Qualities & Features
- Released September 2020
- Smallest 4G LTE Wireless camera
- Comes ready to go, with SIM Card included
- Built-in solar panel and lithium battery
- Uses o2 network only in the UK
- Fully controllable via SpyPoint app
- Free basic plan gives 100 images per month
- 2 year warranty
SpyPoint Link Micro S (4G)
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Camera control via SpyPoint app
Built-in solar and battery
Although we appreciate that some conservation efforts require wild animals to be controlled, we have a strict anti-hunting policy. As such we cannot supply camera traps for the purposes of wildlife monitoring with the intention of dispatching any animal.
We work hard to minimise our impact on the environment. We recycle all cardboard, plastic, batteries and other packaging. For shop orders, all cardboard used is made out of 70% recycled material and is 100% recyclable. If you do receive any paper, plastic or polystyrene packaging, we have reused these materials from packaging that has been sent to us. Sustainable resources are used wherever possible. We think before we print. NatureSpy branded apparel is 100% certified organic made using solar and wind powered renewable energy and low waste, cruelty-free inks.
We’re a small organisation that aims to produce a big impact. Through our wildlife work we also want to educate people and communities about their local green spaces and wilder neighbours. In doing so we hope to achieve a dual purpose of encouraging people to care for and protect wild animals and habitats while using nature for their own health and well-being.
The SpyPoint Link Micro S wireless camera trap adds a really exciting and innovative feature to wireless camera traps at a lower price than ever before.
This version is the updated model from the previous Link Micro. It offers faster, more reliable transmission through an LTE modem – essentially, a next step up from standard 4G connectivity.
It differs from the new Link-Micro LTE in a couple of key ways – firstly, and most obviously – the solar panel at the top of the camera. It also comes with an internal Lithium power pack which is recharged by the solar panel. Essentially this means you basically won’t need to worry about battery life at all, and it has everything it needs to keep on going.
It also has a marginally faster trigger speed of 0.4s and the a more advanced detection zone – covering 5 zones, rather than the 3 zones on the standard LTE version.
The SpyPoint Link Micro S also has a powerful, small low-glow LED – so it can be used for wildlife and also security applications.
As the name suggests it is a small camera and with innovative features. The Link Micro S is entirely app controlled using the SpyPoint Link app so you can check images on-the-go, receive alerts photos within 10-60 seconds after a trigger (depending on signal strength) and change images wherever you are in the world providing you have an internet connection.
SpyPoint camera traps have a strong history of innovation, and the Link Micro S comes with a pre-activated ready-to-go SIM card on the o2 (Telefonica) network – this is also the network used by GiffGaff and Tesco Mobile. This sim card cannot be changed, therefore it is important to ensure you have o2 signal where you plan on using the camera (check o2 coverage here).
The main advantages of this camera are the low cost compared to other wireless cameras, the built-in self-charging battery and it’s small size and versatility.
Max res: 10MP Max photos per trigger: 2 photos
Trigger speed: about 0.4 seconds Recovery time: Approx. 60 seconds on instant transmission mode
The Link-Micro-S transmits photos only - it does not take or send videos.
The camera is designed to get you photos as fast as possible - so the transmitted images are compressed and smaller, and the larger images are saved on to the SD card.
That said, you can still always tell whats triggered the camera trap easily - whether it be a human intruder or fox trotting past.
Speed and detection
Trigger speed: approx. 0.4s (photos) Recovery speed: Approx. 60 seconds on instant transmission mode
Detection range: approx. 110ft LED type: Low-Glow LEDs
The SpyPoint Link Micro S has a good trigger speed of approx 0.4 seconds for photos. 4G network speeds mean very fast transmission to the mySpyPoint cloud. With good signal, photos are transmitted within 10-20 seconds of them being taken.
Recovery speeds will depend on the transmission mode you select. If you tell the Link Micro S to transmit as soon as an image is taken, that transmission takes 10-60 seconds. The camera will then be ready to take a photo again once the transmission completes.
You can alternatively tell the Link Micro S to transmit all images its taken at set intervals - i.e. once every 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours etc. If you select this option, recovery speeds are near instant.
Detection range is very good - its a very sensitive trail camera indeed. There are sensitivity options in the app that can be changed remotely too.
Build quality & batteries
Warranty: 2 years (through NatureSpy)
Batteries: Built in solar and rechargeable battery pack
Battery life on this camera is hard to estimate as the battery will be constantly recharging in daylight. It doesn’t need strong, direct sunlight to charge either – perfect for UK weather. If you’re taking and transmitting about 20-30 photos a day, you basically don’t ever need to worry about battery life. Pretty cool.
