If you’re looking for a high-quality trail cam with great specs in a compact form at a friendly price, the Spypoint might be the one for you. The super-compact SPYPOINT FORCE-10 trail camera features a 10-megapixel digital sensor capable of taking HD color video- in color by day and monochrome by night.
It features 42 powerful, low-glow LED lights for night time photos. It is ideal when ease of carry matters, and excels at taking photos without spooking game animals. The convex motion sensor maximizes the detection angle of the 5 detection zones it provides. Detection range can be adjusted between 5 to 80ft. The Spyforce has an outstanding battery life and is compatible with rechargeable lithium batteries.
- Ultra fast detection speed
- Up to 16-month battery life
- Easy to setup
- Excellent night videos
- Some blurring on moving subjects
- No python bracket
This popular trail cam has become a favorite with hunters in this year. With its amazing speed and extremely long battery life, in with a camera that you can take home for only $110 it clearly offers a great value for the price.
The Spypoint Force 10 is tiny compared to most trail cams and is easy to conceal in nearly any environment. It comes with a detachable bracket for mounting or quick removal. There’s no built-in python bracket, but it does feature is a tripod insert on the bottom.
The internal screen is easy to see and use, even though it lacks an internal viewer.
The back of the camera opens up to a battery compartment which takes 6 AAs. Batteries are easy to insert and remove. The spring and compartment are built well and hold the batteries firmly to ensure good power contact. Programming this trail cam is easy and user-friendly, making it a great choice for anyone using a trail camera for the first time.
This camera may suffer in the area of durability. When field testing in some harsher climates, some of these have either stopped working or stopped detecting. At the price and its compact size, this is not an immediate deal breaker. Just keep in mind that enduring extreme conditions might not be one of this camera’s strengths.
It has an amazingly fast snap trigger and recovery time of 0.32 and 0.52 respectively. It’s video trigger and video recovery are 1.15 seconds and 0.9 seconds respectively with a range of 60 feet. For a camera priced at $110, these speeds are outstanding. The triggers are great, and recovery is excellent. That is where your value really becomes apparent with this camera.
Its 60ft detection range is about standard for today’s trail cameras, and nothing to complain about with a compact model like this. Compared to other train cams in its price range, the detection zone on the Spypoint Force 10 is among the best.
Daytime photos offer decent depth and color, with some blurring on moving subjects when the camera is shooting in low light situations. Night images can also be blurry if the animals are moving around a lot. Daytime photos are somewhat darker than what would be ideal. But the video quality is excellent, even at night. The flash comes in bright and clear with this camera.
If you’re working on a budget, if you want several cameras, or if you’re buying for a novice or a young hunter- this camera can be ideal. It’s best suited to a fair climate with mild weather and temperatures. Photos can be disappointing if game animals are moving too fast, and will be too dark if the lighting isn’t just right. Because this camera has such an outstanding battery life, we recommend using the video mode for most situations. That seems to take care of most of the imaging issues and only cuts your battery life down by about 25% on average.
Overall, this trail camera is not the top of the line- but it’s nothing to be sneezed at. It is excellent for novices, and in situations where conditions are clear and temperate. The Fall, when deer are most active and the weather is still reasonably fair- that’s when this camera will be at its best.
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