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LIR BHM-Series Handheld Thermal Night Vision Cameras

BHM-Series imagers make pictures from heat, not light, letting you see other boats, obstructions, land, buoys, and floating debris in total darkness, as well as through haze, smoke, and light fog.

Available with high-resolution 640 × 480 thermal sensors, BHM-Series thermal imagers are the best search and rescue tools on the water, giving you the power to search for disabled vessels and people in the water regardless of lighting conditions.

With powerful interchangeable lenses, BHM-Series cameras are the most powerful handheld, battery-powered, thermal night vision cameras available, making them the right choice for use on vessels of any size, and giving you the edge in all of your nighttime travels.


FLIR BHM-Series cameras are available with a variety of features:

  • Rugged, all-weather design
  • Compact, easy-to-use designs
  • Choose 320 × 240 or full 640 × 480 thermal resolution; the higher resolution option gives you better image detail and range performance.
  • Interchangeable lenses from 35 mm to 100 mm.
  • Thermal night vision lets you see clearly in total darkness.
  • See more and get all the details with up to 4× E-Zoom.
  • Capture still images and video.

BHM-Series cameras supply go-anywhere thermal night vision for everyone on the water. For more technical info, or to see a demonstration of this revolutionary new handheld thermal night vision camera, contact your FLIR representative today.


Model NumberBHM-X+
Thermal Imaging Specifications
Detector Type (VOx Microbolometer)320 × 240640 × 480320 × 240640 × 480320 × 240640 × 480
FOV13° × 10° NTSC18° × 13° NTSC7° × 5° NTSC10° × 8° NTSC5° × 3° NTSC6° × 4° NTSC
Waveband7.5 – 13.5 μm
Start-up Time
(from Stand-by)
< 1.5 seconds
Image ProcessingFLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
User Interface
Power ButtonOn/Off/Stand-by
Picture ButtonStill image capture and video to SD card
Zoom Button2× E-zoom2× & 4× E-zoom2× E-zoom2× & 4× E-zoom2× E-zoom2× & 4× E-zoom
PolarityWhite Hot / Black Hot / InstAlert
BrightnessAdjusts Display Brightness
Image Presentation
Built-in DisplayColor LCD Display
Video OutputNTSC or PAL composite video; RCA jack
Video Refresh Rate<9 Hz or 30 Hz (NTSC and PAL)
Image PolarityWhite Hot / Black Hot / InstAlert; Selectable
On-Screen SymbologyStandard
SD CardStores still images and video
Battery Type4 AA Batteries, NiMH, Li-Ion, or Alkaline
Battery Life (Operating)>5 Hours on NiMH batteries
Battery Life (Stand-by)120 Hours on NiMH batteries
RatingIP-67, Submersible
Operating Temp.-4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +50°C)
Storage Temp.-40°F to +167°F (-40°C to +70°C)
Drop1 m drop (camera body only)
Weight (incl. lens & batteries).84 lb (1290 g)3.05 lb (1380 g)3.06 lb (1390 g)
(L × W × H)
10.5” × 6.5” × 2.6”11.5” × 6.5” × 2.6”13.0” × 6.5” × 2.6”
Package IncludesHandheld Thermal Camera, Hot Shoe Charging & Video Output Accessory, 4 Rechargeable AA Batteries, AC Power Adapter/Charger, Neck Lanyard, DVD with Operators manual, USB Cable, RCA Video Output Cable, SD Card, Quick Start Guide, Hardshell Case, Tactical Carry Pouch (optional)
Warranty2 Year Standard; 3/10 Year w/ Registration*
Range Performance
Detect Man (1.8m × 0.5m)~2,900’
(880 m)
(1.3 km)
~1.0 mi
(1.65 km)
~1.4 mi
(2.2 km)
~1.5 mi
(2.4 km)
~1.8 mi
(2.95 mi)
Detect Small Vessel (4.0m × 1.5m)~1.7 mi
(2.7 km)
~2.4 mi
(3.9 km)
~3.0 mi
(4.9 km)
~4.0 mi
(6.5 km)
~4.4 mi
(7.1 km)
~5.5 mi
(8.8 km)

*Register camera at to upgrade to a 3-year Parts & Labor, 10-year detector warranty for free.