testo 890-1 - High-end infrared camera

Order-Nr.  0563 0890 V1

  • High-end infrared camera with digital camera: Resolution 640 × 480 pixels / 1280 × 960* pixels

  • Thermal sensitivity < 40 mK

  • 42° wide-angle lens that enables large field of view

  • Panorama image assistant, auto-focus for less blurred images and JPEG memory function

testo 890-1 infra red camera offers best in class precision and image quality. The testo 890 high-end series successfully meets the thermographic challenges in professional industrial thermography and building thermography. The rotatable, fold-out display enables measurements even in difficult-to-access places.

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Product Description

Testo 890 high-end infrared camera is ideally equipped for thermographic challenges in professional industrial thermography and building thermography. This infrared camera's rotatable, fold-out display and its ergonomic rotating handle enables measurements even in difficult-to-access places.

The precision and image quality of the infrared camera will impress you in the following applications:

-  Regular checks in electrical and mechanical maintenance
-  Analysis of building shells at a glance
-  Carrying out comprehensive energy consultation
-  Precise visualisation of critical temperatures in research & development
-  Optimisation of thermal management for components or assemblies
-  Analysis of energy distribution systems

More about applications

All the important information about the testo 890-1 High-end infrared camera

-  Up to 3,07,200 temperature measurement points: A detector size of 640 × 480 pixels ensures accurate detection.

-  *SuperResolution Technology (optional) takes image quality right up to the next level of 1280 × 960 pixels in no time! As a result, the infrared camera even captures extremely high-resolution thermographic images in megapixel quality (1280 × 960 pixels; 1,228,800 readings). This means that you can also take thermal images of the smallest and most distant measuring objects extremely accurately

-  Thermal sensitivity <40 mK: Even the smallest temperature differences can now be seen

-  42° wide-angle lens for recording large image areas

-  The camcorder design with wrist strap and ergonomic rotating handle, along with the rotatable, fold-out display make taking images considerably easier. This therefore makes a really wide variety of camera angles and one-hand operation possible with ease

-  Panorama image assistant: Individual images are combined into a panoramic image just when they are being taken. This means you can, for instance, take thermal images of whole building shells, without having to laboriously put them together or assess them individually

-  Built-in digital camera with power LEDs: You can take well-lit real images to go with every thermal image - which makes documentation and assignment easier in industrial thermography.

-  Auto-focus for easy one-hand operation and less blurred images

-  Identifying the smallest elements: With a minimum focus distance of just 10 cm, you can examine even the smallest structures of only 113 µm with the infrared camera. This makes the analysis of temperature distributions easier in research and development. The optional SuperResolution Technology even enables the identification of 70 µm structures

-  Pro software for image evaluation on the PC. You can also choose to save the thermal images as JPEGs.


Delivery Scope

-  Pro software for image evaluation on the PC
-  SD memory card
-  USB cable for data transfer to PC
-  Carrying strap for the infrared camera
-  Lens cleaning cloth
-  Mains unit
-  Li-ion battery
Infrared image output


auto / manual

Infrared resolution

640 x 480 pixels

Image refresh rate

33 Hz

SuperResolution (Pixel)

1280 x 960 pixels

Geometric resolution (IFOV)

1.13 mrad (Standard lens)

Minimum focus distance

0.1 m (Standard lens)

Field of view

42° x 32°

Thermal sensitivity

˂ 40 mK at +30 °C

Detector type

Spectral range

7.5 to 14.0 µm

Image output visual

Minimum focus distance

0.5 m

Image size

3.1 MP

Image presentation

Display option

IR image / real image

Number of colours



8 (iron, rainbow, cold-hot, blue-red, grey, inverted grey, sepia, Testo)

Display type

4.3" LCD touchscreen with 480 x 272 pixels

Video output

USB 2.0


Reflected temperature


Transmission correction


Measuring range

-30 to +100°C; 0 to +350 °C (switchable); 0 to +650 °C (switchable)


