wildgame crush 10x review
Wildgame Micro Crush 10x
Wildgame Micro Crush 10x
Wildgame Micro Crush 10x
129.95

Wildgame Micro Crush 10x

- This is an inexpensive trail camera that performs like a cheap trail camera.  Slow, flimsy case design, bad night pictures and a narrow detection circuit highlight the majority of the reasons we would not recommend this.  - TCP Staff

Read our full review below.

Wildgame Crush 10x Review

Model # m10i20  |  Wildgame Crush 10x Owners Manual

 

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Good day pictures

Cons

  • Slow detection circuit
  • Poor night photos
  • Flimsy case design
  • Narrow detection zone

Trailcampro Analysis

Quality of Design     

Battery Type:  8 AA Batteries  |  External Battery Jack:  6 Volt

     Case design doesn't rate very well.  Wildgame uses two small bungee cords to strap the camera.  These are neither sturdy nor dependable.  There isn't a built-in bracket for a cable lock either.  The Crush 10 is relatively small, but feels "cheap" in our hands.  The latch is flimsy and the buttons aren't very positive.  There is a noticeable difference between holding this camera and other similarly priced cameras.

    The Crush 10x is easy to program.  It won't take long to get the camera up and running.

     Durability has been an issue with Wildgame cameras.  These trailcams are built to sell in large quantities.  We receive dozens of phone calls every week from consumers with Wildgame camera problems and we haven't sold one of their cameras in years. 
We repeatedly have issues getting the cameras to work properly for our tests.

Detection Circuit      

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.74 s. / 14.4 s.  |  Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  3.12 s. / 15.0 s.  |  Detection Range:  80 ft.

     The Crush 10x does have a respectable picture trigger speed of 0.74 seconds, unfortunately, the recovery time is among the slowest on the market.  The video trigger and recovery are also very slow.

     On our Detection Shootout, the Crush 10x detected an impressive 80 ft.  Unfortunately, with the slow recovery time and narrow detection angle, this camera isn't capable of taking multiple pictures of an animal unless the animals stays directly in front of the camera.  The detection zone is depicted below.  Overall, this is a very poor detection circuit.

 

Picture Quality       3.1 Stars

Photo resolution: 10, 8 or 6 mpxl   |  Video Resolution: 1080 x 720  |  Flash Type:  Red Glow Infrared

      During the Wildgame Micro Crush 10x Reviews, we found the day pictures are pretty good.  Decent color, solid clarity and good depth.  They can be a little washed out in bright sunlight, but most cameras do.

     Night pictures are almost always overexposed.  White out is the norm.  They also experience a lot of blur.  Night pictures are very poor.

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     Night videos are actually better than the pictures.  The excessive flash helps here and since it is a video, you won't see the blur like you saw on the pictures.

Battery Life     

Resting Power (on):  1.2 mW  |  Daytime Power Consumption:  1.76 Ws |  Nighttime Power Consumption:  5.49 Ws

      The Crush 10x is efficient all around.  Low resting power, day/night consumption means this camera won't have a problem staying in the field for a long time.

      This camera operates on 8 AA batteries.  You will get the best performance out of lithium batteries.

     If this camera were to take 35 day pictures and 35 night pictures every 24 hours, this camera could last 10.1 months in the field (with lithiums).

Wildgame Micro Crush 10x Reviews Conclusion     

     Overall, this camera performed poorly in many of our tests.  It does take good day pictures and has excellent battery life.  Outside of that, there aren't many positives.  The camera recovers very slowly, has a detection angle of 15° and has excessive white out on night pictures.

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