Browning Recon Force Advantage

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 102 customer ratings
(102 customer reviews)

£169.99

  • Current, up-to-date model
  • Fantastic quality 60fps 1920 x 1080p HD video
  • Hi-res 20MP images
  • 0.4 second trigger speed
  • Long-range IR flash
  • 2 year warranty
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Browning Recon Force Advantage – Our Rating:2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage trail camera review


Overview

Browning Recon Force Advantage review UK

The Browning Recon Force Advantage builds on the Recon Force Extreme and remains our favourite camera trap at NatureSpy. The video quality day and night is superb, better than on any other camera trap, and photo quality is very solid.

It offers better battery life, day and night video definition is improved, night time videos are also now 60fps, audio is clearer and some extra menu options compared to the previous version. Detection and sensitivity have also been improved.

Trigger speeds, particularly for videos, are very impressive and quick, at about 0.4-0.5 seconds – a stat that few can match. Detection is reliable and consistent.

The build quality and overall design of the camera is excellent, with a forward-facing colour screen to help with set up and so you can review images/videos without dismounting the camera in the field. The warranty length in the UK through NatureSpy is 2 years.

The Recon Force Advantage is also straightforward to use – uncomplicated, without a vast array of settings, but quick and simple. This year, Browning have added a menu option to reduce detection time and trigger speeds – more on this below.

Due to it’s 12V power system (the reason night footage is so good), night time videos are limited to 20 seconds per clip. However, if activity remains, the camera can recover in under 1 second and record another 20 second clip.

Also taking into consideration the price of the camera, we feel it’s a fantastic choice for nearly every purpose – therefore we give it 9 out of 10.

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2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage trail camera features review

Video quality
Max res: 1080p (60fps day, 60fps night)   Max length: 2mins day, 20 secs night
Trigger speed: about 0.5 seconds   Recovery time: about 0.8 seconds

Video quality is one of the main features that sets this camera apart. It remains the best available on a camera trap today.

Daytime videos are crisp and the colour is great – you can watch on a large screen and not lose any clarity. Night footage is again very strong, with good contrast and an excellent level of definition. There is just something about it that is pleasant to watch. There is a small improvement on daytime colour and video definition on this new version.



The Recon Force Advantage has two video resolution settings; ‘High’ and ‘Ultra’. The Ultra resolution is uncompressed 1080p HD video – and records at 60fps during the day and now also at night, for very smooth footage. However, the only drawback here is the larger file sizes generated at this resolution. If you want to use the Ultra setting, an SD card of at least 32GB is recommended, with a 1 minute daytime clip being around 130MB in size.

We generally use the camera on the High resolution – the quality isn’t really much different, and at 30fps is still very smooth – just to help with the file sizes.

The accompanying sound is also absolutely fantastic, and improved compared to the 2017 version. Again, using this camera (and the no-glow Spec Ops Advantage), we’ve been able to hear foxes walking through puddles, badgers vocalising to each other, and even village church bells in the distance. This is something we’ve never been reliably able to pick up before on other camera traps.

The exposure control at night is also fantastic, with the Browning instantly adjusting to maintain the correct light levels – you can see this in action on some of the videos above.

Only one slight drawback – if working at close range of say 4-6 feet, the light spread becomes a little narrower, and the camera will generally only focus on objects +6 feet away (the latter being true for all camera traps without lens adaptation).

It also has ‘Smart IR Video’ – with this turned on, the camera will continue recording up to 2 mins in the day and 20 seconds at night if activity remains. This can be quite useful – for example, if you set the video length to 10 seconds and Smart IR video on and a badger stops to have a big scratch in front of the camera, it will continue record until either the badger is gone or the maximum video time is reached. And if the badger just runs past, then you just get a 10 second video – not wasting any batteries or SD card space.

Photo quality
Max res: 20MP (lowest 4MP)   Max number per trigger: 8 photos
Trigger speed: about 0.4 seconds   Recovery time: about 0.8 seconds

Most users go for the Recon Force Advantage for its wonderful video quality. However, photo quality is again very strong, especially when coupled with some of the photo settings. Browning haven’t updated the photo quality from the 2017 version, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

There are a number of photo resolution options, starting at 4MP up to 20MP. Its important to remember, as with all camera traps, that images resolutions are due to interpolation – the process of adding pixels to an image to inflate its resolution. For that reason, using the cameras lowest or second-lowest resolution can actually give better quality images.

The Rapid-Fire mode can give 2-8 images per trigger, at 0.2 seconds apart. This results in an almost stop-motion animation sequence which can be very rewarding. The Multi-shot mode gives up to 2-8 images at 2 seconds apart, which means longer sequences.

It means that using photo mode is more versatile, and you get more chances to get the image you are looking for, or identify animal behaviour.

Photo examples from our monitoring partnership with Bioterra in Croatia

Trigger speed and detection
Trigger speed: approx. 0.4s (photos), 0.5s (videos)   Recovery speed 0.8s
Detection range: approx. 90ft   LED type: Low-Glow LEDs

The Recon Force Advantage is certainly a quick camera trap. Video trigger speeds have seen big improvement across manufacturers in the last few years – however, this camera is one of the quickest – clocking in at around 0.5 seconds. When you consider that the 2017 Bushnell Essential E3 is around 1.8 seconds for video, that’s pretty impressive. It’s also marginally quicker than the 2017 Bushnell Aggressor camera traps.

This is a big deal because previously, if camera trapping fast animals, or something passed your camera quickly and you had it in video mode, you’d often catch the tail end or nothing at all, and therefore need to use photo mode. The Recon Force Advantage gives you the best of both worlds.

Photo triggers, as with all camera traps, are faster – but only marginally so on the Recon Force Advantage, at around 0.4 seconds. Whilst it’s true there are certainly faster triggers for photos on some cameras (i.e. SpyPoint Force 11D, Bushnell Aggressors), it’s still comfortably fast enough.

