Trail Camera Discussion of Manufactured Cameras.
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By csb
#359493
Does Ridgetec plan on coming out with a White Flash Cam?
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By Anthony
#359494
I would love to, but ....... We have to introduce technology step by step. Its the only way to ensure quality.

Also for non cellular cameras the market is very flooded and the pricing is so low that for retailers there is not much profit to be made on them. Which means we do not make much at Ridgetec either.

Our focus is primarily on cellular surveillance technology and expanding this in the future.

Our discussions here about non cellular cameras reached the conclusion that we will keep reevaluating it each quarter. Once our volumes rise to a point where the cost of bulk components for production get lower then it is more cost effective to introduce the non cellular camera (thats the bean counter side of the story).

Our focus will remain on cellular and the advancement of this technology and accessories. Ridgetec plans to be the first to introduce a 5G camera unit. We plan to have test units by May of this year. It requires new cellular modules and antennas among other things.

Now, a white flash cellular camera... we will wait and see how the demand and sales are for this technology first. this would remain very much a niche product because it can't be used for security really.
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By reaperman
#359497
I know Cabelas sells one but there isn’t enough users to get a feel of how they work. They have them on clearance now at the local store (if 70 miles is local). But too far to drive to return if needed.
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By Anthony
#359498
A white flash camera is very much a small niche. A cellular white flash is still a small niche product. The White flash (if incandescent) uses a lot more battery than IR leds.
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By April Lee
#359500
Boly introduces a 36MP White Flash camera, SG2060-D, that does both color picture and video at night.
SG2060-D is a major upgrade over previous models like SG562-D, SG562-C, and SG565F.

With the substantial quality improvment, the interests in White Flash cameras may grow a bit, otherwise, the overwhelming demand is on IR cameras, especially good quality Black IR cameras.
By Sodbuster
#359501
April Lee wrote: Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:15 pm Boly introduces a 36MP White Flash camera, SG2060-D, that does both color picture and video at night.
SG2060-D is a major upgrade over previous models like SG562-D, SG562-C, and SG565F.

With the substantial quality improvment, the interests in White Flash cameras may grow a bit, otherwise, the overwhelming demand is on IR cameras, especially good quality Black IR cameras.
Please show us some sample pics and vids from the SG2060-D
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By April Lee
#359504
The price is $149.99 MSRP, and the specs are below:
  • 36MP Max Pic Resolution & 1080P Video
  • 100ft detection and lighting range
  • Color Pic and Video at both day and night
  • Dual Lighting with Xenon Flash and LED
  • Supports up to 64GB SD card
  • 2" built-in Color LCD Display for menu and playback
  • Motion Sharp technology
  • Best picture quality
We'll provide sample picture later.
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By Anthony
#359505
April Lee wrote: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:58 pm The price is $149.99 MSRP, and the specs are below:
  • 36MP Max Pic Resolution & 1080P Video
  • 100ft detection and lighting range
  • Color Pic and Video at both day and night
  • Dual Lighting with Xenon Flash and LED
  • Supports up to 64GB SD card
  • 2" built-in Color LCD Display for menu and playback
  • Motion Sharp technology
  • Best picture quality
We'll provide sample picture later.
April,

Send some Boly cams new for 2020 to me and Chasingame will do a review of them. Just pick the ones you want a review for no more than 4. Include the White flash camera.

Send them to me.
By speed2spare
#359510
Back when the homebrew game cams were alive and leading the R&D for all camera companies. I don’t recall whiteflash leds ever giving crisp clear pictures. Would be neat if it was figured out. The strobe whiteflash homebrews did and still do produce stunning pictures, day and night.
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By April Lee
#359516
Yes, on pictures, strobe still leads white LED. But LED is catching up. The unfortunate thing is pixel competition also heats up, such that a pixel in a 14MP image sensor receives only 5/14 = 35.7% of light energy that a 5MP imager receives. As such, it is still a very difficult job to deliver a high quality picture with white LEDs on a 14MP+ imager.

It has been said that hunters only care about counting the points on the antelers. In reality, when he spends his dear money, everything matters. Today, there are mobile phones with 100M pixels. Trail cameras still trail behind phone cameras and professional digital cameras on many things, so there will be a lot of catchup things to do in the coming years.
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By csb
#359519
WF Trail Cams on the market today are still behind Home Brew WF Cams, in regards to picture quality. IMO
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By April Lee
#359524
Yes. The trail camera manufacturers are using secondary image sensors and third class lens, while homebrew cameras are based on consumer digital cameras that use first class image sensors and first class or second class lens. In addition, they also use top-grade DSPs.

In addition, trail cameras emphasize on trigger speed and lighting range, while consumer cameras emphasize on picture quality. In flash mode, a consumer camera (homebrew) can do a pre-flash to check the brightness and color setting before it does the main flash and picture taking. This improves expsoure and hence final picture quality a lot.

However, the trail camera industry is catching up so that 2060-D is much closer to homebrews, and in certain areas, better than homebrews.

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