Perfect Prime IR0001 Review – Budget Thermal Camera 

 October 21, 2020

By  Randy Angwin

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Have you ever considered using a thermal imaging camera to detect abnormal heat leaks in a home or chemical spills in a factory? With the Perfect Prime Handheld IR0001, you can do all of this and more. It's user-friendly while still being professional, it saves you time and it's accurate.

Today we're talking about the Perfect Prime IR0001, a budget thermal imaging camera for homes and other uses. We'll discuss the features and specifications of this product so you're well-informed on how to use it effectively. Problem areas will be highlighted on the color display screen reliably and accurately. Which means you solve the problem efficiently.

Perfect Prime: About the Brand

An eCommerce company that specializes globally in thermal and other smart products, Perfect Prime is all about helping homeowners and business owners save time and money. They do this by using a highly-trained team of international experts to help you find the right product whatever your requirements.

Perfect Prime's products have been developed using the latest technology while focusing on the consumer's need for quality digital measuring equipment. Every product has been designed by the company's team of engineers. And, they always aim to be competitively priced.

The company's offices are located in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Philipines, Netherlands, the US, and the UK.

The Perfect Prime IR0001 is one such product they've produced to simplify finding problem areas without having to resort to more expensive detection equipment. 

Specifications and Features: Perfect Prime IR0001

PerfectPrime IR0001 Infrared (IR) Thermal Imager & Visible Light Camera with IR Resolution 1024 Pixels & Temperature Range from -4~572°F, 6Hz Refresh Rate, Black

Before purchasing the Perfect Prime IR0001, take a look at the specs and features of this product. Whether you're a homeowner or an owner of a commercial building, this product could be your solution to detecting a number of problems. This review covers everything you need to know about this thermal camera so you're in a better position to decide if this is the product you need.

Thermal Resolution

The IR0001 is used to detect the surface temperature and integrate it with a real-life thermal image. It relies on heat signals of a product, an animal, machinery, or liquids. The infrared image resolution comes in at 32 x 32 with 1024 pixels. This will give enough indication of the hot and cold spots.

While some users may feel the resolution is low, it does the job, especially at short-range. But, if you're still looking for a higher resolution the Perfect Prime IR0002 could be your answer.

PerfectPrime IR0001 Infrared (IR) Thermal Imager & Visible Light Camera with IR Resolution 1024 Pixels & Temperature Range from -4~572°F, 6Hz Refresh Rate, Black


With a thermal sensitivity of 0.15 degrees C and temperature accuracy of +/- 2% or +/- 2 degrees C, the thermal camera will easily pick up any issues. The temperature range of this camera is anything from -2 degrees C to 300 degrees C. The image capture frequency is 6 Hz.


With the thermal resolution and thermal sensitivity specifications of this thermal camera, you can be sure to capture accurate readings. Accuracy can also be obtained with the product's color palette by changing the representative color of the infrared image displayed on the screen. This helps in revealing all the details of the image.

Another way of obtaining accuracy when using this product is by understanding the emissivity of an object being measured. Here we're talking about the effectiveness of the surface area in being able to emit energy as thermal radiation. By setting the emissivity value of the object, you'll gain far better accuracy in the temperature measurement. The IR0001 emissivity value can be adjusted from 0.01 to 1.0. 

Image Blending

By capturing the unseen infrared thermal image and converting it into a visual image you'll have an interpretation of what is the problem. The IR0001 thermal camera can blend the visible and infrared images. Two cameras are used on this product - one for capturing thermal images and one for visual images. By using the arrow buttons you can decide how much of each image you want to merge.

The temperature range of the area or object is clearly displayed on the screen. This means you'll get a better understanding of the infrared image being displayed. 

Body and Design

The ergonomic design of this handheld thermal imaging camera means it's easy to hold and it's lightweight at 320 grams. It's been constructed with materials to withstand most bumps and knocks so you don't need to worry about the sensors and display screen being damaged. They're well-protected.

A detachable mini SD card stores up to 25 000 thermal and full vision images. This is perfect for capturing images and downloading onto your computer at a later stage for an in-depth inspection of the problem. The 2.4-inch full angle screen on the thermal camera has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels. 


The IR0001 works off 4 x 1.5 V batteries which are easy to insert and take out when necessary. Battery life is up to 6 hours. By pressing the startup key, the unit will power on. The menu button will give the basic mode settings for functions. Arrow buttons take you to different settings and functional operations.


The IR0001 comes with a two-year warranty on all parts which means you're well covered if anything goes wrong with your product during this timeframe.


This Perfect Prime IR0001 is a great tool for electricians, car mechanics, maintenance workers and is easy enough to be used by homeowners for detecting issues at home. It can be useful for the following problem areas:

  • Chemical spills and leaks
  • Detection of unusual levels of moisture
  • Unusual leaking of heat
  • Perfect for close-range inspections
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Well-priced
  • Allows you to configure multiple settings
  • Low resolution
  • Loses image detail after 16 feet

What Customers Are Saying About IR0001

  • The menu is easy to navigate but the manual is complicated!
  • Good value for money.
  • Was able to use this product to trace underfloor heating pipes under the screed.
  • Was able to prepare reports based on images stored on SD card.
  • A great entry-level thermal camera.

Final Thoughts

If you're in the market for a user-friendly, effective and simple thermal camera the Perfect Prime IR0001 ticks all the boxes. it's portable, gives the images you need especially at close-range and identifies hot and cold spots instantly with its infrared thermal imaging. An excellent thermal camera for homeowners wanting to identify certain problem areas without spending too much time trying to figure out how the IR0001 infrared camera works.

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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