Wildview TGLX8IRNG Camera Review

2012 Wildview TGLX8IRNG/June 4, 2012

 

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SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2012
ManufacturerWildview
ModelSTC-TGLX8IRNG
Flash TypeBlack IR Flash
Battery Type4 x C
MSRP
2012 Wildview TGLX8IRNG Specs
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range
Trigger Time without Flash2.09s
Trigger Time with Flash2.53s
Video Trigger Time
Day Range
Battery Life5246 photos and 33 videos over a span of 13 days
Filter ClunkSlight at transition
Invisible FlashNo but very low glow
Motion Blur
Sensing Test40 feet at 79 degrees
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2012 Wildview TGLX8IRNG 8 MP 35 count Black IR digital camera review

We are tapering off towards the end of our list of reviewed cameras and I had a little bit of a hard time getting an early sample to review. This is the typical Wildview camera and all the previous specifications as far as size and switches and battery compartment remain the same so we will not get into that. This camera operates off four C cells and is fully switch programmed. Delay is down to 20 seconds and you can select the power of the array from 25 emitters to 35 emitters. This is an 8 mp camera that is interpolated up from its 5 MP image sensor. There is three video times of 15, 30, and 60 seconds. Burst is 1, 3, and 6 pictures per trigger. The SD card size is up to 16 gig, (in house tests should be done prior to deployment) and it is important to check card compatibility prior to leaving it in the field.

The dark room showed me that this is in the very low glow category and not true black flash. I could view the flash fairly easy at 5 to 6 feet but not much past that. The night pictures are fuzzy and the day pictures in both resolution settings are also pretty fuzzy. They have good color but lack that sharp definition and detail. We have not seen much from Stealth this year that has worked as well their Archers Choice camera.

This camera sells for around $150 and is tagged as being “no glo” and we tagged it low glow. The trigger time has yet to be determined because during my walk tests and holding my BF analyzer, it seemed to be inconsistent so we will have to wait for the trigger table to tell us the official results. The delay actually seemed to be shorter than the selected 20 seconds. Sensing did seem a little weak but today is pretty warn so my test would not be exactly fair; we will wait for a nice cool evening. My cruse through the documentation was very quick. The nice complex specification chart must have got left on the drafting table and a Friday afternoon version ended up in its place. Being a switch based camera it is easy to understand so the write-up can be somewhat vague which this booklet is.

My high hopes dwindled for this camera when I first viewed the night with flash pictures and did not see the detail I wanted to see. I am going to again test this because my little hundred dollar Bushnell land camera seemed to do a much better job.

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