Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD Trail Camera

Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 HD Review
Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 HD Review

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And even though this model is somewhat bulky and bit outdated when compared to many of today’s trail camera models, it still sells surprisingly well.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Primos Truth Cam Ultra 46 HD features

  1. Adjustable Image Resolution; HI (7MP), LO (5MP)
  2. HD video recording with audio (720p, max. 15 seconds)
  3. 46 IR LED flash with a range up to 100 ft
  4. motion detection range up to 80 ft
  5. Test Mode for testing the detection
  6. images stamped with time, date, day of the week, temperature and moon phase info
  7. trigger speed less approx. 0.7 seconds, recovery time approx. 3 seconds
  8. programmable trigger delay (10, 20, 30 seconds or 1, 5, 30 minutes)
  9. Burst Mode, max 5 images per triggering
  10. Time Lapse mode
  11. SD Card slot up to 32GB
  12. USB output and external 12V power jack
  13. Python cable lock compatible
  14. operates on 8 AA batteries
  15. One year warranty
  16. Size 2.5 x 4.25 x 5.25, weight 15 Oz

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.

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Browning Dark Ops BTC-6 Trail Camera

Browning Dark Ops Review

Browning Dark Ops ReviewIt comes as no surprise that there are two Browning trail cameras on top of game camera sales charts at the moment. These cameras are Browning Strike Force and Browning Dark Ops. Both cameras provide performance and overall value that you wouldn’t expect receiving at this price.

Browning Dark Ops (model number BTC-6) is a Browning Sub Micro series trail camera and shares lot of the same features with Browning Strike Force, the main difference being the type of IR flash. Browning Dark Ops features a no glow IR flash, meaning that the flash does not emit any visible light at all. This fact makes Dark Ops an excellent choice for surveillance use but it also sets some limitations to camera’s performance.

Typically trail cameras equipped with no glow flash are bit more expensive than the corresponding low glow models. But surprisingly you can find both of these Browning models selling roughly at the same price at Amazon.com.

Browning BTC-6 provides similar beautiful 10 megapixel images than its sister model BTC-5. In other words, the daytime images are near flawless.

Typically the flash range and coverage in no glow cameras is quite modest. However the 70ft flash range of Dark Ops tells us that there is plenty of power in the no glow LEDs and that can be seen in the quality of night shots as well. There is only a very moderate amount of graininess and dimness in the images. In general most other no glow trail cameras produce much dimmer and grainier pics.

In addition to quality images Dark Ops can also record HD video clips with sound. Or you can choose to use one of the other shooting modes (timelapse, raBrowning Dark Ops No Glowpid fire, multi-shot) that Dark Ops provides.

When it comes to detecting the objects, Dark Ops is at least as good as its sister model. The trigger speed is one of the fastest on the market, 0.67 seconds only, and the camera is ready to shoot again in less than 2.5 seconds. When you combine fast trigger and recovery with the excellent detection zone that reaches easily up to 50ft, you can really trust that this trail camera captures the objects that are passing by.

Browning Dark Ops runs on 6 AA batteries and according to manufacturer the camera can take up to 10,000 shots on one set of batteries. Photos and videos are saved on max. 32GB SD memory card.

Browning Dark Ops Features

  • 10 megapixel images
  • HD videos with sound (up to 2 minutes)
  • invisible No-Glow IR LED flash with range up to 70ft
  • Timelapse mode  (timelapse software included)
  • Multi Shot mode, up to 8 images
  • Rapid Fire mode, up to 6 images
  • programmable picture delay (5 sec. – 60 min.)
  • fast trigger speed of 0.67 seconds, recovery less than 2.5 seconds
  • TV out, USB port and 12V external power jack
  • images tagged with time, date, temperature, moon phase, barometric pressure and camera ID info
  • supports SD memory cards up to 32GB
  • ¼” -20 socket for tripods and tree mounts
  • Python Cable Lock compatible
  • powered by 6 AA batteries
  • camo finish
  • small size 4.5” x 3.25” x 2.5”
  • 1 year warranty

Pros

Daytime photos produced by this trail camera are simply beautiful. And even though there is some graininess in the night time shots we still consider the night time image quality as one of the strong points of this camera. This is because you have to take into consideration that the camera uses no glow flash and still produces well illuminated images that are not blurry and very seldom suffer from white out either.

