FLIR M500 Ultra High Performance Multi-Sensor Camera System

The FLIR M500 cooled thermal night vision camera is our most technologically advanced M-Series camera ever. Designed around a cryogenically cooled Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, it excels at both short and ultra-long range target detection and identification. The M500 includes a cooled midwave, high resolution 640 x 512 pixel thermal camera with a 1X to 14X continuous optical zoom and a field of view between 28° and 2°. It also comes with an integrated HD color visible camera system and a spot-beam LED target illumination system. Built on a ruggedized marine gimbal system, the M500 is a pan and tilt camera with standard gyro stabilization, video tracking and radar integration.

FLIR M500 | FLIR Maritime


  • Cooled thermal core technology and continuous optical zoom enables early detection of vessels or navigation aids in the distance
  • Active gyro stabilization delivers a steady image in rough seas, simplifying target identification and enhancing situational awareness
  • Superior FLIR thermal technology allows captain to quickly recognize nearby buoys and detect key landmarks, such as islands or docks


Thermal Resolution | FLIR Systems

Cooled Thermal Sensor

Cooled MWIR Thermal imager with 640 x 512 resolution and 14x Optical Zoom.

Video Tracking | FLIR Systems

Video Tracking

Follow objects in the camera’s view.

Radar Integration | FLIR Systems

Radar Integration

Radar integration lets the M400 follow specific radar targets.

HD Camera | FLIR Systems

Long-Range HD Visible Camera

HD Color lowlight camera with 30x optical zoom.

Stabilization | FLIR Systems


Gyro stabilized to ensure steady viewing in heavy sea conditions.

High Intensity LED | FLIR Systems


High intensity LED spot-beam can highlight targets of interest, while preserving the night vision of on-deck personnel.

Pan & Tilt | FLIR Systems

Pan & Tilt

360° pan and +/-90° tilt capability.

Durability | FLIR Systems


Rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure with automatic window heaters for ice management.