Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 (2013 Model) Review

The original Primos Truth Cam 35 has been a huge success for Primos. Even its successor, Truth Cam 35 ULTRA (2013 model) was a mediocre success.

But for one reason or another Primos Truth Cam 46 models have not been as popular as Truth Cam 35s.

Features Primos Truth Cam 46
Image resolution 46 IR LED flash
Detection range55 feet
Trigger speed1S
Memory32GB
Battery8AA batteries
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In principle, there is nothing wrong in Truth Cam 46 ULTRA 2013 model, but there is also very little that would differentiate it from other trail camera models on the market.

Primos Truth Cam 46 ULTRA (2013 model) is a simple 7-megapixel trail camera that, in addition to photos, can capture video with sound and HD time-lapse videos.

Build and design

The casing is made of durable plastic with a weatherproof seal. The small size of the case and camouflage finishing allows you to hide your camera well into the woods.

primos tc 46 ultra review

Also, the case design of Truth Cam 46 ULTRA leaves little room for improvement. Trail camera cases of Primos cameras have typically been very well designed and this one is no exception.

Primos knows how to make trail cameras that are easy to use. Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 is operated by simple slide switches making the setup of the camera a breeze.

All you need to do is install the batteries, insert the SD card into its slot, set the date and time, and slide the slide switches to the desired setting and you are good to go.

Camera

It comes with a 7-megapixel adjustable image resolution (HI or LO). You can have the video clips with sound (640×480, 30fps, AVI, up to 60s).

The captured photos stamped with burst count, moon phase, temperature, time, date and day of the week info. Burst mode allows taking from 1 to 5 pictures.

There is just too much variation in the picture quality. While some photos are vivid and full of color, there are too many photos that overexposed or somewhere in between good and terrible. And this applies to both day shots and nighttime pictures.

Detection circuit

The 45° Early Detect sensor, 55° field of view of the camera, combined with a trigger speed of less than 1 second ensures that you don’t miss the game walking in front of your camera. The 46 IR LED flash of the camera allows night time range of approx. 55 foot.

The recovery time of Truth Cam ULTRA 46 is rather long.

It takes approximately 7 seconds for the camera to charge and to be able to take a new picture. While this can be a too long time for the fast-moving game, it generally is fast enough for most situations though.

Battery

Truth Cam 46 UTLRA is powered by 8AA batteries and compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards up to 32GB.

As mentioned above, it is not uncommon to run into battery problems with this model. Thus if you find out that your camera is draining batteries, return it and get a new one. That’s what the one year warranty is for.

photo taken with truth cam 46 ltra

Pros

  • User-friendly trail camera
  • Although some customers have reported of having problems with battery lifetime (camera draining batteries), Truth Cam ULTRA 46 should be able to operate even up to 9 months in optimal conditions with one set of batteries.
  • This is a really nice battery life for a trail camera.

Cons

  • The picture quality is not the best that we have seen in Primos cameras.
  • Recovery time needs to be improved

Conclusion

Truth Cam Ultra 46 offers a nice variety of features with a reasonable price and thus you could think it as a great choice for the hunter on a budget.

Unfortunately for Primos, there are plenty of competing models on this same price category that is capable of doing the same tricks than 46 ULTRA just slightly better.

So before making a buying decision and going for Primos 46 ULTRA, we really recommend familiarizing yourself with similar models from Moultrie, Bushnell, and Browning first.

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Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 Review: Is it the Best Hunting Camera?

Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 (model number 63014) is the successor of Primos Truth Cam 35, one of the best selling trail camera models ever made.

Features Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35
Flash 35 IR LEDs flash
Trigger speed 1 Second
Capturing modesTime-lapse mode
Burst mode shooting 1 to 5 images
Detection range40 feet
Battery 8 AA batteries
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You can actually still find Primos Truth Cam 35 ranking near the top spots on many trail camera sales charts. Thus you could think that the improved model of Truth Cam 35 would be another best-seller.

However, Truth Cam ULTRA 35 has not been selling as well as its predecessor. Read the rest of this review to find out why.

Truth Cam ULTRA 35 is super compact, one of the smallest trail cameras on the market today. It is also as easy to set up like the previous model, all the main controls are handled with simple slide switches.

Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 review

Build and design

One of the first things that you’ll notice with the Primos Truth Cam 35 is that it doesn’t look like your typical trail camera.

Though the color doesn’t allow the camera to look like it is part of the bushes and the trees, it is still dark enough to look discreet.

And since it is small enough to fit in your hands, you don’t have to worry that it looks obvious to animals you are looking to observe. 

However, don’t expect it to be smaller than Primos Truth Cam 40. 