The Recon Force also appears to recover very quickly too. This is the time the camera takes after finishing once capture to be ready to trigger again. The lowest ‘Delay’ setting is 1 second; however, that just tells the Browning to recover as fast as it possibly can. We have consistently found that the Browning will generally re-trigger in under a second for video and photos – seriously quick, especially for the former.

Detection, as you’d expect, is excellent and consistent, at around 80-90ft for a human-sized animal. Due to the way PIR sensors work, it is best to place the camera so that animals will move across the sensor, rather than directly towards it. Remember that PIR sensors are looking for a change in ambient heat + motion, so detection distances can vary based on ambient temperature.

This Recon Force Advantage adds two new menu options; the first allow you to reduce the detection range, to 60ft from 80ft. These numbers are a little arbitrary, as a hedgehog won’t trigger a camera at 80ft whereas a red deer will – it depends on the infrared heat signature of the animal in question. Therefore, its best to think of this as a sensitivity setting – higher or lower. It can occasionally be useful to lower sensitivity, so its a nice option to have.

The other new setting is to slow the trigger speed from 0.4 seconds to 0.7 seconds. This isn’t something the majority of users will ever want to do, as one of the reasons this camera is great is the trigger speeds. However, if you want the camera to trigger when the animal is more central, or wait until an animal gets a little closer to a feeding area, it’s something that could improve results.

Build quality & batteries
Warranty: 2 years (through NatureSpy)   Batteries: 8x AA (Lithium strongly recommended)

The Browning Recon Force Advantage is a sturdy, well-designed and well-built trail camera. It feels strong in the hand and well-crafted. The actual design hasn’t changed for the last 3 versions.

The contact with any tree/fence post etc is actually via a steel bracket at the back of the camera, meaning you can pull the strap tight and never worry about breaking any plastic. The edge of the steel bracket has small metal teeth, so it grips what it is attached to well and doesn’t slip. The strapping is the standard nylon webbing, with a strong metal clasp.

It also has a battery tray which is released using the eject button. This has a catch about 3cm down, which stops the tray flying out into rivers, puddles, mud etc when out in the field. On the first few uses, it requires a very firm pull to release it.

Battery life is good on the Advantage; it requires 8x AA batteries at a time. We strongly recommend using Lithium batteries, as they don’t care about cold temperatures, have much higher currents and voltages, and can provide power consistently.

Generally, you can expect around 6-7 months battery life for photos (taking around 60 pictures every 24 hours) and about 3-4 months for video (taking around 20 videos every 24 hours). This will obviously vary depending on how active and how long each video is, and if there are more night shots than day. We’ve found that this camera is excellent on battery life, and one of the best available.

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

Ease of use
 
The Recon Force Advantage is certainly not difficult to use. When turned on, you’re presented with an overview screen showing a view of what the camera can currently see and what it is set to take. It shows the files recorded and the space remaining at a glance. If you don’t press any button within 30 seconds (to access the menu etc) the camera arms itself and is ready to go.

2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage camera trap uk front screen

This forward-facing colour screen is extremely useful – you can strap the camera up, then use the screen to perfect the positioning. Its also very handy when you want to review the images/videos captured without taking the SD card out and using a computer/tablet etc – just open the door and have a quick check – useful if out and about, or a sneaky look before you head to work!

There are three main modes; Trail Cam (photos only), Video, and Timelapse Plus. Most of the time, you’ll be using either photos or videos. The timelapse function only works during the day – and with timelapse plus, you can have photos taken at set intervals plus the camera will trigger day and night based on any detections.

There is also a ‘Motion Test’ feature, like most camera traps have, where a test light on the front will blink when it detects you. You can use this to find the right distances or angles and it can help with setting up the Recon Force Advantage in the best place possible.

Overall a very straight-forward camera trap to use, but if you do require any help or have any questions you can just get in touch with us.

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Product Description

Browning why choose NatureSpy


 

Our favourite features…

3T- 2017 Browning Recon Force Extreme trail camera

 

Browning Recon Force Advantage

 

New for is the updated Browning Recon Force Advantage camera trap. It has 20MP photos, 1080p HD video, a fast trigger speed and a host of other features, and builds on the highly successful 2017 Recon Force Extreme.

The Browning Recon Force Advantage in particular delivers fantastic quality video footage, day and night. If you’re looking for a camera to take great videos, this might well be the one for you. There are two choices for video resolution  – ‘Ultra’ and ‘High’. Ultra is uncompressed 1080p HD video. The quality is undoubtedly amazing, but the file sizes are very large – over 400MB per video. Choosing ‘High’ resolution means the same 1080p and video quality is almost as good, but the file sizes are much more manageable.

Another bonus is that day and night videos are now 60fps when in ‘Ultra’ mode – the highest available on any camera currently. This means smooth footage, in addition to the brilliant quality.

The LEDs are low-glow and have an impressive max. range of about 60ft. 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 Recon Force Advantage can detect movement out to about 80ft and has the new ability to adjust the sensitivity and therefore the detection ranges to between 55-80ft.

You can also adjust the trigger speed of the camera to between 0.4 and 0.7 seconds – if you have a slow or fast moving animals, for example. This new model adds a faster recovery time too, down to 0.6 seconds.

The forward-facing 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.

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An exciting innovation from Browning is ‘Smart IR Video’ – this means that the camera will continue recording video footage for up to 5 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.

One interesting feature on the Recon Force Advantage is being able to select how many images you want the camera to take per trigger. You can select either Multi-shot, which takes up to 8 images at 3 second intervals, or Rapid Fire, which can take up to 8 images at 0.3 seconds apart.

The Browning Recon Force Advantage is powered by 8 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 unless using ‘Ultra’ video resolution, 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. The Recon Force also has a SD management option which will overwrite the oldest recordings/photos once the SD card fills.

The Browning Recon Force Advantage 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.

