Truth Cam 35 (35 count IR) red flash 3 MP revisit
Please refer to the following
2010 TC35 review page for all the particulars. This revisit
will only address those upgrades between the 2010 and 2011
cameras which carry the same title. This company is a work in
progress company and the improvements to their products seem to
happen throughout the year. Those reported short comings from
the previous year have all been looked at. These include that
filter clunk issue which was widely reported. View the picture
and you will see the upgrades on the front of the package.
This little switch set up camera was a big favorite of mine and has had
a big following from field users. The upgrades addressing the
clunk plus greater battery life means a great little camera
should be rated better. We will see if it holds up to those
remarks on the package.
This 35 camera and its next brother the 46 will be the only two cameras
looked at by us this year. All the delays have put us behind and
we have to move on and try to get back on some schedule. Please
refer to the base link review for all the particulars and the
upgrades will only be discussed here.
07-30-2011 update: We managed a little lab time and
the trigger time for both with and without flash came in at 1.25
seconds which is real good. The day range and 8 plate came out
real nice but color is a little washed. With the camera set for
minimum delay the recovery time is around 15 seconds, so it is
very close to switch setting. Sensing came out to be 50+ feet at
89 degrees. Flash reached out to around 50 feet. The night
pictures were grainy and somewhat fuzzy. We need to go ahead and
start gathering the sample video and pictures.
08-01-2011 update: It looks like our day range did not do
justice to this camera. The day pictures came out very good and
the night pictures did well but the flash seemed a bit weak. We
did see a tad of motion blur on moving animals. With this
trigger time and 15 second delay and good pictures and the
advertized 200% increase in battery life this may just be a
winner. Testing will continue.
08-02-2011 update: Pulled a few videos off and again
this camera seemed to do its job well. Thee pictures and video
samples show that this camera is capable of doing its job and
doing it for a fair price. We feel that most users will be
satisfied with its results. We are now just going to set up and
run without break until the battery life is determined. This
review re visit is closed until we get that data. All this news
and no filter clunk except at transition is very good news.
03-10-2012 update: A final battery life on this unit shows
that it took 11,065 photos and 36 video clips over a period of