Cabelas Outfitter Black IR/July 03, 2013


ImagesFactory SpecsCG ClassificationCG TestingTriggerSamples


  • 8MP or 5MP image resolution
  • 640×480, 16-fps video resolution
  • 940nm IR LED
  • 75-ft. illumination range
  • 85-ft. detection range
  • 1 +/- 0.2-second trigger speed


CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2013
ModelOutfitter Black
Flash TypeIR Black Flash
Battery Type8 x AA
2013 Cabelas Outfitter Black Specs
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range50 feet
Trigger Time without Flash1.21s
Trigger Time with Flash1.26s
Video Trigger Time1.43s
Day RangeGood clarity fairly natural color
Battery Life7715 images and 363 video clips over 6 weeks
Filter ClunkNo
Invisible FlashYes
Motion BlurAverage
Sensing Test50+ feet at 68 deg F
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The Outfitter Black IR camera runs on 8 AA batteries that are inserted in the back of the camera while the camera is in the front door.  The controls and setup menus are all very familiar and did not require reading the manual..  This entry into scouting cameras by Cabelas has created some buzz on our forum since it is a proprietary design with some innovative features. I believe it is safe to say that this is a Boly Media Corporation design since the info strip and photo meta data indicate this.  The camera thus has a long heritage sprouting from lines of cameras starting with the ScoutGuard.  The camo combined with the textured face and led layout give this camera a unique look and should be able to blend in and hide well.

For security this camera provides a python through hole in the body of the camera that in my opinion is more secure than the type that has a thin flap holding it on top of the camera that we have seen in many manufacturers. Hopefully the 3rd party market will supply lock boxes for this new line of cameras.

After performing the video trigger testing I determined that the video does have audio on this camera. Trigger testing and day range are completed and the trigger times are respectable. Please keep in mind that in north Georgia it now rains almost every day.  Finding some clear dry weather is likely to be difficult so take this into account when evaluating the photos.  It is WET here.

Progress and Activity
07-11-2013 update
07-11-2013 update: I finally found an evening where it was not raining (rare) and got a flash range on this camera.  The sensing tests proved good out to 50+ at around 68 degrees.
08--18-2013 update
08-18-2013 update:  We finished off the battery test using the time lapse function which operated flawlessly.  Some users have mentioned that a minimum of 5 minutes between shots in time lapse is limiting.  This camera took a total of 7715 photos and 363 video clips over a 6 week period.  This is a respectable battery life.  The batteries are dead and this review is now closed.

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