Browning Recon Force Advantage features:
  • 20MP high-quality full colour resolution
  • Full HD Video – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 2″ colour viewing screen
  • Smart IR video detection system
  • Fast 0.4 ‐0.7 Second Adjustable Trigger Speeds with 0.6 second recovery
  • Adjustable Detection Range up to 80 ft.
  • ‘Zero-blur’ technology – ensuring crisp photos
  • Day/night autosensor
  • 36 low-glow infrared LEDs with 60′ range
  • Programmable trigger interval: 5 sec. to 60 min.
  • Multi-image mode: 1-8 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 web belt and 1/4-20 socket
  • SD card slot (512 GB max.)
  • SD cycle option – so when the SD card gets full, it rewrites over the oldest images/videos
  • Weatherproof
  • 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 Browning trail cameras.

2017 Browning Spec Ops Extreme camera trap uk review

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 Recon Force Advantage (BTC-7A)

 

20MP Camera
2” Color Viewing Screen
Infrared LED Illumination at Night
Adjustable IR Flash (Power Save, Long Range, Fast Motion)
1920 x 1080 Full 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
Compact Case Size 5.0” x 4.0” x 2.5”
Supports up to a 512GB SDXC Card (SD Cards Not Included)

 

Distance & Speed Features:

 

60 ft. Flash Range
80 ft. Detection Range
0.4 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
Fast 0.4 ‐0.7 Second Adjustable Trigger Speeds
Adjustable Detection Range up to 80 ft.
Long Battery Life from 8 AA Batteries (Batteries Not Included)
12 Volt External Power Jack
TV Out and USB Port
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
    Top service and product

    Peter (verified owner)

    Great camera, just what I needed. Great pre purchase advice from a great team.

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine (verified owner)

    Having used cheaper trail cams for a number of years we decided to upgrade and we are so glad we chose Browning after being given advice by James. The photo and video quality, particularly at night is truly outstanding. So good in fact that we are going to purchase another to place in another position in the garden overnight.

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  3. Rated 4 out of 5
    Very helpful people at NatureSpy, brilliant camera but...

    Carole (verified owner)

    I really wish Browning could review their use of plastic packaging. A lot of plastic surrounding the product was completely unnecessary. I hope they can rethink their packaging before their competitors do!

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5
    great trail camera

    Robert (verified owner)

    Only used a few times but have had some very good results so far, some hares, a pheasant and chicks, fox at night after the hare and a tawny owl on a nest box. great quality video as stated in your review.

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent

    Gordon (verified owner)

    Uses less batteries and also better ui and pictures, overall excellent camera.

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil (verified owner)

    I have been really impressed with this camera, but even more impressed with the first class service and advice. Thank you James.

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent camera

    Jon (verified owner)

    Easy to use and great images.

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5
    Brilliant!

    Carole (verified owner)

    We absolutely love our new camera! Can’t believe how easy it was to set up, even for us oldies, and the quality of the clips is superb. Sadly, the badger that sometimes visits our garden has seemingly gone on holiday (still hoping!) but we have beautiful footage of our fox and cubs, hedgehog, squirrels and wood mice. It’s great also to hear the sounds. We are really, really, happy. Thank you!

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5
    Just brilliant

    Marie (verified owner)

    Still learning but so delighted with the camera. Stills and video are both brilliant, clear and excellent definition. So much excitement each day when I view my garden visitors. Would highly recommend.

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  10. Rated 5 out of 5
    New camera trap

    Keith (verified owner)

    Excellent website ordering and delivery system. The Browning Recon Force Advantage is a massive step up in video quality from my previous one (APEMAN 12MP 1080P). I tried out the Browning on my canal boat in a marina during the day, it only triggered on passing boats, where my previous one triggered on waves. All I need now is for the local Hedgehogs to visit again, although I do have nice HD footage of all the local cats passing through my garden in the night. All in all, a fantastic camera I am very happy with.

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great little camera.

    Alan (verified owner)

    Great little robust camera with nice clear video and relatively simple menu options.

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  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    Camera quality is excellent, day and night but a bit disappointed with limited angle of lens and no still+video option

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  13. Rated 4 out of 5
    Very pleased

    Edwin (verified owner)

    Very pleased with my Browning Recon Force Advantage, delivery on time and well packed. Already getting some good results, was fairly sure we had Badger visitors, now we know. Impressive video and performance generally, pretty straightforward set up so easy to get started. On the negative, deleting unwanted videos or stills can only be done one at a time or delete the lot as far as I can see. Quite tricky, you need to concentrate.

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  14. Rated 5 out of 5
    I Recon the Force Advantage is great.

    Paul (verified owner)

    I have been using this camera for about a week and was really pleasantly surprised with the improvements in both Video and Audio quality. Got a Pine Marten with the very first trigger.

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  15. Rated 5 out of 5
    Fantastic Service, Excellent Camera Trap

    Anthony (verified owner)

    Received a Recon Advantage but my unit was faulty. I didn’t expect that – or the brilliant service from James at NatureSpy replacing my camera in super-quick time and getting me back in the field with a new camera. Brilliant all round – and the Browning camera is the best trail-cam I’ve used producing excellent HD videos which when filming in Ultra allows me to get slow motion at 43% when used on a 25p timeline. All round 5 stars.

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  16. Rated 4 out of 5
    Great once set up!

    Paul (verified owner)

    Camera is highly recommended and well featured. Initial set up using menu system is easy and we had good video and stills from first use. The only downside thus far was the very stiff battery tray which proved quite stubborn initially. Otherwise all good!

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  17. Rated 5 out of 5
    A Good Robust Camera

    Lynda (verified owner)

    This is a good quality camera and appears more substantial than my Bushnell trailcam. Pictures are very clear and it is easy to set up. There is the usual difficulty with viewing small birds in that the camera, if it picks up the movement of small birds also picks up grasses and branches moving. It does need all eight batteries in it to operate. With the LED screen at the front it makes it difficult to view what the camera is pointed at, if you can get in front of it you can usually see yourself in the screen!

