VarioCam HD Series

Handheld thermography cameras for highly precise thermal imaging

The top-of-the-range model in the VarioCAM® HD series is the first camera in the world to feature an image sensor with XGA resolution, integrated laser rangefinder, laser-based focusing, and a special function to improve the depth of focus. The camera combines high-resolution image sensors equipped with optomechanical resolution enhancement technology with Jenoptik’s outstanding expertise in calibration.


  • Extremely precise measurement: World’s highest spatial resolution, between 2.1 and 3.1 IR megapixels.
  • Efficient: Capture wide measuring ranges in high resolution.
  • Mobile use: Ergonomic design and easy to operate; evaluate measured data immediately on site.
  • Robust and durable: Saves you time and costs, as uncooled cameras require no maintenance.
  • Technologically sophisticated: More than 25 years of experience in developing and producing infrared cameras.


The camera can be used both in industrial research and development and for quality control and preventive maintenance in the power generation and transmission, automotive, raw material extraction, electrical engineering, electronics, consumer goods manufacturing, automation and building technology sectors, as well as in the medical field.

The professional version of the thermal imager features an exceptionally high resolution of up to 3.1 megapixels. This device guarantees a high level of measuring accuracy when it comes to small details and is a true pioneer on the global market thanks to its high-resolution image sensors combined with Jenoptik’s optomechanical resolution enhancement technology. Uncooled infrared detectors based on microbolometer focal plane arrays are used as image sensors in the cameras. This setup, combined with our expertise in cameras, mean that the devices require practically no maintenance.

Launched in 2012, the VarioCAM® HD is the world’s first infrared camera to feature an image sensor in XGA resolutionintegrated laser rangefinderlaser-based focusing and distance correction, as well as optimum depth of focus due to multiple focal planes. Thanks to its high spatial resolution and laser correction function, the thermal imager delivers extremely precise measurement results. It has a robust metal housing, and is both stable and durable. What’s more, the device guarantees optimum ergonomics and fits comfortably in the hand, even when used for long periods.

Tech­nical Specific­a­tions

Spectral range (7.5 … 14) µm
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
Detector format (IR pixels) (1,024 × 768)
Image format with opto-mechanical MicroScan (IR pixels) (2,048 × 1,536)
Temperature measuring range (-40 … 2,000) °C*
Measurement accuracy ± 1 °C or ± 1 %*
Temperature resolution @ 30 °C Up to 0.02 K*
Frame rate Full-frame: 30 Hz (1,024 × 768), sub-frame formats*: 60 Hz (640 × 480) / 120 Hz (384 × 288) / 240 Hz (1,024 × 96)
Window mode * Yes
Storage media SDHC Card, external control computer for camera control and data acquisition*
Image storage Time-, trigger- and temperature controlled recording of 16 bit single frames or image sequences with timestamp, video streaming in MPEG format
Realtime storage * Computeraided storage of radiometric sequences by GigE interface with up to 240 Hz
Lens mount Bayonet to comfortably switch objectives, automatic objective detection and data transfer
Focus Motor-driven, automatic or manual, accurately adjustable, laser-supported autofocus*
EverSharp function * Multifocal recording allows for maximum extend of sharp focus
Zoom Up to 32× digital, stepless
Digital colour video camera 8 Megapixels, LED video light, vision mixer and cross-fade feature
Dynamic range 16 bit
Interfaces GigE-Vision* | DVI-D (HDMI) | C-Video | RS232 | USB 2.0 | WLAN* | Bluetooth*
Trigger * 2 × digital I/O, 2 × analogue I/O
Tripod adapter 1/4″ photo thread
Power supply Standard Lithium-Ion battery, energy save mode, AC adapter, (12 … 24) V DC
Integrated microphone and speaker Voice annotation feature, replay and audio dubbing
Laser range finder* * Semiconductor laser red, laser protection class 2, range up to 70 m
Integrated GPS sensor* * Image integrated storage of position data
Display 5.6″ colour TFT display (1,280 × 800) pixel, 170° rotatable and 280° revolvable, daylight suited, incl. flip mirror feature
Colour viewfinder* * Tiltable colour viewfinder with diopter compensation
Grip plate with supporting loop Gummed, ergonomically shaped grip with padded, individually adaptable hand strap
Grab handle with operating function* * Gummed and ergonomically shaped, with integrated multifunctional button
Single-handed operation Intuitive operation with ergonomically arranged function keys and multifunctional joystick, programmable keys
Shoulder strap Shoulder strap made of textile
Storage and operation temperature (-40 … 70) °C, (-25 … 55) °C
Protection degree IP54, IEC 60529
Impact strength/vibration resistance in operation 25 G (IEC 68 – 2 – 29), 2 G (IEC 68 – 2 – 6)
Dimensions; weight (210 × 125 × 155) mm; 1.6 kg (basic configuration with standard lens)
Automatic functions Autofocus, permanent autofocus, automatic distance indicator, distance-dependent display of pixel size to avoid geometrically related measurement errors, autoimage, autolevel, min./max. temperature alarm: visual/acoustic, alarm triggered image storage
Measurement functions 8 freely choosable, movable measurement fields/-points, automatic hot/cold spot display: globally and internally defined measurement fields, differential temperature measurement, temperature profile, histogram, differential image, isotherms display
Further functions Camera internal emissivity correction, shutter free operation, use of various colour sets, contrast enhancement, user profile, language selection, user-specific comment data base, digital voice recording
Analysis and evaluation software* * IRBIS® 3, IRBIS® 3 report, IRBIS® 3 view, IRBIS® 3 plus*, IRBIS® 3 professional*, IRBIS® 3 remote HD, IRBIS® 3 control*, IRBIS® 3 online*, IRBIS® 3 process*, IRBIS® 3 active*, IRBIS® 3 mosaic*, IRBIS® 3 vision*, FORNAX 2*, FORNAX 2 plus*
Depending on model

Infrared optics and lenses

For VarioCAM® HD and IR-TCM HD infrared cameras we offer a broad choice of lenses and converters suitable for various thermal imaging applications.

Each thermographic camera from Jenoptik is individually calibrated for the lenses purchased with the camera. If you are changing the lens, the camera automatically detects the lens type and selects the corresponding calibration profile.

Lenses are available either with IP54 proof bayonet mount or with IP67 proof thread mount.

All lenses are manufactured by Jenoptik and come with sophisticated optical coating, for example anti-reflective coating or spectral-selective interference filters. Depending on lens type or focal length, some lenses are additionally coated with a highly resistant DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating for special surface protection.