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Primos Proof Cam 2 Trail Camera Review

Primos Proof Cam 2 Review

- The Primos proof cam 02 produces good day and night pictures combined with easy programming and long battery life. - TCP Staff

Model # 63055  |  Primos Proof Cam 2 Owner's Manual

 

Pros

  • Exceptional picture trigger speed
  • Crisp, colorful daytime pictures
  • Great video quality
  • Battery efficient
  • Easy to program

Cons

  • Slow video trigger speed
  • Poor audio on video

Trailcampro Analysis

The Primos Proof Cam 02 has turned into one of our favorite trail cameras. Exceptional pictures, long battery life, and easy setup are the highlights of this little trailcam.

Picture Quality

Photo resolution: 12 or 3 mpxl  |  Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 HD w/ audio  |  Flash Type:  Red Glow Infrared

Primos Proof Cam 02 daytime pictures offer near-perfect color quality.  This hasn't always been the case with Primos cameras, but they have made tremendous strides the past several years to improve their daytime pictures, and the results show.

The night flash has been toned down considerably from last year.  This new Proof Cam model doesn't display near the "white-out" 2014 Primos models had.  The night pictures are clear, offer good contrast and possess a strong but not overwhelming red glow infrared flash.  We have seen some blurry night photos, but overall, the pictures are stunning and deserve considerable praise.

In the past few years, many consumers have been misled by the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise.  Don't get caught up in this.  We consider 99% of megapixel ratings to be a marketing gimmick.  Companies inflate the mpxl rating of their products through a process called interpolation which digitally adds megapixels to a photo while marginally improving quality, if at all.  The only way to judge picture quality is by examining the pictures a trail camera takes.  For instance, the Proof Cam 2 interpolates its photos out to 12 mpxl (if you choose "ultra" photo quality in the settings).  We consider interpolation completely unnecessary, however, every manufacturer employs this tactic.  You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that the camera has taken.  The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized.  This is normal, and to be expected.

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Battery Life

Resting Power (on):  1.8 mW  |  Daytime Power Consumption:  3.4 Ws |  Nighttime Power Consumption:  5.54 Ws

 The resting current is incredibly low and will allow the camera to sit dormant for an extended time period.  The day and night power consumptions are very efficient as well.

The Proof Cam 2 can use lithium, alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries.  We recommend lithium if you want trouble-free, long battery life.  If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hour time period, the Proof Cam 2 could still last an impressive 7.7 months in the field on a set of Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.

Detection Circuit

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.22 s. / 3.8 s.  |  Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  2.72 s. / 4.5 s.  |  Detection Range:  70 ft.

In the way of speed, the Proof Cam 2 shines in picture trigger time.  0.22 seconds is incredibly quick and makes for a great rating.  Outside of that, the video trigger and picture recovery are relatively average.

The detection zone is quite impressive.  The Primos proof cam 02 reaches out to 70 ft. on average, and has a detection angle that matches the field of view.  If it weren't for the average to below-average recovery time, this detection circuit would be rated much higher.

 

Quality of Design

Dimensions: 5.25" x 4" x 2.75"  |  Battery Type:  8 AA Batteries  |  External Battery Jack:  12 Volt

The case design is simple and strong.  The camera works well with both the Slate River Mount and Python Cable Lock.  The cable lock goes around the front of the camera, locking both the camera shut as well as securing the camera to the tree.

The programming is incredibly easy.  Throw away the owner's manual, you won't be using it.  Simply slide the toggle switches to your desired setting, and put in the time/date and off you go.  The only downside to the programming is the lack of advanced options.

Durability has been hampered significantly by defective battery connections in earlier model runs. Inventory after Nov. 1st has been corrected.  Our current inventory consists of the good battery connections and we haven't had a single warranty on any battery terminal since November.

 

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Manufacturer Specifications 

  • 12 mpxl interpolated photos
  • Red glow infrared flash
  • 12 Volt External Battery Jack
  • 1280 x 720 HD Video w/ audio
  • 1-5 multi-shot
  • 5 s. - 60 s. video clips
  • Time Lapse: 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 m. intervals - Daylight Hours
  • Photo Stamp: Time, date, temperature and moon phase
  • Requires 8 AA batteries
  • Accepts up to 32 gig SD card
  • Photo, Video and Time-Lapse mode
  • Easy toggle switch setting changes
  • 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom of camera for Slate River Mount
  • Accepts python lock through bracket on the back of camera

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      Proof Cam 2 Accessories

      Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the Proof 02.


      Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 8 Pack

      $19.95

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

       


       

      Primos Proof Cam Security Case

      $31.95

      - Use this to protect your new camera from bears and thieves. It provides much-needed peace of mind when leaving your camera out in nature.


      6 Foot Python Cable Lock

      $19.95

      - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself.  The Proof Cam 02 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. Most people use a second card.  If you have two cards, you can swap them out when you retrieve the pictures.

       

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      If you purchased your trail camera from us (Trailcampro.com), here are the following warranty stipulations. If you purchased from another retailer, we recommend contacting that retailer or the manufacturer of that product for their warranty details.

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      We attempted to make our return policy and 2-year exclusive warranty as simple as possible.  However, there are a few stipulations.

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      You may return or exchange anything purchased from Trailcampro for a full 90 days from the date of purchase. Please use the items as you normally would and much as you like subject to the rules below.

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      We strive to make our customer experience superior to anything available.  Traditional warranties only last a year and must be processed directly through the manufacturer.  This process usually involves frustrating minutes on hold with call centers and oftentimes weeks, if not months of down time waiting for your replacement product.  We process our warranties in-house and expedite the replacement process. When you call Trailcampro you'll speak directly with an expert who will immediately identify the problem and offer a solution. 

      2 Year Exclusive Warranty Details: 

      • Warranty starts from the time of purchase and continues for a full 2 years.
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      • Warranty is only valid for full retail priced orders (quantity discounts void our 2-year warranty). Discounted items still receive the manufacturer warranty.  Price matches void the 2-year warranty as well.  
      • If your defective camera has been discontinued, we will exchange it for a similarly priced item to your liking.  
      • If you have a 3G cellular trail camera, it is not considered manufacturer defect if you lose 3G reception in your area.
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      If you have any questions that were not answered here please feel free to contact us.

      To warranty a camera please use the form below.  Upon receipt of an RMA number, you will need to ship the camera back to us.  You will be responsible for the shipping charges of the defective camera back to us.  We will ship the replacement back to you for free.  

       

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