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  18. Rated 5 out of 5
    Brilliant Brownings at Nature Spy

    Lindsay (verified owner)

    Delighted with the service by Nature Spy. They have a great range of equipment and the website is excellent. All the reviews, advice, guidance and examples were so helpful in choosing what Trail camera to buy. And the prices are very much better here than anywhere else. In the end, went with Browning Recon Advantage and it has proved a terrific camera. Great images, easy to set up and manage and has made such a difference to wildlife watching and recording. So pleased with the service by Nature Spy, we bought 5 more and were able to sort out minor teething problems thanks to the great support and customer service by the team. Wouldn’t go anywhere else for all Trail camera needs and the excellent accessories such as the tree mount etc. Puts all previous Trail camera efforts in the shade and sets a high benchmark that would be hard to beat. Many thanks to everyone at Nature Spy for all their help and great service. We’ll be back!

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  19. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great camera

    Joanna (verified owner)

    I’ve been procrastinating for a long time over spending out for a camera trap. The last month or so there has been high activity in the garden with large granite rocks being moved, plants being dug up and large holes appearing – so I finally gave in to find out the culprit. I was going to go for a cheaper model, but this particular camera had great reviews, and I am glad I stretched a bit further with my budget. It is easy to use – even for someone like me who isn’t great with tech – plus it is solid, and well-made. The small help book was so useful, otherwise I think I would have been confused. The customer service is amazing. James is quick to respond and clearly has a wealth of knowledge and advice, and very friendly. So far, it has captured lots of fledgling birds, trickster rooks and their clever antics, but the night-time garden wrecker is yet to be caught. The night mode is good, and has captured a hedgehog, a cat, and a potential suspect a fox cub – also some strange night behaviour from a blackbird. I’ve become a total bore to everyone I know as all I’m interested in is the community at the end of the garden. Thanks Nature-Spy!

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  20. Rated 5 out of 5
    Fantastic for Garden Activity

    Jason (verified owner)

    I had wanted a Nature Camera for a While, Something was digging up our garden plants, Bulbs and Shrubs ETC… so I checked out many online reviews and plumped for the Browning Recon Force Advantage camera as it had very good feedback from users and reviewers, it offered HD Video, Small file sizes and Night Vision, Perfect for monitoring the Garden in the day time but awesome Night Time monitoring, I have already seen various culprits in just 1 week of having the camera, Fox with cubs, Cat and Hedgehogs, I know the Americans put these cameras out on the trails and catch bears, wolves, deer and alligators, but in the UK gardens we still love the local wildlife that comes a visiting in the wee small hours of night. I have also found another use for this camera, My wife and I go fishing, and I take the camera with us and set it up at the start of the fishing session on a tripod and film the whole event, it catches every catch and serves as a great video diary on our trips, I will 100% recommend the Browning Recon Force Advantage, The build quality, image quality, video quality and sound quality is amazing, sure enough I am already thinking of getting another to keep for our trips out fishing and leaving this one in the garden permanently.

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  21. Rated 5 out of 5
    3rd recon force advantage

    Michael (verified owner)

    Ordered 3rd advantage cam 0n the 2nd May and recieved 11am next day fitted to tree 2.30 pm and got some good footage, quick delivery from 300 miles away, great service probably get a 4th cam as they are great enjoyment Thanks Nature Spy.

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  22. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Trail Camera

    T (verified owner)

    Delighted with the camera and very impressed with the handling by NatureSpy. Quick delivery and helpful tips provided with the camera. Thank you. T

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  23. Rated 5 out of 5
    Absolutely Fabulous!

    Gillian (verified owner)

    I can highly recommend this camera trap, the photos and videos are really clear. I had a Ltl Acorn before which was good, but this is at another level. Thanks for a great recommendation Naturespy.

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  24. Rated 4 out of 5
    Still testing

    Ken (verified owner)

    Main use so far has been at night to capture videos of visiting foxes and a badger in the garden. I have been quite impressed with the resulting videos, especially when viewed on the PC. Incidental videos captured in daylight are also excellent. These all exceed my previous old Spypoint camera. I only have two minor thoughts. First was when I received the camera getting the battery tray out was extremely hard. Even though instructions were to pull hard I was fearful of breaking the draw. Second there does not seem to be a facility in setting a video start and stop time unlike on the Spypoint. Hence the loss of 1 star. Next test will be to take photos. Service from NatureSpy was excellent and very helpful and delivery of camera was first class. So I would definitely recommend NatureSpy and the camera.

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  25. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Camera Trap

    Brian (verified owner)

    I’ve delayed the review until I’d seen what the camera could do. Result? Brilliant. Fox, Badger and Hedgehog in the first week, I’m now trying for an Otter. The service from Nature Spy was second to none.

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  26. Rated 5 out of 5
    Good recommendation

    Stephen (verified owner)

    Easy to setup, excellent photos taken just need the animals to come back! Only found a fox so far but there are many badgers and deer around

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  27. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great camera

    Patrick (verified owner)

    Top class camera, easy set up great images. video good quality. Best sound recorded, including Badgers fart!

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      Ha thats a new one on us… a windy badger! Glad you’re enjoying the camera 🙂

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  28. Rated 5 out of 5
    Camera trap review

    Nigel (verified owner)

    A very prompt delivery from NatureSpy. Useful set up guide provided. The camera is already giving some excellent results in video mode, capturing some interesting night time visitors to the beck at the bottom of our garden.

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  29. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great product and incredible service

    Miles (verified owner)

    Got amazing advice and service from the team. Product works really well as expected. The quality of videos much better than my previous trail cam. Very impressed overall. Naturespy 110% recommend.

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  30. Rated 4 out of 5
    Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Darren (verified owner)

    The camera is excellent, the video and photographs are excellent quality. The camera is easy to use and well built. I have two slight problems with the camera, the battery tray was impossible to eject, I ended up prising it open with two knives, and I had pressed the eject button. It is getting better but still very awkward to get the battery tray out. The second thing is the audible noise when videoing, it picks everything up but there seems to be some background humming and hissing that just makes it less than perfect. Overall I would recommend the camera and I love getting up every morning to see what action it has captured!

