Primos Proof Cam 02
Primos Proof Cam 2 Review
Model # 63055 | Primos Proof Cam 2 Owners Manual
- Exceptional picture trigger speed
- Crisp, colorful daytime pictures
- Great video quality
- Battery efficient
- Easy to program
- Slow video trigger speed
- Poor audio on video
The Primos Proof Cam 2 has turned into one of our favorite game cameras in 2015. Exceptional pictures, long battery life and easy setup are the highlights of this little trailcam.
Quality of Design 3.5 Stars
Dimensions: 5.25" x 4" x 2.75" | Battery Type: 8 AA Batteries | External Battery Jack: 12 Volt
The case design is simple and strong. The camera works well with both the Slate River Mount and the Python Cable Lock. The cable lock goes around the front of the camera, locking both the camera shut, and the camera to the tree.
The programming is incredibly easy. Throw away the owner's manual, you won't be using it. Simply slide the toggle switches to your desired setting, and put in the time/date and off you go. The only downside to the programming is the lack of advanced options. Here is a breakdown of some of the more popular settings:
- 1-5 multi-shot
- 5 s. - 60 s. video clips
- Time Lapse: 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 m. intervals - Daylight Hours
- Photo Stamp: Time, date, temperature and moon phase
- Picture + Video Mode: No
- Start/Stop Time: No
- Password Protection: No
- SD Card Overwrite: No
- PIR Settings: No
- Flash Settings: No
Durability has been hampered significantly by bad battery connections. The connections have been falling out and are cheap and flimsy. This was a problem with many of the early models. Inventory after Nov. 1st has been corrected. Our current inventory consists of the good battery connections.
Detection Circuit 3.6 Stars
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.22 s. / 3.8 s. | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 2.72 s. / 4.5 s. | Detection Range: 70 ft.
In the way of speed, the Proof Cam 2 shines in picture trigger time. 0.22 seconds is incredibly quick and makes for a great rating. Outside of that, the video trigger and picture recover are relatively average.
The detection zone is quite impressive. This camera detects out to 70 ft. on average, and has a detection angle that matches the field of view. If it weren't for the average to below-average recovery time, this detection circuit would be rated much higher.
Picture Quality 4.5 Stars
Photo resolution: 12 or 3 mpxl | Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 HD w/ audio | Flash Type: Red Glow Infrared
Primos Proof Cam 2 daytime pictures offer near-perfect color quality. This hasn't always been the case with Primos cameras, but they have made tremendous strides the past several years to perfect their daytime pictures, and the results show.
The night flash has been toned down considerably from last year. This new Proof Cam model doesn't display near the "white-out" 2014 Primos models had. The night pictures are clear, offer good contrast and possess and strong but not overwhelming red glow infrared flash. We have seen some blurry night photos. Overall, the day and night pictures are stunning and deserve considerable praise.
In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel ratings trail camera manufacturers advertise. Don't get caught up in this. We consider 99% of megapixel ratings to be a marketing gimmick. Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products. They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture. The only way to judge picture quality is through the pictures a trail camera takes. For instance, the Proof Cam 2 interpolates its photos out to 12 mpxl (if you choose "ultra" photo quality in the settings). We consider interpolation completely unnecessary, however, every manufacturer employs this tactic. You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full size image that the camera has taken. The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized. This is normal, and to be expected.
Battery Life 3.5 Stars
Resting Power (on): 1.8 mW | Daytime Power Consumption: 3.4 Ws | Nighttime Power Consumption: 5.54 Ws
The resting power is incredibly efficient and will allow the camera to sit dormant for an extended time period. The day and night consumptions are very solid.
The Proof Cam 2 will use lithium, alkaline or nimh rechargeable batteries. We recommend the lithiums if you want trouble-free, long battery life. If this camera were to take 35 day and 35 night pictures every 24 hour time period, the Proof Cam 2 could still last an impressive 7.7 months in the field on a set of Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
Primos Proof Cam 02 Reviews Conclusion 3.8 Stars
Not a lot of suspense in this review. The Primos Proof Cam 02 is a cold-blooded trail camera. This camera excels in nearly every area, most importantly though, it takes some of the cleanest pictures we have seen this year. We love the Proof Cam 02, it gets our highest recommendation.
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