Wildgame Innovations Cloak 10 Pro/August 15, 2017
I have a large stack of cameras from WildGame to review this year. I am starting with the lower megapixel rating to the higher ones. In most cases there is a Lightsout version for each model as well. The first in line is the Cloak 10 Pro. This is a medium sized camera, narrow and long-ish, that resembles a piece of wood. Access to buttons, sd card and batteries are from a flap on the bottom. The screen is a simple text only and back lit but the buttons are not. This is not for the visually challenged. I am experienced with this tiny Wildgame style screen as it is not a new design. I find I have to remove my glasses and pull the camera closer to my face to see it more clearly. If you are under 40 you shouldn’t have an issue.
The setup is no nonsense and simple. Set date/time, photo or video mode, select an interval from 3 values. Done. If you want simple to set up, you got it.
The camera is a red flash camera and the flash is definitely visible. The LED array is fairly small but is still a bit shiny as you can see the LEDs.
The surface of the camera is curved like the limb of a tree and textured like bark. It is a grey-ish color which should hide well.
The camera opens from a single flap on the bottom and once opened reveals the SD Card, buttons and a separate door for the battery compartment where 8 AA batteries are slid in. The polarity is clearly indicated twice to help you get the batteries in correctly. The sides/rear of the camera has slots for a strap. The back of the camera is curved and will fit against a tree or larger post well. Included are two small bungee cords and no strap.
I am trying to determine if steel lock boxes are available yet for this model.
Manufacturer model #: Cloak Pro 10.
- 24 infrared LEDs for excellent nighttime photos
- 70-ft. detection and flash range
- 10MP photos and up to 30 seconds of video
- Trigger speed of less than one second
- Runs efficiently on AA batteries for up to a full year
6″H x 4.75″W x 2.5″D.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||Good white balance. Very fuzzy. Usable detail to 60 feet.|
|Trigger Time without flash||.98s|
|Trigger Time with flash||.82s|
|Video Trigger Time||avg 1.60s|
|Photo Recovery Time||avg 8.50s|
|Video Recovery time||avg 20.20s|
|Day Range||A bit grainy/fuzzy with usable detail out to 60 feet.|
|Battery Life||4411 Photos and 55 Video clips over 5 weeks.|
|Sensing Test||55+ feet at 79F degrees|