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    • NatureSpy

      Hi Darren! Really pleased you’re enjoying the camera. The tray shouldn’t be that difficult to remove… it should release with a firm sharp pull. If that’s not the case, do get in touch and we’ll take a closer look 🙂

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  31. Rated 5 out of 5
    First trail cam

    Geoffrey (verified owner)

    Wasn’t sure what to expect from a trail cam but so far delighted with the results. Still learning how to use it properly but happy

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  32. Rated 5 out of 5
    Love it!

    Toby (verified owner)

    This is my second trail camera and the last was a cheap knockoff one from amazon. The performance and quality of this product is so much better and I’m so glad I bought it. Thank you naturespy!

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  33. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Clement (verified owner)

    As a new-comer to camera traps, I found your excellent website pivotal in making an informed purchase. The whole experience has been very smooth and your own review of this camera made the setup easy. The delivery process was 1st class. Now we’re enjoying viewing the badgers and foxes which have eluded us for so long. The picture and video quality is outstanding. Thank you!

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  34. Rated 5 out of 5
    review

    Guy (verified owner)

    excellent bit of kit, also good pre-purchase info and even better post purchase advice, already in action and capturing badgers, awaiting other mustelids

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  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pieter (verified owner)

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  36. Rated 5 out of 5
    Zero faults

    Simon (verified owner)

    I was recommended this camera and can honestly say that I’m very impressed. I have another camera – an entry level you might call it – but this one is much better. The video quality is excellent, it’s very easy to set up and use and the ability to check the alignment in situ saves lots of time. Very pleased.

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  37. Rated 5 out of 5
    Garden comes alive at night.

    Ray (verified owner)

    I bought this camera to observe the few small night time visitors to my garden. I knew we had the occasional hedgehog and rodents but viewing the videos I was amazed at the constant procession of hedgehogs into the garden all through the night. I have also captured a rat that visits to pinch the hedgehog food and a very brave little mouse that visited one night. I say brave because not only have I filmed my 3 cats patrolling but several other cats as well. The clarity of both the day and night time video of this camera has far exceeded my expectaions and I would not hesitate to recomend this camera to anyone wanting to observe the small visitors to their garden

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  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    Still playing with it.Its a great bit of engineering does exactly what it says on the label, and some. Easy to set up [if i can do it anybody can]. Thank you for helping me choose the one that suits my uses.Regards, John.

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  39. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great camera even for a non techie like me.

    Barrie (verified owner)

    Did a lot of own research as I had never used a trail camera, but was still not confident enough to commit to purchase.I telephoned NatureSpy with a list of pre prepared questions and own selection between 2 cameras.With the excellent knowledge of James and his advice felt confident to purchase. With the help of the manual the setup was quite logical even for me. As a trial I set the camera pointing at our bird feeders for instant results and have been really surprised with the quality of the videos results. Thank you James and the team at NatureSpy.

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  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Poppy (verified owner)

    I am 100% satisfied with my purchase. I’m really pleased with the results both video and photos. The camera trap is brilliant and the customer service from NatureSpy is faultless! I have already recommended the camera trap and NatureSpy to my local mammal group!

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  41. Rated 5 out of 5
    Camera trap

    John (verified owner)

    Only had it a week but compared to my old one it’s much better quality. Only had cats and crows and one fox up till now, but I know there are deer around so fingers crossed. Batteries seem to be lasting quite well too. Picture quality is very good.

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  42. Rated 5 out of 5
    Amazing quality and great value for money

    Neil (verified owner)

    Excellent staff at Naturespy, really helped me in choosing the right camera. The Browning Recon Force Advantage is really easy to set up and use. It’s been out in all weathers just recently and returns amazing quality video whether day or night. It really has opened up a whole new world that was actually on our doorstep.

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  43. Rated 5 out of 5
    Recon Force

    Rob (verified owner)

    A most excellent service, the camera is perfect and the images are inspiring.

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  44. Rated 4 out of 5
    Sound piece of kit

    Robin (verified owner)

    A well-designed, well-mde trail cam, good quality videos and photos. It feeld rugged without being heavy and all the controls are nicely laid out and easy to use. The menu option are easy to follow and it comes with an excellent user manual. I would have liked a tinmer function to limit the time the camera is on therefore only four stars instead of five. Overall a very good piece of equipment which I would recommend to anyone.

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  45. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Review

    Paul (verified owner)

    This camera has been excellent in all areas the camera has caught excellent clear photos day and night . It has shown it can cope in all weather conditions and was very easy to set up and use due to the instructions from nature spy . We use it in a small wood and the camera has shown us all the different animals that live there that we have never seen like deer,badgers,foxes etc the family love using it. We would recommend the camera and nature spy for their excellent service.

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  46. Rated 5 out of 5
    beginners luck!

    Elaine (verified owner)

    Love the camera trap – but so far only captured a family member locking the hens in and neighbours cats patrolling the stable yard all night! Still trying to locate all the things we know live round about!!!

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  47. Rated 5 out of 5
    Fantastic

    John (verified owner)

    Still early days but really pleased with build and image quality great pricing and next day delivery . Nature spy gave me really good advice and I am very pleased I would recommend them to one and all many thanks

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  48. Rated 5 out of 5
    2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Richard Fox (verified owner)

    Great service from NatureSpy camera delivered in two working days The camera is a solid quality product. Once I mastered the operating instructions every thing became clear and it really is simple and logical to set up and use. This is my first spy cam . I bought it to monitor the wildlife in my garden in France which teams with activity at night. The picture and video quality is fantastic. Send eight pounds extra for the 64 bit card and you need have no worries about data storage. Also NatureSpy may consider offering a external power pack so the whole package can be purchased at the same time. Richard Fox

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  49. Rated 5 out of 5
    customer service

    David (verified owner)

    Great company, very informative and helpful. sorted the right camera for me which is great and easy to use.

