Reconyx Trail Camera Reviews

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Since 2000, Reconyx has been in the business of manufacturing and selling digital infrared game cameras in the U.S.A. The company is known for their pioneering Covert Infrared Technology.

The company is also known for manufacturing small form factor cameras, and all are designed with fast trigger speed. Below are examples of Reconyx game cameras for security and outdoor in particular models.

1Reconyx HyperFire 2 HF2X Covert IR Camera

Reconyx HyperFire 2 HF2X Covert IR Camera

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In continuing the Reconyx’s tradition of manufacturing the best performing, most reliable cameras, they have designed the new Hyper Fire 2 – the next generation camera. The company thinks that this is the best camera they have ever made so far and they are backing it up with five years warranty.

Reconyx assures that you would not miss a thing with this camera’s 1/4th-second trigger speed partnered with the best motion sensor available. You can take up to 1-90 images per trigger.

This American made trial camera is equipped with 150 ft no glow covert infrared flash. Other than that, it features the new image sensor that provides you with 1080P (widescreen) or 3MP standard resolution images and 720 P high definition videos (90 seconds max length) with audio.

The daytime photos are rich in color and clarity, and the nighttime images are crisp and clear. It requires 12 AA batteries to operate. Hyper Fire 2 provides time-lapse mode, loop recording and includes photos’ stamped with information.

Pros

  • 5-year warranty.
  • Provides no glow flash.
  • Supports SD memory cards up to 51 GB.
  • Battery life is good for two years with 40,000 images.

Cons

  • 3MP standard image resolution.

2Reconyx UltraFire Gen2 Covert IR XR6

Reconyx UltraFire Gen2 Covert IR XR6

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Reconyx XR6 Ultrafire – more reliable and silent in the field. This American made camera features a GEN 2 no glow covert infrared illumination that reaches up to 80 feet.

It is equipped with high sensitivity image sensors partnered with the latest generation covert infrared night vision illuminators.

XR6 features these two dedicated camera lenses – one is specifically designed to provide up to 8 MP vibrant daytime images and the other to provide clear night time photos (without having to use a noisy mechanical infrared cut filter for night photography).

This camera can record high definition videos at 1080P, including 24bit Digitally Enhanced Stereo Audio with wind noise reduction. Videos are up to 2 minutes max length during the day and 30 sec at night.

Playbacks are available with its 2.4 inches color screen. The screen also has a better user interface for camera programming. This camera could work in the temperature range of -20 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. XR6 Ultrafire is powered with 12 AA batteries and supports up to 256 GB memory card.

Pros

  • Weather resistant powder coat finish.
  • Photos are stamped with time, date, temperature, and moon phase.
  • Includes four lag bolts for mounting.
  • Time-lapse surveillance included.
  • 2-year warranty.

Cons

  • It appears this is a PC only camera, won’t work in Macs.
  • Timestamp and Reconyx logo do not have an option to be removed.
  • Using alkaline batteries can void the warranty.

3Reconyx SM750 HyperFire License Plate Capture Camera

Reconyx SM750 HyperFire License Plate Capture Camera

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The camera that is great for stand-alone surveillance situations where there is no existence of power and communication lines has arrived.

Introducing the Reconyx SM750 Hyperfire which is specifically designed to capture images of license plates on vehicles that travels up to 50 miles per hour. This camera features an exclusive ultra-high definition IR camera lens that ensures and provides sharp and clear images.

These images captured are monochrome both day and night. The no glow high output covert infrared technology that SM750 also features eliminates this red glow that is very common with other infrared cameras.

This license plate camera also features a loop recording mode which offers dual scheduling. The schedule can be any time of the day and any day of the week. It is powered by 12 AA batteries and can run continuously for up to 1 year.

Pros

  • Equipped with CodeLoc Pass-Code Protection for theft deterrence.
  • MapView Security Edition software is included.
  • 1-year warranty.
  • Silent operation.
  • Super fast in capturing and offers more bursts.

Cons

  • No remote access for SD card.
  • RECONYX logo on the image might block all or part of the license plate.
  • The only way to view photos is via computer.