Ease of use
Please note that it can take between 30 minutes and 48 hours for the Link-Micro wireless cameras to fully activate.
Photos taken by the camera are automatically uploaded to the cloud, and accessible via the SpyPoint Link app (iOS and Android), or myspypoint.com. You can also set the app to ping your phone when a new photo is uploaded – so you get real time updates. Note that the camera only transmits photos, and does not take or send videos. It transmits thumbnail-size images and saves hi-res images on to a microSD card (required – we supply a 16GB microSD with this camera, unless you chose the 32GB upgrade).
There is a free monthly option that allows you to view 100 pictures every month. If you require more than 100 photos per month you’ll need to to choose a paid plan – which are very affordable – especially bearing in mind that there is nothing to pay to any network provider like there is with other wireless cameras. So essentially if you only need 100 pictures per month, there is no ongoing cost with this wireless camera.
Plan options are (prices are in US Dollars );
- Free plan = 100 photos/month
- $5 per month (or $4/month if paid annually) = 250 photos/month
- $10 per month (or $7/month if paid annually) = 1000 photos/month
- $15 per month (or $10/month if paid annually) = unlimited photos/month
For more about available plans, see the SpyPoint website .
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- Audio Recording: Yes
- Battery Life - Photos: Up to 12 months
- Battery Life - Video: N/A
- Can use rechargable batteries: N/A
- Cellular: Yes
- CMOS Sensor: 2MP
- Detection range max: Up to 80ft
- Encryption option: No
- External power jack: Yes
- FPS: N/A
- GPS Geotag: Yes
- Hybrid capture: No
- Image data strip: Yes
- IR flash range: 80ft max
- LCD Display: N/A - phone app
- Max Images per trigger: 2
- Max SD Card capacity: 32GB
- Max video resolution: N/A
- Memory overwrite: No
- Night vision flash: Low-Glow
- Number of LEDs: 1 Power LEDs
- PIR sensor: Up to 80ft
- Power supply: Internal battery
- Recovery speed: 0.5sec
- Resolution: 10MP
- Solar compatible: Yes - built in
- Start Stop Timer: Yes
- Strap included: Yes
- Timelapse: No
- Trigger speed - Photos: 0.4sec
- Trigger speed - Videos: N/A
- Tripod mount: Yes
- Video length: N/A
- Warranty: 2 year
- Weatherproof: Yes
- Wireless connectivity: Yes
SpyPoint camera traps have been around for a while now, and have developed year on year. They are a Canadian-based company, and all of their trail cameras are tested in the harsh Canadian winter before release.
There are currently several models of SpyPoint cameras, with a release of 4 cameras in summer 2019, all of which fit in at different places in the market. SpyPoint has also turned in the last few years to specialise in cellular camera traps that send photos in near-real time. This culminated with the release of the innovative Link-Micro in May 2019.
The non-wireless trail cameras are:
- Force 20 – an entry level, affordable little camera with strong features and excellent night-time video
- Force Dark – a mid-market camera trap with industry-leading trigger times (particularly for photos) and selectable low-glow or no-glow LED options
- Solar Dark – the only camera trap with a solar panel built in. Potentially unlimited battery life, especially when paired with an initial set of lithium batteries. The same trigger speeds as the Force Dark too and control over low-glow or no-glow LEDs
The wireless trail cameras, all using the Telefonica (o2, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile etc) network and locked to the SIM Card they are provided with, are:
- Link Micro – an innovative, small and affordable wireless trail camera. No frills but a great way to access an app-based, 4G wireless trail camera
- Link-Micro-S – as above but with built-in solar panel and Lithium battery pack
- Link-Dark – best suited for security applications thanks to its no-glow LEDs. 4G and fast photo transmission, with the fastest trigger speeds available.
- Link-S – Essentially a Link-Dark with a solar panel on the top – perfect if the camera needs to be left in-situ for long periods of time
The wireless cameras also come with free 28 days of initial unlimited use. If you don’t choose one of the paid plans after that point, it reverts to a free 100 photos a month plan. They are all controlled via an app available on iOS and Android, and also online via myspypoint.com.
The trigger speeds of these cameras are all really good, and battery life is great. If they’re some of the main things that you are looking for, then SpyPoint might be for you.
It also feels like there is a bit more going on in a SpyPoint camera – they feel cleverer than the average. The detection zones are broken up into 5 areas to ensure a better result, screens display countdown timers when you turn the camera on, and fast release clips help you take the camera off it’s backing quickly and conveniently.
All come with a 2 year UK warranty when bought through NatureSpy, as an official UK dealer. If you need to ask any questions at all about SpyPoint or any other camera trap we do, just get in touch.
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