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  50. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great peice of kit

    Stewart (verified owner)

    Great peice of kit fpr day or night and for video or still and with the 20meg pixel camera really helps the quality too.

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  51. Rated 4 out of 5
    Easy to set up. Not captured much yet!

    Laurie (verified owner)

    Camera arrived super quick. Set up and put outside strapped to a water butt. Got a video of a distant fox on the first night. Since then it has been mainly us walking round the garden! For last 2 or 3 days weather has been awful so haven’t been outside to recover the camera or card. It will, I assume, take some time to work out the best site for the camera in our large garden. All looking good so far and will update this review if things change markedly.

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  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    Howard (verified owner)

    I have 2 other browning trail cameras, these are earlier models and are now a few yers old. I believ that the browning brand is vastly superior to the other son the market in tersm of quality. I am a wildlife enthusiat and photographer who loves the idea of camers taking video of birds and animals remotley. The 2018 recon force is a major leap forward from the models I currentl have particualry in terms of night time videos, although I feel that for daytime footage the colours are are little too saturated. I will be ordering another Browning next month and probably a couple more during the year as I am trying to develop a wildlife site by feeding each day and recording the activities of the wildlife that come withing range

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  53. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Recon

    Chris (verified owner)

    Recently bought my Browning from NatureSpy and found the support and communication excellent and would recommend them 100%. If you are thinking of buying a camera look no further.

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  54. Rated 5 out of 5
    Superb images and easy to use.

    Ian (verified owner)

    We previously tried a Little Acorn camera from a different supplier and found this tricky to set up and videos not to the quality promised. Naturespy recommended the Browning Recon Force Advantage and we found it easy to use and the images very sharp and clear. Highly recommended.

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  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

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  56. Rated 4 out of 5
    so far so good !

    Jan (verified owner)

    For various reasons I only started trying to use the camera this week. So far it has been easy to set up, and I have got a few pictures of passing blackbirds on the lawn, and one of an unknown mammal at night. I’ll give better feedback later once I’ve got used to it. Thank you Jan Wikramaratna

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  57. Rated 5 out of 5
    Recon Force

    Paul (verified owner)

    I am delighted with the super service and the camera from Naturespy. I asked for advice via email and got exactly what I needed very quickly.

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  58. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great for garden wildlife videos

    James (verified owner)

    Easy to set up. Takes sharp colour stills and videos during the day. Takes very good infra-red stills and videos at night, with good recovery time.

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  59. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Andy (verified owner)

    We have never used a trail cam before. We found the NatureSpy website really informative and a prompt, helpful response to an e mailed question helped us choose this model. We found it to be easy to set up, using the simple instructions. The only issue was the surprising amount of strength needed to extract the battery holder, after we had pressed the release button. We have been using the camera on the recommended setting, to photograph birds on our garden feeders. The pictures are very clear, far better than needed to identify species. The 6 feet or so distance to subject means that pictures of larger birds work best; we already have some pleasing shots of a male great spotted woodpecker. We have started to experiment with night tracking of a hole in the ground near our back door and discovered that the perpetrator is a brown rat.

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  60. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great camera trap!!

    Mark (verified owner)

    Excellent bit of kit which is simple to use. Haven’t recorded the Beast of Exmoor yet, but looking forward to it when we do!

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  61. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent bit of kit

    David (verified owner)

    Really good video images. Service from Nature Spy was first-class.

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  62. Rated 5 out of 5
    Perfect results

    Walter (verified owner)

    I bought the camera to record unseen activity in the garden. Over 6 days I’ve got what I wanted; mating foxes and over all the years I’ve been here, I knew there were badgers(never seen one until now) right in front of the camera. What next

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  63. Rated 5 out of 5
    Amazing camera

    Simon (verified owner)

    Great camera, easy to use, responsive and great quality image capture.

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  64. Rated 5 out of 5
    Recon force advantage

    Stuart (verified owner)

    Excellent camare as ever, this is the third one I have bought from Naturespy, fantastic results, very pleased, would highly recommend,Stuart

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  65. Rated 5 out of 5
    Beyond Expectation

    Ron (verified owner)

    The help and advice given by James went above and beyond.
    As this was my first camera trap purchase I wanted to make sure it was the right choice and thanks to James that’s very much proved to be the case. The quality of the footage I’m getting exceeds all expectations.

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  66. Rated 5 out of 5
    Best

    Colin (verified owner)

    This wildlife cam must be one of the best on the market. Good clear videos of the wild at night plus also all cats in the area.

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  67. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great little camera

    Jeremy (verified owner)

    Still checking out different settings and positions around the garden but already very pleased with the results & quality of pictures.

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  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit, I tried it out in the garden first, very pleased I bought a second one, both are out in the fields, capturing some great footage, being a videographer I will make a documentary on wildlife, 10 out of 10 for the Advantage, top quality video day and night, great audio, fantastic customer service, highly recommend, Stuart

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  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert (verified owner)

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  70. Rated 5 out of 5
    Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Harold (verified owner)

    Brilliant so far.
    Only used the HD Video.
    Clear booklet instructions.
    Very helpful telephone advise, without a sales pitch.

    I now need try still photo quality and give it longevity test.

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  71. Rated 5 out of 5
    Complete novice

    Avis (verified owner)

    I had no idea trail cameras existed until a few weeks ago and I have no photography experience other than using very basic point and shoot phone cameras. I had lots of questions which were all answered after reading the information on the Naturespy web site. I eventually chose this model and I’ve been amazed at the footage of the fox who visits our garden every night. The camera was very easy to set up. Each setting is fully explained in the manual to enable you to make the right choice for your needs. Within about 15 minutes of getting it out of the box, it was all set up and sited. If I can do it, anyone can. I wish I’d known about these cameras years ago. Keep up the great work Naturespy and thank you for your fast and efficient service.

