Browning Strike Force represents the new Sub Micro Series of Browning trail cameras. And it continues on the same path as the previous Browning models. No compromises have been made what comes to overall quality of this camera. And what’s best, compared to other similar trail camera models, the price of Strike Force is already at fairly affordable level.
Now don’t get me wrong, this camera is not among the cheapest ones on the market, far from it. Thus if your main concern is price you should check the reviews of cheaper models. But if you are looking for a high quality, value packed trail camera at $130 price range, then you should definitely read the rest of this review.
Browning Strike Force trail camera (model number BTC-5) features 10 megapixel images and comes with powerful IR flash that has range up to 100ft. These features ensure that both day and night photos are quite astounding. Strike Force is also capable of recording HD video clips with sound.
Other impressive features of Strike Force include possibility to take up to 8 multi shot images or up to 6 rapid fire images, programmable picture delay options and time lapse mode.
Strike Force also excels in detecting the movement. Trigger speed is only 0.67 seconds, and the camera recovers in less than 2.5 seconds. Strike Force should be able to detect motion up to 50 ft and since the detection angle is wider than the camera’s field of view, you should not miss any animals (or humans) passing the lens.
Browning Strike Force 5 is powered by 6 AA batteries and the manufacturer claims that it can take up to 10,000 shots on one set of batteries. Like in most modern trail cameras, photos and videos are stored on a SD memory card (max. 32GB).
Browning Strike Force Features
- 10MP images
- HD videos with sound (up to 2 minutes)
- IR LED flash with range up to 100ft
- Timelapse mode
- Multi Shot mode, up to 8 images
- Rapid Fire mode, up to 6 images
- Programmable picture delay (5 sec. – 60 min.)
- Trigger speed 0.67 seconds, recovery time less than 2.5 seconds
- TV out, USB port and 12V external power jack
- Images tagged with time, date, temperature, moon phase and camera ID info
- Supports SD memory cards up to 32GB
- ¼” -20 socket for tripods and tree mounts
- Python Cable Lock compatible
- Powered by 6 AA batteries
- Camo finish
- Small size 5” x 4” x 2.5”
- 1 year warranty
Daytime photos don’t get much better than this. Shortly said they are outstanding. Night time shots are excellent as well, thanks to powerful flash and Browning’s “Zero Blur” technology. Only if the animal is really close in front of the camera some whiteout may appear. Other than that, the night time shots are bright and clear.
Strike Force BTC 5 can really detect even the fastest moving animals due to fast trigger speed and recovery time. Prepare yourself that you will be getting plenty of beautiful images with this camera.
Browning knows how to make trail cameras that are user friendly. First of all Strike Force is one of the smallest trail cameras on the market. Combine this to excellent camo finish and you have yourself a trail camera that is easy to conceal. You can install the camera with a strap or use a tree mount and secure it with Python cable lock if you like (who wouldn’t).
What comes to setting up the camera, it is easy, that’s all you need to know.
Battery life of Browning Strike Force 5 is excellent. It is recommended to use Lithium batteries to get the best operating time possible. In case you really want to set and forget your camera for a long period of time, you can use external power pack.
It is really hard to find big flaws or any flaws at all from this trail camera, but here are couple of minor ones.
Some customers might expect that you would get a viewing screen at this price, like in Browning Spec Ops, but Browning has decided to leave it out from this model and make the camera smaller instead. Whether that is a good or bad thing is up you to decide.
Buttons that are used for setting up the camera are rather small and not as convenient as slide switches that are typically used in trail cameras.
Browning Strike Force is an excellent package. It is versatile, offers impressive features, outstanding pictures and the price is more than reasonable. Only real competitors offering similar features at this price level are Browning’s Spec Ops and Moultrie M-880. There are minor differences between each model, but they are all quality choices.
All we can really say is that if Strike Force fits into your budget it will surely be a purchase that you won’t regret.