Stealth Cam G30 Review: Best Trail Cam With Full of Features

Stealth Cam G30 Review: Best Trail Cam With Full of Features

Stealth Cam G30 Review

Today in this post we are reviewing Stealth Cam G30.

Features Stealth Cam G30
Detection range 80 feet
Trigger speed 0.5 sec
Battery 8 AA batteries
FlashIR
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Stealth Cam introduced its new G-series trail cameras at the beginning of 2014. Two feature packed trail cameras, Stealth Cam G42NG and Stealth Cam G30 were presented to the public.

We have reviewed Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo and were impressed by the value that the camera offers. You can read the detailed review of G42 in here. In this review, we dig into G42’s little brother model, Stealth Cam G30.

Stealth Cam G30 review

Design and build

The case design of G30 is solid. The case is small, durable, weatherproof and it allows you to use external mount due to ¼” -20 socket.

The camera comes equipped with an adjustable mounting strap, but if you are not planning to use a security box, it is recommended to at least secure your camera with Python cable lock.

G30 has similar battery tray as in G42NG so changing the batteries is a no brainer.

Camera

Stealth Cam G30 review

The daytime photo quality can be considered good. The images are not as vivid and crisp as with G42NG, but they are still quite good.

Quality of the night time images is at least on the same level as G42NG. The flash range of G30 is approximately 80 ft. and the IR flash has plenty of power to illuminate the objects nicely throughout the scene.

Actually, G30 tends to have more consistency than G42NG when it comes to the quality of night time shots.

There are very few blurry or otherwise failed images. The only problem with G30 night shots is the whiteout of close objects. However, this problem is not nearly as bad and frequent as in G42.

Other than flash range and the type and the image resolution, there are very few differences between G30 and G42NG.

The trigger speed and recovery times are roughly the same and the same burst mode, time delay, and time-lapse mode options can be found from both cameras. G30 also has the same Quick Set mode that allows you to set up your trail camera in no time.

Affordability

Let’s start with the price, shall we?

The list price of Stealth Cam G30 is somewhere around $160 but already you can find it on sale at Amazon.com roughly at $100.

This pricing makes G30 a worthy alternative to game cameras like Moultrie D444, Browning Spec Ops and Covert MP6, just to name a few.

Stealth Cam G30 succeeds in comparisons also when it comes to features and performance of the camera. G30 takes 8-megapixel images and records HD video with audio. Already these properties are respectable for a trail camera equipped with this kind of price tag.

Detection circuit 

  1. Picture trigger: 0.5 seconds
  2. Picture recovery speed: 5 seconds 
  3. Video trigger:  0.5 seconds
  4. Video recovery speed: 5 seconds
  5. Detection range: 80 feet

One of the things praised by Stealth cam reviews about the G30 is its trigger speed. Just like the Stealth Cam g42ng this Stealth Cam No Glow camera offers a fast trigger speed at 0.5 seconds.

It makes sure that it can capture images and videos of animals moving in the wild. And just like the Stealth Cam STC P12, it does have a burst mode.

Now, as far as recovery is concerned, you will have to wait for five seconds before it becomes ready to shoot again. In most scenarios, it already misses the animal moving within its 80-foot range.

Battery 

You have two options to power the Stealth Cam G30 Trail Camera. You can make use of 8 AA batteries or you can also opt to have a 12V external power to run the trail camera. In most scenarios, 8 AA batteries can last for weeks.

But of course, it depends on different factors. If you are going to use it at night, then expect it to not last that long given that it is going to run the IR LEDs.

Pros

  • Changing the batteries is an issue you won’t be dealing with very often with this camera.
  • The battery life of G30 is excellent and the camera can operate months with one set of batteries.
  • The trigger speed is surprisingly fast for an affordable trail cam like this. The recovery time of 5 seconds should be ok for most users.
  • Quick Set up switch is brilliant if you don’t want to waste time setting up your camera. Just use one of the three preprogrammed options and your camera is ready to shoot.

Cons

  • Some night time shots suffer from whiteout, especially if the object is close to the camera.
  • Day time image quality could be better, especially when you compare it to photos of Stealth Cam G42 NG.
  • There is quite a lot of variation in the quality; some shots are perfect while others appear dim and slightly out of focus.

Conclusion

Stealth Cam G30 is a good option for those who are not after the cheapest trail camera on the market, but who also don’t want to empty their wallet completely.

G30 offers a wide range of features, ease of use, and excellent battery life at a reasonable price.

While it does not excel in picture quality, it still offers average or above average images.