Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Brin, Jul 20, 2013.
Are game cameras undetectable to humans when the infrared takes pictures or video?
SFAIK, yes, not visible.
In my experience on some models you can see a faint red glow when the IR flashes to take a picture or record a video.
Thanks Art and 286, I am looking for a camera that a two legged tweeker varmint won’t see the IR flash. I don’t won’t my camera to be stolen.
Some cheap ones are very visible but the god ones you won't see a thing. Get a lock box.
All of my stealth cams in infra-red are easy to see/steal. You might look into a blackout type. Mine is invisible.
The ones from Walmart have a red glow that is visible when activated. That being said if properly placed, they probably wouldn't notice. OTOH have two cams, one watching the other so to speak.
Even some of the blackout models, like Moultrie, have a reduced visible signature, but if seen straight on, can still be seen. Most of your standard $80-200 models have a visible IR signature. Depending on the model, it may flicker very briefly or glow for 1-2 seconds.
Many cameras also have a very detectable auditory noise. It is the IR filter being moved into or out of position for the image.
You might find this link helpful...
Looks like the best IR game camera for me is a Spypoint BF-10-HD. It is a no glo with a flash that is invisible to humans
Sounds like the link was helpful. Very good.
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