Reconyx HyperFire HC600 Review

Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 Review PicIn the world of trail cameras, Reconyx models are truly natural wonders. There really isn’t anything that this cam will leave desired. (Well, there is one…but I’ll get to that later).  As soon as you just pick it up you can tell it is superior to most of the competition. With the fastest detection circuit on the market, you can expect about a picture per second when there is movement in front of the camera.
 
 
Product Details

  • 3.1 MegaPixels (1080p)
  • Runs on 12 AA batteries
  • No Glow High Output Covert Infrared Night Vision up to 60 feet
  • Temp Range of -20° to 120° F
  • Rugged Weatherproof Enclosure
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Includes BuckView™ Advanced Software for Windows®
  • Includes an adjustable bungee cord for mounting
  • Easy Set-up
  • Very Durable
  • Time, date, temp and moon phase stamped photos

Cons

  • Hefty price tag
  • Does not take video

 

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Check out this sample photo:

Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 Review Sample Pic
 
The drawback I mentioned at the beginning is the price.  It is really two sided though.  Yes, it is a lot to shell out upfront.  But these cameras are built to last.  You can expect it to be out there in another 10 or 12 years still going strong.  The same can not be said for some of the cheaper replacements.  Still though, it is expensive and that is something to consider.
 
 
This is what a couple owners have to say:

I was looking for a quality deer cam and this is it. It’s U.S. made and uses a CMOS sensor like the high end digital camera’s. Picture quality is outstanding and pictures taken in complete darkness look like…
RGJ – Read The Full Review On Amazon

The quality is apparent when you hold it in your hand and after a year out in the weather it still performs like it did when new. The motion sensor and fast trigger speed do help to catch game that’s moving quickly but like any camera working in low light the animal is blurred…
Dane – Read The Full Review On Amazon

 

The night photos from this camera are pretty good as well.  It is hard to get good night photos, especially with No Glow IR.  There is minimal blurriness and overall pretty clear.  Comparing to the Reconyx HC500, I think the 500 has better overall night photos.  This is to be expected though, comparing No Glow to Low Glow.  The bonus for the Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 is that if you plan to use it for security as well, the No Glow is really impressive and will not be detected!

As usual, it is really hard to estimate battery life for everybody as there are so many factors that can affect it…but overall I think the batteries last pretty well in this device.  It is manufactured right here in the USA and you can tell you have a quality product as soon as you hold it.

This is like the Jaguar of trail cameras.  It is not going to be in everybody’s price range … but if you have a chance to at least test one out you might find yourself making room in the budget!  It really doesn’t get any better than this!  If you’d like to see a high-quality camera at an easier price, check out the Moultrie M1100i review.
 

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Reconyx Hyperfire HC600 Review Pic
 
 
Reconyx HyperFire HC600 Review
Reconyx HyperFire HC600
Written by: John Russell
Date Published: 11/19/2014
4.2 / 5 stars