Primos Truth Cam ULTRA 46 (2013 Model) Review

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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