Covert Red 40 Camera Review

2012 Covert Red 40/March 25, 2012

 

ImagesFactory SpecsCG ClassificationCG TestingTriggerSamples
  • Resolution: 8MP, 5MP, 3MP
  • Burst: up to 3 shots per trigger
  • Video: 640X480, 320X240 (no sound)
  • Video Length: 5 to 60 seconds
  • Sensitivity setting: High, Medium, Low
  • Delay: 0 seconds to 60 minutes (plus write time)
  • Time Lapse:  yes
  • Flash Range: 50+ feet
  • Pass Word Protection:   yes
  • Trigger time: With flash 1.1 seconds, With out flash 1.39 seconds
  • Sensing range: 60 feet at 74 degrees
  • View Screen: yes

SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2012
ManufacturerCovert
ModelRed 40
Flash TypeIR Red Flash
Battery Type12 x AA
MSRP
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range50+ feet
Trigger Time without flash1.39s
Trigger Time with flash1.1s
Video Trigger Time5s to 60s
Day RangeGood clarity with natural color
Battery Life11,263 photos. 165 videos. over a period of 107 days.
Filter ClunkOn transition only
Invisible FlashYes
Motion BlurAverage
Sensing Test60 feet at 74 deg F
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Years back when we started there was a big conglomerate that had the title of BMC. This company was a nest for enterprising engineers who over the years decided that they could take their ability out and maybe produce a product of their own. It is our understanding that this new independent company has now begun to produce a product line which is finding some familiar names embossed into the front covers. One of which is now Covert. Our early test units from this factory proved to be very good.

Now the 2012 lines are hitting the market we see now that this company is producing cameras for this company. Break up camouflage is the case color choice. They are small 4.5X6 inch sized but are feature rich. Front layout is a 40 count array at the top and a wide angle PIR just below. The main lens is centered just below that. This camera has a tri pod insert on the bottom and a un labeled external battery port. There is no voltage posted or polarity. When you open the camera up there is a 6V marking inside but still no polarity indication. The back of the camera has a Python cable loop and the normal loops for a strap. Inside there is a 12 AA cell battery holder on the back and a view screen with programming buttons below. SD card and USB/TV ports are on the bottom edge. Moisture gaskets were very good and locked up tight. Noticeable filter clunk on transition only.

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07-14-2012 update
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