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The Browning Spec Ops XR is the perfect trail camera for hunting and scouting. With its naturalistic bark like camouflage case, it is very easy to hide in almost every environment without being found out. The Browning trail camera uses Night-Vision IR illumination that is not visible to the naked eye. The camera has a sturdily built design which includes two side clasps meant to keep the camera in one place and to protect it from external entities. The 2-inch screen allows easy to use menu and functions with a quick setup which enables you to focus on your work.
This camera comes with all high-tech features; it records HD videos with sound and shoots clear, sharp video and images day or night. The night shots are clear and crisp because of the Zero Blur Technology. It has a 70+ feet flash range, even at night (as advertised).The video recording is up to 2 minutes in high definition with sound. The picture bar displays time, date, temperature, moon phase and camera ID.
The package includes one camera; user manual inbuilt Browning buck Watch Timelapse viewer software, ¼”-20 tripod socket and the camera is equipped with a USB port and TV-out option. The tripod socket is inserted on the bottom of the camera for a Slate River Game Camera Mount. You have to buy the Mount separately, it is, however, a good accessory to invest in, as it enables you to angle the camera without any difficulty. A built-in Python cable bracket is also available on the back of the camera. This trail camera is adequate for many functions, it is a little camera equipped with multiple features and no task is too big for this one. The picture quality is outstanding with a fast and reliable detection circuit.
Specifications And Features
This exclusive game camera comes with an 8MP resolution camera, with a built-in 2-inch color screen which allows you to play and check videos on the field. It has a lightning fast trigger speed of 0.67 seconds or 2/3 of a second, the recovery time is also amazingly good it is 2.1 and also lives up to our expectations. The picture delay can be programmed between 5 seconds to 60 minutes. The flash has a completely invisible presence; it is an ultra-stealth black flash which makes the cameras detection almost impossible. There is no red glowing light like in most other trail cameras with infrared, which is an additional pro. The camera does not have a live preview screen which can cause a slight problem as you are unaware of the direction it is filming at.
The trigger speed of.67 seconds is also to the infrared night flash which ensures great night photography. It records HD videos with sound; the setting option is from 5 seconds to 2 minutes length. It also features the time-lapse camera mode, up to 8 multi-shot images and 6 Rapid-fire images. It comes with a 6’ tree strap with a metal buckle so that attaching it to trees of different sizes is easy. Most customers give a positive feedback for this camera model. The feature liked by most is the ease to set up. Some users do complain about the Python cable attachment, it is observed that the loops that allow you to put the python cable through should not be below the strap loops, they need to be above it. Otherwise, the camera is somewhat difficult to attach to any tree.
- Dimensions: 5 X 4 X 2.5 inches
- Uses 8 AA lithium batteries
- 8MP camera resolution
- 32 GB memory card slot
- Night Vision IR illumination
- 70 feet detection range
- 50 feet flash range
- HD video recording with sound
- 1-year warranty
Performance and Battery
The overall performance of Browning Spec Ops XR is good, but one major shortcoming is that if you set the trigger to heat or movement detection mode there are no sensitivity level options. Since you are not able to set the sensitivity trigger there are many false alarms which eat up lots of space on memory. The flash range of this game camera is 50 feet and the detection range is 70 feet. The trigger is actually very impressive as it captures pictures as soon as the animals enter the frame. All burst and multi-shot image captures settings are premium and up to date with the new technology.
This Browning trail camera uses 8 AA lithium batteries set which claim to take up to 10,000 images. Some stores provide a free battery set with the pack. It includes an external power option as well which allows 12 volt DC power. The camera batteries can last up to 10,000 photographs, but in reality, this number maybe less depending on your video capture time or quality of batteries you are using.
- Built in 2” color LCD
- Lightning fast trigger speed of 0.67 seconds
- Invisible Infrared illumination
- Very compact and easy to hide
- Backlit control panel for easy programming
- No sensitivity options or mode
- Lots of unnecessary shots clicked
- No live preview
This game camera has a blazing trigger speed, invisible infrared illumination and a compact easy to hide body which makes this the first choice for recording game play and hunting. It is a good choice if money is not a problem. Nothing is perfect, so there are some tiny flaws with this thing as well, but nothing that you cannot compromise with. There is no live preview, no sensitivity modes in auto motion detection mode so there are many extra shots captured. The camera is costly which can be a drawback but it has the fastest trigger speed existing in the price category less than 500 dollars. There is a backlit control panel in the back of the camera, which makes programming easy.