It is surprising how small the smallest trail cameras are nowadays. And Dark Ops is no exception. Browning has really managed to pack all the goodies into one tiny package without losing the user friendliness.

Battery life of Browning Dark Ops is really good even though it only uses 6 AAs to run. Only if you are planning to shoot lot of videos both day and night should you start worrying about battery life and searching means to keep your camera running longer.

Fast trigger speed, fast recovery time and excellent detection area. Period.

Cons

Browning’s quality in both Dark Ops and Strike Force is unbelievably good. It is nearly impossible to find any flaws, big or small, from these models. But if you have to come up with at least one smallish downside…

Camera is controlled via buttons instead of slide switches. A matter of opinion really, but small buttons may not be as convenient option for some users as the slide switches.

Conclusion

Browning Dark Ops is at least as impressive package as the Browning Strike Force. It is really, really hard to find better game cameras at the price that these two models are sold. Thus when you are looking for high value cameras at a very reasonable price consider buying either one of these Browning models.

Especially when you need an excellent option for surveillance use or keeping your camera totally invisible is otherwise really important to you, get Browning Dark Ops.

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Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Camera

stealth cam g42
stealth cam g42

History of Stealth Cam goes way back. Stealth Cam trail cameras were launched by GSM Outdoors already in the year 2000 and they can be considered as “the brand” that made trail cameras mainstream.

In 2004 Stealth Cam went digital by introducing Wildview brand and combining digital cameras with the simple user interface in their trail cameras.

After these milestones, Stealth Cam has been leading the way in the development of hunting cameras by introducing the world’s first HD trail camera in 2009 and 3-in-1 trail camera (TRIAD) in 2010.

Stealth Cam G42 Review

Due to the increased amount of trail camera manufacturers and intensified competition Stealth Cam as a brand may not be as popular as it used to be in the early days of trail cameras. But that does not mean that they can’t make excellent trail cameras anymore.

Actually, the opposite is true, and Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo is a great example of that.

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Camera is currently one of the best selling Stealth Cam models. It is not among the cheapest hunting cameras on the market today, but with a price of roughly $125 it surely belongs in the group of top affordable trail cameras.

Stealth Cam G42NG competes for nip and tuck with Moultrie M-880, Bushnell Trophy Cam and various Browning models both in price and in features.

Superb Image Quality

Stealth Cam G42NG open Case

G42NG is a 10-megapixel no-glow trail camera, also capable of recording up to 180 second HD video clips with sound. G42NG actually allows you to select the image resolution from four different options (10MP, 8MP, 4MP, and 2MP).

We recommend purchasing the biggest possible SD card and then using the 10MP option of the camera as the images the camera produces with this full resolution are just outstanding.

There are also two options for the video resolution; 1280×720 and 720×480.

The flash of this Stealth Cam model is a beast. 42 no-glow IR emitters provide a range of 100ft. In some occasions the flash is almost too powerful, leading to white-out on close objects.

Otherwise, the night time shots are exceptionally good for a no-glow camera. There is plenty of illumination and very little graininess or blur in the night time shots.

Full of Features

Stealth Cam (2) G42NG

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo truly is a trail camera for those who love to play with different features. There is a burst mode that takes 1-9 shots per triggering, blur reducing option, time-lapse mode, time delay mode, test mode for testing detection area, etc.

One of the brilliant features is the Quick Set Mode that allows you to select from one of the three preprogrammed modes.

