2012 UWAY U-150/April 28, 2012
|Flash Type||Red IR Flash|
|Battery Type||8 x AA|
|Trigger Time without Flash||1.59s|
|Trigger Time with Flash||1.46s|
|Video Trigger Time|
|Battery Life||5,025 pictures and 27 videos over a period of 35 days.|
|Filter Clunk||Audible during transition|
|Sensing Test||60 feet at 79 degrees|
2012 UWAY U-150 30 count red flash 8 MP digital camera report
Known this year as the Vigilant Hunter series of cameras this 5.5X4 inch black box with a fall brown camouflage front is all new for this year. The camera sticks out off the tree about three inches and has the cable loop and strap loop built into the back. This is a very compact camera. The 30 count array is at the top front and the main lens and PIR sensor is just below. There is an insert on the back for their accessory mount but no tri-pod insert on the bottom.
The external battery port has the center pin that is not centered so it would require the plug to be forced into the jack. There is also a 6 volt indicator and no polarity marking for that port. The weather seal was tight and the latches seemed to be firm. Inside there is the SD card port on the front edge and the main switch and USB/ext Battery ports on bottom edge. Top center is the view screen (playback video/pictures) and programming. Below is the associated control buttons. The back of the camera is the battery compartment (8 AA) with a built in keeper.
Part of our research showed what looks like a significant change in the warranty on these cameras. It indicated that it is much like Bushnell which requires a payment for shipping and handling in order to get the work done on this 1 year period. Replacement cameras do not get that period extended past the original cameras purchase + 1 year period. Their Uovision cameras have a straight 2 year warranty with no pay as you go. There is an audible clunk during transition which occurs twice per day.
The main switch location up under the camera rim is a bit of a hassle because you have to use the switch by feel and not by sight when mounted in the standard manner. Maybe after some use, one could remember just how each position feels, but it is still somewhat troubling.
On the sensing tests the camera triggered at 60 feet at 79 degrees.