 275 mm (Narrow)

Video Refresh Rate

25 Hz (PAL) / 30 Hz (NTSC)

Visible Camera
Lines of Resolution

Up to 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps

Minimum Illumination

0.1 lux (ICR off, slow shutter off, high sensitivity off) / 0.006 lux (ICR on, slow shutter off, high sensitivity off)

Visible Detector Type

1/2.8” Exmor R CMOS

Visible E-Zoom


Visible Field of View

Optical 63.7° x 35.8° WFOV to 2.3° x 1.29° NFOV

Visible Focal Length

129 mm to 4.3 mm


30× Optical Zoom

Type Lumens and Beam

LED, 580 Lumens, 5° Divergence Angle

Analog Video Connector Types

F-type BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out

Analog Video Output

NTSC or PAL, 30 Hz or <9 Hz

Firefighter Mode


Gyro Stabilized


HD-SDI Lossless Video Output


Network Video Output

Four, Independent H.264/MJPEG Network Video Streams

Pan-Tilt Adjustment Range

360° Continuous Pan, ± 90° Tilt

Power Consumption

250 W (max w/heater)

Automatic Window Defrost

Standard at Power-Up



Lightning Protection


Operating Temperature Range

-13°F to +131°F (-25°C to +55°C)

Salt Mist


Sand & Dust Ingress



15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal

Storage Temperature Range

-56° F to + 176°F (-50°C to +80°C)


IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E

Water Ingress



100 knots (115.2 MPH)


Camera: 10.8” (273mm) x 15.7” (398mm) / Camera with Top-Down Riser: 12.8” (324mm) x 18.1” (459mm)


32 lb (14.5 kg) (w/o top-down riser)

Range Performance
Detect a 30-foot Vessel

5.0nm (9260m)

Detect Human Sized Target

2.0nm (3625m)

NATO Target 2.3m x 2.3m at 50 Pct.

3.5nm (6480m)

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