Which thermal imaging cameras are good?
The next generation of thermal imaging camera, thermal imaging, is being hailed as one of the most revolutionary advancements in imaging technology, with manufacturers already producing products that can detect objects up to a kilometer away.
However, for the average user, the prospect of thermal images in the future is a little unclear.
According to the latest reports, it will be difficult for any consumer to use thermal imaging technology for the foreseeable future, as it will only work on devices that have a processor and display capable of processing the data that comes in.
The thermal imaging sensors that can be used in a smartphone, smartwatch or other devices will need to be equipped with an integrated processor that is capable of delivering high-quality images at high resolution, the Times of Indian reported.
A smartphone or smartwatch with a chip capable of decoding thermal images can theoretically store the images on its memory for use in applications.
However, a smartphone or a smartwatch that has a processor capable of outputting high-resolution thermal images will not be able to display them at the same time as the images are being processed, as this would require a processor with a significant amount of processing power.
This will be a problem for the consumer.
The user will not only need to wait for a smartphone with the appropriate processor to show the images, but also for the device to run a program that can process the images.
It will be impossible to use a smartphone in this scenario, because it will need an integrated processing unit capable of converting the image into a data format that can then be stored in memory.
The lack of integrated processors will also mean that thermal images that are being produced by thermal imaging will have to be processed by multiple different processors to provide the quality of images that users expect.