ScoutGuard SG2060-K/August 10, 2017
Manufacturer model #: SG2060-K.
The SG2060-K is the next Bolymedia camera in line to get tested. It has a familiar look because its mold is nearly the same as the SG560x models I have tested in the past. This camera opens like a book with camera in the front and batteries in the back. It takes 8 AA cells to run this camera. The exterior is coated in a camo pattern that is unique and labelled “live for elegance”. There are some cartoon faces in the camo and a bit of pink color as well, oddly enough. The bottom of the camera includes a threaded insert for mounting and a battery port labelled 6V, while the back provides for camera strap.
The LED array is black in appearance without any break up pattern. The flash is invisible on this camera.
On the inside, the camera utilizes a 2″ display with a full compliment of buttons. I was easily able to use the polished menus and configure the camera without reading the manual. One thing to note on all these Bolymedia cameras is that after you change a setting, you must press the OK button to keep your change. There is a beep that sounds with each button press but it can be turned off in the settings if this bothers you. I like it because it reminds me of the old Scoutguard SG550 and its remote.
Most of this years Bolymedia camera offerings have a feature called Game Call. The setting when turned on, provides a start time and an interval. The user must place a .WAV file on the SD card. A WAVE file is a Windows format that is now industry standard for uncompressed audio. An mp3 will not work as far as I know. The camera will play the sound through its external speaker. In my case I should record myself whistling for the dog because it also brings the deer running.
The menus are easy to understand and I had this camera configured and running without the user guide.
This black IR camera captures photos and/or video, day or night, utilizing 60 degrees field of view and 85’ IR flash range, which are invisible to animals. The camera can be programmed to activate on motion and/or at timed intervals within its 100ft. detection range and captures 20MP photos or 1080p video that can be viewed on the built-in 2” TFT display. The camera supports up to 64GB SD/SDHC cards, and is resistant against water and snow.
- 100ft. detection, 85ft. invisible black IR flash range
- 20MP picture resolution and 1080p HD video with audio
- Game Call broadcasting
- Native support for solar and external power options
The MSRP on this camera is around $179.99.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||A bit grainy in appearance with usable detail out to 50 feet.|
|Trigger Time without flash||1.20s|
|Trigger Time with flash||1.32s|
|Video Trigger Time||2.34s|
|Photo Recovery Time||9.81s|
|Video Recovery time||avg 7.50s|
|Day Range||Very good clarity beyond 60 feet even when zoomed. Natural color.|
|Battery Life||3823 Photos (70% with flash) and 202 Video clips over 6 weeks.|
|Sensing Test||60+ feet at 83F degrees|