4Reconyx XS8 UltraFire Covert General Surveillance Camera

Reconyx XS8 UltraFire Covert General Surveillance Camera

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XS8 Ultrafire covert surveillance camera features loop recording that overwrites the oldest images for continuous operation. It enables you to set up dual scheduling wherein you can set the operation any time of the day and any time of the week.

It also features Dynamic Video which allows the camera to save time, battery, and memory. XS6 can record a 10 minute 1080P high definition video with stereo audio. Photos are up to 8 megapixels resolution. These photos are full-colored by day and monochrome at night.

It is equipped with high sensitivity image sensors partnered with GEN 2 no glow covert infrared illumination that could reach up to 80 feet. This camera has no moving parts that ensure reliability.

It is powered with 12 AA batteries. It has 2.4 inches screen for programming and playback. You could also conduct playback directly to your HD TVs or transfer data to your computer through micro HDMI and USB output connections provided.

Pros

  • Audio can be turned on or off.
  • Great for security purposes.
  • 2-year warranty.
  • Includes MapView Security Software for Windows.
  • Time, date, temperature, and moon phase is shown in photos.
  • Silent operation.

5Reconyx SC950 HyperFire Covert Security Camera

Reconyx SC950 HyperFire Covert Security Camera

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Reconyx SC950 is an excellent choice for stand-alone surveillance for areas with no power and communication lines exist. Even without your presence, this camera helps and allows you to monitor your properties 24/7.

It features a CodeLoc Pass-Code Protection that provides theft deterrence and the no glow high output covert infrared technology. For the operation modes, this surveillance camera includes motion sensor scheduling on weekdays and weekends.

Users are allowed to set any hours of the day, on any days of the week. It also includes loop recording and time-lapse scheduling (AM period in hours and PM period in hours). Almost all camera settings are available on the device, but the scheduling settings are available on PC with included software.

For product specifications, SC950 provides 3.1 megapixels or 1080P for resolution. Images are in full color during the day and black and white at night. It captures in 1/5th-second trigger speed.

It has a flash range that could reach up to 60 feet. Images are stamped with the date, time, temperature, and moon phase. This camera is powered with 12 AA batteries, but external power connection is available for an option.

Pros

  • MapView Professional with security scheduling included.
  • Illumination has on/off option.
  • 1-year warranty.

Cons

  • Night surveillance might not meet your expectations.

6Reconyx WR6 UltraFire White Flash Color LED

Reconyx WR6 UltraFire White Flash Color LED

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If you’re looking for full-color videos and photos even at night, then this camera is very great for your need. The same with other Reconyx cameras, WR6 Ultrafire is equipped with two dedicated camera lenses that are for daylight and nighttime images.

It is equipped with basic features same with other Reconyx cameras like reliability and silent operation on the field. WR6 is the same with other Reconyx cameras, its just that, this camera has high sensitivity image sensor partnered with the latest generation high energy color LED illuminators.

These white flash color LED illuminators to provide 8MP clear and colored night time photos up to 60 feet range. It records 1080P high definition video with stereo audio.

The white flash may scare off some animals at night, but it is the only way to take color nighttime photos and videos. It has a 1 second response time for both the photo capturing and video recording. This camera runs on 12 AA lithium batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Pros

  • Photo and video quality are excellent.
  • Has the ability to take color images and videos at night.
  • Easy to set up.

Cons

  • Trigger speed can be slow.
  • White flash scares off animals.

7Reconyx SC950C Cellular Enabled Security Camera

Reconyx SC950C Cellular Enabled Security Camera, AT&T, Grey, SC950C-ATT

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Featuring the SC950C Hyperfire Cellular Enabled Security Camera with SIM card from AT&T and other International carriers installed by Reconyx.

The best thing about this cellular enabled camera is that it is so convenient that you no longer need to remove the SD card from the camera to conduct playback or transfer data in PC.

The cellular modem transmits images via text messaging or email. It can send images for up to 4 cell phones or two email addresses.

But this limitation is dependent on the carrier. The camera needs to be set up with a text message/MMS plan from the carrier before this cellular enabled camera will work.

For product specifications, SC950C is the same with Reconyx SC950 without the cellular enabled feature.

Pros

  • Illumination On/Off option is available.
  • Less hassle of transferring data.

Cons

  • Transmission of images through text won’t work with indecent reception.
  • Requires you to pay a monthly subscription for it to become useful.