Stealth Cam G42NG Review
Ease Of Use
Easy enough for beginners.
Batteries or solar panel
Top Notch picture quality
Amazing features for the price
Quickly gaining popularity among scouting enthusiast is the Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Camera. Obviously one of the main reasons is it's amazing price point.
Currently selling for just over $100 and offering a very decent features list, it rivals top competitors including the Browning Strike Force and the Bushnell Trophy Cam. Both very popular trail cameras.
This model has a very durable casing with decent, not great hinges. It also happens to be waterproof. And I don't know about you, but this is what I always pictured when I thought of trail cameras.
The G42NG comes with 4 resolution options. There is a max resolution of 10 MP but you can also set it to 8MP, 4MP or 2MP. Also note that the Matrix Advanced Blur Reduction won't give you clear night shots in 2MP or 4MP.
Also remember that the higher the resolution you have it set on, the more battery you will use and also take up more space on your memory card. You will still get clear shots at the 8MP setting and medium clarity with the 4MP setting.
You also have the ability to get HD Video recorded with sound. Anywhere from 5-180 seconds which is completely customizable. The HD Video has 2 options for resolutions which include 720x480 and 1280x720.
Detection Zone and Trigger Speed
This camera employs Reflex technology which allows the camera to "trigger" an image in 0.5 seconds. A lot of times it's faster than this. This will enable you to capture fast moving game and avoid butt or head shots.
A huge drawback to this trail camera is the recovery time which comes in at 6.5 seconds. That means an image will be taken every 6.5 seconds and you may miss multiple shots of whatever triggered the image.
The Detection Zone says you will be able to detect motion at 100ft but in reality it's more like 80ft which is still good.
This game camera uses "Multi-Zone Detection" which creates a much larger detection area. It provides for a Wide Angle, Medium Angle and a Narrow long distance. This feature does eat up battery though and is considered one of the drawbacks.
8 AA batteries to power this puppy.
This is the industry standard for amount of batteries and you should get a decent amount of photos with one set.
The advertised amount of battery use for this camera is up to 1 year. In reality you're looking more like 3-6 months. Still pretty good though.
If you opt for the lithium batteries, which you should, you'll get closer to the 6 month range.