Browning Strike Force HD Pro X

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

£149.99

  • Released February 2019
  • New version of highly popular Strike Force HD Pro
  • 1600 x 900p HD video
  • Tiny size – half that of an average camera trap
  • 0.15 second trigger speed
  • Long-range IR flash
  • Fantastic all-round camera
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2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X


Overview

We’re currently putting the 2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X through its paces for our review – check back soon for more stats, photos and videos…

The 2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X packs a lot of punch into a small package, and builds on the success of the 2017 version.

It uses the new kind of LEDs to give really strong IR flash range at night.

Trigger speeds are improved too – at around 0.15 seconds for photos, and 0.45 seconds for videos – to be this fast for both types of trigger is impressive, and few cameras come close to this – especially in this price range.

Video quality is also improved at 900p – its smooth and clear.

The build quality and overall design of the camera is very good, with a 1.5″ forward-facing colour screen to help with set up and so you can review images/videos without dismounting the camera in the field. It also has a great little steel bracket which the camera can pivot off for better positioning – if you’re used to fiddling around the get your camera trap positioned right, this makes things much easier!

Due to its 9V power system, night time videos are limited to 20 seconds per clip. However, if activity remains, the camera can recover in just under 2 seconds and record another 20 second clip. The warranty length in the UK through NatureSpy is 2 years.

Read more of our review below…

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2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X trail camera features review

Video quality
Max res: 900p (30fps day, 24fps night)   Max length: 2mins day, 20 secs night
Trigger speed: about 0.45 seconds   Recovery time: about 1.1 seconds

Photo quality
Max res: 20MP (lowest 4MP)   Max number per trigger: 8 photos
Trigger speed: about 0.15 seconds   Recovery time: about 0.6 seconds

Photo examples coming soon…

Trigger speed and detection
Trigger speed: approx. 0.15s (photos), 0.4s (videos)   Recovery speed: about 0.6s (photos), 1.1s (videos)
Detection range: approx. 100ft   LED type: Low-Glow LEDs

Build quality & batteries
Warranty: 2 years (through NatureSpy)   Batteries: 6x AA (Lithium recommended)

Browning cameras have been also very reliable for us and are covered by a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty in the UK when bought through NatureSpy.

Ease of use
 

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Product Description

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2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X

 

Building on the highly successful Strike Force HD Pro, the new 2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X trail camera offers improved 20MP photos, 900p HD video, a very fast trigger speed and a host of other exciting features.

The previous Strike Force HD Pro has always been one of Browning’s flagship cameras – and this new iteration suggests that will continue.

The Strike Force HD Pro X has the things that made the previous version great, and builds on them well. Just from looking at it, it’s obvious this camera is tiny compared to others – it’s about half the size of your average trail camera. And within that small size there is also a 1.5″ colour screen.

Trigger speeds have also improved, down to 0.15 seconds for photos, and recovery speed is now at 0.6 seconds – in essence, this is an extremely quick trail camera.

The Pro X uses the new style of low-glow IR emitters, and have an impressive max. range of about 120ft. That’s a very big flash range. Looking at the camera, you’ll see just 4 LEDs. These have an insane range and this innovation from Browning has revolutionised how we think about IR LEDs on camera traps. They are also far more power efficient than the standard IR LEDs on other camera traps.

The camera has a setting which allows you to tweak the flash based on your requirements; Power Save, Fast Motion or Long Range. The Browning Strike Force HD Pro X can detect movement out to about 80ft.

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The forward-facing 1.5″ colour screen not only lets you view the images/videos captured, but is invaluable during set up as it shows exactly what the camera can see – so if you’ve set it too high, a look at the screen will tell you and you can then adjust.

The Browning Strike Force HD Pro X also has the excellent; ‘Smart IR Video’ – this means that the camera will continue recording video footage for up to 2 minutes during the daytime and up to 20 seconds at night as long as the wildlife/people continue to move in front of the camera. So if you’re worried about video length vs. battery life, this feature takes that concern off your hands. It just records when there is something to record. This feature appears to work extremely well in many scenarios – if a fox trots passed and is gone after 4 seconds, it means you get 5-6 seconds of video rather than 20 seconds, saving SD Card space and battery power.

Another useful feature on the Browning Strike Force HD Pro X is Rapid Fire mode for images, which can take up to 8 images at 0.3 seconds apart per trigger event, and multi-shot mode, which takes up to 8 images at 3 second intervals.

The 2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X is powered by 6x AA batteries (not provided), and now has the ability to use an SD card up to 512GB – unprecedented in camera trapping. We’re not sure if you’ll ever need that amount, but it’s nice to have the option of using a 64GB card for long-term monitoring, or if you don’t want to keep deleting captures from your SD card.

In all, the feature list for a camera this price are pretty amazing. It’s suitable for almost any setup and delivers high quality results.

The Browning Strike Force HDPro X is supplied with a 2 year warranty when bought through NatureSpy. Browning are an American company; but if anything goes wrong with your camera, we’ll deal with all warranty returns here in the UK. We’ll never ask you to send your Browning camera trap direct to the manufacturer.

