Hello there. Today we got whole bunch of Browning trail cameras review with priced at different price points and having different specifications. We are going to tell you guys whether you should buy any of them if so which one you should choose based on your needs.
Let me introduce all the cameras first.
1.Browning Strike Force Pro XD.
2.Browning Strike Force HD Pro
3.Browning Strike Force HD 850
4.Browning Command Ops Pro
5.Browning Recon Force FHD
1. Browning strike force pro XD:
The first camera of our list today. Let’s get the specification chart out of the way.
On paper, the specification is pretty solid. But in real life is it solid? Let’s find out.
The Browning strike force pro XD has a 24mp camera. The camera also can record 1920x1080p videos. The camera uses dual-lens technology one for pure daytime photos and the other for low-light and night time photos. The photo quality is as expected form such a camera. We are not disappointed with the picture quality at all. The camera provided some great crisp and clear day time photos and also night time with enough clarity and detail.
Another important part of a trail camera is it needs a solid housing for the important stuff inside to be safe. I mean it needs a solid strong case. The Browning strike force pro XD does have a solid housing. The case resembles the Browning strike force HD pro. The mounting bracket of this one is adjustable and made of metal. So, you shouldn’t be breaking it anytime soon (or at least that’s what we hope). The case delivers what it supposed to. So, don’t worry it won’t disappoint you.
It can record 1080p video for up to 2 minutes. The video recording time may be short but it is what it is. You get 1080p quality which is a plus. But it has a slight issue, in the night time you can only record up to 20seconds. Yes, it has a built-in mic so it can record videos with audio.
The triggering speed of the Browning strike force pro XD is quite fast. The picture triggering speed is 0.15 seconds. The video triggering speed is quick too, at 0.73 seconds you can’t call that slow triggering speed. The detection range of the Browning strike force pro is 90 feet and the detection angle is around 42°.
Browning strike force pro XD uses 6xAA batteries. If we say battery life is good that would be kind of an understatement. The battery life is more than what you expect it to provide. If you are supposed to take 35 continuous daytime photos and 35 days night time photos, the camera should easily provide you around 10months of battery life.
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2. Browning strike force HD pro:
This is the 2nd in our Browning trail cameras review. You can say the strike force pro HD is kind of classic. The pro XD is its successor. We talked about the successor let’s talk about its predecessor and try to find whether it is still a good buy or not.
The Browning Strike Force HD has an 18-megapixel single-lens shooter. Which can record videos at 720p with audio. The camera uses a red glow IR flash to capture photos and videos at night time. You can find some contrast issues in day time pictures like they tend to focus on the yellow hue of the picture more. Some of you will notice it, while most of us might ignore but we just wanted to put it out there. Night pictures are of great quality. It doesn’t tend to white-out the image like most cheap cameras do.
In our Strike Force pro XD review section, we mentioned it has the resemblance of the strike HD Pro. We also said that has a good build quality. Well, it is true the strike HD pro does have a solid housing. One thing we will give it to Browning is that they make the housing like this that when you try to access the memory card slot you don’t need to remove the mounting. Its easier that way. The metal bracket at the back is adjustable.
The sensors are quite good here. The triggering speed is 0.3 seconds, that’s super-fast. Not exaggeration that is indeed super-fast. Video trigger speed is 0.44 seconds. The camera can detect up to 100 feet and has around 450 of capturing angle.
The sensors are pretty solid we must admit that.
Browning Strike force HD pro uses 6 AA batteries. The battery life is beyond excellent. For 6 batteries it gives you around a whole year if you take 35 day and 35-night photos every 24 hours. If that’s not an excellent battery life we honestly don’t know what we can say to convince you.
3. Browning Strike Force HD 850:
We have the third contestant in the list. Let’s continue.
Browning Strike Force HD 850 uses a 16mp single lens to shoot both day and night time photos. The camera uses a lot of infrared LED sensor to shoot night photos and videos. The camera can record at 720p with audio. The camera also has multi-shot like all the other Strike Force models. The picture quality is pretty sharp and crisp. It is just the images sometimes feel kind of dull due to having vivid color. Night pictures are plenty good. And like the other strike force model, this one doesn’t seem to white-out the images either. Overall pretty satisfying photos for the price you are paying.
Like all the other strike force cameras this packs the similar camouflage looking case with an adjustable metal mount at the backside. Now that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, not necessarily. The build quality is expected a good solid housing to keep interior safe from animal attacking it or something. Satisfying build quality none the less.
