HCO Scoutguard SG560C

2012 HCO Scoutguard SG560C/September 29, 2012


ImagesFactory SpecsCG ClassificationCG TestingTriggerSamples


CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2012
ModelScoutguard SG560C
Flash TypeIR White Flash
Battery Type8 x AA
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range50 feet
Trigger Time without flash1.29s
Trigger Time with flash1.39s
Video Trigger Time1.98s
Day Range
Battery Life3950 photos and 489 videos over a period of 18 months.
Filter Clunk
Invisible FlashNo. Flash is not very strong but noticeable.
Motion Blur
Sensing Test70 feet at 73 deg F
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2012 Scoutguard SG-560C 20 count white IR (LED) 8 MP digital camera review

The case is a subdued green camouflage color that is very easy to hide except for that bright array. The array is 1.25X2.25 inches and contains 20 amplified white emitters. Just below that is the PIR and main lens. This camera very much resembles all the Boly Media cameras in appearance. Inside everything is the same also with a LCD and control buttons and the 8 AA battery holder. All the ports are across the inside bottom edge of the main unit.

The trigger seemed to be around 1.5 seconds. The dark room color night pictures were somewhat fuzzy but had good color. Outside with good sun to my back the pictures in both resolutions were about the same as the video and displayed a degree of fuzziness and the contrast was lacking. Color was vivid and true but not to the point of being over driven. Sensitivity is adjustable and there is a 3 burst mode. Delay is programmable down to 0 seconds but my 5 second setting came out about 18 seconds. Time lapse is adjustable form 10 seconds to 8 hours. The TL function does not have an adjustable operating window and will run 24 hours a selected. Flash is not very strong but when it goes off in your face you know it.

Documentation was easy to follow and adequate. Programming is also very straight forward and requires that you hit “OK” after each selection. There is no security built in to this case other than a small lock loop on the door. We are now going to get this on the bench for all the official stuff.

Progress and Activity
09-30-2012 update
09-30-2012 #2 update
10-06-2012 update
02-18-2013 update

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