The Covert Extreme Black 60 Trail Camera has the same impressive features that you get with the Special Ops Code Black 60 except for the wireless feature. The camera has had HD video included in the latest version (2013) along with sound capability.
The camera uses black flash technology to minimize the chances of being noticed at night when triggered. There are 60 high intensity black flash LEDs that help take pictures at night without a visible flash.
It is possible to view the shots in the field with the 2” screen. This screen also makes it very easy to set up and program the camera for time lapse and interval modes. The ease of adjustment is one of the positives that is easily noticeable when using the display screen. It is an intuitive process to follow the menu prompts as you set the date and time and decide on the various modes that are available.
A further improvement has been made in the latest version of the camera with an increase in the capacity of the SD card which is now 32GB of memory storage.
The camera is an excellent choice for either hunters or homeowners who are looking for a stealthy option as a security device.
The trigger speed of this camera is reasonably quick without setting any records. It has been measured at 1.2 seconds which will ensure that the camera will capture most animals as they pass into the camera’s range. The recovery time is 5 seconds and again this is relatively fast without setting the benchmark standard.
The trigger burst that is available with this camera allows for up to three images to be captured with an interval of only 1 second. Alternatively the setting can be adjusted out to 60 minutes between shots for true time lapse capabilities.
The PIR sensitivity can be adjusted with a selection choice of Low, Normal and High. Not only that but the resolution of the camera can also be adjusted with the option of setting it to take photos using 3, 5, 8 or 12 megapixel resolutions. Not only will you be adjusting the quality of the images that are produced but you will also be changing the battery life that the camera operates on.
The camera operates with a detection range of 50 feet and although the advertised night flash range is advertised as being 60 feet, you can expect to get more consistent results if you were to cater for a 50 foot range.
To assist with organising the pictures that you take and to help with game management strategies the display includes date/time, temperature and moon phase.
The camera is capable of working with a minimum of 4 AA batteries but for the best performance and to get a maximum battery life it is suggested that it be loaded up with 12 AA batteries. The Extreme Black 60 can use lithium alkaline batteries or Covert 2300mAh NiMH rechargeable AA batteries for an even better performance.
Securing the Camera
In order to secure the camera to deter thieves from picking it off the mounting site, you have the option of using a Python cable. The camera is fitted with holes that will take the cable as it is threaded through. It is also possible to lock the casing of the camera so that the inside LED screen cannot be accessed.
Features of the Covert Extreme Black 60 Trail Camera
- 12 MP Color CMOS = 3-5-8-12 MP photo resolutions
- 1.2 Second Trigger Speed with intervals set from 1sec to 60 min
- Photo bursts 1-3 images
- Date/Time/Temp and Moon Phase stamp
- Built in color viewer
- 60 ft invisible infrared flash range
- Takes pictures and video
- HD Video with sound!
- Password protection
- Overwrite Selection ( if selected will overwrite oldest photo on SD card with newest photo after card is filled to capacity)
- Operates on 4,8 or 12 AA batteries.
- Rated for up to a 32GB SD card.
- 1 Year Warranty
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.
Couldn’t have said it any better! I’m currently using a Extreme Black 60 for security ops at the home right now. On video and does a jam up job giving me excellent 720p HD videos.
I got this camera and love it! I have gotten many more of Coverts camera since and was impressed with them all. This camera takes great pictures and has great battery life! I would highly recommend this camera to anybody.
I run 5 of the black 60s last years models without the hd video and sound cant say anything bad about them except one leaked a little water in i just let it air out and took the seal off and reinstalled it and seems to have worked…another thing is they are very sensitive i run all mine on the low setting..running energizer lithiums since last summer well over 2,000 pics amd battery level still show at level 9 out of 10 for full battery level
I had issued with both my Covert Black 60 after a couple of months. Sent them back for two new ones and sold the new ones. I’m in the minority with the dislike for the Coverts. Heard a bunch of good stuff about them but I had nothing but problems.
We have provided you with a copy of the product instruction manual to make it easier to understand the functionality and set up requirements for the camera. It is also possible to find out more information on the company website. You can download the Covert Extreme Black 60 Trail Camera Manual here.
To find out more details about this or other Covert cameras it is recommended that you visit the Covert website.