FLIR Scout BTS-Series Bi-Ocular

Price: $6,089.00 — $7,639.00

With the same image clarity and detail of the monocular Scout cameras from FLIR, the bi-ocular Scout cameras gives outdoor enthusiasts and budget-conscious law enforcement even more choices and control in their thermal viewing experience.

The Scout Bi-Ocular features a full coverage eyepiece, inter-ocular adjustment, ergonomic comfort, straightforward controls, interchangeable quick disconnect lenses, and the unrivaled performance that only FLIR’s high resolution thermal cores can deliver. Keep track of your party, see animals, track game, and travel safely at night or in conditions with poor visibility. Your Scout Bi-Ocular isn’t just for out on the trail—there are dozens of on-the-water, on-the-go, or at-home uses.

Employing either a 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 FLIR thermal imaging core with advanced image-processing algorithms, the high performance Scout Bi-Ocular allows you to see more and see farther than any other night vision technology. In real world numbers, you’ll see heat signatures more than 1.5 miles away!

Scout Bi-Ocular Features

Extended Range Options
The BTS-X Pro model bi-ocular provides excellent long range viewing with sharp 320 x 240 native resolution in the viewfinder, and a 2x digital e-zoom step to 160 x 120. With the power of FLIR’s 640 x 480 core, the BTS-XR Pro delivers even greater range performance by supplying crisp, clear 320 x 240 native resolution in the viewfinder and in the 2x digital e-zoom mode, plus an additional 4x digital e-zoom step to 160 x 120. Full 640 x 480 resolution imagery in the BTS-XR Pro is accessible via aux video jack.

Quick-Disconnect Modularity
Customize thermal capability for specific tasks by selecting from three available lens options: 35mm, 65mm, or 100mm extended range. Each of these high-performance thermal lenses allow rapid field exchange via an integral quick disconnect feature. The lenses are lightweight and easily focused, reducing arm strain during long viewing sessions.

One-Touch Recording
The ability to capture both photos and video is standard on all Scout Bi-Ocular models. One-touch recording frees up hands to focus and zoom during an exciting event to get the best video possible.

Faster Power & Battery Swap
A quick release hot-shoe literally makes access to AC power a “snap,” and a latched battery door provides fast and easy access to exchange or recondition batteries.

Enhanced Lens Surfaces
Raised rubber sleeves and captive low-profile lens caps help protect your lens investment as well as providing excellent grip/sensitivity.

If you are serious about the great outdoors, why limit your opportunity to only the daylight hours? Experience nature in vivid detail 24/7 with the Scout BTS-Series.

Thermal Imaging Versus Flashlight Comparison

Flashlights only illuminate a small area, plus they give away your position. Scout BTS-Series imagers let you see clearly in total darkness while staying covert. Click for more images and videos.

Thermal Imaging Versus Night Vision Comparison

Image intensified night vision scopes can’t help you see things that are camouflaged or that have low visible contrast. Scout BTS-Series imagers cameras don’t saddle you with any of these limitations. Click for more images and videos.

FLIR Scout TS-Series selectable display palettes

Selectable display palettes: White Hot, Black Hot, and Instalert™. A FLIR exclusive, Instalert highlights specific temperature ranges with a red-yellow gradient to make it even easier to detect animals, people, and other hot objects in the scene.

Range Performance (click to enlarge)

Range Performance Chart

BTS-Series Specifications

System BTS-X Pro BTS-XR Pro
Detector Type 320 × 240 VOx Microbolometer 640 × 480 VOx Microbolometer
Waveband 7.5 – 13.5 µm
E-Zoom 2x 2x, 4x
Start-up from Stand-by < 1.5 seconds
Image Processing FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
Image Presentation
Built-In Display Color VGA LCD Display
Viewfinder Video Output 9 Hz NTSC or PAL composite video (320 × 240)
External Video
(via RCA jack)
320 × 240 NTSC or PAL 640 × 480 NTSC or PAL
File Storage/Data Transfer
Still Image / Video Format JPEG / AVI (320 × 240 resolution) JPEG / AVI (640 × 480 resolution)
Still Image / Video Storage SD or SDHC Card
Real-Time Clock Yes
USB2 Port Yes
Weight (w/o lens) 2.20 lbs 2.20 lbs
Size (L × W × H) 11.0" x 6.5" x 2.63" 11.0" x 6.5" x 2.63"
Battery Type 4 AA Batteries; NiMH (included), Li-Ion , or Alkaline
Battery Life
(Operating/ Stand-By)
4-6 Hours / 120 hours on NiMH batteries
Rating IP-67 (with lens attached only)
Operating / Storage Temp. -4°F – 140°F
(-20°C – 60°C)
-40°F – 167°F
(-40°C – 75°C)
Camera Package Includes: BTS-X Pro or BTS-XR Pro Series Handheld Thermal Camera (lens purchased separately), Hot Shoe Charging & Video Output Attachment, 4 Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries, AC Power Adapter/Charger, Neck Lanyard, USB Cable, Video Output Cable, Hard Carrying Case, Product CD with Ops Manual, FLIR Video Player Software and End User Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Lens Spec
Lens Options QD35 QD65 QD100 QD35 QD65 QD100
Size Ht. – 2.2"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
Ht. – 3.3"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
Ht. – 4.6"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
Ht. – 2.2"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
Ht. – 2.2"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
Ht. – 2.2"
Dia – 3.1" Ø
FOV (320 x 240) 13° × 10° 7° × 5° 5° × 3° 18° × 13° 10° × 8° 6° × 4°
E-Zoom FOV (Resolution):
2x 6.5° × 5°
(160 x 120)
3.5° × 2.5°
(160 x 120)
2.5° × 1.5°
(160 x 120)
9° × 6.5°
(320 x 240)
5° × 4°
(320 x 240)
3° × 2°
(320 x 240)
4x N/A N/A N/A 4.25° × 3.25°
(160 × 120)
2.5° × 2°
(160 × 120)
1.5° × 1°
(160 × 120)
Lens Package Includes: QD35, QD65 or QD100 Lens (as selected at purchase), Lens Cap, Lens Cover, Lens Cloth
Range Performance
Detect Man
(1.8 m × 0.5 m)
780 m 1,450 m 2,075 m 1,140 m 1,900 m 2,450 m
Recognize Man 190 m 370 m 540 m 280 m 490 m 850 m
Actual range may vary depending on camera set-up, environmental conditions, user experience, and display method. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Visit for the most up-to-date specifications.
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