Stealth Cam G30 Review

Stealth Cam G30 Review picWhen you see this trail camera for the first time it has the look and feel of a more expensive model.  The older Stealth cams have really been lack luster overall.  Designed entirely new from the ground up…this one is much better!  You will be able to deploy it very quickly, as the set up is a breeze.  There is no picture viewer included, but it will take photo, video and time lapse.  It is compatible with both a tripod and a Python cable.  This is a versatile little trail camera!
 
Product Details

  • 8.0  Megapixel (3 resolution  settings) 8mp / 4mp / 2mp
  • HD Video recording 5-180 seconds w/ audio
  • Time Lapse Function with PIR Override
  • Quick Trigger Speed
  • 30 IR Emitters / 80 ft range
  • Quick Set
  • Burst Mode 1-9 images per triggering
  • 5-59 sec / 0- 59 min recovery time out
  • External LCD status display
  • Time / Date / Moon Phase / Temperature
  • SD Card slot up to 32GB
  • Test Mode
  • Low Battery indicator
  • USB output
  • Operates on 8 AA batteries
  • External power jack for 12V battery box

Cons

  • No built-in picture viewer
  • Picture quality is serviceable, but not superb overall
  • The recovery time is longer than expected

 

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Check out this sample photo:
Stealth Cam G30 Review sample picture
 
This is what a couple of owners have to say:

I had an “old style” Stealth Cam with a strobe flash which had serious issues with response time (waiting to charge the strobe capacitor), white-out pictures day and night – a common design flaw in that series, and very low battery life. This camera has none of those problems…

L.Vincent – Read The Full Review At Amazon

Great unit. Been able to capture IR video and stills of several backyard critters (and neighbors). Will be leaving it in the woods along a game trail I know for a better test. So far my only complaint is the difficulty I have removing the SD card which is located too close…

JS McGuire – Read The Full Review At Amazon

 
This is a camera that has definitely brought Stealth Cams into the modern age, in a competitive fashion.  The case is really solid, the battery case comes out and makes changing the batteries a breeze.  It has a motion blur reducing setting called “reduce blur” that actually works quite well. The night pictures really aren’t bad for a trail camera either.

The daytime picture quality varies wildly.  If there is any kind of shade around the pictures suffer.  They come out good in the sun, but there are a lot of instances when they seem to be somewhat out of focus or fuzzy.  The recovery time is long as well.  This is surprising with such a quick trigger time.

This camera is priced reasonably and performs really well as a whole.  The picture quality does leave a little to be desired, but you might find it to suit your needs pretty well.  The Moultrie M-880 review may be worth checking out before you finalize your decision.
 

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Stealth Cam G30 Review
Stealth Cam G30
Written by: John Russell
Date Published: 11/20/2014
4.7 / 5 stars