Long-Range HD Visible & MWIR Cooled Thermal Imaging — Human Detection @ 16km

This is our VEGA-2075-1400CTZ camera system with 15–2075mm 135X Visible Zoom Lens and 70–1400mm Cooled Thermal Zoom, capable of seeing hikers on the top of a mountain 16.7 km away. Note that this demo was done on a hot summer day, which resulted in a lot of heat waves and atmospheric distortion.

MWIR Mid-Wave Infrared Cooled Thermal Camera Specifications:
Image Sensor: 15μm InSb Indium Antimonide
Spectral Range 3,000–5,000nm
Resolution: 640×480 
Ge Lens: 70–1400mm 20X Optical Zoom
HFOV: 7.85–0.39°
Thermal Sensitivity: 20–25mK

Daytime Camera Specifications:
Image Sensor: 1/2.8" CMOS
Resolution: 2MP 1920×1080
Lens: 15.4–2075mm 135X Optical Zoom
HFOV: 21.1°–0.15°

For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of each technology, please see our dedicated pages on Visible/HDNIRZLIDSWIR and Thermal which each explain the pros and cons concisely and comprehensively.