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Test of the CCbetter Wildlife Observation Camera (Trail Cam)

by 4. December 2015

Not only hunters and forest owners can use a game observation camera effectively, even as a garden owner, you will be amazed, which animals can be observed in the garden. However, there is also a lot to consider when buying a game camera. As the CCbetter wildlife observation camera beats in the test, I have looked closer.

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Manufacturer/Model

Linkpower / CCbetter

Product

CCbetter Wild Camera / Trail Cam / Photo Trap

Specifications

Image sensor: 5 megapixel CMOS
Video resolution: 1080P, 720P, WVGAP, VGAP
Image resolution: 12, 8, 5 megapixels
Display: 2,4 inch LCD
Night Vision: 42 IR LEDs
PIR: 3

Scope of delivery

1x wildlife observation camera
1x bracket with screws and dowels
1x AV cable
3x Operating Instructions

Review of the CCbetter Wildcatching Camera (Trail Cam)

CCbetter / Crenova Wildlife Observation Camera (Trail Cam) - Unboxing | Review | Hands-On

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Glazed was the just 14x10x7cm large CCbetter Trail Cam plus an AV cable, and a ball joint bracket with screws and dowels. Operating instructions were also included, however, none of the many instructions were in German. Here you have to be satisfied with English or French. The 8 AA batteries required for commissioning were not included. This one does not necessarily need, since the camera can also be operated with a 6V power supply.

The CCbetter wildlife observation camera consists of a robust plastic, which was at least partially printed with a weatherproof camouflage optics. On the front of the case are 44 infrared LEDs, the 5 megapixel CMOS sensor with an 120 degree wide-angle lens, as well as a front-mounted motion sensor and two tilted motion sensors. On the lower edge of the housing are also the 6V power socket and a mounting option with tripod socket. The camera can also be fastened to the tree by means of a belt due to the rear attachment option.

The camera can be opened via the side-mounted clip fastener. Here is also an eyelet, with which you can close the camera, for example by means of a lock. According to the product description, the camera is also splash-proof in accordance with protection class IP54. An insulation is looked for in the interior of the housing in vain. However, the battery compartment is protected by another plastic cover.

The camera is also controlled and adjusted via the "control center", which is located in the hinged lid of the camera. Here are an 2.4 inch TFT display as well as numerous buttons and switches. Below are also the SD card slot (Attention, no micro SD!), A USB socket and the power button, which can be set to the positions ON, OFF and TEST.

The camera achieves a resolution of 1080p (1920 × 1080) with the video recordings whereby only 15 pictures per second are possible here. With a lower resolution of, for example, 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 images per second are also possible. Other choices are 848 × 480 @ 30 and 640 × 480 @ 30. In image mode, a resolution of up to 12 megapixels can be set. There are also choices of 8 and 5 megapixels. However, the 12 and 8 megapixels are interpolated.

commissioning

The camera is easy to operate even without operating instructions. Settings are made in TEST mode. Here you can also change the language to German. Similarly, you can adjust the sensitivity of the motion sensor in TEST mode. If the camera is set correctly you just have to fix it and switch the switch to ON.

Features

The CCbetter wildlife observation camera has all the necessary features to get good shots.
Here is a brief list of all known settings:

  • Video mode: Resolution (1080p, 720p, WVGA, VGA)
  • Picture Mode: Resolution (12M, 8M, 5M)
  • Other: Burst Mode, Video Length, Date Display, Timer, Password, Serial Number, Time Lapse, Motion Sensor Sensitivity, Power Save Mode, Language, Format, Factory Defaults, Date and Time, Auto Power Off, Sound Recording, Playback Mode, Firmware Version and Update.

Furthermore, you can watch the shot shots on the display.

field test

Setting up the CCbetter photo trap was easy and the most important settings were already set at the factory. The video and picture quality was quite good both during the day and at night. The infrared night vision really does its job very well. The range of the motion sensor was also considerable, whereby even more distant movements were accurately registered.

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First impression
8.5
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application
8.0
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Design
9.0
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Display
8.0
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usability
7.0
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video quality
8.5
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picture quality
8.5
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Battery life
9.0
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Summary

The CCbetter wildlife observation camera lived up to my expectations. It has a perfect size to fix it inconspicuously in the forest or garden. The recording quality is excellent both during the day and at night. Particularly noteworthy is the long battery life. Even after 7 days, the camera was still ready for use.

Despite the numerous setting options, you can easily cope with this camera and can set or activate this camera correctly even without a German manual.

The mounting options are well thought-out by adding a holder with Tripod thread, but I would have liked that a belt would have been included in the scope of delivery, so you could attach the camera with the back mounting option 'out of the box'.

8.3
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