Milwaukee 2260-21 Thermal Imaging Camera vs Fluke vs Flir

 

In the previous post we did a quick rundown of all the new Milwaukee Tools we got to see at the latest Milwaukee press event. Of all those items the most impressive to us was the M12 Thermal Imaging Camera 2260-21. This tool is a little outside the box for Milwaukee but it does stay true to their mission of providing the best products to their core customers. So most importantly how do the Milwaukee stack up against the competition?

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imaging Camera 2260-21
Price: $2500 (Ohio Power Tool)
Temp Range: -10 to 350 C
Resolution: 160×120
View Screen Size: 3.5” 640×480
Image Capture: Thermal & visual
Accuracy: 2%
LED Lights: Yes
Battery System: M12, 30 minute charge

Flir i7 Thermal Imaging Camera
Price: $1995 (Amazon)
Temp Range: -20 to 250 C
Resolution: 120×120
View Screen Size: 2.8”
Image Capture: Thermal
Accuracy: 2%
LED Lights: No
Battery System: Internal, 3 hour charge

Fluke TiS Thermal Imaging Camera
Price: $2495 (Amazon)
Temp Range: -20 to 100 C
Resolution: 120×120
View Screen Size: 3.7”
Image Capture: Thermal
Accuracy: 5%
LED Lights: No
Battery System: Internal, 2.5 hour charge

Fluke Ti10 Thermal Imaging Camera
Price: $3999 (Amazon)
Temp Range: -20 to 250 C
Resolution: 160×120
View Screen Size: 3.7”
Image Capture: Thermal & visual
Accuracy: 2%
LED Lights: No
Battery System: Internal, 2.5 hour charge

 

As you can see the Milwaukee really stacks up very well against the other models in its price range. Even against the near $4000 Fluke model that does visual images as well, the Milwaukee still offers a larger temperature range, LED lights and higher resolution on the visual camera. As part of the Milwaukee M12 tool line batteries will never be in short supply, so down time is nearly eliminated. Both Fluke and Flir do offer the more reputable names in the thermal imaging arena but Milwaukee does have a 5 year warranty, the longest of any of them so we are confident they will stand behind their product.  
     

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