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Designed by Primos to be your easy-to-use eyes in the field, the Primos Truth Cam 35 comes pre-programmed and ready to use with 35 infrared LEDs for clear night vision. However, all settings, including the camera’s resolution, are adjustable to meet any need in any condition. The Primos Truth Cam 35 Camera is a solid value game cameras. Continue reading the review below and let us know if you have any questions.
Capable of capturing both still images and video, the Truth Cam offers 40-feet nighttime range and is fully adjustable, with operational instructions printed on the camera casing for convenience wherever it is used. With the aim of capturing every movement, the camera boasts a trigger speed of 1.5 seconds and is capable of taking a photograph every 0.3-second when programmed accordingly. In addition, the TruthCam may be programmed for multiple-photo bursts of 1 (one), three (3), five (5), seven (7) or nine (9) images per trigger. All images also may be stamped with time, date, temperature and moon phase information.
The Truth Cam, which is offered in the under-$100 price range, also features a back-lit LED screen with large, easy-to-red menu settings, which makes programming the camera simple. And, designed for concealment, the camera has a thin, low-profile casing with a matrix camouflage finish.
Finally, the Primos Truth Cam 35 supports an eight (8) gigabyte SD card (not included) for image and/or video storage, and the camera is equipped with a molded security cable for theft prevention.
Features Of The Primos Truth Cam 35
Features of the TruthCam 35 include but are not limited to: 35 infrared LEDs to provide a 40-feet nighttime range for black-and-white images; 50 feet range and color photographs during the day; 3-megapixel image resolution; Time, date, temperature and moon phase stamps; programmable settings; 1.5-seconds trigger speed; Programmable to take up to three (3) images per trigger; Five-second recovery time; Programmable delayed trigger settings for 10 seconds, one (1) minute and 30 minutes; Programmable video lengths of 10, 30 and 60 seconds; Multiple-image mode offering one (1), three (3) or five (5) photos per trigger; Supports up to eight (8) gigabyte SD memory card (not included); Back-lit LED screen for set up instructions and viewing photos and videos; Password protection for added security; Security cable moulding (Python security cable not included) built into camera body; and, operation on four (4) D-cell batteries (not included).
- 35 infrared LED bank capable of capturing movement up to 40 feet at night (50 feet range during the day)
- Three-megapixel image resolution
- Capable of time, date, temperature and moon phase stamps
- Programmable trigger delays of 10 seconds, one (1) minute and 30 minutes
- Programmable video lengths of 10, 30 and 60 seconds
- Multiple-image mode offering one (1), three (3) or five (5) photos per trigger
- Supports up to 8 gigabyte SD memory cards (not included)
- Back-lit LED screen, which assist with programming and viewing photos
- Password protection for added security
- 0.3-second trigger speed (when not in sleep mode)
- Operates on four (4) D-cell batteries (not included)
- Product dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 13.5 inches; 1.6 pounds
- One-year warranty
Pros & Cons
- Easy to program
- More IR LEDs equal better night pictures
- Quick recovery time
- Good detection range and field of view
- Detection zone is limited to half of the camera’s field of vision
- USB reader is needed for connection to some Apple laptop computers
- Operation is not silent, which may spook wildlife
- Fuzzy pictures possible with any movement if not programmed properly
- D-cell battery operation limits battery life, and the camera does not accept Nimh rechargeable batteries.
- Only supports 8GB of storage. Most other cameras will support up to 32GB.
For those who have tried other game trail cameras, the TruthCam 35 has been said to compare favorably to the Reconyx brand, which comes at nearly four times the cost. One reviewer who owned two Reconyx cameras wrote: “As much as I love those cameras, I almost wish I had taken that money and bought eight TruthCams so I could cover more ground. Right now, I think this is the best value of the cameras I have. For the money, this is a great camera.” When compared to similarly-priced Moultrie cameras, meanwhile, the production of the TruthCam is equal to or superior to those yielded by Moultrie. Under heavy overhead canopy – and away from open fields or food plots – however, those cameras are known to produce fewer “white out” images due to the trigger sensitivity of the Truth Cam. The Truth Cam also is said to be, by most reviewers, favorably comparable to the Cudde IR camera.
The Primos Truth Cam series, Primos’ first production in the game trail camera category, is large and bulky, but it is this size that allows printed instructions on the body and provides the capability of 35 IR LEDs, which is more than nearly all other similarly-priced cameras. In addition, programming the TruthCam 35 is very easy, and the toggle switches slide easily into the desired settings.
If wildlife is still, the images are quite impressive for a game trail camera that costs under $100. However, the picture quality, both day (color images) and night (black-and-white images), may be blurry if there is movement in the capture.
Another downfall of the camera is the detection zone, which is considered “semi-wide” because it covers only about half of the field of view of the camera. Again, though, this is not bad considering the price point.
In addition, the camera operates on D-cell batteries, which, typically, decreases battery life significantly when compared to AA-cell batteries. It should also be noted here that the TruthCam 35 does not accept Nimh rechargeable batteries.
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Ranks and Ratings
The Primos TruthCam 35 is ranked #3 in Amazon’s Game and Trail Cameras category, #40 among Amazon’s Hunting Optics and #43 in Amazon’s Security and Surveillance list.