It is quite funny that the most famous and most likely the best selling model of Primos is still their original Truth Cam 35 model. And even though this model is somewhat bulky and a bit outdated when compared to many of today’s trail camera models, it still sells surprisingly well. The truth however is that in recent years Primos has been behind its competitors when it comes to developing successful trail camera models. The success of Primos has been mediocre to say the least. Therefore it is nice to see that after a long pause, Primos has stepped up its game and presented Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD, a trail camera that can truly compete with all the modern game camera models out there.
Primos has really improved every single area in this particular model. TC ULTRA 46 HD takes better images and videos than previous models, it is faster, detection is better, flash range is better and the battery life is better than in its predecessors.
The daytime images are beautiful; sharp and vivid. And once again it is proven that you should not stare the amount of megapixels when selecting a trail camera. This model features 7MP images but they are as good as any 10MP trail camera shots we have seen. Night time shots of ULTRA 46 HD are also very good. Only problem is caused by the super powerful flash; if the object is near the camera, whiteout to some extent is almost guaranteed. Other than that there is nothing to complain about.
Detecting the objects won’t be a problem with this trail camera, detection range at best is even up to 80 ft. Trigger speed of 0.7 seconds is among the fastest on the market today and the recovery time of approx. 3 seconds is very good indeed.
If there is one particular thing that Primos has been good at, it must be the user friendliness of its trail cameras. And 46 HD is no exception. With simple slide switches you can set up the camera in no time. Despite of the simplicity 46 HD still has plenty of features to play with including eg. time lapse mode, burst mode, time lapse + photos mode, delay mode and so on.
By using lithium batteries you can basically set and forget this camera without worrying that your batteries will drain out. ULTRA 46 HD can run even up to one year without changing the batteries (depending of the weather conditions of course). And if you use the biggest SD cards compatible (32GB) you don’t have to worry about rapidly filling the memory card either.
Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD features
- Adjustable Image Resolution; HI (7MP), LO (5MP)
- HD video recording with audio (720p, max. 15 seconds)
- 46 IR LED flash with range up to 100 ft
- motion detection range up to 80 ft
- Test Mode for testing the detection
- images stamped with time, date, day of the week, temperature and moon phase info
- trigger speed less approx. 0.7 seconds, recovery time approx. 3 seconds
- programmable trigger delay (10, 20, 30 seconds or 1, 5, 30 minutes)
- Burst Mode, max 5 images per triggering
- Time Lapse mode
- SD Card slot up to 32GB
- USB output and external 12V power jack
- Python cable lock compatible
- operates on 8 AA batteries
- One year warranty
- Size 2.5 x 4.25 x 5.25, weight 15 Oz
The daytime image quality is definitely one of the most important strong points of this camera. This is really something that has improved considerably from the previous Primos models.
Trigger speed and recovery time are both excellent. Together with 45 degree detection angle and detection range up to 80 ft these properties ensure that you won’t miss even the fastest moving game.
Battery life is outstanding.
User friendliness is solid Primos quality.
Only major downside of this camera is the powerful flash that in some occasions is too powerful, causing whiteout on nearby objects.
If you are searching for a trail camera for video purposes ULTRA 46 HD might not be the best option as you can only record short, 15 second vide clips with it.
Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 HD is finally a Primos model that can compete with other modern trail cameras of today. 46 HD is also competitively priced, making this trail camera very attractive. If you are not specifically looking for a No-Glow trail camera, then Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 HD is definitely strongly recommended option.