Primos Blackout Super Charged black flash digital camera Test
camera appears the same as this years Ultra Blackout but it is
not. Unlike the Ultra BO this camera has a 7mp rating. One of the most
noticeable differences this year is the change from a round pir
sensor to the rectangular wide angle lens. You will probably
still want to peal off that sticker on the front.
camera runs on 8 AA batteries and settings are changed
using the switches which means quick and easy setup in the
field. The python through design provides better than
average security without a lock box. Apparently, this
camera is shipped as a package with the Super Charged battery
pack which adds 16 more AA batteries to the original 8 in the
camera. This means 3 times more amp hours over the 8.
The camera will operate without the battery pack but according
to the documentation this provides a higher amperage to the led
array boosting the flash range. We will see how this
performs in the night range testing.
thing about the battery pack is that is uses AA batteries and it
attaches like an appendage to the camera and opens with it while
leaving no wires exposed for those pesky critters who love to
chew on plastic.
sensing tests revealed detection to 50 feet at 38 degrees. The
IR filter switches twice per day and makes a small click.
Theoretically this will occur twice a day rather than on every
The day and night range tests reveal decent
clarity for black flash.
12-08-2013 update: This camera in a
low volume area continue to take photos and I expect it will
continue for a quite a long time with the juice it pulls from
all these batteries. The current picture count is at 2873
and the battery indicator still near the full mark. We
will continue monitoring this setup. If you want a set up
that will endure quite a while in the field this convenient
package will do the trick. The camera has performed
constantly in the weather from hot summer temps through rain and
cold of this winter and shows no sign of troubles.