Stealth Cam E38NXT Trail Camera

E38NXT review

E38NXT reviewDay by day, model by model trail cameras keep getting smaller, more feature rich, and in most cases easier to use. Stealth Cam E38NXT is a great example of this progress. It is a great combination of tested technology and innovations that once again take the user friendliness to next level.

Pricing-wise Stealth Cam E38 falls in between the basic cheap ones (Moultrie A-5, Stealth Cam P12 and so on) and the more pricey models (Browning Dark Ops, Moultrie M-880 etc.). Currently sold roughly at $100, this model is good value and delivers exactly those features that you would expect to get at this amount of money.

E38NXT is a 8 megapixel trail camera that is also capable of recording max. 5 minute video clips with sound in HD quality. Like the other new Stealth Cam models, also E38NXT has the Quick Set function that allows you to set up the trail camera without hassle. But this model also offers plenty of fun for those who want to play with different features, including Burst Mode, Programmable Trigger Interval, Time Lapse and more.

This Stealth Cam model has a trigger speed of 0.75s which is very good for a camera of this price point. Recovery time of 5 seconds is quite standard in today’s trail cameras.

E38NXT features IR flash consisting of 38 LEDs. The manufacturer claims that the flash has range up to 50ft, but according to some customer feedback the range can be even close to 70ft.

One of the best innovations in this game camera model, if we think about the user friendliness, is the placement of the camera controls. The buttons and LCD display areE38NXT side photo located on the side of the camera. Thus you don’t need to open the camera in order to set it up like in most trail camera models. Naturally this arrangement leaves the buttons and display available for elements, but so far we haven’t stumbled upon any complaints related to weatherproofness of the camera.

The SD card slot, external power connection, quick set slide switch and battery tray are located on the bottom of the camera, so in practice everything in this camera is accessible without opening the camera case.

The Quick Set slide switch at the bottom of the camera allows you select one of the following pre-set programs:
A: 8MP images – 30 sec delay – 3 images per trigger
B: 8MP images – 30 sec delay – 6 images per trigger
MANUAL: 1.3MP images – 30 sec delay – 1 image per trigger (This is default setting but can be changed by the user)
OFF: Powers down the unit completely
TEST: For determining camera’s PIR sensor coverage area.

Stealth Cam E38NXT is powered by 8 AA batteries and supports SD memory cards up to 32GB. The manufacturer recommends the use of Class 10 SD cards with this model. The camera also has external 12V power connection for power packs. There is also a connection for solar panel but that feature is not in use in this particular model.

Stealth Cam E38NXT Features

  • 8.0 Megapixel Images (adjustable 8MP/3MP/1.3MP)
  • HD video recording with sound (5-300 seconds)
  • 38 IR LED flash with range up to 50ft
  • images stamped with time, date moon phase and temperature info
  • trigger speed approx. 0.75 seconds, recovery time 5 seconds
  • Quick Set slide switch
  • Test Mode for testing the PIR sensor coverage area
  • Multi Zone detection
  • Burst Mode 1-9 images per triggering
  • Programmable trigger delay from 5 seconds to 55 minutes
  • Time Lapse mode with PIR override function
  • external LCD status display
  • low battery indicator
  • SD Card slot up to 32GB (Class 10 SD cards recommended)
  • USB output and external 12V power jack
  • durable Camo Housing
  • Python cable lock compatible
  • operates on 8 AA batteries

Pros

This camera has a great design. First of all it is small, approximately the size of your hand. The placement of the controls is brilliant and the same applies to the battery tray and SD card slot locations. Thanks to Quick Set slide switch you can have it set up in no time. Test mode allows you to check the PIR sensor coverage quite accurately.

The trigger speed is excellent for a camera in this price group. And you can’t complain about recovery time either.

The daytime image and video quality is really good as expected for 8MP/HD camera.

Cons

The night time photos are not quite as good as you could expect, but definitely not bad either. But there is room for improvement in night shots.

Also the video quality during the night is not the best possible. The videos tend to be quite grainy.

Conclusion

Stealth Cam E38NXT is like a breath of fresh air. It does the basic job well and also introduces new ideas by placing the controls outside the casing. The camera is quite affordable and offers plenty of features to play with. If you are searching for a trail camera that can offer a little bit more than the very basic cheap models out there, then E38NXT might just be the camera you are looking for.

