Cabelas Outfitter Black IR/July 03, 2013
- 8MP or 5MP image resolution
- 640×480, 16-fps video resolution
- 940nm IR LED
- 75-ft. illumination range
- 85-ft. detection range
- 1 +/- 0.2-second trigger speed
|Flash Type||IR Black Flash|
|Battery Type||8 x AA|
|Flash Range||50 feet|
|Trigger Time without Flash||1.21s|
|Trigger Time with Flash||1.26s|
|Video Trigger Time||1.43s|
|Day Range||Good clarity fairly natural color|
|Battery Life||7715 images and 363 video clips over 6 weeks|
|Sensing Test||50+ feet at 68 deg F|
The Outfitter Black IR camera runs on 8 AA batteries that are inserted in the back of the camera while the camera is in the front door. The controls and setup menus are all very familiar and did not require reading the manual.. This entry into scouting cameras by Cabelas has created some buzz on our forum since it is a proprietary design with some innovative features. I believe it is safe to say that this is a Boly Media Corporation design since the info strip and photo meta data indicate this. The camera thus has a long heritage sprouting from lines of cameras starting with the ScoutGuard. The camo combined with the textured face and led layout give this camera a unique look and should be able to blend in and hide well.
For security this camera provides a python through hole in the body of the camera that in my opinion is more secure than the type that has a thin flap holding it on top of the camera that we have seen in many manufacturers. Hopefully the 3rd party market will supply lock boxes for this new line of cameras.
After performing the video trigger testing I determined that the video does have audio on this camera. Trigger testing and day range are completed and the trigger times are respectable. Please keep in mind that in north Georgia it now rains almost every day. Finding some clear dry weather is likely to be difficult so take this into account when evaluating the photos. It is WET here.