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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


FLIR TG275 Thermal Camera for Mechanics and Automotive Techs

FLIR TG275 made in America

The new FLIR TG275 thermal camera is the first model specifically targeting the automotive industry. The MSX-enabled camera aims to make diagnostics easier by letting you see what an IR thermometer can only give you numbers for.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: FLIR TG275
  • -13 to 1022 F range (-25 to 550 C)
  • 160 x 120 pixel thermal camera
  • 1:30 spot to distance ratio
  • MSX overlays the thermal image with a visual one
  • 2.4″ display

FLIR TG275 Thermal Camera Design

FLIR goes with their typical base-mounted handle design that’s just a smaller version of their large handheld cameras and will feel very familiar to standard IR thermometers.

The big deal is the thermal camera—it allows you to see hot and cold spots where an IR thermometer can only give you numbers for feedback. It shaves a ton of time off of your diagnostic process.

FLIR TG275 troubleshooting automotive

That’s no surprise, but thermal cameras are typically out of reach for most mechanics. FLIR brings the price down with their MSX technology – Multi-Spectrum Dynamic Imaging. It overlays a typical visual image over the thermal image to give you edge details. It’s something we’ve seen beforeand makes a huge difference in the clarity of the image.

The technology lets you use a lower resolution thermal camera that costs hundreds of dollars less than others.


FLIR TG275 Thermal Camera

You’ll see those images on the TG275’s 2.4-inch screen. You’ll be able to save up to 4 GB of those images on the camera and work with them in FLIR Tools if you want to take things further. When you’re ready to transfer them off the camera, a Bluetooth connection makes it easy to send them to your phone or tablet.

Thankfully, FLIR goes with a rechargeable battery so you don’t have to keep spares on hand.

Additional Features

FLIR TG275 Thermal Camera Automotive Applications

  • Air conditioning
  • Hot exhaust
  • Brake rotors
  • Axle bearings
  • Turbo chargers
  • Differentials
  • Coolant systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Battery systems on electric vehicles

FLIR TG275 Thermal Camera Specifications

  • Model: FLIR TG275
  • Power Source: Integrated lithium-ion battery
  • Thermal Resolution: 160 x 120 pixels
  • Temperature Range: -13 – 1022 F (-25 – 550 C)
  • Distance Ratio: 1:30
  • Data Storage: 4 GB
  • Display Size: 2.4″
  • Warranty:
  • Price: $635

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