Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HDx research 600

Price-conscious users with universal measurement and inspection tasks in the field of science and development receive with VarioCAM ® HDx research 600 a high quality measurement instrument.

  • High-performance detector in (640 × 480) IR pixels format
  • GigE-Vision interface for camera control and data acquisition
  • High-quality light metal housing
  • Interchangeable lenses in proven Jenoptik quality

Details about infrared camera

Spectral range

(7.5 ... 14) µm



Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array


Detector format (IR pixels)

(640 x 480)


Temperature measuring range

(-40 ... 600) °C, bis 1.200 °C*


Measurement accuracy

± 2 °C or ± 2 %


Temperature resolution @ 30 °C

Up to 0,03 K*


Frame rate

Full frame: 30 Hz (640 × 480), sub frame: 60 Hz (384 × 288)


Window mode



Storage media

SDHC Card, external control computer for camera control and data acquisition*


Image storage

Time-, trigger- und temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with
timestamp, video streaming in MPEG format


Lens mount

Automatic objective detection



Motor-driven, automatic or manual, accurately adjustable



Up to 32x digital, stepless


Digital colour video camera

8 Megapixel, LED video light, image merging and cross-fading feature


Dynamic range

16 bit



GigE Vision*, DVI-D (HDMI), C-Video, RS232, USB 2.0, WLAN*, Bluetooth*



2 × digital I/O, 2 × analogue I/O


Tripod adapter

1/4" photo thread


Power supply

Standard Lithium-Ion battery, energy save mode, AC adapter, (12 ... 24) V DC


Integrated microphone and speaker

Voice annotation feature, replay and audio dubbing


Laser range finder*

Semiconductor laser red, laser protection class 2, range up to 70 m


Integrated GPS sensor*

Image integrated storage of position data



5,6" colour TFT display (1,280 × 800) pixel, 170° rotatable and 280° revolvable, daylight suited,
incl. flip mirror feature


Colour viewfinder*

Tiltable colour viewfinder with diopter compensation


Grip plate with supporting loop

Gummed, ergonomically shaped grip with padded, individually adaptable hand strap


Grab handle with operating function*

Gummed and ergonomically shaped, with integrated multifunctional button


Single-handed operation

Intuitive operation with ergonomically arranged function keys and multifunctional joystick,
programmable keys


Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap made of textile


Storage and operation temperature

(-40 … 70) °C, (-25 ... 55) °C


Protection degree


IP54, IEC 529


Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation

25 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 29), 2 G (IEC 68 - 2 - 6)


Dimensions; weight

210 × 125 × 55) mm; 1.6 kg (basic configuration with standard lens)


Automatic functions

Autofocus, permanent autofocus*, automatic distance indicator*, distance-dependent display of pixel
size to avoid geometrically related measurement errors*, autoimage, autolevel, min. / max. temperature
alarm: visual / acoustic, alarm triggered image storage


Measurement functions*

8 free selectable, movable measurement fields / -points, automatic hot / cold spot display, globally and
within defined measurement fields, differential temperature measurement, temperature profile, histogram, differential image, isotherms display


Further functions*

EverSharp function (multifocus), shutter-free operation, temperature alarm, image merging, synchronous display of thermal and visual image in real-time


Analysis and evaluation software*

IRBIS ® 3, IRBIS ® 3 plus, IRBIS ® 3 professional, IRBIS ® 3 view, IRBIS ® 3 remote, IRBIS ® 3 online,
IRBIS ® 3 process, IRBIS ® 3 vision, IRBIS ® 3 active, IRBIS ® 3 mosaic, FORNAX 2.0, FORNAX 2.0 plus



*Depending on model

Application areas for infrared camera

  • Material testing
    Material testing

    Save time and costs by nondestructively testing components with infrared camera systems by InfraTec.

  • Thermal optimization
    Thermal optimization

    Identify possible problems already in the development phase well before serial production.

  • Thermal image of a vulcano
    Thermographic biologic and geologic studies

    Look for smallest temperature differences in landscapes, biotopes and labs using infrared camera models of highest measurement precision.

  • Electronics and electrical engineering
    Electronics and electrical engineering

    Measure temperature distributions of smallest electronic components with infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in automotive industry
    Automotive industry

    Infrared camera systems help you to secure a high product quality in production and at your suppliers.

  • Thermography in aerospace industry
    Aerospace industry

    Comply with highest security demands by applying state-of-the-art infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in glass industry
    Glass industry

    Measure correctly temperature distributions behind and on glass by using selected spectral filters.

  • Thermography in plastics industry
    Plastics industry

    Cost-efficiently control die-casting and extrusion processes by means of infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in chemical industry
    Chemical industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

  • Thermography in the metallurgy

    Efficiently reduce the energy consumption of your metallurgic processes using infrared camera systems.