The plastic casing does a great job in protecting the important parts inside the trail camera. Compared to other trail cameras, its plastic casing is at par when it comes to protecting the trail camera from dust and moisture.

It can also function well despite being exposed to the harsh weather of the outdoors. 

You can also make use of a cable lock to set up the camera to a tree. Even if it is your first time to use the camera, the trail camera is easy to install, plus it is also stable once you have everything locked in. 

Camera

ULTRA 35 provides 4-megapixel photos and is able to record 60-second video clips with audio. It also features a time-lapse mode and burst shooting mode.

Primos TC ULTRA 35 features Early Detect Sensor, a 45° PIR sensor that picks up motion earlier, so you don’t miss the object walking in front of the camera. Trigger speed is on the average level, roughly one second. Recovery time is mediocre as well, roughly 7 seconds.

ULTRA 35 is equipped with red glow IR flash, consisting of 35 IR LEDs. The flash has range up to 40 ft which is ok, but nothing special when compared to competing models like Moultrie D-444.

Photos come tagged with burst count, moon phase, temperature, time, date and day of the week info. TC ULTRA 35 accepts SD memory cards up to 32 GB and is powered by 8 AA batteries.

Detection circuit

  1. Picture trigger: 1 second
  2. Picture recovery: 7 seconds 
  3. Video trigger:  1 second
  4. Video recovery: 7 seconds
  5. Detection range: 40 feet

If you are going to read the manual for the Truth Cam 35, it says that it takes a shot in one second the moment that it reaches the 40-foot detection range of the camera. In reality, this is quite accurate. 

When it comes to its distance, it isn’t exactly superb. Though it doesn’t stand out given the fact that there are trail cameras that can detect movement as far as 100 feet away.

It still does a good job especially if you are observing a small space or maybe if you are using it as a home security camera. 

It does a good job of getting everything almost in real-time. It is a great option for those who are looking to observe animals that are walking in the area.

However, if you have animals that are moving too fast, unfortunately, 1 second isn’t enough. Most likely, it won’t have a clear shot. 

As for the recovery of this camera, it takes around 7 seconds for the camera to be ready to take another shot. This means that you only have one chance to take a video or a picture of the animal that you are looking to capture. 

Power

Just like most trail cameras in the market today, the Truth Cam 35 is powered by 8 AA batteries. In addition to this, it works well with a 32 GB SD card. You can store a lot of photos and videos on this SD card. 

When it comes to its ability to last, you can set the camera up and you don’t even have to change the battery for the next 9 months.

However, there are several factors at play. For instance, you have to consider the fact that it might not last that long if it consistently took videos. 

And also, if you are going to use the camera at night, the 35 LEDs, though power efficient, can still drain the batteries and therefore make you change the batteries earlier.

If you want to make the camera last for months, you’d want to set it up only in the morning and just take photos. 

Pros

  • Overall Truth Cam ULTRA 35 is a very well designed trail camera.
  • It is small, the case design is smart and durable, and the toggle switch controls make setting up the camera a breeze.
  • One of the most impressing features of TC ULTRA 35 is battery life. The power consumption of this model is really low.
  • Primos actually promises an incredible 9 months battery life for this model, and you can easily extend the battery life with an external power source like a battery pack or solar panel.
  • And as TC ULTRA 35 is powered by AA batteries, you can use rechargeable Lithium or NiMH batteries that will cut down your operating costs even further.

Cons

  • A small drawback of ULTRA 35 is the picture quality. The quality of daytime pictures is nothing special, you could expect better pictures from a camera in this price category.
  • Night pictures are quite good, at least if the animal is rather close to the camera. The flash of ULTRA 35 really is not that powerful.
  • The quality of daytime pictures is nothing special, you could expect better pictures from a camera in this price category. Night pictures are quite good, at least if the animal is rather close to the camera. The flash of ULTRA 35 really is not that powerful.
  • Truth Cam ULTRA 35 is also slightly more expensive than competing models that provide the same amount (or more) of features and better picture quality.

Conclusion

Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 is not a perfect trail camera but it is a very solid basic model.

If you are looking for a camera that is really, really easy to use, and if you can live with the mediocre picture quality, then TC ULTRA 35 is a camera for you.

Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 Hd Review: Is It the Best Hunting Camera?

In this post today we are reviewing Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD.

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.

Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD Specs:

FeaturesPrimos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD
Detection range80 feet
Batteries8 AA batteries
External memory32 GB
Image resolutionAdjustable: HI (7MP), LO (5MP)
Supporting modesBurst Mode, max 5 images per trigger
Time Lapse mode
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And even though this model is somewhat bulky and 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, the flash range is better and the battery life is better than in its predecessors.

Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 Hd review

Build and design 

When it comes to the Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD Trail Camera, the first thing you will notice is its exterior.

The casing was colored not only the typical camouflage or dark color that makes it discreet in the dark and in the wild. Instead, it has been colored to look like a leaf.

It gives you that extra confidence that it can simply disappear in the dark and into the woods once you already set it up. 

You might even want to remember where you place the camera for it not to get lost. After using it in the field, it simply becomes indistinguishable to its background.

If you are looking for a camera that can take photos of animals up close without alarming them, the Primost Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD Trail Camera is a good option. 

However, the only thing that you might notice with this camera is its size. It is somewhat bulky compared to the other trail cameras that we’ve used. Though it is a bit bulky, it has a robust design that can tolerate a few bumps along the way.

The casing is thick enough to absorb the impact that a trail camera normally gets once used in outdoors. You also don’t have to worry about the rain or the changing weather. The camera can function despite being wet. 

Camera

The daytime images are beautiful; sharp and vivid. And once again it is proven that you should not stare the number 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. Nighttime shots of ULTRA 46 HD are also very good.

The 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.

Detection circuit

  1. Picture trigger: 0.7 S
  2. Picture recovery: 3 S
  3. Video trigger: 0.7 S
  4. Video recovery: 3 S
  5. Detection range: 80 feet

Detecting the objects won’t be a problem with this trail camera, detection range at best is even up to 80 ft. The 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 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.

Power

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 on 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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • The only major downside of this camera is the powerful flash that on 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 seconds video clips with it.

Conclusion

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 a strongly recommended option.

Primos Truth Cam 35 Review: The Best Entry Level Trail Camera

Today we are going to review the Primos Truth Cam 35.

It is interesting how some trail camera models stand the test of time and become ultimate favorites among the users.

Primos Truth Cam 35 Features:

  1. 3-megapixel image ratio
  2. records max 60-second video clips
  3. Flash of 35 IR LEDs with range up to 40ft
  4. Trigger speed approx 1.5 s (0.3 if the camera is not in sleep mode), recovery time 10 seconds.
  5. Multi-shot mode
  6. programmable picture delay 1 second, 1 minute or 30 minutes
  7. 6V external power jack
  8. Backlit LCD screen helps in setting up the camera
  9. images tagged with time, date, temperature and moon phase info
  10. supports SD memory cards up to 8GB
  11. ¼” -20 socket for tripods and tree mounts
  12. powered by 4 D-cell
  13. Python cable lock compatible
  14. size 8.75″ x 6.6″ x 2.9″
  15. 1-year warranty

This is exactly what happened to Primos Truth Cam 35. Already upon the introduction of Primos Truth Cam 35, many people rushed in the market to buy it.

Primos Truth Cam 35 may well be the best selling trail camera of all time. Almost every online store selling trail cameras still has this model in their selection.

Typically the price range is from $77 up to $120. In every offer that you will encounter out there, the 1-year warranty period is included.

Build and design

Primos TC 35 review

Primos Truth Cam 35 comes with quality casing perfect for every condition. Durable hook strap ensures that the camera will be safe and secured when you carry it outdoors.

What is also a big benefit is this camera’s durable construction.

Primos knows how to make trail cameras that are really simple to use. Truth Cam 35 is no exception.

The product is cheap, easy to use and produces good quality photos. And exactly for those reasons, this same model can still be found among the best selling trail cameras for example at Amazon.com.

Camera

The camera offers you daytime and night time photos with ok quality. You can see small details quite clearly at least in the daytime shots so in that sense the cameras do a nice job for a 3MP camera.

The infrared flash is not very powerful, although it consists of 35 LEDs

Battery

The camera uses D-cell batteries, which is quite “old school” nowadays and really not the best option.

Pros

  • One of the best features of Primos Truth Cam 35 is the price. It truly belongs to the list of the cheap trail cameras and offers great value for your money.
  • The price is definitely lower compared to many other trail camera models, but in addition to that, Primos 35 really performs well.

Cons

  • Primos Truth Cam 35 is rather big compared to competing models out there.
  • .A small number of users have also reported having technical problems with SD memory or some software issues and thus needed to return the camera under warranty.
  • And let’s face it. This is an old model and not very feature-rich when compared to new models at the same price range. (Though there is also a newer model of Primos Truth Cam 35 called Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 35 on the market. You can check its review in here.)

Conclusion

There is no doubt that when compared to its price Primos Truth Cam 35 offers you very good value and basic line of features.

It is surprising that this trail camera model still competes with other more expensive and newer trail camera models out there because of low price and good design.

If you are looking for a simple basic trail camera that has proven to work, this is a camera for you.