Stealth Cam G30/May 08, 2014
- 8.0 Megapixel (3 resolution settings) 8mp / 4mp / 2mp
- HD Video recording 5-180 seconds w/ audio
- Time Lapse Function with PIR Override
- Quick Trigger Speed\
- 30 IR Emitters / 80 ft range
- Quick Set
- Burst Mode 1-9 images per triggering
- 5-59 sec / 0- 59 min recovery time out
- External LCD status display
- Time / Date / Moon Phase / Temperature
- SD Card slot up to 32GB
- Test Mode
- Low Battery indicator
- USB output
- Operates on 8 AA batteries
- External power jack for 12V battery box
- H: 5.5″ / W: 4.0″ / D: 2.5″
|Flash Type||IR Red Flash|
|Battery Type||8 x AA|
|Flash Range||60 - 70 feet|
|Trigger Time without flash||0.79s|
|Trigger Time with flash||1.06s|
|Video Trigger Time|
|Day Range||Minor fuzziness with natural color|
|Battery Life||1161 photos and 107 video clips over 10 months.|
|Motion Blur||Moderate control with Reduce Blur setting|
|Sensing Test||37 feet at 81 degrees F|
This is a small camera similar in size to the Moultrie M-880 cameras we are reviewing this year. The display is a two line LCD thus no photo viewer on this one. The G30 uses a hinged, camera in the back design which is convenient as the camera does not flop around when you open it.. It requires 8 AA batteries which are stored in a pop out tray.. It has slots for a wide large buckled strap and a python cable hole on the back of the camera as well as tripod mount on the bottom. It supports photo, video and time lapse modes. The LED flash array cover has some lines etched to provide break up of the shiny leds.
The set up was easy, did not use the book and I had this camera taking photos on the range quickly. There are some new button switch settings and labels. These are OFF, 01, 02, 03, CUSTOM, and TEST. I used Custom to configure the typical camera settings. Apparently the 01, 02 and 03 are quick presets for ease of use. This camera supports Photo, video and Time Lapse + Motion. Like the Moultrie’s we are testing this year, the camera comes with a setting to control motion blur called “Reduce Blur” which makes more sense to me than Moultrie’s “Motion Freeze” terminology.
I managed to get some range sample pictures. The sunny photos have a realistic color profile with a minor degree of fuzziness.
I managed to get the range photos captured. With Reduce blur on Standard there is a good bit of IR burn and the night photos are a tad over bright. I prefer the brightness levels with Reduce Blur set to Enhanced although I don’t see a lot of difference there. There is a definitely usable flash beyond 60 feet. I performed some sensing tests at 81 degrees and the camera would not sense beyond 37 feet. I would expect better than that.