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  72. One person found this helpful

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Delighted with my choice

    David (verified owner)

    The camera was delivered within 36 hours of on-line ordering, extremely well packaged and in perfect condition. Setup was simple menu choices and took no more than 10 minutes after reading the helpful guide booklet. Only video used so far but daylight quality is excellent and night time the best I’ve seen, and a huge improvement on my previous five year old Bushnell. Four stars allocated because I have only had it a week so cannot judge reliability, but the camera casing feels solidly made, and the click buttons and good quality viewing screen are definite plus points. I also appreciated Nature-spy’s excellent website.

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  73. Rated 5 out of 5
    Foxy Tails

    Chris (verified owner)

    Easy to set up with clear instructions in the manual.

    We have been able to capture very good night-time clips of our three foxy visitors to our garden.

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  74. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Recon Force Advantage

    R Brookes (verified owner)

    Having been using dSLR camera traps for many years but having tried almost all of the big name ‘Trail Cameras’ as a way of determining if there’s any activity at a particular site before deploying the dSLRs, I’m solidly of the opinion that by and large, they’re of very little use to a photographer. However, the reviews of the Recon Force were mostly good and it was cheaper than my last one that had recently failed after only 18 months. As it turns out, I’m impressed. The still image quality doesn’t match my dSLRs of course but it’s a lot better than the others I’ve tried. The video is excellent at 60fps and for the very first time, the recorded audio is actually audible! I would certainly recommend the Browning Recon Force Advantage to anyone wanting to try out camera traps and the service from NatureSpy is excellent and their website reviews of their products appear entirely accurate. In the end I bought two Recon Force cameras as my better half uses the same one that’s just failed on me and was quick to remind me the Christmas is coming. Thoroughly recommended all round.

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  75. Rated 5 out of 5
    Worth every penny

    W Butterfield (verified owner)

    I was recommended this camera by a friend who had one so went ahead and purchased it. Arrived next day and been using since, easy to set up with the built in screen and perfect results every day. Would recommend to anyone and may even get another myself.

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  76. Rated 5 out of 5
    Opens up a new world...

    Lindsay (verified owner)

    Bought on recommendation after calling NatureSpy and getting very good advice from them on which camera to buy…can now confirm that I DON’T have rats living under my chicken house!! But on a serious note…a very good camera, easy to use with both very good images/video both day and night….very pleased with my purchase…

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  77. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage

    Fraser (verified owner)

    What a great trail camera. I’ve used many different cameras over recent years and this is my new favourite ! Small, robust, easy to set and with a really good steel mounting bracket to make positioning on a tree so much easier. Excellent quality images – not over-exposed like you always get from another manufacturer beginning with B !

    Brilliant advice and swift service from the Naturespy team. Will definitely be shopping with them again, next time I want another Browning.

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  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    brianhook (verified owner)

    I bought the Recon advantage after borrowing an Lil Acorn 5210 on which I captured badgers, foxes and squirrels, the recon has a clearer daytime and night video than the Acorn and the added bonus of the sound make it a great camera. I thought we had badgers visiting the garden and used the Acorn to confirm it. The low glow Led’s are definitely noticeable to foxes as the first one that saw the Acorn visibly jumped. We had deer in the garden the other night and they also were a little skittish of the Recon but then came so close they sniffed the camera to check it out. No glow Led’s may be better in hindsight but the animals seem to quickly get used the the low glow ones. All in all a great camera for picture and sound and I would recommend it, I’ve only used it for a few days but I found it easy to set up and the front screen make it easy to see what the camera is looking at. Fast delivery from Naturespy and great reviews made it easy to chose the right camera for me.

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  79. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a Browning Recon Force camera, but before doing so, I ‘phoned James at Naturespy seeking advice on the performance of the various models, etc. He was extremely helpful and led me to select the above product which takes great videos and stills.

    I had a couple of questions after delivery so I called James a second time; again he was most helpful.

    I would certainly recommend both Naturespy and the Browning Trailcam.

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  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    We live in what is a Cornish suburban garden, albeit close to open fields and farmland. We’ve had our Browning Trail Cam for just under a week now and having sited it some way from the house at the top end of the garden we are delighted with the quality and effectiveness of the camera. We have lot’s of video clips of a hedgehog, a fox, local cats, (we don’t have one go our own). All nocturnal visitors. And during daylight hours squirrels burying their acorns and our resident wood pigeons. Each morning we review the results and have not yet been disappointed. All in the space of less than a week. Delighted with the camera 2018 Browning Recon Force Advantage and the excellent service from NatureSpy.Org

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  81. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol (verified owner)

    Spoke with James who answered my questions as to what I was looking for and the camera is excellent. Easy to follow instructions and the picture and video quality is great. We now know we have at least 3 hedgehogs and a fox that are visiting every night. Will definitely use Nature Spy.

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  82. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon (verified owner)

    Superb quality photos and videos

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  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick (verified owner)

    I am very happy with the video quality and have the camera pointing at my garden pond
    Up to now I have only recorded a Cat and a Blackbird
    Looking forward to using when camping in my campervan

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  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart (verified owner)

    I bought this camera to help us to identify if Hedgehogs were actually eating our Hedgehog food or not. We were worried it was cats! I can safely say we were really pleased to capture many (even amusing) video shots of two hedgehogs having a great time in our garden. The ease of use and the quality of the video footage is excellent. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone looking to capture wildlife in the garden or out in the field. NatureSpy provided a great honest review of the camera that made me buy it through them. Delivery was super fast, it came the next day on the standard delivery option. Were loving it. Thanks!

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  85. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken (verified owner)

    Seems a well constructed affair however have only captured ‘me’ turning the thing on and off so far! We are still on the learning curve!

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  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon (verified owner)

    Camera has been strategically placed to observe a building where valuable equipment is kept under lock & key. Good service and help from James when ordering. Quick delivery and instructions are clear and understandable. Haven’t yet recovered the SD card to see what has been captured.

