Browning BTC 2 Recon Force Super Reliable Trail Camera Review:

Browning trail cameras were introduced to the public in early 2013.

The core idea behind the launch was to provide a trail camera series that would be a step above the rest trail camera models on the market and still be affordable.

Recon Force Product Specs:

Features Browning BTC 2 Recon Force
Image resolution8 MP
Detection range65 feet
Trigger speedLess than 1S
Battery8 AA batteries
Supporting modesRapid Fire shooting up to 6 images
Multi-Shot mode up to 8 images
Flash30 IR LEDs flash
Memory32 GB
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Browning also wanted to create a series of trail cameras that had some features exclusive to Browning cameras.

Thus three trail camera series was introduced; Browning Range Ops, Browning Recon Force, and Browning Spec Ops.

With these trail camera models, Browning also introduced a range of trail camera accessories like tree mounts, security boxes, external power packs, and even their own memory cards and batteries.

Build and design

The interface is easy to read due to large symbols and display backlight. The case design is top-notch; a tight seal keeps the moisture out and camo design blends the camera well into bark patterns.

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Camera

Browning BTC 2 Recon Force Trail Camera is the mid-level game camera of the selection that was introduced. In a nutshell, it is a reliable trail camera that offers excellent day and night picture quality and is easy to use.

Daytime photos are bright and colorful and nighttime pictures are clear and sharp thanks to powerful IR flash.

Browning Recon Force provides 8MP image resolution, HD video clips with sound, time-lapse mode, as well as multi-shot and rapid-fire modes.

Pictures come stamped with moon phase, temperature, time, date, and camera ID info.

The IR flash of the camera consists of 30 red glow IR LEDs enabling an excellent flash range of 65+ ft. This Browning model also features “Zero Blur” technology that ensures the best picture quality day or night.

Detection circuit

The detection zone of the Recon Force is almost as wide as the field of view of the camera (55 degrees) and the detection range is 45ft. on average.

The trigger speed of recon Force is impressive; less than 1 second. And this camera also recovers quickly, the recovery time being approximately 2,5 seconds.

The trigger speed of less than 1 second combined with a wide detection area and fast recovery time ensures that you will not miss a shot.

Batteries

Browning Recon Force accepts SD memory cards up to 32 GB and operates on 8 AA batteries.

To get the best out of the camera and to extend the battery life, it is recommended to use Lithium batteries.

On the other hand, if you want to save money in the long run and you don’t mind a shorter lifetime you can use rechargeable NiMH batteries.

 Pros

  • The quality of the photos both day and night is really good.
  • Browning Recon Force is easy to set up.
  • This camera really is fast when it comes to taking pictures.

Cons

  • There really are not many weaknesses in this camera.
  • One small flaw is the power consumption both day and night.
  • The battery life of the Recon Force really is not as good as some competing trail camera models.

Conclusion

Browning Recon Force is an excellent trail camera at this price range. At the moment it is one of the few affordable trail camera models that can seriously compete with popular models like Moultrie D-444 and Bushnell Trophy Cam.