Primos Proof Cam 01/August 10, 2017
Manufacturer model #: 64054.
The Proof cam 01 is the entry level in this year’s Proof cam line up, notated as “Gen 2”. If you head to the store to buy one make sure you see the Gen 2 or check the model number as it is very similar to previous models with the same name. This is a relatively small camera with a solid color exterior that is a green color with an LED array the encircles the camera lens. The LED array is black in appearance even though this is definitely a red flash camera. Present is the python strap around the front of the camera which in my opinion is a good design for those who do not want to spring for the steel lock box but want better than average security. This design at least keeps someone from opening the camera and tinkering with it or removing the SD card. It is a better design for the Python in my opinion. This is not a new design and I am glad the designers kept this feature. The bottom of the unit supports an external battery port and a threaded insert for mounting while the back/sides offer a strap slot. I have a small complaint about the strap slots because I can’t use my CustomOne Enterprises adjustable mount with this camera.
Once upon a time …. there were several manufacturers who built cameras with switches that were easy to use in the field as an alternative to a viewing screen. I have always liked this switch type setup because I think it is easy to use and change when you are in a hurry and have 18 more cameras to go check and set up, although in the dark you will need a flash light. The little LCD screen on this camera is used to set the date and time and to indicate number photos taken and provide status information. Using a tiny screen and some switches should keep manufacturing costs down which means a better buy for the consumer. If you are like me, then you do not use the viewing screen to study photos and watch videos in the field. I wear glasses for a reason and trying to discern detail on a 1.5″ screen is not going to happen. So, it does not bother me at all to lose the screen.
This little camera offers everything the average consumer needs in a camera with an easy to use interface. i had the camera up and running quickly.
- Captures 12MP crystal-clear images
- Records 720p HD video and time-lapse
- Offers 0.7-second trigger speeds so you won’t miss a thing
- Auto-exposure feature eliminates whiteouts
- Fast one-second recovery rate delivers more images with fewer blanks
5.1″H x 3.4″W x 2.8″D
The MSRP on this camera is around $99.99.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||Very bright, nearly over exposed. Usable detail out to 60 feet.|
|Trigger Time without flash||0.65s|
|Trigger Time with flash||avg 0.68s|
|Video Trigger Time||avg 0.93s|
|Photo Recovery Time||avg 0.78s|
|Video Recovery time||avg 4.10s|
|Day Range||Good clarity well beyond 60 feet even when zoomed. A bit of a redish hue to the photos.|
|Battery Life||3068 photos (70% with flash) and 173 video clips over five weeks|
|Sensing Test||60+ feet at 83F degrees|
Photo Samples captured in HI setting.
Video Samples captured in HI setting.
Note: There are pops in the audio for these clips. I verified that the pops are in the original clips. The audio is low volume so be careful when you turn up your speakers because of the loud pop.