The Browning Recon Force Trail Camera is a high performance trail camera with 8 MP resolution. The camera features infrared red glow technology that is capable of detecting movement over a 50 foot range. the night time flash range capabilities are 60 to 70 feet.
The Recon Force has hit the mark in all of the important factors that quality trail cameras should be strong in. It is fast, reliable and easy to use when setting it up. The camera takes great quality daytime pictures and similar standard night time shots.
The camera is powered by 8 AA batteries that are located at the bottom of the unit. They can be accessed very easily when the camera is mounted by simply sliding out the tray at the bottom. This makes it a simple task to replace spent batteries without having to take down the entire unit.
One of the big strengths of the Recon Force is the trigger and recovery time combination. The trigger speed has been measured at around 0.70 seconds and the recovery speed of around 2.5 seconds. This makes the camera one of the best in the industry in terms of detection circuit speeds.
The default setting of the camera is a single shot but it is equipped with two types of multiple shot capabilities: either Multi-Shot or Rapid Fire. The Rapid Fire burst mode of the camera enable you to take up to 6 shots in a 2 second time span. The camera also has a Multi-Shot function that gives you the capability of taking up to 8 multiple shots with an interval of 3 seconds between each shot.
As well as the single and multi-shot image captures that are movement triggered the camera is also capable of being set to time-lapse mode and can also take HD video.
Time Lapse Mode allows the camera to be set up to take pictures at frequencies of 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 seconds or 2 or 5 minutes. The time lapse period can also be set up for certain hours during the day. This means that you can set the camera up for time lapse mode for just a few hours in the afternoon in one location and then, when it is moved to another location can be set to time lapse mode all day.
There are a number of time lapse duration options available for use with this camera. You can use the All Day option or 2, 3 or 4 hour limits.
HD Video Mode can be set to record at predetermined times of the day.
There is a choice of two video resolution options available:
- High – 1280 x 720 resolution
- Low – 640 x 480 resolution
It is also possible to set the video length with the options being 5, 10, 20, 30 seconds and 1 or 2 minute lengths.
Securing the Camera
In terms of security for the camera the unit is equipped with a padlock point that will give you the ability to lock the unit door. It can also be secured inside a CamLockBox security box which serves the dual purpose of deterring thieves from taking the camera as well as hiding it away from the damage that might be caused by curious animals.
The camera operates on 8 AA batteries but it has been reported that the only negative comment that might be made about the camera is the short life that the batteries tend to have. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the camera is being used in daytime or night time shooting or in video mode the batteries tend to get used up quickly. That being said, you can still expect to get a few months of use before having to change the batteries.
Features of the Browning Recon Force Trail Camera
- HD videos with sound (5 sec.- 2 min. length)
- Camo finish Infrared
- LED illumination at night
- 65+ foot flash range
- Compact case size 5” x 4” x 2.5”
- Timelapse camera mode
- Less than 1 second trigger time
- Long battery life from 8 AA batteries (not included)
- Operates on 8 AA Alkaline batteries
- Takes up to 10,000 pictures on 1 set of Alkaline batteries
- Up to 8 multi Shot images
- Up to 6 Rapid Fire images
- 12 volt external power jack
- TV out and USB port
- Picture info bar displays: time, date, temperature, moon phase, camera ID
- Programmable picture delay (5 sec. – 60 min.)
- Support up to 32GB SD card (not included)
- Includes Browning Buck Watch Timelapse viewer software
- ¼” -20 tripod socket
The following customer opinions have been compiled from reviews found on various online sites and placed here to give you an all-around view of other customer experiences with the trail camera. We have included an attribution to each of the websites so you can visit them and get the full picture there. Because we acknowledge that there are many positive, negative and neutral experiences with all products we have included the comments that cover all three reactions.
The Browning Recon Force does nearly everything right. The day and night power consumption is the only area that this camera doesn’t completely excel in. The biggest challenge we see with this camera is being stuck between the Spec Ops, which offers the internal viewer and no glow infrared flash, and the Range Ops, which is very similar to this camera but for a few minor changes. The $30 upgrade from the Range Ops to the Recon Force results in clearer day pictures, slightly brighter night pictures and a camo finish.
— from TrailCamPro.com
Great camera for the price mine takes about 1500 pictures a week never had one white out. I have the camera set to the highest resolution and taking a picture as often as every minute while game is in front of it and I have never had a blank picture and that’s roughly 7000 pictures so far. The only bad thing when taking so many pictures i had to replace the batteries every month.
— from Amazon.com
I am thoroughly impressed with this camera. Browning has certainly hit the ground running for a newly emerging trail camera manufacturer. It has shutter speeds that auto adjusts up to 1/30 second to prevent extreme whiteout of closer subjects at night.
— from ChasinGame.com forum
This camera is in my top 2 or 3 I have owned now. I really like the quality of pics.
— from ArcheryTalk.com forum
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