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Guide IR IR516

The IR516 is a thermal bi-ocular made by Guide IR.


The IR516 uses a quality 61mm f/0.8 lens to capture thermal radiation. The field of view (FOV) on this thermal bi-ocular reads 9 x 6.8 degrees. It's equipped with a 2x digital zoom to capture additional details.

Inside the housing of the IR516 you'll find the (uncooled) 384 by 288px thermal imaging sensor with a refresh rate of 50Hz. It's operating between the 8µm and 14µm wavelengths.

The dimensions of this thermal bi-ocular are 196 x 166 x 63mm (length/width/height) and weighs in at 1500g. This device is rated IP67. It can withstand dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. Operating temperatures range between -40°C and 60°C.

The IR516 is suitable for surveillance missions, hunting, law enforcement and military operations.


  • Light weight and rugged design;
  • Unmatched imaging performance;
  • Image capture, mission reporting;
  • Waterproof and shockproof;
  • License free & rapid delivery.
Lens61 mm
Digital zoom2.0 x
FOV (h/v)9.0 ° / 6.8 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Spectral range8.0 µm / 14.0 µm
Display resolution (h/v)852 pixels / 600 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Image polarityb&w , b&w inverse
Output screen colorFull color
Video formatsPAL
Package contentsHard Carry Case, Test Report, Software CD, Monitor Cable, RS232 Cable, USB Cable, Li-ion Battery, Battery Charger & Neck Strap
Dimensions (l/w/h)196 mm / 166 mm / 63 mm
Weight1500 g
TypeRechargeable Li-ion
Number of batteries1
Battery life3 hours
Operating temperature-40.0 °C / 60.0 °C
Storage temperature-50.0 °C / 70.0 °C
Environmental ratingIP67
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting


IR 516 top & front view
Guide IR516 front view
Guide IR516 thermal binocular
Panning around in an urban area (Warning: shaky recording)