Deer Camera Reviews – Stealth Cam 8MP
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Deer camera reviews of the Stealth Cam 8MP. This very capable unit has most of the bells and whistles that make people realize just how handy a trail camera can be. Also includes a few features that most don’t have. This game camera is not perfect. None are. In these deer camera reviews we don’t pull any punches and tell the good with the bad.
First The Specs:
- 640X480 Digital Video with Audio
- 10 to 180 Seconds of Footage
- Day and Night Digital Video
- 8 Megapixel Still Images
- BurstMode Shoots 1 to 9 Images Per Triggering
- 2X or 4X Digital Zoom
- Information Stamping: Time, Date, and Moon Phase
- Infrared (IR) Range Control
- Housing Measures: 6 by 4 by 3 inches
- Video Clips: VGA
- Still Images: 8, 3, and 1.3 Megapixels
- Infrared Emitters: 38
- Infrared Flash Range: 40 Feet
- Expandable SD Card Slot: up t 16 Gigabytes
- Programming: Icon Based
- Time Out: 1 to 59 Minutes
- LED Indicators: Low Battery, Test Mode
- Power Source: Eight “AA” Cell Batteries, 12-Volt External
- PIR: Fixed
- Output: USB
- Comes with Strap
Easily the coolest thing about this trail camera is the fact that the video can record the audio as well. This is not seen in many game cameras and while not essential is always a nice feature to have. Selectable resolution of pics as well as selectable zoom also help the deer camera reviews of this unit to be positive. Another adjustable feature is the amount of IR that is used in the pics. This can help if you get too many overexposed shots. Just turn down the number of lights of picture clarity should improve. All of these features are easily adjusted in the menu.
As we said this is a good camera not a great camera. As far as a camera in the under $200 category it does have a lot going for it. It also has a few drawbacks. The first one is the IR array. It’s bright white. Helps it take bright pictures but also stands out on a tree trunk. Some of the reports from earlier versions of this trail camera had high negatives because all the daytime pics would be washed out. This seems to be related to a quality control at the factory that has since been corrected. People buying the camera recently have not been reporting the problem so looks like all the bad units have surfaced.
These deer cameras seem to be very popular and one of the reasons is because of the price. A quality unit that takes good pictures and video with sound for under $200 is bound to get some fans. I think this game camera is somewhere around $120 and maybe even lower. You can check Amazon here for the current price.
So to recap, nothing to dissapointing about this trail camera. Solid design mixed in with some solid features help to keep it popular. Ability to make adjustments in zoom level as well as record audio when recording video help give it a big plus. And one of the best features, the price, help push the deer camera reviews of this unit to being a good buy.
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