Stealth Cam PX22 Review

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

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- The PX22 is slow, hard to program, and takes poor day pictures/video. It will last about 6 months on a set of lithium batteries though. - TCP Staff

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Model # STC-PX22 | PX22 Owner's Manual


  • Night videos have decent flash range


  • Slow detection circuit
  • Programming is not intuitive
  • Daytime video quality is grainy
  • Picture quality is poor

Trailcampro Analysis

The Stealth PX22 is an entry level red glow IR trail camera.

Quality of Design:

Dimensions: 5.25" x 3.5" x 2.75" | Battery Type: 8 AA Batteries | External Battery Jack: 12 Volt

The case design feels really sturdy. The outer plastic is thick, hard and durable. The top latch is larger than the bottom, which makes it easier to manipulate. There is a built-in python cable lock bracket on the back and a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom of the camera for a tripod mount.

We really like the battery case design. When the camera opens, There is a detachable cover for the battery compartment. Batteries are easy to load and unload. The inside cover is a nice, practical addition to this camera.

Programming is not user-friendly. There is a switch that selects from QSet1 (Quickset 1), QSet2, QSet3, Custom or Test. Without using the manual, you won't know what any of the Quicksets are. The custom setting, this is the setting we use, can toggle through to change or save settings. The problem is the writing on the tiny setting screen reads like a digital clock. Imagine the clock on your nightstand trying to spell "Time," "Mode," "Burst," "Delete SD," or any other option. We are not a fan of the setup.

Durability is unknown, we will update this review if any new information comes in.

Detection Circuit:

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 1.52 s. / 12.3 s. | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 2.97 s. / 8.9 s. | Detection Range: 60 ft.

Trigger and recovery speed is among the slowest we have tested in years.

Detection range is 60 ft. This is an average detection range.

Picture Quality:

Photo resolution: 12 mpxl | Flash Type: Red Glow Infrared

Daytime pictures have good color but very little clarity or focus. They are very pixelated.

This camera scored last (for red glow cameras) in our Flash Range Shootout. Night pictures from our field cameras fared better and have what we consider average quality.

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Day videos are grainy, pixelated and very poor. Night videos, much like the pictures, scored higher. The PX22 is capable of taking a decent night video.

Megapixel Ratings:

In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel ratings 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:

Resting Power (on): 1.69 mW | Daytime Power Consumption: 5.72 Ws | Nighttime Power Consumption: 7.52 Ws

Day and night consumption is middle of the road. Resting power is efficient.

If this camera were to take 35-day pictures and 35-night pictures every 24 hour period, this camera would last 5.9 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

Stealth Cam PX22 Conclusion:

The Stealth PX22 is simply not a trail camera we can recommend.

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Manufacturer Specifications

  • 8 mpxl photos (interpolated)
  • Time, date, moon phase, temperature and camera ID on photo stamp
  • Red glow infrared flash
  • Accepts up to 32 gig sd card
  • Python lock bracket on back of camera
  • 1/4" by 20 threaded insert on bottom of camera
  • External 12-volt battery jack

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    Stealth PX22 Accessories

    Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the PX22.

    8 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.

    python cable lock

    6 Foot Python Cable Lock


    - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself. The PX22 has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.

    Extra SD Cards

    Start at $5.95

    - SD cards store your pictures and videos for easy removal. We give you a free SD card with the Stealth PX22, but most people use two SD cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

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