Stealth Cam G45NGX Review

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  • Stealth Cam G45NGX Trail Camera Review G45NGX Pro review

    Model #stc-g45ngx | G45NGX Owner's Manual

    G45NGX FAQ's

    The G45NGX gives great value as it is fast, efficient, and takes great day pictures. The night pictures and videos can overexpose on close objects, but for the money, this is a great value. - TCP Staff

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    Picture Quality:87/100

    Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ?

    Battery Life:6.4 Months

    Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power ConsumptionSee Breakdown ?

    Trigger Speed & Detection:82/100

    Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection RangeSee Breakdown ?

    Quality of Design:89/100

    Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ?


    • Great day pictures
    • Good trigger speed
    • Excellent case design


    • Overexposed night pictures/videos when the animal is close to the camera


    Picture Quality: 87/100

    Photo resolution: 22 interpolated mpxl

    Video resolution: 1280x720 w/ audio

    Flash Type: Low glow IR

    The G45NGX has taken some great day photos for us. The pictures are crystal clear, have realistic color, and really good depth. These are some of the better day photos we have seen this year.

    Night photos are really good as long as the animal isn't close to the camera. The camera does not auto-adjust and will overexpose any animals within 10-15' of the camera.

    Video quality is as good as you can reasonably expect from a 720 resolution camera. Day videos are really good but, much like the pictures, the camera will overexpose at night on close object. All-in-all these are good not great videos.

    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.

    Megapixel Ratings:

    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.

    Battery Life: 70/100

    Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 2.2 mW

    Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 3.8 Ws | 6.8 Ws

    Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 17.9 Ws | 83.8 Ws

    If this camera were to take 35-day pictures and 35-night pictures every 24 hour period, this camera would last 6.4 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

    If this camera were to take 15-day videos and 15-night videos every 24 hour period, this camera would last 2.1 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

  • * Stealth cam cameras do not work with rechargeable batteries (they will not take night pictures or videos)
  • Detection Circuit: 82/100

    Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.4 s. / 3.4 s.

    Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 1.17 s. / 2.6 s.

    Detection Range: 70 ft.

    The G45NGX is fast on initial detection and just average on recovery times. A 70 ft. detection range is decent, but probably just average by today's standards. Overall, though, this detection circuit is more than capable.

    Quality of Design: 89/100

    Dimensions: 5.25" x 3.5" x 2.75"

    Battery Type: 8 AA Batteries

    External Battery Jack: 12-Volt

    Case Design

    Case design on the G45NGX is extremely solid. It has the feeling of a well-made trail camera. The latch works flawlessly, the battery tray slides out easily and the camera has a built-in bracket for a python lock (that locks the latch closed as well). There is a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom of the camera for a Slate River Mount.

    Camera Setup

    Stealth Cam likes to have "Quickset" modes as programming options. There is Q1, Q2, and Q3 preset options. While these are quick and easy to use, we almost never use them. In fact, they are pretty unnecessary with as easy as the camera is to program in "custom" mode. If it were up to us, we would scrap the pre-set options and just stick to the custom option. It is easy to navigate, intuitive and sets up in less than a minute.

    We were happy to find many of our favorite settings in the menu. Start/stop time, format sd card, password protection, PIR sensitivity and IR flash control options were all present. These features may seem like a small thing, but they are certainly handy when you need them.

    SD Card Storage Examples

    With a 16 Gig SD card and the camera taking 4 mpxl photos (this is our recommended setting as it is closest to the native resolution), this camera could store 4,016 pictures on the SD card.

    With a 16 Gig SD card and the camera taking 1280x720 video resolution, this trailcam could store 195 10-second videos.

    From this data, you can extrapolate out storage capacities of different sized SD cards and different resolution settings. We give you a 16 Gig SD card with the purchase of this camera through us. If you need additional or larger SD cards, you can shop all SD card options here.


    We have had good luck with recent Stealth models (like the 2017 G45NG Pro) and expect the G45NGX to be the same. If something changes, we will update the review accordingly.

    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.


    The G45NGX gives great value as it is fast, efficient, and takes great day pictures. The night pictures and videos can overexpose on close objects, but the for money, this is a great value.

    Since 2005, our mission has to been to provide consumers with unbeatable value, advice you can trust, and customer service that exceeds expectations. There are a plenty of places you can choose to do business with, if we are lucky enough to earn your support, we promise to give you our undivided attention. Trailcampro has grown each year not only by relying on your happiness but on the assumption that if we blow you away with customer service, you will brag about us to your friends (have you seen our referral/reward program?).

    As always, if you have additional questions, feel free to call, email or chat with us. We look forward to helping you find your next trail camera!

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    FAQ's: Stealth G45NGX Pro Trail Camera

    Q: How do I view the pictures?

    A: There are a number of ways to do this. Pictures/videos are stored on the SD card you place in the camera.

    • View pictures on your computer. Plug the SD card in a desktop computer or laptop via the built-in SD card reader or use a USB reader if your computer doesn't have one. This method works for most tablets as well. With this method, we recommend having two SD cards per camera so you can swap them in the field.
    • View pictures on your smartphone. Choose between the iOS Reader for iPhones and the Android Reader. Phone readers require an app to access the photos, you can read more about these via the previous links.
    • Trail Camera Viewers. While more expensive, handheld viewers are useful if you don't have a smartphone or run multiple trail cameras.

    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. If that isn't enough, we give you an 8 Gig SD card with this camera and you can call and talk our ear off anytime.

    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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  • Manufacturer Specifications

    Manufacturer Specifications

      • 42.9° field of view
      • Low glow IR flash
      • Time, date, moon phase, temperature and name stamp on photo ID
      • 5-59 second / 1-59 min recovery time
      • Accepts SD cards up to 32 Gig
      • 1-9 photos per trigger (rapid-fire mode)
      • 12-Volt External Battery Jack
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  • Trail Camera Accessories

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    8 pack Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries

    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 8 Pack


    - There is no downside to using lithium batteries. Long battery life, extreme durability, and better night pictures. You will be happy you did.

    6 Foot Python Cable Lock


    - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself. The M8000 has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.


    Sandisk 16gb SD card

    Extra SD Cards

    Start at $9.95

    - SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the M8000, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

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