Alpha Cam Dual Lens No Glow Review
– TCP Staff
Model # 13301
Trailcampro Comprehensive Score:
Picture Quality:In progress
32 Mpxl Photos (interpolated) | 4K Video Resolution
Battery Life:29 Months (pics) | 3.2 Months (videos)
Using 35 pics day + night | Using 15 vids day + night
Trigger Speed & Detection:94/100
Trigger & Recovery: 0.3 s. – 0.6 s. (Pictures) | 0.58 s. – 0.3 s. (Videos) | 90 ft. Range
Quality of Design:85/100s
8 AA Batteries | 12-v External Battery Jack | 2.4″ Internal Viewer
Alpha Cam Dual Lens No Glow Review
- Incredible battery life
Picture Quality: in progress
Photo resolution: 32 mpxl (interpolated)
Video resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash Type: No Glow IR
We are placing cameras in the field and will post samples when we get them.
What if you purchase from us and aren’t happy with the image quality?
This is a common question and we have a very simple solution. Call, email, or chat with us and we can take a look at the images and offer suggestions or immediately tell if something is wrong with the camera. If so, we will warranty the camera for you (with the free 2-Year warranty you receive from us) or return the camera for a full refund (within 90 days of purchase). You have control of the process, remember, we work for you.
In the past, many people get confused with the megapixel rating trail camera manufacturers advertise. Companies inflate the mpxl rating to attract eyes to their products. They do this through interpolation, which digitally adds megapixels to a photo without actually improving the picture.
The best way to judge picture quality is to look at actual pictures. You will notice this the most when you zoom in on a full-size image that a camera has taken. The details of the photo will appear hazy or even digitized. This is normal, and to be expected.
Battery Life: 95/100
Picture & Video Resting Power (on): 0.39 mW
Picture Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 0.9 Ws | 2.4 Ws
Video Daytime/Nighttime Power Consumption: 15.1 Ws | 72.6 Ws
If this camera were to take 35-day and 35-night pictures every 24 hours, the Alpha Dual Lens would last 29 months in the field on a set of 8 AA lithium batteries. We consider this to be absolutely outstanding.
If this camera were to take 15-day and 15-night videos (10-second videos) every 24 hours, it would last 3.2 months in the field on a set of lithium batteries.
Detection Circuit: 94/100
Picture Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.3 s. | 0.6 s.
Video Trigger & Recovery Speed: 0.58 s. | 0.3 s.
Detection Range & Angle: 90 ft. @ 41.5° (41.3° field of view)
There is no shortage of speed in the Alpha Cam. This camera is capable of detecting out to 90 ft. with a perfectly matched detection angle and field of view. Long detection plus fast trigger/recovery speeds equals an excellent detection circuit.
This does appear to be a very sensitive detection zone and the test cameras we have had in the field have taken a decent amount of false triggers from some moving grass in the photos.
Quality of Design: 85
Dimensions: 5″ x 4″ x 2.5″
Battery Type: 8 AA
External Battery Jack: 12-volt
The Alpha Cam has a very familiar case design. There is a large latch for opening and closing this little unit and a fixed battery tray that accepts 8 AA batteries. The large screen on the inside of the camera makes picture playback and setting adjustments a cinch.
There is a tripod insert on the bottom of the camera and a python bracket on the back. Overall, case design is solid and looks exactly like many other camera models on the market.
Setting up the camera is super easy and done with backlight buttons and a large 2.4″ screen. We never had to crack the user’s manual and it is quite intuitive. The Alpha Cam has popular settings like Hybrid Mode (Photo + Video) and Programmable Start/Stop Time.
Keep in mind, our 2-year warranty program is your free insurance program in case something goes wrong with a camera you purchase from us. This warranty protects you from any manufacturing defect the camera might experience for two years.
Since 2005, our mission has to been to provide consumers with unbeatable value, advice you can trust, and customer service that exceeds expectations. There are plenty of places you can choose to do business with, if we are lucky enough to earn your support, we promise to give you our undivided attention. Trailcampro has grown each year not only by relying on your happiness but on the assumption that if we blow you away with customer service, you will brag about us to your friends (have you seen our referral/reward program?).
As always, if you have additional questions, feel free to call, email or chat with us. We look forward to helping you find your next trail camera!
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FAQ’s: Trail Camera
Q: Will this trail camera trigger on small animals (birds, rodents, etc.)?
A: Trail cameras detect on a combination of heat and movement, so, yes, small mammals will trigger the camera. However, if you are going after smaller warm-blooded mammals, we recommend getting the camera closer to your target. For best performance, place the camera in an area that would enable picture detection from 3 – 20 ft.
Q: Can animals see the infrared flash on this camera?
A: This is somewhat controversial. Humans can’t see the flash as the nanometer spectrum is above what the human eye can detect. It’s also much harder for an animal to see, but that could depend on the species of animal as different species see in different light spectrums.
Q: Where can I purchase this camera?
A: From us! We hope to woo you with our incredible charm, two-year warranty, 90-day returns, free continental U.S. shipping, and technical expertise.
Seriously, though, we know you have plenty of options of where to spend your hard-earned money. The internet can be the wild, wild, west of too-good-to-be-true deals. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.
We are passionate about testing and reviewing trail cameras, but most importantly, we are passionate about treating our customers the right way. We do things differently from what you have come to expect from other internet retailers and we hope you give us the opportunity to prove that to you.
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