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Chauvin Arnoux CA1888 RayCam Thermo/Optical Camera


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The CA1888 is an upgraded version of the Chauvin Arnoux CA1886. It includes all of the functions of the other camera but also comes with improved abilities, making this one of the most comprehensive thermal camera solutions available from Chauvin Arnoux.

Improved Detector Size and Thermal Sensitivity

The detector built into the CA1888 is over twice the size of the CA1886 and is 384 x 288. This means that thermal images generated using this thermal camera are clearer, better presented and it helps improve your thermal surveys.

This thermal camera also sees a bump in overall thermal sensitivity. This stands at 0.05°C at 30°C which means that the camera can spot even smaller temperature differences in the environment.

The field of view of this thermal camera is also improved from 20 x 15° to 24 x 18°.

Unique Design

Although there are other pistol-shaped devices on the market, Chauvin Arnoux CA1888 differs from these devices by including a multi-directional screen that can be positioned as needed in order to get the best overall view of the current object being measured.

The pistol shape of the device means it is incredibly comfortably to hold and operate with just one hand. Capturing a thermal image is also quick and easy - simply point the camera at the point where you need to capture and press the trigger on the back of the device to capture an image.


Part of the problem with lower end thermal cameras is that they merely take a thermal image. When looking back at this captured image it can often be difficult to determine exactly what you're looking at, particularly if you're working in unfamiliar environments or are carrying out multiple tests over a day or other time period.

To help users with giving context to their thermal images the Chauvin Arnoux CA1888 included unique MixVision technology. This mode actively blends together thermal and real life digital images, helping users spot the detail and easily determine where the measurement is taken. This mode also includes transparency adjustment which affects the overall level of the blend - a lower percentage, for example, will contain less thermal detail while 100% will be a full thermographic image.

Wide Temperature Range

Working in extremely cold environments or need to take measurements of extreme hot objects? The CA1888 can measure temperature from -20 to 600°C, making this product suitable for both cold and hot applications. All measurements are carried out with high accuracy of ±(2°C or 2%).

Full List of Products Included

All sounding good so far? You'll also be interested to know that the CA 1888 comes with a selection of additional accessories with every purchase, so here's the full list of what's included for your money:

  • Chauvin Arnoux CA1888 Thermal Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • 2 x Batteries
  • 2GB Mini SD Card
  • SD Card Reader
  • Video Cable
  • RayCAm Report Software
  • Measurement Report
Part CodeP01651270

Chauvin Arnoux CA1888 Technical Specifications

Detector Specifications
Detector 384 x 288
Type UFPA microbolometer, 8-14 microns
Frequency 50Hz
Sensitivity (NETD) 0.05°C at 30 °C
Temperature Measurements  
Standard Temperature Range -20 °C to +600 °C
Temperature Range with Option Up to 1,500 °C
Accuracy ±(2 °C or 2 %)
Image Performance
IR Image Yes
Field of View 24° x 18°
Spatial Resolution 1.1 mrad
Minimum Focusing Distance 10cm
Focusing Manual
Real Image Yes
Minimum Focusing Distance 10cm
IR-Merge Complete IR-Merge functions
IR image in real image from 0 to 100 %
Image Size 640 x 480 pixels
Other Functions
Emissivity Correction Yes
Parameter Settings Emissivity (possibility of assigning different emissivity values according to the
analytical tools used), environmental temperature, distance, relative humidity.
Measurement Tools 4 cursors: 3 manual cursors + 1 auto.
Max/Min detection on adjustable area, isotherm, high/low alarm.
Comments Voice Annotations (Option)
Storage 1,000 (radiometric format) + 250 folders
Storage Type 2 GB mini-SD Card
Screen 3.5", multidirectional
Battery Battery life: 3 hrs (continuous use)
Battery Recharging External battery charger
Protection IP54
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