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And even though this model is somewhat bulky and bit outdated when compared to many of today’s trail camera models, it still sells surprisingly well.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