Primos TruthCam Ultra 46 HD Camera Review

Primos TruthCam Ultra 46 HD/September 21, 2014

 

ImagesFactory SpecsCG ClassificationCG TestingSamples
  • 1280×720 HD Video
  • 9 months battery life
  • Captures photos, HD video and HD time lapse
  • Video mode records audio
  • 100 ft night range
  • 0.7 second trigger speed
  • 46 LEDs
  • Camo LED filter technology
  • 7 megapixels
  • 1 year warranty
SpecificationValue
ClassOptics
CategoryScouting Cameras
Model Year2014
ManufacturerPrimos
ModelTruthCam Ultra 46 HD
Flash TypeIR Red Flash
Battery Type8 AA
MSRP
Test PerformedResult
Flash Range60+ feet. Wash out in transition times.
Trigger Time without flash0.78s
Trigger Time with flash0.79
Video Trigger Time2.34s
Day RangeGood contrast but can be dark in bright sun.
Battery Life4329 Photos and 29 video clips over 4.5 months
Filter ClunkNo
Invisible FlashNo
Motion BlurModerate
Sensing Test42 feet at 75F

This camera appears basically the same as the 2013 Ultra 46 we tested.

One of the most noticeable differences this year is the addition of HD video with audio.  I do not see a way of disabling the audio if you do not want it.  Video tests do reveal 720p video with audio.

This 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.  The addition of the camo on the LED array is nice as well as it cuts down on the glare.  I wish other companies would consider this feature although it could reduce flash range some nominal amount.

Dark room tests reveal a visible red flash, and no filter clunk that I can hear.

After going through several days of photos, the camera exhibits some washout during transition times.  when it is good and dark the night shots have good illumination and contrast but I did get a lot of those washed out photos because my deer show around those times.  Look at the samples for an example of this.

The Ultra 46 HD has been a good performer and with the HD video with audio and decent battery life it is a nice all around camera.  The switches over the navigation menus is something I prefer but I do understand that many options can’t be represented this way and do require a menu driven system.

Progress and Activity
09-22-2014 Update
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