Preprogrammed modes are simply selected by slider switch and that’s all there is to it. And in case you are not happy with any of the preprogrammed modes, you can put the slider switch in the custom selection and program the camera the way you want it.

Lightning Fast, Excellent Detection

G42NG Features

Stealth Cam G42NG is one of the fastest trail cameras on the market when it comes to trigger speed. Thanks to Stealth Cam’s Reflex™ technology the trigger speed is lightning fast 0.5 seconds and the shortest recovery time is only 5 seconds.

The detection area of the camera is both wide and deep. Stealth Cam uses so-called Multi-Zone detection that allows accurate coverage at angle & distance, maximizing the cameras triggering capability. G42NG can detect motion even up to 60ft.

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Features

  1. adjustable image resolution 10,8,4 and 2 MP
  2. 16:9 image ratio
  3. full-color day pictures, black and white night pictures
  4. photos stamped with time, date, moon phase, temperature, name and Geo Tag GPS info
  5. HD video clips with audio up to 180 seconds (1280×720 or 720×480)
  6. trigger speed 0.5 seconds, recovery time 5 seconds
  7. 42 LED no-glow IR flash, range up to 100 ft
  8. detection range up to 60 ft.
  9. Quick Set Mode
  10. Burst mode; 1-9 images per trigger
  11. Delay mode; 5-59 seconds to 1-59 min trigger interval
  12. Time Lapse mode
  13. Test Mode
  14. backlit LCD status display
  15. operates on 8 AA batteries
  16. 12V external power jack
  17. Python® cable lock compatible
  18. ¼” -20 socket for tripods and tree mounts
  19. supports SD memory card up to 32GB
  20. weatherproof casing
  21. Dimensions 5.5” x 4.0” x 2.5”, 11.4 ounces
  22. one year warranty

Pros

  • Daytime images are really top quality. Focus is perfect and the images are vivid and full of color. There is no blur in daytime pictures.
  • Detection circuit works very well. As mentioned the trigger speed is lightning fast. The recovery time could be better but is still on a good level.
  • G42NG is really easy to set up and thanks to Quick Set slider switch you have your camera up and running in no time.
  • The case design is excellent. The case is durable and the camera can be mounted either by using a strap or external mount thanks to ¼” -20 sockets. The camera can be secured with Python cable and in addition protected with a password. A battery change is made really easy by a removable battery tray.

Cons

  • In general night time shots of No-Glo trail cameras tend to be grainy and dim.
  • Stealth Cam G42NG doesn’t have these problems so in that perspective the night time images are good. But the biggest problem is that the powerful flash white-outs the objects in close distance, especially if the objects are in the center of the image.
  • Luckily this problem does not occur in every shot, and hopefully, this is an issue that will be fixed by a firmware update at some point in the near future.

Conclusion

G42NG is an excellent trail camera and goes to our Top Five list of affordable trail cameras. It offers excellent day time images and videos and plenty of features to play with. The only real problem of this model is the white-out in some night pictures. But in principle, there really is no good reason why you should not buy Stealth Cam G42NG.

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Browning Strike Force BTC-5 Trail Camera

Strike Force Review
Strike Force Review

Browning Strike Force represents the new Sub Micro Series of Browning trail cameras. And it continues on the same path as the previous Browning models. No compromises have been made what comes to overall quality of this camera. And what’s best, compared to other similar trail camera models, the price of Strike Force is already at fairly affordable level.

Now don’t get me wrong, this camera is not among the cheapest ones on the market, far from it. Thus if your main concern is price you should check the reviews of cheaper models. But if you are looking for a high quality, value packed trail camera at $130 price range, then you should definitely read the rest of this review.

strike force trail camera

Browning Strike Force trail camera (model number BTC-5) features 10 megapixel images and comes with powerful IR flash that has range up to 100ft. These features ensure that both day and night photos are quite astounding. Strike Force is also capable of recording HD video clips with sound.

