Thermal Camera Market

Thermal Camera Market

Thermal Camera Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Mobility (Handled Fixed, Handled Mounted), Type (Long-wave Length Camera, Short-wave Length Camera, Mid-wave Length Camera), Product (Scopes, Handheld, Goggles, Mounted), Technology (Uncooled, Cooled) Application, End User and Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23042

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $2,554 MN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $4,676 MN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Thermal Camera Market is accounted for $2,554 million in 2022 and is expected to reach $4,676 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period. The temperature produced by electrical enclosure devices may be observed and recorded using thermal cameras. The final product must be compatible with the technology of the thermal management system, according to designers of thermal cameras. The three main mechanisms of heat transmission conduction, convection, and radiation are where the most contemporary thermal management systems function.

Market Dynamics:


Increase in adoption of thermography in healthcare applications

Clinical thermography (CT) is a non-invasive screening and diagnostic method that is used in conjunction with mammography or other scanning or diagnostic tools. Thermal cameras are used in clinical thermography to make early cancer, infection, injury, or vascular disease diagnoses. The greatest preventative health assessment methods use thermal cameras to create pictures depending on how much heat the human body dissipates. The photos show heat patterns, thermal imbalances, and inflammation brought on by the body's poor blood circulation. In order to progress and implement new thermal imaging techniques, researchers and businesses are now undertaking research projects. Therefore, it is anticipated that the thermal imaging market outlook will be driven by the expanding opportunities for thermal imaging in healthcare applications.


Thermal cameras do not work through glass and water

Thermal imaging devices identify thermal energy that is radiated from any structure, including the human body. The camera creates heat patterns and a picture based on them that aid in identifying potential flaws, dangers, or other issues. Because glass lets visible light through but acts as a mirror for thermal wavelengths, thermal imaging cameras cannot operate through glass or water. A thermal camera will create a picture of the person holding it if it is held in front of the glass. The resulting image will be blurry with little detail or contrast. Water functions similarly as a barrier for thermal wavelengths. Compared to air, water has a larger heat capacity; it takes four times energy to change the temperature of a comparable amount by one degree. In comparison to water, the objects lose or gain heat energy more quickly over shorter distances. As a result, it becomes challenging for the thermal imager to distinguish between things underwater.


Rising Adoption of Thermal Imaging Technology in Automotive Sector

The increasing use of these tools for conducting vehicle diagnostics is one of the reasons gaining importance in fueling the growth of the thermal camera market. Efficiency in the diagnosis of automotive issues is urgently needed in this industry given the complexity and developments in automotive technologies. Tools for thermal imaging can be used for this. Thermal cameras may instantly identify the location of a problem, allowing the technician to correctly and quickly fix it. Additionally, these cameras can reveal parts that have too much friction, which could cause premature component wear. These and several more applications of thermal imaging technology in the automobile industry are driving up demand for the technology.


Export restriction imposed on thermal cameras

Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) legislation, the US state government places export restrictions on thermal imaging cameras, thermal cameras, and thermal sensors. The US Department of State is in charge of ITAR legislation, whereas the US Department of Commerce is in charge of EAR laws. Devices are subject to these limitations dependent on the sensor size and pixel pitch. Manufacturers of thermal cameras are prohibited from selling their goods to customers in the US or abroad without an export licence, and they risk fines for breaking the law. Therefore, preventing US manufacturers from selling their goods in nations other than the US hinders the growth of sales. When a thermal camera company has commodity jurisdiction permission for the sale of their product in the US, they may be able to market certain of their thermal imaging products without ITAR limitations. However, in order to obtain approval, a number of manufacturers and distributors must adhere to the regulatory process, which restricts growth.

Covid-19 Impact

Global economic development has halted as a result of the emergence and spread of COVID-19. The Thermal Camera Market is one of the sectors it has hurt. Businesses are striving to maintain their operations while making arrangements. The two biggest problems that firms have are product manufacturing and distribution. Lockdowns have been enacted or prolonged in several nations to stop the epidemic's spread, which has disrupted the supply chain for the thermal imaging business. Corona virus propagation within an organisation must be kept to a minimum thanks to thermal cameras. As the need for non-contact temperature sensing technology rises in tandem with the rise in COVID-19 cases, thermal cameras have been installed in a number of airports across the globe. The market for thermal cameras benefits from this.

The handheld segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The handheld segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. The portable thermal cameras sub-segment is predicted to develop at the fastest rate during the projection period due to its greater range of applications, which include thermal imaging, predictive maintenance, medical imaging, and others. The healthcare sector's growing need for these tools to detect body temperature and for other uses is another factor contributing to the increase in demand for these cameras.

