FLIR Scout II 240 Outdoor Thermal Camera Review 

 August 22, 2017

By  Randy Angwin

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The FLIR SCOUT II 240 is FLIR’s entry level compact thermal camera for spotting nocturnal animals. It belongs to the Flir's SCOUT line up that includes Scout II 240, Scout II 320 and Scout II 640. The main differences between the three cameras is a sensor. Scout II small size and user-friendly operation makes it one of the best entry level thermal imagers on the market today. Some of the features that Flir Scout II is features:

  • Object detection up to 550 yards away
  • Large 640 x 480 LCD screen
  • Compact design 
  • Only 12 ounces
  • Outstanding 2-5-10 year warranty

The Scout’s rechargeable batteries last up to 5 hours giving you plenty of spotting time. The 240 can also withstand drops and it weather tight enabling it to survive shallow water submersion. Let's take a look at the differences between the 3 models:


  • Detector: 240 x 180
  • FOV: 24 x 18
  • Detection range 383 yards
  • 13mm focal length
  • Free Frame Zoom


  • Detector: 336 x 256
  • FOV: 17 x 13
  • Detection range 600 yards
  • 19mm focal length
  • 2x Zoom


  • Detector: 640 x 512
  • FOV: 18 x 14
  • Detection range 1246 yards
  • 33mm focal length
  • 2x, 4x Zoom

As you can see, the higher end detector in the FLIR SCOUT 640 allows you to have a greater detection range as well as 4x zoom. You will have to decide for yourself if you need that. Otherwise, the thermal cameras are the same. All of them start up in less than 15 seconds and have 3 detection filers: White hot, Black hot and InstAlert.

The packaging comes with a USB charger, wrist strap, video out cable (32o model only) and a molle bag,

Scout II 240 is a great high quality entry level thermal imaging camera that will serve you well in your outdoor activities. See the detailed list of features below; or you can look at our top 10 thermal cameras for the outdoors and hunting.


  • 240 × 180 VOx Microbolometer
  • Video Refresh Rate <9Hz NTSC
  • Field of View (H x V) 24° × 18° NTSC
  • Focal Length 13 mm Fixed Focus
  • Start up < 1.5 seconds
  • Waveband 7.5 - 13.5 μm
  • Thermal Sensitivity <50 mK @ f/1.0
  • FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
  • Black Hot/White Hot BH/WH/InstAlert
  • Digital Detail Enhancement
  • Built-In Display 640 X 480 LCD Display
  • Battery Life (Operating) >5 Hours
  • Rating IP-67, Submersible
  • Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m) 383 yards (350m)
  • Very Versatile - works in a majority of Outdoor/Hunting Situations
  • Comes from a trusted leader in the industry
  • High resolution LCD Screen
  • Easy to use and set-up
  • To get maximum detection range, you need to get the Scout II 640 model

About the author 

Randy Angwin

Randy Angwin holds a master of science degree from University of Florida. He is an expert in infrared and night vision technology. His knowledge helps us staying on top of the latest trends in the thermal industry. When not working, Randy likes to hunt and spend time with his two German shepherds.

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