testo 870: New Entry Level Thermal Imaging Camera

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Testo 870 provides the best image quality within the entry level segment

The Testo 870 has a staggering 19,200 pixels for superb thermal image resolution in an entry level camera starting at just £1,350. The standard 870 has an infrared resolution of 160 x 120 and this can be further enhanced to give 76,800 pixels using the SuperResolution option, which enhances the thermal image by four times.

This thermal resolution combined with thermal sensitivity of 0.1 degrees C, and a 3.5” display, ensures the user has the best possible image quality available with this class of instrument.

Developed with heating and electrical contractors

Targeted at electrical and heating contractors the 870 is quick and easy to use. As well as being Testo’s most lightweight camera, at just 500g, it benefits from the usual great ergonomics seen in all Testo equipment, which is expected from a global leader in portable instrumentation. The 870 has already been described as “a joy to operate” by one of the first users. It is the first Testo thermal imaging camera to use focus free technology and gives a perfect image at half a meter without needing to adjust the camera at all, making electrical inspections and heating contract work very quick and simple.

Additionally, the Testo 870 thermal imaging camera includes features usually only associated with more expensive cameras, such as automatic hot and cold spot recognition to help make quick diagnostics.

The 870-2 variant of this great thermal imager incorporates a built in digital camera so a visual image is automatically taken and stored in parallel with the thermal image. Again, this adds to the ease of use because it’s a great way to reference the thermal image to the target area on the thermal image.

testo_870_thermal_imaging_camera_bFull infrared analysis software

The 870 is supplied with the full IR Soft PC software suite. Images are stored on the camera whilst on site and downloaded to a computer via USB. The IR Soft software suite provides the user with a professional software package to assist with cataloguing, analysing and reporting on thermal surveys

In summary, the Testo 870 offers the highest quality thermal imaging camera for an excellent price. Testo’s most light weight camera yet.


Light in the hand. Light on the pocket. But still heavy in performance.

Visit the testo website now for more info or to buy the testo 870.