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 $1500 are considered budget-friendly options, and typically have lower resolution and smaller detector size compared to more expensive 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. While they may not have the same level of performance as high-end thermal imaging cameras, they can still provide a significant advantage in low-light situations and can be an affordable option for those looking to get into thermal imaging technology, or for individuals and organizations with limited budget.