Cabelas Outfitter Black IR Camera Review

Cabelas Outfitter Black IR/July 03, 2013

 

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Specifications:

Specifications:

  • 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

 

SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2013
ManufacturerCabelas
ModelOutfitter Black
Flash TypeIR Black Flash
Battery Type8 x AA
MSRP199.00
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.

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1 Comment
  1. Titan 2 years ago

    I found the Outfitter Black IR to be too sensitive for use in any area that has trees, bushes, or tall grasses that moves with the slightest wind. Even set on the lowest sensitivity setting it takes pictures or video one after the other until the batteries run down or the wind dies. Even the slightest movement triggers it. Have yet to find useful purpose for it.

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