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Browning Recon Force Edge

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    • Browning Recon Force Edge Review

      We are in the process of completing this review. All available information is posted on this page, this review will be finished when we feel we have enough information to make an accurate assessment. - TCP Staff

      Model # BTC 7E

      Recon Force FAQ's

      Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

      In Progress 

      Picture Quality:In Progress

      Mpxl Rating | Video ResolutionSee Breakdown ▼

      Battery Life:20.5 Months

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

      Trigger Speed & Detection:90/100

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

      Quality of Design:90/100

      Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack See Breakdown ▼


      Pros

      • Extremely fast detection speeds
      • 20+ months of picture battery life

      Cons

      • n/a

      Trailcampro Analysis

       

      Picture Quality:  In Progress

      Photo resolution: 20 interpolated mpxl

      Video resolution:  1920 x 1080 (60 fps)

      Flash Type:  Red glow IR

      We are placing cameras in the field. We will post pictures and videos as they become available.

Browning has released a firmware update to fix a clicking noise at the beginning of videos. You can find the firmware here.

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    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:    85/100

    Picture & Video Resting Power (on):   0.64 mW

    Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:   1.4 Ws  |  2.26 Ws

    Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 25.7 Ws  |  82.62 Ws

    Picture Mode

    If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the Recon Force Edge would last 20.5 months in the field on a set of 8 AA Lithium Batteries. For a trail camera using 8 batteries, we consider this to be elite.

    Video Mode

    If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 2.1 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is average life, maybe slightly below average.

    *Does not work with nimh rechargeable batteries.

    Detection Circuit:     90/100

    Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.02 s.  |  0.6 s.

    Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  0.38 s.  |  0.6 s.

    Detection Range & Angle: 90 ft. @ 61.9° detection angle (@38.1 ° field of view)

    Speed is the name of the game when it comes to the detection circuit in the Recon Force. Picture trigger and recovery time is phenomenal and video trigger/recovery is outstanding.

  • Detection range is 90 ft., which means this camera can reach out on big foot plots, open fields, or most security situations. The problem is the detection angle is significantly wider than the field of view, which means this camera has the potential of false triggering consistently. 

    Quality of Design:     90/100

    Dimensions: 5” x 3.5” x 2”

    Battery Type:  8 AA

    External Battery Jack:  12-volt

    Case Design

    • There isn't much to dislike here. The Edge is actually smaller than previous versions of the Recon Force line, making this model sit flatter and more discreet on trees. The latch opens easily, even with cold fingers.

    • There is a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom of the camera for a Slate River mount (see the basic package at the top) and a metal bracket on the back for a python cable lock (also included in the premium package, along with a security case and more). One thing to keep in mind is that the battery tray will "stick" when you hit eject (about an inch from the opening). This prevents the tray from falling to the ground. Just pull harder and it will break free to remove from the camera. Overall, case design on the Recon Force is outstanding, we like everything about it.

    Camera Setup

    The internal picture viewer doubles as the setup screen. Setup couldn't be easier and more intuitive. You won't have a problem getting this camera up and running. New setup options include options to have a normal/fast trigger speed, adjustable PIR sensitivity, and to have economy/long range IR flash power. 

    Durability

    Durability has been really good for the Edge. Through our 2-year warranty program on the trail cameras we sell, we are able to track warranty rates on all trailcam manufacturers. We do not publish this data but Browning trail cameras have proven to be a durable camera for us. If an issue arises in this model, we will update this Browning Spec Ops Edge Review immediately.

    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.

    Browning Recon Force Edge Review Conclusion:     In Progress

    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 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!

    Enjoy our reviews?  Please consider purchasing your next trail camera from us.


    FAQ's: 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. Here are some other methods for viewing images:

    • 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.
    • 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: Yes. This is a red glow trail cameras, meaning it has a faint red glow when taking pictures or videos at night. Humans and animals can see this if looking at the camera. This does not "light up" the woods, though.

    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 a 16 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

    • 20 mpxl (interpolated)
    • 2” Color Viewing Screen
    • Up to 120 ft. Infrared Flash Range at Night
    • Adjustable IR Flash ( Power Save, Long Range, Fast Motion)
    • 1920 x 1080 FHD Videos with Sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
    • Illuma-Smart Technology Automatically adjusts IR Flash for Perfect Night Photos
    • SD Card Management Options
    • Smart IR Video
    • Selectable Start / Stop Image Timer
    • Up to 8 Multi Shot Images
    • Up to 8 Rapid Fire Images
    • Programmable Picture Delay (1 sec. – 60 min.)
    • Picture info bar displays: Time, Date, Temperature, Moon Phase, Camera ID
    • Multilingual Programming Menu
    • 12 volt External Power Jack
    • Supports up to 512GB SDXC Memory Card (not included)
    • ¼” -20 Tripod Socket
    • Compact Case Size 5” x 3.5” x 2” 
    • Metal Tree Mount Bracket
    • Timelapse Plus Camera Mode, with Infrared Triggered Pictures
    • Compatible with Browning Buck Watch Timelapse viewer software  
  • Trailcampro 90-day and 2-Year Warranty

    Buy your next trail camera or accessory from us and we will protect your purchase with our 90-day return policy and our exclusive 2-year warranty.

    Most manufacturer warranties are only one year. In our opinion, that isn't good enough. Our customers get a two-year warranty, directly from us.

    Trailcampro's 2-Year Warranty

    If the trail camera you purchase from us goes defective within two years of your purchase, we will quickly replace it.

    We strive to make the warranty process as quick and easy as possible. Simply fill out our warranty form.

    Trailcampro's 90-Day Return Policy

    We believe you have the right to return any game camera that does not meet your expectations within 90 days.

    Our return policy lets you field test products, at no risk to you!

    • Buyer's remorse?Return the camera to us for a full refund (minus shipping).
    • Purchased the wrong camera?We will ship you the right camera.
    • Something wrong with the camera you received?We will replace it at no cost to you.

    Want to talk to a trail camera expert? Contact our friendly staff.

  • Domestic Shipping Options
    • Free 2-Day Shipping on all orders over $99 to U.S. addresses
    • Free shipping will be shipped via the most economical method.
    • Orders placed before 3 p.m Central Standard Time are usually shipped the same day
    • We are happy to offer expedited shipping options. Prices are shown during checkout.
    International Orders

    Dear International Customer:

    International rates vary by country and postal code. Please click here for detailed international rates.

    Trailcampro L.L.C.

    3048 S. Clifton Ave
    Suite 108
    Springfield, MO 65807
    1-800-791-0660
  • Trail Camera Accessories

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

    8 pack Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries

    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 8 Pack

    $15.95

    - 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

    $19.95

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

     


    Browning Edge Security Case

    $31.95

    - Use this security case with the Browning Edge Series Trail cameras.

     


    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 Recon Force, but most people use two cards. If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

  • Verified Customer Reviews

    We ensure that every customer review comes from one of our real customers and not someone who works for the competing trail camera manufacturer. These are verified customer trail camera reviews that you can trust.

    We would love your feedback if you purchased this trail camera from us. We want your honest feedback, these reviews are a vital part in helping consumers choose the right game camera.

Browning Recon Force Edge has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 12 reviews.