Browning Pro Scout Max Extreme HD Cellular Trail Cam Review
Browning Pro Scout Max Extreme - TCP Staff
Model # BTC-PSMXHD | Browning Pro Scout Max Extreme HD Manual
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Picture Quality: 92/100
22 Mpxl Photos (interpolated) | 1080p Video Resolution
Battery Life: 6.5 Months (pics)
Using 30 pics day + night
Trigger Speed & Detection: 100/100
Trigger: 0.12s (Pictures) | 0.12 s. (Videos) | 100 ft. Range
Quality of Design: 85/100
8 AA Batteries | 12-volt External Battery Jack | No nternal Viewer
- AT&T or Verizon
- Smart IR Video
- Adjustable IR Flash
- GPS Tagged Images
- 8 Multi Shot Images
- 8 Rapid Fire Images
- Continues taking photos when transmitting
- No external antenna port
Be Wary Of Megapixel Ratings
Megapixel ratings for trail cameras seem to increase more & more every year. In reality, the native resolution of 99% of all trail cameras is 5 megapixels or less. Manufacturers artificially inflate megapixel ratings for advertising purposes through a process called interpolation. Interpolated photos are enhanced by software to mimic the file size of a higher megapixel photo, but seldom offer additional clarity or resolution. The result is an exponentially larger file size photo which takes longer to load and slows down the speed of your camera. We always program our cameras to capture photos at the image sensor's native resolution. This allows our cameras to operate as efficiently as possible and store more photos to memory. With shorter load times, this also allows us to review photos at a much quicker pace. To put things in perspective, the trail camera widely considered to be the "Gold Standard" and used by more professional researchers than any other unit is just 3 megapixels.
Photo resolution: 22 mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1080p
Flash Type: Red Glow
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.77 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 23.8 Ws | 16.3 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: n/a
Here are your best battery options:
Trailcampro Choice: AmpTORRENT Rechargeable AA Lithium
If the Browning Pro Scout Max Extreme were to take 15-day and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, this camera would last about 4.3 months in the field - per charge - on a set of AmpTorrent Rechargeable AA Lithium batteries.
There are a number of benefits to these batteries:
- Up to 1,200 charges
- Consistent 1.5 volt operation
- Charges with the included USB cable
- Eco-friendly (less batteries in a landfill)
- Batteries pay for themselves after 2-3 charges
Longest Lasting Choice: Energizer Ultimate Lithium
If the Browning Pro Scout Max Extreme HD were to take 15-day and 15-night pictures every 24 hours, this camera would last 6.5 months in the field on a set of Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
Ultimate Lithium batteries are the longest-lasting battery choice due to their incredible consistency and capacity. We've loved these batteries for a long time. However, in recent years they have become cost-prohibitive and forced us to seek out a more affordable, eco-friendly option.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.10 s. | n/a
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.12 s. | n/a
Detection Range & Angle: 100 ft @ 46.7° detection angle (46.7° f.o.v.)
Dimensions: "3 x 4" x 5.5 "
Battery Type: 8 AA
External Battery Jack: 12-volt
SD Card Size: 8 GB-512 GB
The Browning Pro Scout Max HD has a very familiar case design to past Browning cell cameras. The unit has an internal antenna with no external port. The advantage is it makes the camera more concealable but the downside is you can't add a booster antenna. Thus, make sure you have at least 3 bars of reception where the camera will be operating. The pattern allows this unit to blend in well on a tree and the latch makes the camera easily open and close.
The camera has a built-in python cable lock bracket on the back and a threaded insert on the bottom for a Slate River Mount. The battery tray ejects easily and the SD card is easy to get in and out.
Install the Strike Force app on your mobile device. Download and install the Strike Force Wireless app from the App Store or Google Play. Your Strike Force wireless app allows you full control of all camera settings as well as the ability to view pictures and video clips uploaded by your cameras.
Follow the on-screen steps to set up a new user account.
Power on your Pro Scout Max HD camera. Press the Mode "M" button to enter the setup menu. The screen will display the option to select either ATT, Verizon, or Auto as your cellular carrier. Highlight your selection and press the OK button, and then confirm your selection. A QR code will appear on the display screen. With the Strike Force Wireless app open, Select the "Add Camera" option. A QR code viewer will appear onscreen. Hover your mobile device over the QR code. The scanner will read the code, and populate the camera in your Strike Force Wireless account.
Next, select the camera plan for your camera in the app. Select the Review and Pay option to activate your new camera. It usually takes 5 minutes for your camera to be activated on the cellular network.
The vast majority of consumer-grade trail cameras are inexpensive, imported devices exposed to harsh conditions 24/7/365. Most manufacturers only offer a one-year warranty. We stock only the most durable units and provide an additional year of warranty at no extra charge. The Trailcampro exclusive 2-year warranty allows you to deal directly with Trailcampro avoiding long wait times on hold with the manufacturer and prolonged periods without a replacement camera. We turn around most warranties in just one business day!
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