Top 5 Best Thermal Cameras for Drones – 2022

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The thermal imaging cameras we have featured in our top 10 list are all designed to hitch a ride on your drone.
With thermal imaging cameras, you have the possibility to turn your drone into your own personal search and rescue drone.  If you are farming, with a little tweaking of the image processor and filters, you can locate the bad crops in your field .
The possibilities of thermal camera equipped drones are endlessThese thermal cameras are designed to be as lightweight as possible, so they won’t sacrifice precious flight time or affect your drones center of gravity

5) Flir Vue Pro 336 Thermal Camera (9mm)

  • Size 2.26″ x 1.75″ (57.4 x 44.4 mm) (including lens); Weight 3.25-4 oz. (92.1 – 113.4 g) (configuration dependent)
  • Input Supply Voltage 4.0 – 6.0 VDC; 336×256 Resolution; 9 mm; 35 Degree x 27 Degree
  • Operating Temperature Range -20 DegreeC to +50 DegreeC; Non-Operating Temperature Range -55 DegreeC to +95 DegreeC; Operational Altitude +40,000 feet
  • Thermal Imager Uncooled VOx Micro bolometer
  • Bluetooth, MAVLink, and USB communication interfaces; composite video output


4) SKY EYE-DUO PRO Thermal Camera

  • 400grams,light weight. Convenient wiring hub for RC receiver and video output.
  • PWM control and serial command control. Picture in Picture function.
  • GPS data will be overlaid to video/photo. One key back to home position
  • Adjustable control speed: SLOW speed for large zoom range,accurate.FAST speed for small zoom range,sensitive and quick.
  • 3-aixs high stabilized gimbal system based on FOC technology.


3) Flir Vue640 (19 mm) Thermal Camera

  • Spectral Band 7.5 – 13.5 μm; Full Frame Rates 30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL); Resolution 640×512
  • Size 57.4 x 44.4 mm (including lens); Weight 92.1 – 113.4 g; Precision Mounting Holes Two M2x0.4 on each of two sides & bottom; One 1/4-20 threaded hole on top
  • Input Power (max 2.5 amp during shutter) 4.0 – 6.0 VDC; Power Dissipation (steady state) <1.2 W ˜1.0 W
  • Operating Temperature Range -20 DegreeC to +50 DegreeC; Non-Operating Temperature Range -55 DegreeC to +95 DegreeC; Operational Altitude +40,000 feet
  • Image Optimization for sUAS; Digital Detail Enhancement; Invertible Image; Polarity Control (black hot/white hot) & Color Palettes


2) Yuneec YUNCGOETUS Thermal Camera

  • The only dual-camera with infrared, lowlight, and gimbal integration. The thermal imaging and low light camera 1080p combined and receivable with HD and Infrared simultaneous recording.
  • Temperature measurement and display with adjustable temperature detection scale for specificranges
  • Multiple color spectra offers user selectable visualization of heat sources and the large RGB sensor “sees” better detail in the darkthan the human eye
  • Compatible with Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter Drone // Smartphone CGO-ET Application, available inthe App Store and Google Play Store // Team Mode capability // Handheld capability
  • View in real time: both images are simultaneously streamed live on your remote control & can be separated and viewed as picture-picture or as an overlay.


1) FLIR Vue Pro R Radiometric (19mm) Thermal Camera

  • Captures accurate, non-contact temperature measurements from an aerial perspective and saves images with calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel
  • Vue Pro R captures regular JPEGs and fully radiometric R-JPEGs that can be fully analyzed in FLIR Tools thermography analysis and reporting software.
  • Vue Pro R comes with a built-in, low-power Bluetooth module, so you can easily configure your camera with our custom iOS or Android apps before you take off. 
  • Change color palettes, set your image optimization features, configure your PWM inputs, and start recording all without lugging a computer to the field.
  • Validated export licenses must be obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export or re-export of such devices outside of the United States.