MSX® Thermal Camera

The FLIR TG165-X helps you visualize the hot and cold spots that can indicate electrical faults, mechanical break-downs, or air and water leaks. This all-in-one, non-contact measurement and imaging tool displays temperature anomalies on screen, allowing you to inspect efficiently and pinpoint the source of problems faster than with a single-spot IR thermometer. See components clearly and even read labels thanks to FLIR patented MSX image enhancement, which adds visual details to full thermal images. The bullseye laser ensures you’re always targeting the right component for measurement while easy-to-use buttons and settings help you complete the job quickly and stress-free. With internal storage for up to 50,000 images and a rechargeable Li-ion battery, the FLIR TG165-X is ready to go right out of the box.


IR Resolution 80 × 60 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD <70 mK
Accuracy 50°C to 100°C (122°F to 212°F), acc. ±1.5°C (±3°F); 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) and 100°C to 300°C (212°F to 572°F), acc. ±2.5°C (±5°F); -25°C to 0°C (-13°F to 32°F), acc. ±3°C (±7°F)”
Field of view (FOV) 51° × 66°
Image Modes MSX® (Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging), visual
Storage Media eMMC 4 GB


Camera software update Using USB cable or SD card
Color Palettes Iron, Rainbow, Whitehot, Blackhot, Arctic, Lava
Detector Pitch 17 µm
Digital image enhancement No
Display resolution 320 × 240 pixels
Field of View 71° × 56°, adapts to the IR lens
Field of view (FOV) 51° × 66°
Focal Plane Array (FPA) – Spectral range Uncooled microbolometer/7.5–14 µm
Focus Fixed
Gallery Yes
Image Frequency 8.7 Hz
Image Modes MSX® (Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging), visual
IR Resolution 80 × 60 pixels
Laser Class 1
Minimum Focus Distance 0.3 m (0.98 ft)
Minimum Measurement Distance 0.26 m (0.85 ft.)
Resolution 2 MP (1600 × 1200 pixels)
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD <70 mK


Accuracy 50°C to 100°C (122°F to 212°F), acc. ±1.5°C (±3°F); 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) and 100°C to 300°C (212°F to 572°F), acc. ±2.5°C (±5°F); -25°C to 0°C (-13°F to 32°F), acc. ±3°C (±7°F)”
Distance to Spot Ratio (D:S) 24:1
Emissivity Correction Yes: 4 pre-set levels with custom adjustment of 0.1–0.99
Languages Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, traditional Chinese, Turkish
Object Temperature Range -25°C to 300°C (-13°F to 572°F)
Set-up Commands Local adaptation of units, language, date, and time formats; Screen brightness (high, medium, low); Gallery, deletion of images
Spot Meter Center spot on/off


Display Technology TFT


Battery charge life 30 days minimum
Battery operating time 5 hours of scanning (LCM medium brightness); 4.5 hours with laser on (LCM medium brightness)
Battery type Rechargeable Li ion battery
Battery voltage 3.7 V
Charging system Battery is charged inside the camera
Charging Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Charging Time 4 hours to 90%, 6 hours to 100%
Power Management Adjustable: off, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes


Drop Designed for 2 m (6.56 ft)
EMC EN 61000-6-3/EN 61000-6-2/FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class B
Encapsulation IP54 (IEC60529)
Humidity (Operating and Storage) 0–90% relative humidity (RH) (0°C to 37°C (32°F to 98.6°F)); 0–65% RH (37°C to 45°C (98.6°F to 113°F)); 0–45% RH (45°C to 55°C (113°F to 131°F ))
Magnetic fields EN 61000-4-8 class 3
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F)
Radio Spectrum ETSI EN 300 328/FCC Part 15.249/RSS-247 Issue 2/EN 301 489-1:2011/EN 301 489-17:2009
Safety CE/CB/EN61010/UL
Shock 25 g (IEC 60068-2-27)
Storage Temperature Range -30°C to 55°C (-22°F to 131°F)
Tripod Mounting UNC ¼″-20
Vibration 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)


Flashlight LED on/off
Laser Pointer Indicating the size of the measurement area
Light Output 100 lumens
Size [L × W × H] 210 × 64 × 81 mm (8.3 × 2.5 × 3.2 in)
Weight [battery included] 0.394 kg (13.9 oz)