HCO SG560PV/May 31, 2014
- Image Sensor:5MP Color CMOS
- Lens F=3.1mm
- FOV (Field of View): 52°
- PIR Detection Range: up to 80ft
- Illumination Blackout IR LEDs
- User Interface: Built-in 2.0″ TFT Color Screen
- Memory Card: SD/SDHC up to 32GB
- Picture Resolution: 5MP = 2560×1920
- Video Resolution: 640×480 (16fps), 320×240 (20fps)
- PIR Sensor Multi Zone
- PIR Sensitivity Adjustable (High/Normal/Low)
- Trigger Time: 1.2s
- Weight: 8.8 oz(without battery)
- Operation Temperature: -4F to 140F
- Storage Temperature: -22F to 158F
- Interval: 1s – 60 min Programmable
- Photo Burst: 1–3 Programmable
- Video Length: 1–60s Programmable
- Power Supply: 8 × AA
- Stand-by Current: < 0.3 mA (<7mAh/Day)
- Power Consumption: 150 mA (+450mA when IR-LED activated)
- Low Battery Alert LED Indicator
- Mounting Cable Lock/Mounting Strap/Tripod
- Dimensions: 5-1/2 inches by 4 inches by 2-1/2 inches
- Operation Humidity: 5% – 90%
- Security authentication: FCC, CE, RoHS
|Flash Type||IR Red Flash|
|Battery Type||8 x AA|
|Trigger Time without flash||1.26s|
|Trigger Time with flash||1.26s|
|Video Trigger Time|
|Day Range||Good clarity with natural color|
|Sensing Test||50 ft at 79 degrees F|
The HCO Scoutguard SG560PV is the same small sized camera we have reviewed in the past years (earlier models). The notable difference is that this new model has a 2″ built in color viewer. There is no remote needed for this camera and it is a welcome improvement. A nice camo pattern covers the front half of this camera in the door style hinged enclosure. The SG560PV is a red flash camera that uses 8 AA batteries.
It utilizes a color viewing screen that allows for photo viewing as well as video playback.
There is no python loop hole in the back and only a strap slot for mounting. There is the standard threaded insert for a tripod on the bottom. You will need a security box for this one.
The walk tests revealed sensing beyond 50 feet at 79 degrees. The flash range test pictures reveal good illumination and pleasing contrast for this camera. The day range pics revealed natural color and decent clarity. The camera is simple to set up. Menus are easy and do not require the booklet.
Trigger times show a decent but relatively average time of around 1.26s for both day and night. This camera is suitable for both trails and feeders.
At an MSRP of $149 this should be a decent workhorse of a camera.