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Named after highly trained military units known for their “hit and run” tactics, the Special Ops “Code Black” from Covert Scouting Cameras was intended to be like its namesake – unconventional. With its ability to silently monitor your favorite hunting area and send photos directly to you, the Special Ops “Code Black” camera has earned a place in the ranks of the elite.
Covert Scouting Cameras designed the “Code Black” to help create the perfect scouting scenario. Traditional trail cameras require you to regularly retrieve your SD card and risk being exposed to your quarry. Integrating a wireless feature into the Special Ops camera, Covert Scouting Cameras made it possible for game animal pictures to be sent directly to your cell phone, email or both. This innovation allows strategic hunting areas to remain undisturbed and scent free.
The cellular operations of this camera are simple. The Special Ops operates on GSM networks and uses a SIM card for activation. With no plans or contracts to buy from Covert Scouting Cameras, simply purchase a prepaid SIM card for as low as $9.99 and receive up to 1000 messages per month. Your local AT&T or T-Mobile store can help you with the necessary cellular activation process.
Covert Scouting Cameras engineered this camera with a full understanding of the mission at hand. To insure clandestine operations, the “Code Black” weatherproof case comes cloaked in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity. To assure the hunter of undisturbed game, the camera features whisper-quiet function and invisible “black” infrared. With its 8MP resolution and 1.2-second trigger speed, this unit has what it takes to get the job done. Fully aware of the objectives, this trail camera is willing to match wits with any wary whitetail or elusive elk.
Equipped with the latest technology, the Special Ops “Code Black” specializes in coordinating and transmitting up-to-date photos from your hunting area right into your hand. Designed to monitor remote and complex environments, the Special Ops “Code Black” works as your very own operative. With its primary mission being infiltration, the Special Ops “Code Black” can help remove the guesswork when planning your next hunt.
- 60 ‘Black Flash’ IR LEDs
- 8MP high quality photos
- Fast trigger speed
- Built-in true color display
- 640×480 MMS resolution
- User-friendly interface
- Works with external power source
- Low power consumption
- Operates on 4, 8 or 12 batteries
- 8MP color CMOS sensor
- Up to 8GB SD/SDHC Card
- 5.6″x 4.75″x 3″ in size
- Takes pictures and videos
- Adjustable picture resolution - 3MP, 5MP or 8MP
- Adjustable video resolution – 320×240 or 640×480
- Adjustable PIR Sensitivity (Low, Med or High)
- Password Protected
- High Resolution (640 x 480) pictures sent to phone or email
- Photo burst of 1, 2 or 3
- Intervals adjustable from 1 second to 60 minutes.
- Date, Time, Temp, Moon phase stamp
- Select standard camera or wireless feature
Taking into consideration that this is a cellular-capable camera transmitting photos in 640x480 resolution, we were more than happy with the quality. As can be expected with a no-glow camera, the night photos were slightly grainy but not considerably so. Daytime photos were of utmost quality and even at a lower resolution depicted animals clearly.
Across a broad range of temperatures and weather conditions the Special Ops "Code Black" performed flawlessly. With its quality cellular antenna and extended battery life, the camera has been maintenance free.
Priced well with the range of other scouting cameras the Special Ops "Code Black" is a definite value. Considering the features and quality of the camera it is priced well within reason.
Everyone should own a Special Ops "Code Black" trail camera. Not only does it keep your hunting area undisturbed, but you can share with family and friends the latest pictures you received on your cell phone. Please check your local game laws to see if this camera is legal in your state.