2012 Primos Ultra 35 Red flash 35 count 3/1.3 MP
digital camera review
Last year the big old 35 camera from this company became one of my
favorites and has been on constant duty ever
since. I am hoping that this Ultra version of
the 35 will fall into the same zone. I am not
going to report on any of the particulars which
are all listed in the Blackout review so just
refer to that for all the dimensions and such.
The only differences in this camera and its big
brothers are a smaller image sensor and a
different array. The sensor is listed as 1.3 and
is interpolated up to 3 MP to reach the top
The balance of the differences is just the flat (satin) black case which
does not bother me and a lesser flash range. All
the programmable features are the same and use
the exact same set of switches to accomplish
that task. This appears to be a big step up in
design from last year and if the function is
also in that same class then this will be a
sweet little unit.
Out of the box it was determined that the sticker has to go on this
camera also. Here is a hundred dollar camera
that does time laps and video and has a near one
second trigger time. It will also do TL plus PIR
if selected. Everything is done by switch. The
switches in this camera are far better than the
switches I had on to original Blackout version.
This camera also has good strait springs in the
battery holder. So far I have seen any of the
issues found of the BO version.
I headed for the dark room and captured some flash pictures and
evaluated the delay and all that was in order.
The flash duration is in the one second
timeframe. The delay was running the 6 second
range unofficial. The flash pictures were a bit
fuzzy as expected and the day pictures have that
low cut good color saturation. That same white
tint that we seen in the other two Ultra cameras
is also seen on these pictures. The firmware
upgrade on those cameras did help some. We do
have another firmware for this camera that we
are going to be trying when the time comes.
Another day and a couple more items to talk
about. This camera does have a slight filter
clunk at transition and as stated on the BO and
46 reviews you should not clean the array lens
with any type of lens cleaner because the faint
camouflage treatment will just wipe off with
that as a solvent. A soft cloth dampened with
water only and a gentle touch is all that is
needed to clean this surface. The dead pixel
test did not show any flaws.
Just finished scoping out the details on the new
low glo Wildview camera and then began to go
through the pictures from this camera. Like I
said in that review, there are a whole lot of
cameras that work much better for less money.
This is one of them. I know this is red flash
and that accounts for some things but for
picture quality there was just no comparison.
Any way we shot ourselves in the foot and this
review is void. We went ahead and upgraded to
the new firmware we had before we finished this
review in the other resolutions and video
samples so this review is closed until we start
with another camera.
Just like last year this little camera has
gained the top notch spot for the three Primos
cameraís so far this year. It has just provided
us with what we feel is better pictures and
videos than its big brothers. Please review the
sample pictures/videoís and evaluate for your
self. The very near one second trigger time and
low delay makes this camera fit just about
anyplace in the hunters or security managers
needs. We are waiting for the latest BO version
from this company so it still has a chance to
pull the spot to the top but we feel maybe that
is going to be very hard at this point.
We borrowed a camera to keep things going until
our replacement arrives and we will continue to
look and see if there is any difference in the
The borrowed camera was returned and the
replacement has now taken its place in the
review. We will go back through our findings and
compare to see if any of these replacement
cameras have any different characteristics. The
borrowed camera did not so letís hope the
replacement falls in that same path.
All has gone well with this little camera. The
final picture count was 15,556 and 98 videos for
a total of about 50 days on a set of standard AA
cells. This has been a little work horse and
will find its way into our security service
along side its big last yearís unit with the
same designation. This review is closed.
(without flash 1.09s)
(with flash 1.13s)