Other impressive features of Strike Force include possibility to take up to 8 multi shot images or up to 6 rapid fire images, programmable picture delay options and time lapse mode.

Strike Force also excels in detecting the movement. Trigger speed is only 0.67 seconds, and the camera recovers in less than 2.5 seconds. Strike Force should be able to detect motion up to 50 ft and since the detection angle is wider than the camera’s field of view, you should not miss any animals (or humans) passing the lens.

Browning Strike Force 5 is powered by 6 AA batteries and the manufacturer claims that it can take up to 10,000 shots on one set of batteries. Like in most modern trail cameras, photos and videos are stored on a SD memory card (max. 32GB).

Browning Strike Force Features

  • 10MP images
  • HD videos with sound (up to 2 minutes)
  • IR LED flash with range up to 100ft
  • Timelapse mode
  • Multi Shot mode, up to 8 images
  • Rapid Fire mode, up to 6 images
  • Programmable picture delay (5 sec. – 60 min.)
  • Trigger speed 0.67 seconds, recovery time less than 2.5 seconds
  • TV out, USB port and 12V external power jack
  • Images tagged with time, date, temperature, moon phase and camera ID info
  • Supports SD memory cards up to 32GB
  • ¼” -20 socket for tripods and tree mounts
  • Python Cable Lock compatible
  • Powered by 6 AA batteries
  • Camo finish
  • Small size 5” x 4” x 2.5”
  • 1 year warranty

Pros

Daytime photos don’t get much better than this. Shortly said they are outstanding. Night time shots are excellent as well, thanks to powerful flash and Browning’s “Zero Blur” technology. Only if the animal is really close in front of the camera some whiteout may appear. Other than that, the night time shots are bright and clear.

Strike Force BTC 5 can really detect even the fastest moving animals due to fast trigger speed and recovery time. Prepare yourself that you will be getting plenty of beautiful images with this camera.

Browning knows how to make trail cameras that are user friendly. First of all Strike Force is one of the smallest trail cameras on the market. Combine this to excellent camo finish and you have yourself a trail camera that is easy to conceal. You can install the camera with a strap or use a tree mount and secure it with Python cable lock if you like (who wouldn’t).

What comes to setting up the camera, it is easy, that’s all you need to know.

Battery life of Browning Strike Force 5 is excellent. It is recommended to use Lithium batteries to get the best operating time possible. In case you really want to set and forget your camera for a long period of time, you can use external power pack.

Cons

It is really hard to find big flaws or any flaws at all from this trail camera, but here are couple of minor ones.

Some customers might expect that you would get a viewing screen at this price, like in Browning Spec Ops, but Browning has decided to leave it out from this model and make the camera smaller instead. Whether that is a good or bad thing is up you to decide.

Buttons that are used for setting up the camera are rather small and not as convenient as slide switches that are typically used in trail cameras.

Conclusion

Browning Strike Force is an excellent package. It is versatile, offers impressive features, outstanding pictures and the price is more than reasonable. Only real competitors offering similar features at this price level are Browning’s Spec Ops and Moultrie M-880. There are minor differences between each model, but they are all quality choices.

All we can really say is that if Strike Force fits into your budget it will surely be a purchase that you won’t regret.

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Moultrie M-880 Low Glow Trail Camera (2013 model)

Moultrie M-880 Game Camera Review

Note to reader. Moultrie M-880 (2013 model) seems to be obsolete nowadays but most of the facts below apply to M-880 2014 model as well. We are hoping to update this blog with new trail camera reviews during this spring, including new Moultrie models.

One of the things I really like in today’s trail camera scene is the amount of competition. There are so many manufacturers providing various models, especially in entry level and mid price range cameras that after the introduction the trail camera prices tend to go down rather quickly. This is naturally good for us, the customers.

This is exactly what has happened to Moultrie M-880. Upon introduction in the early 2013 it was one of the top models of Moultrie’s product line (and it still is), and it was priced roughly at $180. Now the price has come down substantially, and you can find Moultrie M-880 for sale at approx. $130.

