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- Audio Recording: Yes
- Battery Life - Photos: Up to 6 Months
- Battery Life - Video: Up to 3 Months
- Can use rechargable batteries: Yes - above 2500mAh
- Cellular: No
- CMOS Sensor: 5MP
- Encryption option: No
- External power jack: Yes
- FPS: 15fps
- GPS Geotag: No
- Hybrid capture: Yes
- Image data strip: Yes
- IR flash range: Up to 80ft
- LCD Display: Colour
- LED Type: No-Glow
- Max Images per trigger: 3
- Max SD Card capacity: 16GB
- Max video resolution: 1080p
- Memory overwrite: No
- Night vision flash: No-Glow
- No of batteries: 4-8x AA
- Number of LEDs: 44
- PIR sensor: Up to 60ft
- Power supply: AA batteries
- Recovery speed: 1.5s
- Resolution: 12MP
- Solar compatible: Yes
- Start Stop Timer: Yes
- Strap included: Yes
- Timelapse: Yes
- Trigger speed - Photos: 0.6sec
- Trigger speed - Videos: 2.7sec
- Tripod mount: Yes
- Warranty: 1 year
- Weatherproof: Yes
- Wireless connectivity: No
NatureSpy have used Ltl Acorn camera traps for a long time. Their versatility, excellent list of features and affordability means they are an ideal place to start if you’re interested in camera trapping.
One of the best qualities of these cameras is the 12MP images. These give a clarity that many other camera trap models don’t offer.
We always set the camera to take 3 pictures per trigger, and the images are taken at 4 second intervals after the first trigger.
The video quality is pretty middle-of-the-road with the Ltl Acorn, and you will get better quality with the Browning Recon range of cameras, or the Bushnell Core cameras.
Some of the Ltl Acorns (5610 series) have two separate configurable timers – great for if you don’t want the camera to be active at certain periods of the day. We use these timers when we have these cameras on schools, playgrounds or gardens, with the timer set to avoid the period where human activity is highest.
The built-in colour screen is also very useful for checking images quickly in the field and taking test shots. You can strap it up, turn it on, walk in front and then immediately and easily check when the camera triggered and the field of view.
You’ll also notice the unique sensor design – if you were to look inside the Ltl Acorn cameras you’d see not one IR sensor (as is the norm), but two. The top sensor faces forwards and is the main sensor. The bottom sensor is funneled into the two side facing ‘prep sensors’.
These sensors ‘prepare’ the camera in advance, so that when the animal approaches the main sensor and triggers the camera, you get optimal footage or images of the animal. This is demonstrated well with the fox picture above. Of course, a lot depends on the animal walking in the way you want it to!
All in all a great place to start with camera traps, and you’ll be impressed with the results.
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