Spartan Eclipse Review
- TCP Staff
Model # SR4-BK
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Picture Quality:In progress
24 Mpxl Photos (interpolated) | 1440p Video Resolution
Battery Life:20.1 Months (pics) | 4.4 Months (videos)
Using 35 pics day + night | Using 15 vids day + night
Trigger Speed & Detection:90/100
Trigger & Recovery: 0.3s - 1.1 s. (Pictures) | 0.7 s. - 1.3 s. (Videos) | 80 ft. Range
Quality of Design:85/100
6 AA Batteries | 12-volt External Battery Jack | 2" Internal Viewer
Trail Camera Review
- Super fast detection circuit
- Great battery life
- Uses a micro sd card
Photo resolution: mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1080p
Flash Type: No Glow
We are placing cameras in the field and will post samples when we get them.
What if you purchase from us and aren't happy with the image quality?
This is a common question and we have a very simple solution. Call, email, or chat with us and we can take a look at the images and offer suggestions or immediately tell if something is wrong with the camera. If so, we will warranty the camera for you (with the free 2-Year warranty you receive from us) or return the camera for a full refund (within 90 days of purchase). You have control of the process, remember, we work for you.
In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise. 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 best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures. You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken. The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized. This is normal, and to be expected.
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.61 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 1.1 Ws | 2.0 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 15.7 Ws | 29.6 Ws
If this camera were to take 35 day and 35 night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 20.1 months in the field on a set of Lithium batteries.
If this camera were to take 15 day and 15 night videos every 24 hours, it would last 4.4 months in the field on a set of Lithium batteries.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.3s. | 1.1 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.7 s. | 1.3 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 80 ft. @ 71.3° detection angle (79.8° field of view)
Nothing to criticize here. The Spartan Eclipse trail camera is fast, detects a decent range and has a huge field of view and detection angle. Great detection circuit.
Battery Type: 6 AA
External Battery Jack: 12 V
SD Card Size: Micro SD card up to 512GB
This is a small Spartan Eclipse trail camera with a gray camo pattern. The latch and camera case feel solid but the battery tray feels flimsy and cheap. The buttons for the internal viewing screen work well and there is a threaded insert on the back for a Slate River Mount and a bracket for a python cable lock. We don't like the tiny micro SD card the Eclipse requires. They are hard to handle and easy to lose.
Programming was easy and intuitive. You should not need a manual. The large internal viewing screen helps with programming.
No current issues but we will update the review if anything arises.
Keep in mind, our 2-year warranty program is your free insurance program in case something goes wrong with a camera you purchase from us. This warranty protects you from any manufacturing defect the camera might experience for two years.
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FAQ's: Trail Camera
Q: Will this trail camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?
A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 - 20 ft.
Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this camera?
A: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.
Q: Where can I purchase this camera?
A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise.
Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.
We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.
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