The industrial segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The industrial segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. In the industrial sector, thermal cameras are utilised for keeping an eye on and checking machinery and procedures. Additionally, because thermal cameras can measure temperature and detect irregularities without requiring physical contact with the machinery or process, they are a good choice for use in hazardous or challenging-to-access areas.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. The manufacturing sector in Asia Pacific is sizable and expanding quickly, which is what, fuels the region's need for thermal cameras. To promote the use of thermal cameras, several Asia-Pacific nations have strict safety laws. The market effect of military spending at this moment is a significant potential for APAC. One nation that is increasing its military spending is China, which is promoting market expansion.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. In the area, thermal imaging equipment including thermal cameras, scopes, and modules is mass-produced. With 90% of all thermal imaging market shares in North America, the United States is the area's greatest contributor. The thermal imaging market in the US is expanding as a result of the existence of several producers and distributors; the cheap cost of the components used in thermal imaging, and increased government investment in the aerospace and military sectors.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Thermal Camera Market include Optris GmbH, Spectronic Plc., Dahua Technology, Mobotix AG, Axis Communications AB, InView Technology Corporation, LumaSense Technologies Inc., Seek Thermal, IRCameras LLC, Sierra-Olympic Systems, Inc., Thermoteknix Systems Ltd. and Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd.

Key Developments:

In April 2022, Dahua Technology launched Thermal Monocular Handheld Camera series M20 , M40, and M60 for outdoor applications such as hiking, wildlife conservation, and rescue missions.

In September 2021, Axis Communications launched two thermal imaging cameras AXIS Q1951-E and AXIS Q1952-E for long-range detection and perimeter security applications.

Mobility’s Covered:
• Handled Fixed
• Handled Mounted

Types Covered:
• Long-wave Length Camera
• Short-wave Length Camera
• Mid-wave Length Camera

Products Covered:
• Scopes
• Handheld
• Goggles
• Mounted
• Other Products

Technologies Covered:
• Uncooled
• Cooled

Applications Covered:
• Power
• Building
• Metal
• Automotive
• Astronomy
• Law enforcement
• Medical
• Industrial process
• Fault detection
• Meteorology
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Residential
• Industrial
• Automotive
• Commercial
• Healthcare and Life Sciences
• Oil and Gas
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Technology Analysis
3.8 Application Analysis
3.9 End User Analysis
3.10 Emerging Markets
3.11 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Mobility
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Handled Fixed
5.3 Handled Mounted

6 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Long-wave Length Camera
6.3 Short-wave Length Camera
6.4 Mid-wave Length Camera

7 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Product
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Scopes
7.3 Handheld
7.4 Goggles
7.5 Mounted
7.6 Other Products

8 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Uncooled
8.3 Cooled

9 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Power
9.3 Building
9.4 Metal
9.5 Automotive
9.6 Astronomy
9.7 Law enforcement
9.8 Medical
9.9 Industrial process
9.10 Fault detection
9.11 Meteorology
9.12 Other Applications

10 Global Thermal Camera Market, By End User
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Residential
10.3 Industrial
10.4 Automotive
10.5 Commercial
10.6 Healthcare and Life Sciences
10.7 Oil and Gas
10.8 Other End Users

11 Global Thermal Camera Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 Optris GmbH
13.2 Spectronic Plc.
13.3 Dahua Technology
13.4 Mobotix AG
13.5 Axis Communications AB
13.6 InView Technology Corporation
13.7 LumaSense Technologies Inc.
13.8 Seek Thermal
13.9 IRCameras LLC
13.10 Sierra-Olympic Systems, Inc.
13.11 Thermoteknix Systems Ltd.
13.12 Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd.

List of Tables
1 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Mobility (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Handled Fixed (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Handled Mounted (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Long-wave Length Camera (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Short-wave Length Camera (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Mid-wave Length Camera (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Scopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Handheld (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Goggles (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Mounted (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Uncooled (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Cooled (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Power (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Building (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Metal (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Automotive (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Astronomy (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Law enforcement (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Medical (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Industrial process (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Fault detection (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Meteorology (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Residential (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Industrial (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Automotive (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Commercial (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Healthcare and Life Sciences (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Oil and Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Thermal Camera Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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Research Methodology

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The data is collected from several authenticated, reliable, paid and unpaid sources and is filtered depending on the scope & objective of the research. Our reports repository acts as an added advantage in this procedure. Data gathering from the raw material suppliers, distributors and the manufacturers is performed on a regular basis, this helps in the comprehensive understanding of the products value chain. Apart from the above mentioned sources the data is also collected from the industry consultants to ensure the objective of the study is in the right direction.

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