Big Game Eyecon Widow Review
The Big Game Eyecon Black Widow trail camera is a thin model with a low profile. I had high hopes for this one. The name is awesome and it looks really cool. It comes packed full of features that you come to expect from cameras that cost almost twice as much. It has a pretty quick trigger time, it’s easy to set-up and comes with “Invisi-Flash”. Some parts of it were great and others came up just a bit short. Overall I think it performs well for the price and a good option for a lower priced blackout model.
- Requires 6 C-Cell Batteries (Sold Separately),
- or Eyecon Extenda-Life Battery Pack (Sold Separately)
- Extended Usage, Up to 40,000 Images
- 2″ Diagonal, 1.7 Wide x 1.1 High viewing screen
- Up to 32 GB SD card
- 1.2 Seconds trigger speed
- 10, 30, 60, or 300 Seconds trigger delay
- Easy to set-up and use
- 40′ – 50′ detection zone
- Infrared flash, with Invisi-Flash
- 50′ flash range
- Time, Date, Temperature, & Moon-Phase Stamps:
- 10, 30, or 60 Seconds video length
- Needs a blank SD card formatted just for this camera
- Sensitive, will trigger from brush/movement
- No time lapse
Check out this sample photo:
This is what a couple of owners have to say:
I purchased two of these , I never know when they may take any pictures when they work the picture quality during daylight is fine but at night not very clear also battery life is very short…
I purchased 2 of these cameras and have had them in the trees for about 3 months. Camera sets up quickly and easily and the pics are clear. As another review mentions, I do get some daytime pics in black and white (and this is the cause of the 4:5 stars), but this is only occasionally…
The best thing about this camera in my opinion is the fact that it is “invisible”. I love the no glow models as they can double as effective security cameras when necessary as well as not spooking game at night. (If you have no need for invisible flash, take a look at the Browning Strike Force review). The battery life is decent and the picture quality is actually pretty good during the day. There are instances where brush and the wind seem to trigger it, though it isn’t the norm overall. It is also very easy to use.
The night photos aren’t over the top good. Not the worst you’ll ever see either though. And as I’ve mentioned numerous times before…asking a camera to take pictures at night is a bit of a stretch anyway. I also noticed a bunch of dusk/dawn photos that were whiteouts. There is no time lapse mode available on this model, I found that to be pretty disappointing. It seems to be standard throughout the industry. Especially at this price range.
Overall, I think this is a functional game camera. I do think there are better options out there for the money and I would probably at least investigate some of them before settling on this one.
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