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FLIR First Mate Series

LIR First Mate II HM Handheld Thermal Night Vision Camera*

With the power of First Mate II HM you can see at night like never before. Use it on any vessel or even around the house – this handheld thermal night vision camera run off batteries and displays video on a built-in screen.

First Mate II HM provides go-anywhere thermal imaging for clear vision in total darkness, and through smoke and light fog. Since it’s not permanently mounted to your vessel, you can take it anywhere.

So stay out a little longer, even when everyone else is scurrying for the dock, and enjoy your time on the water with your new First Mate II HM.

*Not to be used as your primary source of navigation!


First Mate II HM cameras are available with a variety of features:

  • Compact, light weight, easy-to-use designs
  • Choose 240 × 180 or full 320 × 240 thermal resolution; the higher resolution option gives you better image detail and range performance.
  • Thermal night vision lets you see clearly in total darkness.
  • See more and get all the details with 2× E-Zoom and Freeze Frame functions.
  • Capture still images and video.
  • Rugged, all-weather design – First Mate is even submersible!

First Mate II HM provides 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. It’s kinda like having your very own super power!


Model NumberHM-224HM-224 ProHM-324XP+HM-307XP+
Thermal Imaging Specifications
Detector Type240 × 180 VOx Microbolometer320 × 240 VOx Microbolometer
FOV24º × 18º NTSC7º x 5º NTSC
Focal Length19 mm65 mm
Waveband7.5 – 13.5 μm
Start-up Time
(from Stand-by)
< 5 seconds
Image ProcessingFLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
User Interface
Power ButtonOn/Off/Stand-by
Picture ButtonFreeze FrameStill image capture to SD card
Zoom Button2× E-Zoom
PolarityToggles White 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 (NTSC and PAL)
Image PolarityWhite Hot, Black Hot, InstAlert
SD CardStores still imagesStores still images and video
Battery Type4 RechargeableAA Batteries, NiMH, Li-Ion, or Alkaline
Battery Life (Operating)>5 Hours on NiMH batteries
Battery Life (Stand-by)120 Hours on NiMH batteries
Operating Temp.32ºF to 122ºF-4ºF to 140ºF
Weight (incl. lens)1.45 lb with batteries2.2 lb with batteries
Size (L x W x H)9.36″ × 3.3″ × 2.6″ (10.5″ × 3.3″ × 2.6″ w/Extender)11″ × 3.33″ × 2.62″
Package IncludesFirst Mate II HM-Series Handheld Thermal Camera, Hot Shoe Charging & Video Output Accessory, 4 Rechargeable AA Batteries, AC Power Adapter/Charger, Neck Lanyard, Operator’s Manual, Video Output Cable.
Warranty2 Year Standard; 3/10 Year w/ Registration*
Range Performance
Detect Man (1.8m × 0.5m)~1,050 ft (.17 nm)/~1,800 ft (0.28 nm)~1,050 ft (0.17 nm)/~1,800 ft (0.28 nm)~1,450 ft (0.24 nm)/~2,890ft (0.47 nm)~4,800 ft (0.76 nm)
Detect Small Vessel (4.0m × 1.5m)~2,940 ft (.48 nm)/~4,940 ft (0.8 nm)~2,940 ft (0.48 nm)/~4,940 ft (0.8 nm)~4,600 ft (0.67 nm)/~1.4 nm~ 2 nm

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