Wildgame Innovations Cloak 10 Pro Lightsout/August 16, 2017
The next camera I pulled from the stack is the Wildgame Innovations Cloak 10 Pro Lightsout. I wish there was a way to abbreviate this long name like WGC10PLO. This write up will be mostly a repeat of 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 black flash camera and the flash is definitely not visible. One main difference in the Cloak 10 Pro and the Cloak 10 Pro Lightsout is that the LED array is black on the Lightsout.
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.
One thing is for sure, these Cloak 10 Pro cameras are inexpensive. If they work well they are going to have a strong bang for the buck.
Manufacturer model #: Cloak Pro 10 LIGHTSOUT.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||Good contrast and white balance. Usable detail beyond 60 feet.|
|Trigger Time without flash||.54s|
|Trigger Time with flash||.53s|
|Video Trigger Time||.95s|
|Photo Recovery Time||19.50s|
|Video Recovery time||21.40s|
|Day Range||A bit fuzzy but usable detail out to 60 feet.|
|Battery Life||1715 Photos and 347 Video clips over 7 weeks|
|Sensing Test||60 feet at 65F degrees|