2019 Browning Strike Force HD Pro X Features:

 

  • 20MP high-quality full colour resolution
  • HD Video – 1600 x 900 pixels
  • 1.5″ colour viewing screen
  • Smart IR video detection system
  • ‘Zero-blur’ technology – ensuring crisp photos
  • Day/night autosensor
  • 4 new low-glow infrared LEDs with 120′ range
  • 0.15 second trigger speed (photos), with 0.6 second recovery
  • Programmable trigger interval: 1 sec. to 60 min.
  • Rapid Fire & Multi-shot image mode: 2-8 images per trigger
  • Video length: 1 second to 2 mins (night time video limited to 20 seconds)
  • Records audio with video
  • Highly programmable time-lapse periods
  • PIR sensor is motion activated out to 80′
  • Adjustable 6ft web belt and 1/4-20 socket, with in-built steel bracket for easy adjustment
  • SD card slot (512 GB max.)
  • SD cycle option – so when the SD card gets full, it rewrites over the oldest images/videos
  • Weather proof
  • 2 year warranty when bought through NatureSpy

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Browning are an American-based camera trap manufacturer with a growing reputation. They’ve innovated fast and won loyal customers across the pond – and its easy to see why. We’re proud to be a main UK distributor.

The current range from Browning builds on their successes, pushing the boundaries and improving every time. The Recon Force Advantage and Spec Ops Advantage have some of the best video quality we’ve ever seen on a camera trap; comfortably beating the previous leaders, Bushnell.

Browning say that you can watch their 1080p footage back on a 60 inch TV and not lose clarity – and we can see what they mean. Add excellent video trigger times (which are always slower than photo triggers) of about 0.4 seconds, and you can start to see why we’re so excited about these trail cameras. You can see videos for the product you’re viewing on the ‘Example video’ tab or in the ‘Our Review’ section.

We’re currently using Browning trail cameras on a number of NatureSpy projects – in Croatia (bear, wolf and lynx), Northern France (wolf and lynx) and of course the North York Moors (pine marten). We also work with a number of large environmental organisations and charities around the world also using Brownings.

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Photo quality is also generally good, though differs throughout the range. Trigger times again are strong. All models also have Multi-Shot and Rapid-Fire modes, which give you control and choice over what you want your camera to do when taking photos.

Many models also have built-in, forward facing colour screens and a host of smart features and simple set ups to make camera trapping that bit easier and convenient. Add this all together with the excellent price and it can be difficult to look beyond a Browning camera trap.

And as NatureSpy are an official UK distributor, you’re fully covered by our 2 year warranty and if in the unlikely event something goes wrong, we’ll deal with it entirely in the UK.

If you need to have a chat about Browning or any other camera trap, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Key Features:

 

Model: Browning Strike Force HD Pro X (BTC-5HDPX)
20MP Camera
1.5” Color Viewing Screen
Infrared LED Illumination at Night
Adjustable IR Flash (Power Save, Long Range, Fast Motion)
1600 x 900p HD videos with sound (Daytime Settings Range from 5 Seconds – 2 Minutes in Length; Nighttime Videos are Limited to 20 Seconds)
Timelapse Plus Camera Mode with Infrared Triggered Pictures
Very small size
Supports up to a 512GB SDXC Card (SD Cards Not Included)

 

Distance & Speed Features:

 

120 ft. Flash Range
80 ft. Detection Range
0.15 Second Trigger Speeds
0.6 Second Recovery Time
Up to 8 Multi-Shot Images
Up to 8 Rapid Fire Images
Programmable Picture Delay (Delay Settings Range from 5 Seconds – 60 Minutes)

 

 

Additional Features:

 

SD Card “Memory Management” Option
“Smart IR” Video Detection System
Long Battery Life from 6x AA Batteries (Batteries Not Included)
12 Volt External Power Jack
Picture “Data Strip” Displays: Time, Date, Temperature, Moon Phase, & Camera ID
Camo Finish
Compatible with Browning “BuckWatch Timelapse Viewer” Software
Threaded Insert Size of 1/4” – 20 on Bottom of Camera for Mounting Purposes

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5
    New user reflections

    Brian (verified owner)

    After a fair amount of research I decided to go with the HD Pro X to replace my existing wild life camera with the following experience. The build quality is impressive, I love the closure mechanism. Battery access is simple and secure. Once I read and understood the guide the set up and operation were simple and mostly intuitive, the guide tends to be a little overkill and a little confusing but if you are new to this sort of thing it may be helpful. Now to the important bit, the image quality is excellent, stills, video and night time shots and video are all very, very, good. I am pleased with the overall performance and I can see it being a great addition to my equipment. I can recommend this camera you will not be disappointed unlike some others I could mention. Have fun. Brian

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5
    Brilliant camera

    Colin (verified owner)

    Beautifully engineered with perfect pictures and videos. Decided never to bother with cheaper alternatives as there is no substitute for quality.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5
    trailcam

    Jim (verified owner)

    just set up new Browning strike force. Great instructions, clear and unambiguous delighted with camera support and service regards Jim

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent camera , first class service

    Rita (verified owner)

    I recently contacted NatureSpy to ask for advice on a camera , and received a very prompt and helpful reply. I purchased the camera recommended and am absolutely delighted with it. It is so easy to set up and use. I am confident that I can contact the staff for any advice. I am definitely so happy to recommend NatureSpy, their staff and their products.

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5
    Strike Force HD Pro X

    John (verified owner)

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5
    First Camera Trap

    Simon (verified owner)

    Previously used a Bushnell from our wildlife group, don’t know it’s age but the Strike Force is in a another league. Love the test feature and the angle adjustment. Plenty of options for set up and good clear screen. Like the split case front for access to controls etc. Looking forward to some cracking results!

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5
    Strike Force HD Pro X

    Sonjaa (verified owner)

    Can only say we are thrilled with our Browning Strike Force HD Pro X last night we captured a couple of shots of a fox right near to our hen house…..cheeky! I can see we are going to loads of fun discovering the wildlife on our property. Very easy to set up especially for people like us who are not technically minded and the results are excellent quality and really clear day and night Would highly recommend

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