The Browning Strike Force HD 850 uses Red IR sensor to shoot at night. The triggering speed of the camera is 0.63 seconds. Compared to the other 2 we reviewed it’s on the slower side. But it is still fast enough. The video triggering speed is 1.15 seconds. Now, this is definitely on the slower side. We agree too. But for the price you are paying there isn’t much to complain about, to be honest.
Now, this is where the Strike force HD 850 kind of falls behind the other ones. Like all the other it also uses 6 AA batteries. If you use the camera to take 35 day and 35-night photos every 24h cycle you will get around 6 and a half months of battery life. Now don’t get me wrong that’s pretty good, right? Well, it is not when you compare it with the almost 1-year battery life Strike pro HD. Well on its defense the strike pro HD costs way more than the strike force HD 850.
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4. Browning Command Ops Pro:
Browning Command Ops Pro is the cheapest in our list of Browning trail cameras review. But is it any good? I mean just because it’s cheap it doesn’t mean its junk, right? Let’s find out, shall we?
The Browning Command Ops pro uses an 8-megapixel single-lens shooter to record its videos and capture photos. You can record videos at 1080x720p with audio. Here Browning shows that they are somewhat cheap out on the camera. The colors aren’t exactly accurate. It feels like it lacks life. The night time photos sometime turn out bad due to low flash range. But if the animal is closer and within the flash range it takes good photos. To be honest we are harshly criticizing the camera’s photo quality. For its price it’s not like it gives you know 2mp trash quality photos. No, the photos you get from it are usable and more than acceptable.
The one thing that feels like they didn’t cheap out while at the same time it feels like they did. Let me explain the build quality is strong and quite good looking. But the latch of this one makes clicking noise which feels like that it was made with human hands so they did some sort of mistake. This is nitpicking at this point but that’s what we are supposed to do, aren’t we?
The battery life in this one is excellent. The scope uses 8 AA batteries. With 8 AA batteries, you can expect a battery life of nearly 9 months with taking 35 pictures of every day and night cycle for 24h. the battery life is way worth the money.
The triggering time of the camera is rather fast. It amazed me, to be honest. I expected the triggering time to be on the slow side but it has 0.74 seconds of triggering time with 1.03 seconds of video triggering time. But it lacks in the detection range section it only has 50 feet of detection range.
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5. Browning Recon Force FHD:
Now we talk about our our list of last product Browning Recon Force FHD Camera
On paper like all other Browning trail cameras, the Browning Recon Force FHD sounds good too. Let’s take a detailed look into it whether it’s good or not.
The 20-megapixel shooter can record 1920x1080p video with audio. It can also shoot excellent photos both day and night. For night time photos the camera has Red IR LED flash to help it capture good night photos. The pictures aren’t white-washed by any means, the day pictures are quite nice and crisp. The colors are vibrant and viewable. Overall you will get some nice quality pictures with the Browning Recon Force FHD.
The build quality like the rest of the browning cameras is solid. You can mount a python cable lock if you want. The case feels really premium and well built. The bracket at the back for python cable mount is made of metal, where most other cameras tend to make it out of plastic to save cost. Glad to see Browning didn’t do that.
You can expect a solid battery life from the Browning Recon Force FHD. The camera uses 8 AA batteries which should run you about 7 months of battery life. That is plenty.
The Browning Recon Force FHD uses Red IR LED flash to capture photos and videos at night. It has some of the quickest triggering sensors out there. The camera can trigger in 0.41 seconds when capturing photos and 0.52 seconds for videos. In case you are thinking, that is fast like not bragging or anything super-fast compared to the price you are paying for the camera.
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The camera has some great features for a small price. If you are on a budget you definitely should consider this one.
Should you buy any of the mentioned cameras in Browning trail cameras review? Yes absolutely. They are some great cameras at their respective price-point. We realize we judged the Command Ops pro a little harshly but it’s a sub 100$ trail camera we are supposed to judge it so that new buyers don’t mistake thinking it’s a bad or too good for the price. With that said we recommend every single one of the cameras, we mentioned today. Yes, the Browning Strike Command Ops pro too. It got many things right for a sub 100$ scope which outperforms its faults.
With that said we end our Browning Trail cameras review of ours today and hope that you enjoyed the long read. Hope to see you again.