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  87. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kev (verified owner)

    Just a quick feedback.
    Very pleased with the cameras certainly very crisp photoes/Videos.
    I will be looking to replace my other 3 older cameras shortly and would not hesitate to replace with the Brownings.

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  88. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    This is the first Camera Trap I’ve owned so I can’t compare it to other brands. What I can say however, is this Browning model exceeded my expectations. It was very easy to set up on both stills and video settings and the results both day and nighttime are superb. If I need another Camera Trap in future I would certainly have no hesitation in getting the same model again. I would also have no hesitation in ordering from Nature Spy again. The ordering, processing and delivery were flawless. Great service, many thanks.

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  89. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kari (verified owner)

    Your shipment was very quick. My new Browning works fine. The picture quality in the
    daytime and by night is excellent. Perhaps I will
    purchase one piece more. Thanks. Kari

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  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    brilliant wish I got one sooner

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  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elaine (verified owner)

    Quite simply all we needed to do it put in the batteries, make a couple of choices and we were done. This was our first camera trap, but by using the wealth of information about all the camera’s on the nature spy web site the choice was easy to make. We simply used their latest review and picked the one that came as close to our perceived needs and in budget. Night time footage is very clear, even triggering when a bug crawled down a near branch. Would recommend Nature Spy, would recommend the camera.

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  92. Rated 5 out of 5

    Henry (verified owner)

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  93. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew (verified owner)

    I liked it so much I purchased another one.
    Been trialing my new trail cam for about 2 weeks now and had some great results. The video quality at this price point is excellent.
    It triggers quickly and captures sharply defined well saturated videos even in gloomy conditions. The exposure metre works quickly and effectively.
    The background noise (static) on my videos seems a little high at the moment but I have not had chance to try and do anything about this yet as my cam is still in the field and the other one as yet unopened.
    My first quick trial 1 night in the field with the camera set for pictures produced pictures of not so high quality as the video but was a gloomy day/night. I would suspect that better lighting would produce higher quality pics.The camera is very easy to use and set up. The self contained screen with set up view is excellent.
    This camera is a huge improvement on my old bushnell. I am going to add a screen shot from one of my first videos.
    Delivery was excellent received my devices within a day, thank you.

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  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy (verified owner)

    What a superb little camera excellent results and very easy to set up very versatile bit of kit good value for money

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  95. Rated 5 out of 5

    tommyd

    I bought this recently in addition to a cheapie. Needless to say the cheapie is now redundant. Fantastic bit of kit which has been running flawlessly for the last few months.

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  96. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hugh

    After trialling cheaper trail cameras, I contacted NatureSpy for some advice – they came up trumps and I purchased this several weeks ago. There is so much technology in this camera for the money and the video quality is sensational. A note to anyone who has tried other trail cameras with macs and the .avi video format is not compatible….the browning cameras record in mp4, so no converter software required (thank you James at NatureSpy for this advice!)

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  97. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel S (verified owner)

    Bought three as I help at a small local nature reserve. Use for video , day and night. Quality of pictures is excellent as is the sound and members are now enjoying the frolics of the badgers and deer. Most impressed with service of Nature Spy, Cameras were received next day with useful supporting information. Also when I had a small query this was answered by James very quickly and to my complete satisfaction. Definitely recommended.

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  98. Rated 5 out of 5

    James S.

    I have had this camera for a month now and have been very pleased with the results. I have only used video mode to date. The picture quality is outstanding in daytime and excellent at night. Very good sound quality too which really adds to the enjoyment of seeing what the foxes get up to at night. Good clear instructions and the NatureSpy start up tips were very helpful too. Would definitely recommend it.

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  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marion C (verified owner)

    Really pleased with this camera. Thank you to James for his help. Delivery very quick even though Royal Mail let the side down with their 24 service. Easy to set up and has a good clear manual. The start up tips leaflet from Nature Spy was very helpful too. So glad I chose a camera with sound. Hearing a badger momma shouting at her cubs was magical. She was extremely cross for some reason! The picture quality is excellent. I had 103 videos the first night. 50 were triggered by rabbits and a mouse and 53 by badgers. I am thrilled.

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  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    gecragg (verified owner)

    Ordered the camera on Friday afternoon expecting it to take a good 3/4 days for delivery yet it turned up Saturday morning at 10:00am! Outstanding service!!

    And I am absolutely delighted with it. I had no idea which model to go for and plumped for this one based on Nature Spy’s reviews – am so glad I did!! Set up was very straight forward and unlike some cameras I’ve seen you do not need a degree in computer science to understand its operation. Only 1 nights video capture so far but the camera has surpassed my expectations. Video quality and images are superb, whether in daylight or night vision mode. Now looking forward to tonight’s viewing of a family of foxes that have set up home under a neighbours shed.

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  101. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Fisher (verified owner)

    I absolutely Love the new Recon Advantage. I have a few Browning trail cams and I will say this is the best to date ! The settings are easy to use, and if your used to browning already then very quick to set up, takes seconds. I was wowed at the video and quality for both day and night videos. They are spectacular !! I had it set to Blur motion but found the flash still lit up quite a lot of the wooded area. It even sensed a fox that was coming into the area in the distance despite native trees and branches being in the way. This is certainly my new favourite browning cam. Also a great thankyou to the brilliant NatureSpy staff . I couldnt be happier with the help and understanding from these guys. This is the only place I buy my cams from. They aim to please and they certainly succeed. Thanks guys 🙂

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  102. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great product and service

    Alan (verified owner)

    Purchased this model after great up front help from James at NatureSpy and we’ve been hugely impressed but the quality of the footage. After a weeks filming we’ve seen a mouse, squirrel, pair of robins and a fox (plus next doors cat and lots of clips of our dog!). Image and sound quality much better than expected. As one of life’s serial moaners (how can most online stores / service providers mess up so badly) it is nice to be able to recommend someone. Keep up the good work!

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