2013 Trail Camera Review Update
So we have completed some of the testing and already there are some “stars” shinning above the rest of the pack.
All the cameras are out doing in field testing and we are pulling the cards every couple of weeks, using different cards, different sizes, and classes to see how these cameras do with different sd cards.
The last in field test we did: for a week we put two of the cameras at each station to see if they were capturing the same videos/photos as the other. You would be surprised on how some cameras missed some of the action. This was even more evident when we had them all mounted together to test the trigger distances some only made 20 feet others up to 60ft. But not all captured the subject at the same time…
Test that have been completed:
Ease of use: Is the interface user friendly is it easy to read and is it functional
Security: Can the camera be secured so that it wont be stolen on public land. Does it need a separate security box.
Ease of installation: How easy is it to hang
Sensor Distance: How far out will the camera trigger
Night Time Capture Distance: What’s the range of infra red
Overall Design: How is it constructed, is it ergonomic? Is it conspicuous ?
Testing results Still to come from in field testing:
Picture Quality: How clear are the subjects, does it work in all lighting scenarios or does it wash out in bright light
Trigger Speed: Does the camera catch the full subject in frame
Video Quality: How good is the video, are there different settings, how adjustable are the settings
Special Features: Extra features and there “usability” in the field
Toughness: Will it stand up to punishing weather and conditions
Battery Life: How long will standard batteries last
Capacity: how large of a SD card does it except, and will it perform with all types of cards
Does it malfunction: Does it have any quarks
Warranty: What’s the warranty
Customer Service: Is there someone to help you when you need it