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Stealth Cam P12

Stealth Cam P12 reviewed

Stealth Cam P12 reviewedThere are two distinctive groups when it comes to affordable trail cameras. First, there are the more advanced cameras with better image quality, perhaps HD video recording and various different shooting modes to choose from. Typically cameras in this group are priced somewhere between $100 and $135. The second group consists of very basic and cheap trail cameras. These cameras typically include only the most essential features and provide mediocre images. Cameras in this group are typically priced between $40 and $70.

Stealth Cam P12 is a 6 megapixel trail camera that clearly belongs to the latter group. It is an easy to use basic trail camera that gets the job done and that’s it. STC-P12 features quite modest 12 IR LED flash, EZ Dial Programming with Quick Set, burst mode and programmable trigger interval.

Daytime images provided by this trail camera are surprisingly good. The images are sharp and colorful with good contrast. There is very little or no blur in the images even though the trigger speed of Stealth Cam P12 is not among the fastest ones.

Unfortunately quality of the night time images is average or below. Moving objects are blurry more often than not,stealth cam stc-p12 and the modest IR flash is able to provide adequate amount of light only on the center of the field of view. On the other hand, modest IR flash ensures that you should not experience whiteout in the pictures with this camera.

One of the best features in this model is the EZ Dial Programming with Quick Set; a simple dial switch that allows you to select one of the three preprogrammed settings or use a custom setting of your own. The quick set options are as follows:

QSET1: 6MP images – 30 sec delay – 3 images per triggerstealth cam p12 quick dial
QSET2: 6MP images – 30 sec delay – 1 image per trigger
QSET3: VGA video– 30 sec delay – 10 sec length
CUSTOM: 4MP images – 5 sec delay – 1image per trigger (This is default setting but can be changed by user)
TEST MODE: Mode for determining camera’s PIR sensor coverage area.

Stealth Cam P12 is powered by 8 AA batteries and can support SD memory cards up to 32GB. One set of batteries should keep the camera running easily at least for 3 months, in most cases even longer depending the way you use the camera (images vs. video shooting) as well as the weather conditions.

Stealth Cam P12 Features

  • 6.0 Megapixel Images
  • adjustable image resolution (Hi 6MP/Med 4MP/Lo 2MP)
  • video recording 30/15/5 seconds (VGA 640×480)
  • 12 IR LED flash with range up to 50ft
  • images stamped with time, date and moon phase info
  • trigger speed >1second, recovery time 5 seconds
  • Quick Set Dial
  • Test Mode for testing the PIR sensor coverage area
  • Burst Mode 1-6 images per triggering
  • 5/10/15/30/60/120 second trigger delay options
  • external LCD status display with battery indicator
  • SD Card slot up to 32GB
  • USB output and external 12V power jack
  • durable Digital 3-D Camo Housing
  • Python cable lock compatible
  • operates on 8 AA batteries

Pros

As already mentioned in the beginning of this review, one of the biggest assets of this trail camera is the daytime image quality. The images are simply beautiful for a cheap model like this.

Using Stealth Cam P12 is a no brainer. EZ Dial Programming allows you to set up the camera in no time.

Price is definitely one of the strong points of this mode. P12 is one of the the cheapest quality trail cameras out there.

Cons

Night time image quality is below average.

Trigger speed could be better. The manufacturer has not defined trigger speed of this model, but it is estimated that it is above 1 second. The shortest recovery time is 5 seconds, which is also quite long.

Conclusion

Stealth Cam P12 is already among the top 15 best selling trail camera models at Amazon.com. It is highly probable that it will be among top 5 in the near future. The price is roughly at the same level with the leading competing models (Moultrie A-5, Primos Truth Cam 35) and feature-wise P12 is at least on the same level.

Only time will tell if big flaws will be found from this model, but so far it seems that this trail camera is solid Stealth Cam quality, making Stealth Cam P12 definitely one of the best budget trail camera options out there. Not necessarily a recommended option for fast game trails, but without a doubt an excellent choice for example for deer feeders.

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Stealth Cam Security Box for G SERIES Trail Cameras

Stealth Cam Security Box

Stealth Cam Security BoxKeeping your trail camera protected is easy. With this this security box you will protect your trail camera from thieves and bears. Stealth Cam’s Security Bear Box is made of sturdy 10 gauge powder coated steel.

 

You can mount this security box into a tree directly with bolts or strap it the way you like. The security box also includes slots for Python cable.

 

 

 

 

Features

  • made of 10 gauge steel
  • powder coated finish
  • multiple mounting options
  • compatible with Stealth Cam G Series Trail Cameras

 

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