Cabelas Outfitter Series 8MP Black Flash digital camera Test
Outfitter Black IR camera runs on 8 AA batteries that are inserted in the back of
the camera while the camera is in the front door. The
controls and setup menus are all very familiar and did not
require reading the manual.. This entry into scouting cameras by
Cabelas has created
some buzz on our forum since it is a proprietary design with
some innovative features. I believe it is safe to say that this
is a Boly Media Corporation design since the info strip and
photo meta data indicate this. The camera thus has a long
heritage sprouting from lines of cameras starting with the
ScoutGuard. The camo combined with the textured face and
led layout give this camera a unique look and should be able to
blend in and hide well.
security this camera provides a python through hole in the body
of the camera that in my opinion is more secure than the type
that has a thin flap holding it on top of the camera that we
have seen in many manufacturers. Hopefully the 3rd party market
will supply lock boxes for this new line of cameras.
8MP or 5MP image resolution
640x480, 16-fps video resolution
940nm IR LED
75-ft. illumination range
85-ft. detection range
1 +/- 0.2-second trigger speed
performing the video trigger testing I determined that the video
does have audio on this camera. Trigger testing and day range
are completed and the trigger times are respectable. Please keep
in mind that in north Georgia it now rains almost every day.
Finding some clear dry weather is likely to be difficult so take
this into account when evaluating the photos. It is WET
07-11-2013 update: I finally found an evening where it was
not raining (rare) and got a flash range on this camera.
The sensing tests proved good out to 50+ at around 68 degrees.
08-18-2013 update: We finished
off the battery test using the time lapse function which
operated flawlessly. Some users have mentioned that a
minimum of 5 minutes between shots in time lapse is limiting.
This camera took a total of 7715 photos and 363 video clips over
a 6 week period. This is a respectable battery life.
The batteries are dead and this review is now closed.