Primos Blackout Super Charged Camera Review

Primos Truthcam Blackout Super Charged/February 17, 2013

 

ImagesFactory SpecsCG ClassificationCG TestingTriggerSamples

Specifications:

  • 7 Megapixel
  • IR Black Flash 60 leds
  • Photo and Video
  • Time Lapse
  • Time Lapse + Photo
  • Delay 5s – 30M
  • Video duration from 10s – 60s
SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2013
ManufacturerPrimos
ModelTruthCam Blackout Super Charged
Flash TypeIR Black Flash
Battery Type8 x AA + 16 x AA in battery pack
MSRP
Primos BO SC Specs
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range40 - 50 feet
Trigger Time without Flash1.39s
Trigger Time with Flash1.69s
Video Trigger Time2.56s
Day RangeHazy with washed out color
Battery Life
Filter ClunkNo
Invisible FlashYes
Motion BlurModerate
Sensing Test50 feet at 38 deg F
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This camera appears the same as this years Ultra Blackout but it is not.  Unlike the Ultra BO this camera has a 7mp rating.  One of the most noticeable differences this year is the change from a round pir sensor to the rectangular wide angle lens. You will probably still want to peal off that sticker on the front.

The camera runs on 8 AA batteries and settings are changed using the switches which means quick and easy setup in the field.  The python through design provides better than average security without a lock box.  Apparently, this camera is shipped as a package with the Super Charged battery pack which adds 16 more AA batteries to the original 8 in the camera.  This means 3 times more amp hours over the 8.  The camera will operate without the battery pack but according to the documentation this provides a higher amperage to the led array boosting the flash range.  We will see how this performs in the night range testing.

The nice thing about the battery pack is that is uses AA batteries and it attaches like an appendage to the camera and opens with it while leaving no wires exposed for those pesky critters who love to chew on plastic.

The sensing tests revealed detection to 50 feet at 38 degrees. The IR filter switches twice per day and makes a small click.  Theoretically this will occur twice a day rather than on every photo.

The day and night range tests reveal decent clarity for black flash.

Progress and Activity
12-08-2013 Update

 

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