Browning Strike Force Sub-Micro Review

Editor’s Rating: 8/10

Browning is not a new name in the industry and does live up to the expectations of many. The trail camera itself is midrange and is pretty well within the boundaries of how much it is valued to the true value it possesses. The camera would take some time to get started with as you would have to learn thoroughly about its functions and what each button does.

That is not because the product is complicated or that it is just hard to use but its just slightly different from most of the ones out there. That shouldn’t be a reason why you don’t get this though, it is packed with functions.

 

KEY FEATURES

 

The camera by Browning is a very recommendable brand as many people adore the features that come with it. The camera comes with HD recording for its videos and picture taking. The video also comes with sound and has a recording time from 5 to 2 minutes in length. The camera also comes with a long battery life with only 6 batteries required to function.

IMAGE QUALITY

The camera comes with a 10MP infrared LED illumination. Pictures taken in these lenses will be in amazing quality for your viewing. Pictures taken in this camera during nighttime will also ensure maximum security in a sense that it would not deter any animals away due to its infrared. The camera also featured a 100 feet long nighttime flash range that would enable you to take clear and bright pictures of the animals in the dark.

Along with that is the zero-blur technology that helps eliminate any motion blur that may be present from rapid movement of animals. According to many reviews on past users this product with its 10MP can beat some cameras out there with 12MP with no doubt at all, that’s what Browning is.

VIDEO QUALITY

The camera comes with a 1280x720 HD recording option. The videos are able to range anywhere between 5 seconds to up to 2 minutes. With that being said this camera is capable of any other camera out there with the brand of its own. Another key element about video recording is that the camera has a time-lapse plus camera mode along with the IR triggered images which would be very useful for people out there wanting to have a quick recap of all the action happening before the camera without looking at each one individually.

DETECTION ZONE

This camera has a detection circuit that ranges 100 feet wide. The moment the game comes into the range the cameras flash would be triggered capturing the game at its track. The detection circuit operates through the infrared LED illumination that detects far objects and really near ones.

SPEED

The trigger speed for this camera is 0.67 seconds as mentioned earlier but the importance of it is its capability of taking a shot of the game immediately when it comes to detection. Once the picture is captured the picture would be saved in a JPEG file and takes only 1.2 seconds for recovery. On the other hand is its video trigger speed which is about 4.4 seconds followed by a 1.8 second recovery time.

The numbers mentioned play a huge difference on the images and videos that are actually captured. With this speed offered by Brownings, the entire process of taking videos and pictures would only take seconds or even lesser to deliver amazing results.

BATTERY LIFE

Probably the biggest advantage of this camera over anything out there is its longevity in terms of its life. With 6 AA batteries inside being either Lithium or Alkaline ones, they both provide results that are outstanding. Be sure to place the batteries inside with correct polarity following the markings from the battery tray.

Past users have reported that the cameras can last up to 11 months with a usage of taking 35 daytime pictures and 35 nighttime a day. That’s about 23000 pictures in a span of 11 months, that’s a lot of pictures capable of a camera with 6 AA batteries right? Impressive work Browning!

STORAGE

This camera comes with a 16GB micro SD card but is compatible to a 32GB one too. The camera with its default 16GB card can take up to 7000+ pictures with a megapixel setting of 4MP. With this you can easily transfer your pictures into your computer or laptop without having to remove the entire unit off the stand. 

If you don’t have one of those you can just get a USB cable and connect it to your computer or even camera to view the pictures. A note is that the SD card would only be able to be viewed with PC’s running on Microsoft Windows XP or later only or if you’re using a Mac, one running OSX or later only.

BATTERY LIFE

Probably the biggest advantage of this camera over anything out there is its longevity in terms of its life. With 6 AA batteries inside being either Lithium or Alkaline ones, they both provide results that are outstanding. Be sure to place the batteries inside with correct polarity following the markings from the battery tray.

Past users have reported that the cameras can last up to 11 months with a usage of taking 35 daytime pictures and 35 nighttime a day. That’s about 23000 pictures in a span of 11 months, that’s a lot of pictures capable of a camera with 6 AA batteries right? Impressive work Browning!

Final verdict

This camera comes with overall quirks all over and a lot of great features. It works wonders no matter where you place them, unless you intentionally want to destroy it, it would last for up to 10 years. The camera is suitable for all sorts of use and is also really easy on your wallet.