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What infrared detector should I choose 8-12 or 3-5 µm ?

These ranges describe the wavelengths of the infrared spectrum over which the camera is sensitive and are expressed in microns (µm). Both have their advantages and drawbacks. The 3-5 µm band needs to be cooled, and is therefore more expensive than the 8-12 µm band but provides better detection performance in humid environments, which makes it the preferred option in tropical situations or glacial conditions. Unfortunately, the 3-5 µm band is more sensitive to reflected sunlight.

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