26. October 2009 05:52
This new product brought to market by Covert Scouting Cameras caught my eye right away when I first noticed it at the ATA show this past winter. "Covert" is the perfect name for such a camera, it's tiny only 5 1/2" high x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep. It literally fits in the palm of your hand. It's small stature coupled with it's infrared flash makes this camera very hard to detect by game and thieves alike. Without looking for this camera it would be very easy to unknowingly walk right past it.
I had the privilege of testing this superb unit over the summer. This trail camera is hands down the best I have used to date. I got over 8000 pictures on one set of 8 AA batteries! The cost of running this camera is minuscule. In time this camera could nearly pay for it's self from it's low cost of operation compared to other cameras I have experience with. It also comes with a 2 GB SD card so other than adding batteries it is ready to go right out of the package.
The camera is equipped to take either 3 MP or 5 MP photos backed by 24 high intensity LED bulbs packing a 40' flash range. I will admit to never testing the unit on the 3 MP setting. I only ran the unit set on 5 MP and it took fantastic photos both day and night. The LED lights do a nice job on the photos after dark.
Below is a sample of a couple day and night photos. Keep in mind the photo quality suffers quite a bit when I resize and upload them to the blog. They are much more crisp and vibrant before manipulating them.
These first two photos showcase the cameras fast trigger speed.
Features of the Covert II Assassin trail camera include:
-24 "high intensity" Infrared LED's with a 40' flash range.
-Adjustable sensitivity for the PIR motion sensor.
-The camera comes with a 2 GB SD memory card. The unit accepts cards from 8 MB to 2 GB in size.
-Adjustable from 1 second to 60 minute delay.
-Adjustable from 1 second to 60 second video length.
-The case includes a sun / rain shield over the lens and PIR unit.
-Industry standards such as locking tabs and a waterproof seal.
-1 year limited warranty.
These cameras can be viewed at www.covertscoutingcamera.com or http://www.dlccovert.com/ and you can reach Dave who is very helpful at firstname.lastname@example.org for all of your Covert camera questions or needs.