Acorn LTL-6210 Red Flash Camera Review

2012 OldBoys Little Acorn LTL-6210 Red Flash/January 14, 2012

 

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Red version pictured on left with clear leds.

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SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2012
ManufacturerAcorn
ModelLTL-6210
Flash TypeIR Red Flash
Battery Type12 x AA
MSRP
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range40+ feet
Trigger Time without flash1.57s
Trigger Time with flash1.53s
Video Trigger Time
Day RangeGood clarity. Images show under exposure
Battery LifeAlkaline battery test revealed 748 sent of 1597 taken plus 103 videos.
Filter ClunkNo
Invisible FlashNo
Motion BlurAverage
Sensing Test48 ft at 57 degrees F
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This is a new look for these cameras because there is no removable back pack. The main camera portion is much thicker than the previous year model cameras. This is to accommodate the separate battery compartments that drive the camera and the separate cellular modem board.

The camera has a very clean what may be called a summer/fall green/brown camouflage color. There is a small front bottom latch to the bottom compartment which contains the battery compartments and different ports like SD and USB. There is also a SIM card slot under its associated battery compartment cover. The bottom compartment door has the view screen built in with its control buttons. There is also a feed through to the external battery port that has a rubber plug to keep it closed when not being utilized. The back of the cam has a light gauge feed through for a python cable and the sides of the camera have small slots for a strap. The back is somewhat flat with small bark grabbers sticking out. The top of the camera has the external antenna connector.

The top resolution is 12 MP but can also go down to 2 MP. They recommend using 5 MP for most applications in order to keep file sizes to a minimum. With a price tag of approx $329 for the non wireless models and $549 for the wireless models these may solve a lot of problems for high gas prices and the new over write feature where oldest picture is deleted if card is full if that feature is selected. This feature coupled with one of the new proprietary small Li-Ion solar/battery supply (optional) can keep the camera in the field up to a year.

The documentation seems to be well written but my old one track mind has a hard time getting used to a new feature like the MMS mode. As I read through everything fits together until that portion comes up and I have to stop and slow down to grasp what is being said. This is an HD capable camera to include video with sound capabilities. According to Acorn, The flash ranges are out to 75 feet for the red flash model. The option of picture plus video is also a nice feature.

Minimum delay is only 1 minute but that is because of the cellular capabilities. Multi shot burst mode is from a half second to one second depending on file size. Without the optional solar panel this camera should be able to stay in the field for up to 6 months of reliable use if good alkaline cells are used. The PIR system is still three sections with the two outside units providing incoming wakeup. Time lapse function can be programmed for both day and night. Timer settings can control time lapse function start and stop times. Date/time, temperature, moon phase, and battery level is stamped on the picture so it is transmitted to user during cellular operations. The setup of the Cellular function is on a disk so it is a very easy task to accomplish. If you choose just the standard 2012 cameras and not the MMS cameras there is a optional cellular modem board that can be purchased that will upgrade a standard camera to the premium cellular MMS camera. These cameras also have password protection.  These units come with Acorn Time Lapse software by Scouting Assistant.

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