Scoutguard SG-560C 20 count white IR (LED) 8 MP digital
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.
09-30-2012 update: We had a little more
time on this unit and the sensing was 70 feet at 73
degrees. Another surprise was that our first sample
pictures in the top resolution came out better than the
day range photos. This is probably due to a different
lighting condition. The degree of fuzz was not as
apparent on the actual animals. We may have some night
with flash pictures soon if our resident herd
09-30-2012 #2 update: The results are coming at a rate
that the writing is getting behind the function. The night flash
range can say that it is pretty good out to about 50 feet. The
night sample pictures are much better than I expected but still
have a tiny bit of fuzz. My personal observations would say that
it probably can stand beside the other strobe white flash
cameras currently being offered with out being ashamed. The
video trigger time came in at 1.98s which follows most ever
cameras in that mode. The asking price is around $230 which puts
its cost well above most strobe cameras but one thing for sure
the strobe cameras will not give you any night video at all.
This will not only give you video it will give you it will give
you color night video. If the battery life holds up, we might be
dealing with a pretty good camera. We have a sample picture set
(see below) where a buck is right in front of the camera for
several pictures and he did not seem to mind the flash at all.
10-06-2012 update: Our reviews sometimes start of a
little slow and the initial findings don’t follow the official
findings. This camera almost immediately hit favor with many who
were following this review. I have been a big fan of the white
IR cameras from the first
I tested and later the W4F Wildgame camera. This camera has
taken it to another level and we feel that there will be a
growing degree of popularity once more cameras enter the field.
Most every test has gone well and the results published have
been favorably accepted by many. Remaining is the battery life
and so far that looks to be also in the plus column.
02-18-2013 update: This camera finally finished off its one
set of batteries over a period of 18 weeks (4.5 months). The camera took a total of 3950 photos and 489
video clips. This is pretty good battery performance.
This review is now closed.