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Browning Trail Camera – Dark Ops Review

Browning Dark Ops

The Browning company has a legendary reputation with outdoors people all over the United States (and the rest of the world, for that matter) for a variety of different reasons, but the reason that they’ve been able to stay around as long as they have – and become as popular as they have – has everything to do with their ability to produce amazing solutions at affordable prices that are just as durable and as reliable as anything else on the market.

Browning continues to knock it out of the park in their firearms department (the Browning .22 lineup of rifles is one of the most exciting in the industry without abandoning history or tradition), but they also continue to innovate across a variety of other product sectors.

One of the best examples of this innovation and their ability to broaden their product horizons, so to speak, has to be the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera.

Here’s what we think of this game changing outdoor camera setup.

First Impressions

The 2015 version of the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera is going to look A LOT like the 2014 version, but that isn’t exactly a bad thing. For starters, the 2014 version of this camera was rated the number one trail camera on the planet, so there’s definitely a bit of a pedigree here to work off of.

Secondly, the overall design of this particular camera is so picture-perfect, so well thought out, and so well implemented that it wouldn’t make any sense in the world to change things up just for the sake of change.

However, the internals of this outdoor camera have definitely been upgraded across the board, and that’s something that you’re going to notice almost immediately after using this camera for the first time. The pictures are crisp and perfectly clear, the video is in stunning high definition, and the audio is better than it’s ever been.

This is an exciting option.

Overall Design

As we just touched on, the overall design of this particular camera is absolutely unmatched out there on the market right now, completely blowing away the design and engineering of cameras that cost two or three times as much.

Everything about the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera has been thought out with outdoorsman in mind as well as outdoors people in mind, and that’s on full display when you see just how rugged and durable this camera is.

Manufactured out of high density synthetics, rubberized materials, and waterproof solutions, you’ll be able to leave this camera in the woods for days and days on end without having to worry about it failing you thanks to the smart design.

With it's compact size, it will be an easier task when it comes to mount it on trees without any problems.

Ease Of Use

Trail cameras used to be notorious for their finicky control schemes and their ability to misinterpret whatever commands you weren’t giving it, but you’ll never run into those problems when you decide to move forward with this camera.

Instead, you’re going to find a clean and intuitive user control scheme pleasantly outlined on this device, and you’re also going to be able to effortlessly manipulate all of the controls and tactile feedback options while you are wearing gloves.

That was a big push from outdoors people last year, as a lot of individuals wanted to be able to use their outdoor cameras year-round

Now you can!

Picture Quality

The primary lens in the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera provides 10 megapixels of resolution, but there are variable resolution options that you will have the opportunity to pick and choose from to find something more to your liking. If you’re looking to increase your storage space while reducing the size of the videos and the images that you take, simply ratchet the megapixel resolution rating down a little bit and you’ll be good to go

If you’re looking to capture images that you’ll be able to print or video that you’ll be able to publish online, you can jack the megapixel resolution through the roof and capture crystal-clear images and clips that are second to none

See Our Gallery Below

Special Features

The Dark IR setting on the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera is easily its standout feature, and the kind of feature that helps to set it apart from the rest of the pack.

You’ll never have to worry about a visible flash startling the animals that have wandered up to your camera ever again, but you’re also never going to have to worry about pictures that come out too dark to really see or appreciate

Final Verdict

All things considered, there are a bunch of different outdoor camera options for you to pick and choose from – but none of them are the Dark Ops Browning Trail Camera. It already one a barrel full of awards last year, and it’s likely to win a barrel full more this time around, too!

Browning Trail Camera - Dark Ops

4.2
Out Of 5
Pros
  • Terrific Daytime Picture Quality - 10MP
  • Terrific Battery Efficiency (even in video mode)
  • Dark IR - No visible flash to alert nearby humans on the camera's presence
  • Good Night Quality (Black & White) & Good Flash Range (Comparable to Strike Force)
  • Lightning Fast Trigger Spped
  • Great Detection Range
Cons
  • The plastic latch that closes the cover at the bottom half is really easy to break so you have to consciously make sure everything is lined up correctly or this latch will snap
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1 comment
Hershell says February 12, 2016

Nothing but problems with this camera i down loaded software an still problems i put another cam up an you can see it flash but no pics on card.problems from the start

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