This is an outdoor camera designed for scouting and home security with discreet performance in mind. In online reviews, the camera is consistently rated highly, and I recently gave the camera a thorough going over myself.
Benefits of the Blade X6
- True Bark Texture Housing
As I stated already, the cam is made to be discreet, so that you can mount it in your yard without detracting from the ambiance of the outdoors or hang it in an area of woods that is frequented by other hunters with less worry about theft. To that end, the item has a unique housing that has a raised texture that looks like living tree bark. On the right tree, you can barely tell that it’s there. Other field cameras may be camouflage printed to try and blend in but the effect does not rival the level of discreetness that you get from the design of this one.
- Flextime Technology
When you want to shoot a large area outdoors, it comes in handy with its Flextime function. In this mode, the camera takes time lapse images automatically, so that you can go back and review activity at key times during the day.
- Night Vision
At night, the device is able to capture images with the help of 36 high intensity LEDs. It has a range of 50 feet by day or night, allowing it cover more ground than some other cameras in its price range.
Drawbacks of the X6
With the X6, you can capture video as well as images, but it’s important to note that the video quality that is possible with this model is not as great as what you might get from another camera.
Basically, Wildgame Innovations has designed this model to be used predominantly as a still camera with video supplement being more for a back-up if you really need to monitor something specific about an area. As a result, they have focused their efforts on providing the best possible still image quality not on refining the video. It is only able to offer 480p resolution, so it is not full high definition.
That said, you will still be able to make out the images on a video that was shot with the unit. Just don’t expect to be able to see every marking on the wildlife or all of the natural colors of the landscaping. Its video functionality is adequate but it doesn’t have the wow factor of some others. For many users, this will not be much of an issue but you should be aware of it before you purchase it.
If you’re looking for a trail camera that will allow you to take still images, the one is a great value for the money. I recommend it most for applications where blending in with the surroundings is the top priority due to its unique case design, which is really what sets this outdoor infrared camera apart from the competition.