Stealth Cam GMAX32V Trail Camera Review
The Stealth Cam GMAX32V is the Red Glow unit of the GMAX Vision. It has great picture quality, case design, video quality, battery life and a solid case design. - TCP Staff
Model # STC-GMAX32V | Stealth Cam GMAX32V Manual
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Picture Quality: 91/100
32 Mpxl Photos (interpolated) | 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution
Battery Life:30 Months (pics) | 3.8 Months (videos)
Using 35 pics day + night | Using 15 vids day + night
Trigger Speed & Detection:89/100
Trigger & Recovery: 0.2 s. - 0.5 s. (Pictures) | 0.67 s. - 2.1 s. (Videos) | 90 ft. Range
Quality of Design:88/100
8 AA Batteries | 12-volt External Battery Jack | 2.5" Internal Viewer
Trail Camera Review
- Outstanding battery life
- Fast detection circuit
- Great case design
- Time Lapse
- Operational Hours
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: 32 mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash Type: Red Glow IR
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.21 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 1.3 Ws | 2.3 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 14.3 Ws | 59.6 Ws
If this camera were to take 35 day and 35 night pictures every 24 hours, it would last 30 months in the field on a set of Lithium batteries.
If this Stealth Cam GMAX32V trail camera were to take 15 day and 15 night videos every 24 hours, it would last 3.8 months in the field on a set of Lithium batteries.
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.2 s. | 0.5 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.67 s. | 2.1 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 80 ft. @ 47.3° detection angle (41.3° field of view)
Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.5" x 3"
Battery Type: 8AA
External Battery Jack: 12-volt
The case is very typical of Stealth cameras. It has a tree bark appearance and texture, is small, and feels sturdy. The latches are the old-school style of small wire gates on a plastic hinge. They could be slightly hard to open with cold fingers.
There is a python bracket on the back for a cable lock and a threaded insert on the bottom for a Slate River mount.
Setting the camera up is very easy with the large internal viewing screen. You should not need to read the manual and everything is very intuitive. The picture/video playback works well but the slideshow is just a touch slow, you can't flip through pictures quickly. That is a very small complaint.
The camera has start/stop time (not by individual day but by every day), night flash controls, SD card format, password protection, and more.
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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