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Spypoint Force-Pro

Spypoint Force Pro Trail Camera Review

The Spypoint Force Pro is a no glow camera that sports improved picture quality, long battery life and fast detection capabilities.  This is a solid no glow trail camera for 2021.- TCP Staff

Model #Force-Pro | Spypoint Force Pro Owners Manual

Spypoint Force Pro FAQ's

Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:

85/100

Picture Quality:84/100

Mpxl Rating | Video Resolution

Battery Life:28+ Months

Resting Power(on) | Daytime Power Consumption | Nighttime Power Consumption

Trigger Speed & Detection:91/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed | Video Trigger & Recovery Speed | Detection Range

Quality of Design:82/100

Dimensions | Battery Type | External Battery Jack


Trail Camera Review

 Pros

  • Improved picture quality
  • Incredible battery life when in picture mode
  • Fast detection circuit

 Cons

  • Only 2.4 months of battery life in video mode
  • Narrow detection zone (29°)

 


Picture Quality:  84/100

Photo Resolution:  30 mpxl (interpolated)

Video Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (10 frames per second) or 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)

Flash Type:  No glow IR

Day pictures show an improvement over past Spypoint cameras and offer more realistic color and pretty good clarity. Night picture have above average flash range and strong contrast, but do tend to overexpose close animals. Overall, pictures are quite solid.

 

The Spypoint Force Pro is a "4K" camera, but like most other 4K cameras, they reduce the frames per second to such a low level that the videos are far too shaky to be useful for most people. In fact, after running a camera in 4K we immediately switched to 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) and won't be going back. We are not fans of low fps, so our recommendation is to stick with 1080 video on this camera. 

 Night IR Blur Test

The equipment for the test consists of a target moving along a track from left to right at a constant speed controlled by a stepper motor and a sensor to trigger the capture of a picture near the center of the field of view of a trail camera. 

The target is moving at 1.25 feet per second and is 10 feet from the camera at the center of field of view.  The test is conducted in a dark room.   Two pictures are taken, one with the target not moving and one with the target in motion.  A visual comparison can now be made of the two pictures.  All settings that affect the quality of night photos will be tested.

Boost

No Motion 

Boost

W/ Motion 

 Minimum Blur

No Motion

Minimum Blur

With Motion

Optimal 

No Motion

Optimal

W/ Motion

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 Spypoint Force-Pro 30 megapixel 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):0.57 mW

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 0.7 Ws  |  2.3 Ws

Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption:13.3 Ws  |  82.1 Ws

Picture Mode

If this Spypoint Force-Pro camera were to take 35-day pictures and 35-night pictures every 24 hour period, this 30 megapixel camera would last 28.1 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.  This is phenomenal battery life.

Video Mode

If this Spypoint Force-Pro 30 megapixel camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 2.4 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries. This is slightly below average.

Detection Circuit:     91/100

Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.18 s.  |  1.3 s.

Video Trigger & Recovery Speed:  0.55 s.  |  1.6 s.

Detection Range & Angle: 100 ft. @ 29° detection angle (37.3° field of view)

The Spypoint Force Pro might not have the traditional insanely fast detection circuit of other Spypoint cameras, but it is still plenty fast in both picture a video mode. Make no mistake, this is a fast 30 megapixel trail camera.

The detection range is an impressive 100' but the Force Pro does have a narrow detection angle that is 8° narrower than the field of view (which is also a bit narrower than the traditional 42° found in the average camera).

Quality of Design:     82/100

Dimensions:  5" x 4" x 3"

Battery Type:  8 AA

External Battery Jack:12-volt

Case Design

 The Force Pro has a very familiar case design to other Spypoint cameras on the market. The camera's case feels a bit thin and flimsy but the latch is large and easy to manipulate.

The Force Pro has a python bracket on the back of the case for the popular cable lock and a threaded insert on the bottom of the camera for a Slate River Mount. The SD card is easy to install and remove and the battery compartment holds batteries well. Overall, very normal case design and nothing funky to report.

Camera Setup

Set up is very basic and intuitive. There isn't a single thing that should trip anyone up. You can expect a simple, old-school menu with a large LCD screen that is easy on the oldest of eyes.

Durability

We have no current concerns over durability, if anything arises, we will immediately update this review. 

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.

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!

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FAQ's: Trail Camera

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: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can't see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It's also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.

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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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.

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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.

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.
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Spypoint Force-Pro has a rating of 3.8 stars based on 5 reviews.