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Trail Cam Review

Postby SR9 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:37 pm

It has been a year since I picked up a Browning Spec Ops trail camera and thought I would post a review I posted on another forum in case anyone is looking to buy one.

I purchased the camera in November of 2014. Online reviews on this model seem to have a significant number of thumbs up so I picked one up at Cabellas. It was also in the price range that made it affordable for me. As usual the prices for different models vary from reasonable to expensive as you add capability.

In any case here is a link to the browning web site :

http://browningtrailcameras.com/our-pro ... ps-series/

As far as use and reliability goes I would say over all I am happy with the unit. It is easy to use and produces good daylight pictures and fair but grainy IR night pictures. The IR flash range looks to be as specified.
I chose to power my unit with Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. A pricey move when you add the cost of the charger but the batteries powered my unit for a month at a time over last Winter and for close to 8 weeks over the summer. Not sure how well standard non-rechargeable batteries would have held up in the weather. If I run the unit long enough it might be worth it. I would think the battery life would vary with the activity level as well, specially at night.

To summarize :

Pros :
Takes decent quality pictures considering the price
Survived one of the coldest Winters I can remember
Stamps each picture with time,date,barometric pressure and temperature
Has several modes of operation.
Night range is equal to or slightly better than what is speced

Cons:
The temperature is not accurate
The barometric pressure is not accurate.
There is no way for the user to calibrate either pressure or temperature
Did not capture a picture of Bigfoot

Not a bad cam and i found that deer and coyotes traverse my back yard quite often. I have also caught turkey and fox passing through as well.[/u]


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Postby Mike-Sid » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:55 am

Thanks for the review. I need a trail cam too. Please post some pictures.
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Postby SR9 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:02 pm

Here are a few pics :


<a href="http://s891.photobucket.com/user/f4face/media/Trail%20Cam/0118-10_08_15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac112/f4face/Trail%20Cam/0118-10_08_15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0118-10_08_15.jpg"></a>

<a href="http://s891.photobucket.com/user/f4face/media/Trail%20Cam/0075-07_22_15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac112/f4face/Trail%20Cam/0075-07_22_15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0075-07_22_15.jpg"></a>

<a href="http://s891.photobucket.com/user/f4face/media/Trail%20Cam/0043-06_26_15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac112/f4face/Trail%20Cam/0043-06_26_15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0043-06_26_15.jpg"></a>

<a href="http://s891.photobucket.com/user/f4face/media/Trail%20Cam/0036-06_23_15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac112/f4face/Trail%20Cam/0036-06_23_15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0036-06_23_15.jpg"></a>

<a href="http://s891.photobucket.com/user/f4face/media/Trail%20Cam/0033-03_12_15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac112/f4face/Trail%20Cam/0033-03_12_15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0033-03_12_15.jpg"></a>
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Postby Mike-Sid » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:40 am

nice pictures, I definitely need one.

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Postby SR9 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:29 pm

I have it set up in my back yard all year just to see what wanders through. I like having the woods and wildlife all around.

No pics of big foot yet. :)
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