Thermal imaging technology uses infrared energy to create images of objects, allowing users to see in complete darkness or through obscurants such as smoke, fog and dust. Thermal imaging cameras can detect minute differences in temperature and can be used to locate people, animals, or objects in low-light conditions.
Thermal Imaging Cameras under $10,000 are considered high-performance devices, and typically have a higher resolution and larger detector size compared to entry-level models. They are typically handheld, and can be used for a wide range of applications such as hunting, security, and industrial inspections. They can also come in the form of thermal scopes for firearms, and thermal binoculars. They offer a more advanced thermal imaging capabilities such as higher resolution, wider field of view, longer detection range, and more advanced features such as image fusion, and digital zoom. While they are not as high-end as cameras above $10,000, they can still provide high-quality images and have a wide range of capabilities that can be useful in a variety of professional and recreational settings.