  • Thermography in human medicine
    Human medicine

    Being non-contact and non-invasive thermography is a widely accepted diagostic method.

  • Thermography in veterinary medicine
    Veterinary medicine

    Using thermography quickly make accurate diagnosis in a wide field of illnesses.

  • Active Thermography
    Active thermography

    Make use of active thermography for non-destructive and contact-free material testing, for both automated inline and offline solutions.

  • Micro-Thermography

    Micro-thermography allows for the thermal analysis of extremely small structures in the micrometer range, providing a detailed representation of the temperature distribution on complex electronic assemblies and components.

  • Aerial Thermography
    Aerial Thermography

    Detec persons and objects in the field or monitor wide-area geologic properties or environmental damages.

Function of infrared cameras series VarioCAM ® HDx research

8 Megaixel digital camera

An integrated, automatically focusing digital camera with a resolution of 8 Megapixel, video function and LED video light for image illumination allows detailed as well as high-contrasted visual digital recordings.

Extensive TFT colour display that is suitable for daylight

The extensive TFT colour display features thermal images in native resolution with high colour depth. With the resolution of (1,280 x 800) pixels all details in the thermal image can be identified reliably. The display fully fits for daylight and can therefore be used to display high quality infrared images even when exposed to sunlight. All important status and measurement information are clearly shown and can be easily read from the display. Thus comfortable navigation is possible. The integrated flip-mirror-function rotates automatically the display view, depending on where the current recording point of the camera is located.

Detection of minor defects through high thermal resolution

The thermal resolution describes the process to dissolve slightest temperature differences and thus, can display this measurement value. The infrared cameras of the VarioCAM ® HDx series have a high thermal resolution of better than 0.03 K that helps to display even slightest temperature differences with accuracy. In combination with the high-performance lenses this helps to detect critical faults at an early stage and display these in excellent quality.

High-precision calibration of infrared cameras enables for high accuracy of measurements

The infrared camera VarioCAM ® HDx is calibrated using special algorithms. The specially developed calibration algorithm, with more than just a few calibration curves, is used for compensation of temperature fluctuations. Therefore, highest measuring accuracy and repeatability even at changing environmental temperatures is ensured. The exceptional high measuring accuracy can be reached across a wide temperature range.

Comprehensive range of precision interchangeable lenses enables for a wide range of applications

Due to the comprehensive range of lenses for infrared cameras, a wide range of measurement objects is available, starting with micro thermography to telephoto lens applications for objects in a large distance. The optics of the VarioCAM ® HDx research series were designed as uncompromising full lenses, high transmission and transmission quality as well as low distortion.

Autofocus for optimal focusing

Constantly changing object scenes require manual or automatic refocusing activated by the user. The optional permanent autofocus function facilitates this work. In case there is a scene change the camera automatically adopts fast and precise the optimal focusing.

Unrestricted operation of the infrared camera in harsh industrial environments

The robust light metal housing (protection degree IP54*) is ergonomically flexible designed according to  the users needs. It provides reliable protection for the high sensitive optronics of the device. In addition, it guarantees trouble-free operation even in harsh industrial environments and keeps constant the excellent optical and metrological performance parameters of the device over a long service life. The high-resolution, light intensive colour display of the infrared camera is integrated in the light metal housing. In this way a long-term and trouble-free operation of the VarioCAM ® HDx inspect is guaranteed. The usage of a high-quality LEMO connector technology ensures a high protection degree of the infrared camera even for computer-based network operations.

Fast and detailed analysis using the integrated IRBIS ® 3 software package

The efficiency of an infrared camera significantly depends on its data analysis software. As a standard, the thermography software package IRBIS ® 3 is included in each camera delivery. This software gives a fast, precise and detailed evaluation of obtained thermograms and sequences. With this, and the copy & paste function in all WINDOWS programmes a good basis is provided for comprehensive development work.

The numerous automatic functions, such as autofocus, automatic image optimisation, automatic hotspot display, automatic calibration range switch etc. enable a fast and effective operation.

Combination of various camera functions ensures effective work

The big 5.6" display, the LED light as well as the optional WLAN and GPS module support the daily usage of the infrared camera VarioCAM ® HDx for condition analyses of switchgear cabinets, machines, electrical applications and substations. With the focus-free 8 Megapixel digital camera additional visual images for documentary purpose in exceptional high quality can be taken on-site. The thermographic software IRBIS ® 3 report allows an efficient evaluation and documentation of the thermal image taken.

Integrated viewfinder with diopter compensation for unrestricted use under all lightingconditions

In bright sunlight it can be a challenge to generate high-contrast thermal images without reflection.  However, the integrated, pivoted viewfinder with diopter compensation enables the usage of the infrared camera VarioCAM ® HDx even under difficult lighting conditions. Therefore, unrestricted camera navigation and detailed on-site evaluation works without any problems.