The Hunten GSC35-20IR Trail Camera is very similar in looks and design as the GSC35-20S. The differences start with the night time flash of the GSC35-20IR which uses 21 infrared LEDs. The camera is capable of taking pictures with this IR flash out to a range of 45 feet. It is also possible to take these shots, whether in day or night time application, in single or burst mode.
The camera is equipped with a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) that has the capability to detect heat and movement in a 60 foot range.
The camera is powered by 4 C-cell batteries and it will accept rechargeable batteries. Using the internal battery option will give you limited life before requiring them to be recharged. The longer battery life can be expected to come when using external battery packs.
The trigger speed of the camera is 1 second and this applied to both the single shot mode and the burst mode. Recovery time for the camera is a little on the slow side, recorded at 5 seconds during the day and up to 15 seconds when shooting at night.
It is also possible to manually set delay times between photos of 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute or 2 minutes. When setting the camera to the specified delay you will find that the camera will properly recover to take the next shot no matter whether you’re shooting at day or night.
This is the stealth version of the bargain priced trail cameras in the Hunten Outdoors range. The infrared LEDs allow you to take pictures at night without being detected by the animals. Reports have shown that the quality of the pictures are not always high with a significant level of fuzziness experienced in the pictures.
The range capabilities of the camera repeatedly outperform what has been stated by the manufacturers. Although the daytime range is 60 feet and the night time range is 45 feet, you should expect to find pictures taken of animals roaming outside of this.
The LCD navigation menu makes setting up the camera a very simple task with easy to follow instructions provided.
The unit will accept an 8 GB SD Disk although the SD disk is not supplied with the trail camera and will have to be bought separately.
Securing the Camera
Security for the camera is provided by the inclusion of a cable lock hole that will accept a Python cable. You can also mount the camera by using the supplied adjustable mounting strap.
While the camera can be operated by using 4 C-cell batteries it also features solar panel port that supports the use of external battery sources. The camera is compatible with 6V solar panels only. Setting up the camera with the solar pack can require some careful planning and a clear view of the sky. However, when you use the rechargeable batteries in conjunction with the solar charger you can be confident that it will not be necessary to replace the batteries for many thousands of shots.
Features of the Hunten GSC35-20IR Trail Camera
- Resolution: 2.0 MP Day / 1.3 MP Night
- Strobe Flash: Powerful, oversized Xenon flashtube (30 ft range)
- Sensor: Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR)
- JPEG Digital Still Pictures
- 60+ foot flash range
- Single or Burst Mode available
- AVI Digital Video Clips 640 x 480
- LCD Display
- 4 C-Cell Batteries (rechargable for use with solar panel)
- External Battery Pack: Compatible with 6v systems
- Solar Panel: Compatible
- Weather resistant with rubber gasket seal
- Mounting: Adjustable Strap
- Security: Cable lock hole
- Support up to 32GB SD card (not included)
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.
Overall, we would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a very affordable camera. If you are a hunter with big camera needs and a small camera budget, this camera has your name written all over it. For its price, the durability and quality are second to none!
— from BowHunting.net
No neutral comments have been found to this point.
Used during deer season for about 5 months then took down and stored with batteries out. Put back up the next season and it worked for about a month then quit. Tech support said it was broken but my warranty had expired. If you just need a camera with a life span of 6 months then it works pretty good. I won’t buy another Hunten product!
— from Hunten Outdoors
Tried two different sets new batteries (even tested batteries). Won’t power on. Unit and package looked used from amazon, not sure why. Also unit was manufactured over 3 years ago according to label.
I searched on web and not powering on is a common ailment on these. Now I know. I have a better trail camera already, but was looking for something less expensive in case it got stolen to use further in the woods.
— from Amazon.com
Finding out more information about the trail cameras from Hunten Outdoors including how to get hold of a manual or to download the latest firmware can be done by jumping onto the Hunten Outdoors website.