±2 °C, ±2 % of m.v. (±3 °C of m.v. at -30 to -22 °C)

Measuring function

Surface moisture distribution

Not included

Humidity measurement

Not included

Solar mode – manual


Analysis function

up to 10 measurement points, Hot/Cold Spot Recognition, up to 5 x area measurement (min/max & average), Isotherm and alarm values

Imager equipment

Digital camera


Video measurement

up to 3 measurement points

Voice recording

Not included


Laser marker

Panorama image assistant


Standard lens

42° x 32°



Imager storage

File format image

.bmt; export option in .bmp; .jpg; .png; .csv; .xls

File format video

.wmv; .mpeg-1

Storage device

SD cart 2GB (approx. 1500 - 2000 images)

Power supply

Battery type

Fast-charging, Li-ion battery can be changed on-site

Operating time

4.5 h

Charging options

In instrument / charger (optional)

Mains operation


Ambient Condition

Storage temperature

-30 °C; 60 °C

Operating temperature

-15 °C; 50 °C

Housing protection class




Air humidity

20 to 80 % RH non-condensing

Physical specification


1,630 g

Tripod mounting

1/4" - 20UNC




253 x 132 x 111 mm

PC software

System requirements

Windows XP (Service Pack 3); Windows Vista; Windows 7 (Service Pack 1); Windows 8; Interface: USB 2.0

Standards, tests, warrenty



Checking as part of electrical maintenance

In electrical installations or cables, increased temperatures are always an indication of an overload, an imminent malfunction or an existing defect. Testo thermal imagers facilitate evaluation of the heat status of low, medium and high-voltage systems. Thermographic images lead to the early detection of defective components or connections, so that the necessary preventive measures can be introduced in a targeted way. Thermography therefore minimizes dangerous fire risks and prevents costly production downtimes.
Typical applications for the thermal imager:
  • Checking switch cabinets
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Monitoring and checking photovoltaic systems
  • Checking as part of mechanical maintenance

Analysis of power distribution systems

Avoiding the failure of power distribution systems is absolutely essential due to the far-reaching consequences. Faulty connections on high voltage masts can be particularly critical here. These transitions to high-voltage lines, which sometimes occur at great distances, can only be clearly identified with a sufficiently large detector or a telephoto lens. This is the only way to obtain the necessary degree of detail to enable error-free analysis of the thermal image.

Analysing building shells at a glance

The task of taking thermal images of large buildings poses several challenges for users. Spatial restrictions due to walls, roads or safety zones around neighbouring buildings can make it impossible to capture the measuring object in a single image. In such cases, Testo thermal imagers help users obtain the necessary overview. The panorama image assistant can be used to combine several images of the building shell taken at close range into a single thermal image. Users can therefore identify thermal irregularities at a glance across the entire building shell with a high degree of detail.

Providing comprehensive energy advice

In building thermography, infrared technology is particularly suitable for quick and effective analysis of energy losses in buildings’ heating or air conditioning systems. Thanks to their high temperature resolution, Testo thermal imagers provide detailed images of inadequate insulation and thermal bridges. They are ideal for the recording and documentation of energy losses on outer windows and doors, roller blind casings, radiator niches, in roof structures or the entire building shell. Testo thermal imagers are the perfect measuring tool for comprehensive diagnosis and maintenance uses, and whenever providing energy consultation services.

Making it possible to see critical temperatures on circuit boards precisely

In the field of research and development, thermal imagers are also used for the targeted analysis of temperature distribution, e. g. on circuit boards. Electronic components on circuit boards are getting smaller and smaller – thus increasing the challenges with regard to heat dissipation. Only premium-quality thermal imagers with a really fine geometric resolution are suitable for this task. Analysis of the heating and cooling behaviour over time is also helpful for optimisation and this can be carried out using the Testo thermal imager's video measurement

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