The Covert MP6 Black Trail Camera has been designed to produce a quality invisible flash camera at a great price and it seems that Covert have achieved their goal.
As well as the usual great single shot capabilities that you would expect from a Covert trail camera it has had HD video included in the latest version (2013) along with sound capability. The camera offers you a choice of three different resolutions, 3, 5 or 8 MP to give you a choice of picture quality.
This camera is considered to be a good quality entry level black flash camera that is suitable for scouting and tracking of game movement. The basic features of the camera includes color viewing screen, burst mode of up to three pictures per trigger, time lapse capabilities, HD video and single shots of good standard.
Although the MSRP is $170, the camera can be found in many stores for around the $125 mark. This makes it a very good camera for a very good price.
The trigger speed of the MP6 black is on the fast side measured at around 1.2 seconds. It is possible to adjust the resolution of the pictures that are taken from 3, 5 or 8MP.
The PIR is adjustable to three different sensitivity levels: low, medium and high. People who have had a lot of expereince with Covert cameras have warned against setting the camera to the high sensitivity level because it will become prone to false triggering and this camera is no different.
The detection range of the camera is very good and is capable of picking up animals moving through brush at ranges of up to and beyond 45 feet.
The MP6 Black is capable of some very nice pictures taken in vivid color during the day and quality black and white at night. As with most infrared black flash cameras the clarity of the night time photos can be variable with motion blur experienced. It is necessary to remember to choose between VGA which is 640 x 480 and QVGA which is 320 x 340 when operating the camera in video mode. The length of the video can be adjusted to run from anywhere between 0 and 60 seconds.
The Night Vision flash is made up of 40 LEDs that help in taking shots in dark conditions.
As long as the camera is properly closed with the coverings clicked into place it will be completely waterproof and you can rely on it withstanding all sorts of adverse weather conditions to continue taking pictures.
The pictures that are produced can be programmed to contain a choice of display features including date, time, temperature and moon phase to help with your scouting requirements.
It is possible to operate the MP6 Black with 4 or 8 AA batteries. If you are using the options of only going with 4 batteries it is recommended that you set the camera up to only take photos. Running the camera in video mode will be best done with 8 AA batteries loaded. The battery life is extremely good with many thousands of pictures able to be taken (8000+) using lithium batteries, before requiring a battery change if using the camera on single shot mode.
Securing the Camera
The camera features the usual security cable slots to allow a Python cable to be slipped through for securing the unit to a tree. The unit can also be padlocked at the display panel door to protect against prying eyes.
Features of the Covert MP6 Black Trail Camera
- Adjustable 3-5-8mp resolution
- 1.2 second trigger speed
- Color viewer
- Trigger intervals 1 sec – 60 min
- Pictures or Video
- Date, time, temp, and moon phase stamp
- Video resolution of 640×480
- Adjustable PIR ( low ,med, hi)
- 1-3 photo burst
- Operates on 4 or 8 AA batteries
- 40 Invisible Flash LED’s
- 45ft Flash Range
- 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.
You picked a good first cam. I have the Black 60 and it really puts out some great light for a blackflash cam. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Black 60.
— from ChasinGame.com
I have both cams and prefer the mp6. Both are great on batteries. Mp6 has better pic quality. Both have fast trigger speed, but here is where spypoint loses me…their pics have 10 second intervals between each picture. Most times the 2nd and 3rd pics are empty bacause the deer has already walked out of the screen. In addition, I had many night time pics that made antlers very blurry.
The only downfall I’ve had with mp6 is that if its in dark woods, sometimes the pics are dark.
— from ArcheryTalk.com
I have had really good luck with my MP6 blacks. Night pictures are decent and the day pictures are great !
— from BowHunting.com
I run the MP6 Black……have over 12,000 pictures and still at 100% battery life with lithiums……any and all future trail cams i use will be the MP6 Black.
— from gon.com
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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 MP6 Black Trail Camera manual here.
To find out more details about this or other Covert cameras it is recommended that you visit the Covert website.