Reconyx Hyperfire SM750

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Reconyx SM750 Review

- This camera is good at one thing - taking pictures of license plates at night. It really doesn't do anything else, but it is the only license plate camera on the market, justifying the high price tag. - TCP Staff

Model # SM750  |  Reconyx SM750 Owner's Manual


  • License plate pictures at night
  • Extremely fast detection circuit
  • Excellent durability
  • Long battery life


  • Expensive
  • No video capabilities
  • Black/white daytime photos

Trailcampro Analysis

The Reconyx SM750 is one of two in the line of security cameras from Reconyx. The SM750 is a license plate camera - which is meant to capture vehicles. The SC950 is your more typical human surveillance camera.

The SM750 is no glow infrared, which simply means the human eye can't detect the glow from the infrared LEDs. A thief could be walking by your camera, in the middle of the night, and be completely unaware you are taking dozens of pictures of them.

The Reconyx SM750 is only useful as a license plate camera. However, it is the only camera that is capable of this, and it does an amazing job at it. You can capture license plate numbers at speeds of around 40-50 mph.

Picture Quality:     

Photo resolution:  3.1 mpxl |  Video Resolution: None  |  Flash Type:  No Glow Infrared

Daytime pictures are black and white. The pictures are clear but dim. To be fair, this camera wasn't designed to take perfect day (or night) pictures. This camera has a specific purpose. However, to be fair, we must judge it as we do everything else. We would ignore the star rating in this category as it is meant for typical trail camera pictures, not a license plate camera.

The SM750 has been programmed to overcome the reflective surface and to capture the plates and identify the intruder. At the expense of capturing the license plate number, the rest of the picture is almost completely black. The pictures must be dimmed down enough so that the plates won't get "washed" out. Below are examples of both day and night operations.

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Battery Life:    

Resting Power (on):  1.80mW  |  Daytime Power Consumption:  0.62 Ws |  Nighttime Power Consumption:  1.46 Ws

Battery life is a huge positive for the Reconyx SM750.  All the below numbers are incredibly efficient, allowing the camera to last a long time in the field.

The SM750 operates on 12 AA batteries. You will need to use either Lithium or NiMH Rechargeable batteries. Alkaline batteries do not work in this camera, as they do not produce enough consistent power.

If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the SM750 would last an unbelievable 23.7 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.

Detection Circuit:    

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.10 s. / 0.52 s.  |  Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  none  |  Detection Range:  60 ft.

Detection Circuit is absolutely outstanding. The trigger speed is blazing the recovery time is nearly instant.

Detection range is approximately 70 ft. The camera is quick enough to take pictures of vehicles moving at 40-50 mph. However, we recommend practicing with the setup to get optimal detection and picture taking abilities. Getting the proper angle will pay huge dividends in capturing the license plate.

Quality of Design:   

Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.5" x 3" | Battery Type: 12 AA Batteries | External Battery Jack: none

Case design, user setup, and durability couldn't be better. This ranking is higher from the other Hyperfire cameras because the SM750 has a few extra programmable option that the HC500 and HC600 do not have.

First, the SM750 can be programmed (with the software that is included) to be set to come on or shut off at certain times. For instance, if you are setting the camera up watching your business, you may not want it on from 8-5 while you are there. So, in turn, you could set the camera to come on at 5 pm and then shut off at 8 am.

Secondly, The 750 is set to "overwrite" its photos. This simply means if the sd card fills up the camera will keep recording by writing over the very first pictures taken. Please note, a Reconyx will hold roughly 28,000 pictures on an 8 gig card.


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Manufacturer Specifications 

  • No glow IR flash
  • License plate camera
  • 3.1 mpxl pictures
  • No video
  • Time Lapse: 1, 5, 15, 30 or 60 minute settings
  • Photo Stamp: Time, date, temperature, and moon phase
  • Start/ stop time: Yes
  • Password protection: Yes
  • SD card overwrite: Yes
  • PIR settings: Low/Med/High
  • Flash setting: High quality, fast shutter, max range
  • Temperature Range: -20° - 120° F.
  • Field of View: 42°
  • Requires 12 AA batteries
  • Accepts up to 32 gig SD card

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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.

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

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  • Something wrong with the camera you received? We will replace it at no cost to you.

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    Reconyx SM750 Accessories

    Here are a few of the accessories we like to use in the SM750.

    Energizer Ultimate Lithiums | 12 Pack


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



    Reconyx Hyperfire Security Case


    - 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


    - Use this with the security case, or just the camera itself.  The SM750 has brackets on the back specifically for this lock.


    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 SM750, but 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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    Trailcampro's 2 Year Warranty | 90 day Return Policy

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    Trailcampro 90 Day Return | 2 Year Exclusive Warranty Details 

    If you purchased your trail camera from us (, 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.

    90 Day Returns

    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.

    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.

    90 Day Return Policy Rules:

    • 90 days from date of purchase.
    • In order to receive a full refund, items must be returned with their original packaging (including UPC code) and all contents
    • Cameras or products must be returned in their original condition.  You cannot write on the cameras, paint them or deface them in any way.  This completely voids the warranty with both us and the specific manufacturer.
    • If you purchased one of our "Package Deals" and only return part of the package, we will refund the items full price minus the package discount.
    • Orders with quantities of 5 or more are not eligible for a refund or exchange.  They are still eligible for warranty replacement.
    • There are no returns on used cameras or cameras that clearly state "No Returns"
    • If you are returning for a refund, you are responsible for return shipping.  Your refund amount will be minus the cost of the initial shipping to you.

    2 Year Warranty

    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.
    • Replacement cameras receive the remainder of the 2-year warranty leftover from the original purchase.
    • 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.
    • Used cameras do not apply for our 2-year warranty
    • Cameras cannot be marked on, damaged, or defaced in any way.  Warranty is for manufacturer defect only.  Defect does not include damage, whether intentional or not.

    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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