The predecessor of Moultrie M-880 was Moultrie M-80XT, which was among the top game cameras in its price range and also one of the best selling Moultrie models overall. In a nutshell, Moultrie M-880 makes everything better than M-80XT. It has faster trigger speed, faster recovery time, outstanding night range and it shoots HD video with sound.

M-880 is equipped with 8MP image sensor and 30 LEDs Low Glow IR flash. You can view both images and videos on a 16:9 widescreen.

Both night and day picture quality is outstanding. Day pictures are colorful, and contrast, color as well as lightning are well in balance. Due to powerful IR flash, the night time shots are bright from left to right with plenty of depth.

M-880 day photo

Picture delay option in M-880 allows you to set delay from 5 seconds to 60 minutes. The FastFire mode takes 1-4 pictures per second, and Multi-shot 1-3 pictures in row.

Moultrie M-880 supports SD memory cards up to 32GB. The manufacturer states that the camera can capture up to 9,500+ images on one set of 8 AA batteries.

Moultrie M-880 Specs

  • 8.0 MP image resolution
  • less than 1-second trigger speed, recovery time approx. 2.5 seconds
  • Low Glow IR flash of 30 LEDs, range up to 100-ft
  • time-lapse mode
  • day&night HD (720p) video recording with sound
  • Illumi-Night and Motion Freeze technology to improve nighttime shot quality
  • 16:9 widescreen photos and video
  • FastFire mode takes 1-4 pics/secMoultrie M-880 Specs
  • 1-3 shots multi-shot mode
  • photos tagged with moon phase, temp, time, date and camera ID
  • delay options of 5/15/30 seconds, 1-60 minutes
  • password protection for improved security
  • compatible with SD memory cards up to 32 GB
  • runs on 8 AA batteries
  • integrated strap loop
  • Python® cable compatibility

Pros

M-880 is one of the smallest trail cameras on the market today. The case of the camera is well designed.  As an example, the entire battery case slides out of the camera, so you don’t need to remove the camera from the tree in order to replace the batteries. Moultrie has also included two ¼” x 20 threaded inserts instead of typical one, allowing you to use variation of tripods and/or tree mounts with the camera.

The use of M-880 is really easy. The controls are user friendly and programming is made intuitive. Even if you are a total newbie with trail cameras, you should not need to glance at the manual.

The powerful flash makes M-880 one of the best night game cameras there is. The flash coverage is really good from left to right and the range is phenomenal.

The detection circuit makes M-880 a great camera for hunting. Moultrie states that the camera can detect 100% of the movement within 40ft. In reality the camera can detect almost everything even up to 60ft. The detection zone is at least as wide as the field of view of the camera itself. Combined with trigger speed of less than 1 second, and fast recovery time, it is guaranteed that you will catch even the fastest moving animals.

Picture and video quality can only be described with one word: outstanding.

The fact that Moultrie M-880 runs on 8 AA batteries is naturally a good thing as it allows you to use rechargeable batteries and save some money in the long run.

Cons

Even though the IR flash uses low glow LEDs, the flash itself is actually quite visible. Now this is not an issue for most of the customers, merely something to be aware of. If you need a trail camera with totally invisible flash, you should check our reviews Browning Spec Ops or Wildview TK40.

The instruction manual of  M-880 is not the most thorough one. On the other hand the camera is relatively easy to operate, so in most cases you won’t be needing the manual at all.

Conclusion

The fact is that Moultrie is nowadays one of the best game camera brands. They have plenty of models to choose from and they all are durable models. Moultrie M-880 is perhaps the best Moultrie model (and best trail camera in general) what comes to overall value. It is really difficult to find as good camera at this price.

So if you are not on a shoestring budget and you want a camera with plenty of features, excellent picture quality and high value in general, buy Moultrie M880.

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