PerfectPrime IR0019 Thermal Imaging Camera Review 

 October 20, 2019

By  Miranda Jones

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A thermal imaging camera is an extremely handy device to keep in your box of tools. The ability to detect what cannot be seen with the human eye is a huge advantage that can be applied to many situations.

Because so many people see the value in thermal imaging cameras, the market is flooded with different options to choose from. But how do you know which option will be right for you? By reading our reviews, of course!

Today we’ll be taking a look at the PerfectPrime IR0019 to help you determine whether or not this is the perfect thermal imaging camera for you. 

About PerfectPrime

PerfectPrime was established in 2013 by a small group of people. Fast forward to today, the company has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the UK. How’s that for growth?

The company manufactures digital measuring instruments and electronics, with a strong focus on its best selling line of products: thermal imaging cameras.

Over the years PerfectPrime has cultivated and nurtured relationships with online retailers & its products can be found on Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, Walmart as well as the PerfectPrime website. 

PerfectPrime IR0019

PerfectPrime IR0019 thermal and visual cameras

The PerfectPrime IR0019 is the latest addition to the IR range. The IR0019 is a top of the line thermal camera that has been designed for both professional and home use. One of the factors owing to the IR0019’s massive success is that it is incredibly easy to understand, use and maintain.

The IR0019 integrates surface temperature with real-time thermal imaging, making it easy to locate and solve problems. Also featuring an integrated visual camera, this is one handy tool.

Every purchase of the IR0019 includes a lanyard, USB cable, drop resistant case and a helpful user manual. 

PerfectPrime IR0019 accessories

Product Specs

Let’s take a look at the impressive specs found in PerfectPrime’s IR0019:

  • IR Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Display Screen: 3.2” Full angle HD
  • LCD Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Visible Image Resolution: 0.3 mega pixel
  • Field Angle: 27° x 35°
  • Shortest Focus Length: 0.5m
  • Focus Mode: Fixed
  • Capture Frequency: 9 Hz
  • Thermal Sensitivity: 0.07°C
  • Temperature Measurement Range: -20 to 300°C
  • Temperature Accuracy: +/- 2°C or +/- 2%
  • Wavelength Coverage: 8-14um
  • Emissivity: Adjustable from 0.01 to 1.0
  • Color Palette: Spectra, iron, cool black and white
  • Power Supply: Built-in chargeable 18650 lithium batteries
  • Weight: 389g
  • Dimensions: 90 x 105 x 223 mm

Best Used For

The IR0019 is so popular because it can be used in a number of applications. Some common uses of the IR0019 include the following:

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The Design

The IR0019 boasts an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand. This tool feels solid when in use, without weighing you down. It is slightly larger than the IR0280 we previously reviewed. On top of being lightweight and durable, finishing touches like the large buttons that can be used when wearing gloves prove that this product was designed with its user in mind.

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The Case

The drop resistant case used to house the PerfectPrime IR0019 has been carefully constructed with thick, durable, high-quality materials. While the case is marketed as drop resistant, you should always remember that a sensitive optical device is inside it so proper care should be taken to make sure you don’t drop it.

Menu and Operation 

Fans of the IR0018 will be happy to note that the same menu is featured on the IR0019. Using the IR0019 is an uncomplicated process.

On the face of the device you will find the following buttons:

  • On/off button
  • Menu/no button
  • Select/yes button
  • Enter key
  • Navigation button (left, right, up and down)
PerfectPrime IR0019 menu and settings

Standby Mode

Another handy feature of the IR0019 is that if you forget to shut the camera off, it will enter standby mode after a pre-selected amount of time of either 5 minutes or 20 minutes. When you’re ready to continue, a simple push of the power button will bring the camera back to life in a matter of seconds.

On Board Storage 

The IR0019 includes an integrated 3GB SD Card. All images can be transferred to your computer or laptop in JPG format via the Micro USB cable provided.

Battery Life and Charging

The IR0019 features built-in rechargeable 18650 lithium batteries. When your power level is low, simply charge it through the micro USB cable included in your purchase. The charging port is found on the left side of the device.


The PerfectPrime IR0019 is covered by a 24-month standard warranty, with a 12-month additional warranty once the product has been registered. On top of the extended warranty, PerfectPrime offers a 60 Day Money-Back Guarantee on all products.

Sample Gallery:

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Can it display a mix of thermal and visual images like the FLIR MSX?

Yes, and it is adjustable. We’ve never used this feature, simply because the thermal sensor is so good that using the supporting visual camera has never been required. The IR0019 reportedly has issues with the visual and thermal images not lining up properly, much like the issue found in the IR0006.

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Is the battery replaceable?

Yes, the IR0019’s battery is replaceable. You will need to contact the manufacturer to get a replacement.

Does it record videos?

No, the IR0019 only takes images and is unable to record videos.

Which is better the IR0018 or IR0019?

In terms of picking the better product, the only real difference between the two is that the IR0019 has a much higher resolution and a higher pixel count. The IR0019 is a slightly elevated version of the IR0018, so if resolution is important to you the better option is evidently the IR0019.

Final Thoughts

PerfectPrime can be proud of what they added to the industry when they created the IR0019.

Boasting an assortment of features housed in a well-designed body, the IR0019 ticks all of our boxes and we hope it will tick yours too. And if it doesn’t, remember PerfectPrime’s 60 Days Money-Back Guarantee.

Will you be giving this thermal imaging camera a go? 

About the author 

Miranda Jones

Miranda Jones is Smart Scouter's Product Research Manager. Miranda ensures that Smart Scouter stays at the forefront of thermal and night vision technology and knowledge so that our readers know they are getting the most up-to-date information. Miranda has been involved in the thermal industry in various capacities for 12 years. Miranda is a graduate of the University of Ohio and in her spare time enjoys camping and traveling across the US.

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