Not sure if this is really the right forum for this, but here goes...
Can anyone recommend a thermal handheld camera able to shoot video? I'd like to be able to film in the dark through my windows plus blinds, with a few metres distance of view on the other side, yet the ability to film close up as well.
The actual picture quality is unimportant. It only needs to be a very general image - ie people appear as people shapes, etc.
Price is best kept low due to reduced funds, but if necessary I can up the price maximum a little.
Anything that is capture to an image next room with close drapes or something will require some sort of thermal imaging and those are very expensive. Night vision without the thermal imaging is different all together and even that is expensive.
A low cost surveillance camera that claim it's a night vision is not a true NV equipment, it's camera that can handle a very low EV (exposure value) camera and those still requires light, and this can be recognise on the spec of the camera by means of lux.