Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX
The Browning Dark Ops HD MAX is - together with the Browning Strike Force HD MAX - the new entry-level model from the Browning 2020 series! The only difference lies in the flash mechanism. Like all Dark Ops models, the Dark Ops HD MAX is equipped with a highly invisible infrared flash, which makes the cameratrap less noticeable to both animals and humans, while taking photos or videos. Both the flash- and detection range are adjustable between a maximum of 18 and 24 meters. This comes in handy when you expect an animal to come close before the camera (e.g. at a bird's nest or using a lure). In addition, you can adjust the detection speed, from 0.2 to 0.7 seconds. With these fine-tuned features, you can adjust your cameratrap even more to your desired goal. Additional specifications of the Browning Dark Ops HD MAX are:
- Detection range of 24 meters (adjustable)
- Flash range of 24 meters (adjustable)
- Maximum photo resolution of 18MP (interpolated)
- 900p HD video resolution
- Dynamic video function
- multilangual user interface
- capture timer, with which you can select a custom time frame to capture events
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Appearance
The Browning Dark Ops HD MAX has an extremely compact housing with a camouflage print. The cameratrap has a cover on the lower part of the front where the settings need to be entered. The AA-batteries go into a special battery compartment, which is pushed into the bottom of the cameratrap. When using Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries, the cameratrap can last a very long time! This model does not have an internal color viewer, which enables you to look back on images directly in the field, or to assist you in aiming the camera more optimally. If you prefer a color viewer, have a look at the Browning Dark Ops HD Pro X or the Browning Spec Ops Edge.
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Benefits
+ very fast detection- and recovery time (0.2s/0.6s)
+ invisible infrared flash
+ intuitive menu settings
+ long battery life
+ SD card management
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Alternatives
For a little more money, there is also the Browning Dark Ops HD Pro X. Although this cameratrap does not have an adjustable flash and detection range, it does have an extremely fast detection and recovery time (0.15s/0.35s). In addition, the Dark Ops HD Pro X has an internal color viewer and mounting bracket, which allows you to easily point the cameratrap while setting it up.
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Independent review by Silvavir Ecology Consultancy
Since the summer of 2019 we have partnered up with Silvavir ecology consultancy. They perform standardized and objective reviews of trailcameras. We started this partnership to provide more insight into the differences and similarities between the cameramodels that are available on today's market, and to offer people a helping hand in choosing the right cameratrap. For this model there is no review available yet.
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Standardized review by Trailcampro
Trailcampro is the largest cameratrap provider in the United States. They write standardized reviews of almost all trailcameras that are available on the market, which makes the comparability of the different cameras a bit easier! That is why we would like to refer to their reviews to give you a comparable overview of the quality of the various cameratraps. Read here the review of the Browning Dark Ops HD MAX by Trailcampro.
Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX | Recommended accessories
All camera traps are supplied without accessories. However, to get started with your cameratrap right away, you need at least a set of batteries and an SDHC memory card. For this model, this is a standard SDHC memory card of at least Class 10, such as the Sandisk Ultra cards. Additionally, we recommend to use the Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries (not rechargeable), or the Panasonic Eneloop and Eneloop PRO rechargeable NiMH batteries. The advantage of the lithium batteries over the rechargeable Eneloop batteries is that the former are more resistant to winter temperatures. The disadvantage however, is that they are non-rechargeable. If you choose rechargeable batteries, think of the Japcell battery charger, in case you don't have a good battery charger in your house!
In addition to batteries and a memory card, there is a variety of other accessories available for this cameramodel. There are all kinds of special mounting materials such as tree forks and supports, but also accessories that ensure that the camera is placed more securely, such as a security enclosures or a python cable lock. You can select these accessories directly above and place your order as a bundle, but you can also view the complete overview of accessories here.
Product number: this is the Browning 2020 Dark Ops HD MAX camera with product number BTC-6HD-MAX.
|10.8 x 7.6 x 6.53 cm
|Type of trail camera
|Standard local storage
|Photo and Video
|Live stream functionality
|Maximum photo resolution
|Video resolution options
|Maximum daytime video length
|Maximum nighttime video length
|Dynamic Video / Smart IR Video
|Type of flash
|invisible infrared (no glow)
|Field of view
|Picture trigger speed
|Picture recovery speed
|Video trigger speed
|Video recovery speed
|Max # pictures per trigger
|Configurable trigger interval
|Night footage in full colour
|Time Lapse function
|Yes, only during daylight
|Minimum time lapse interval
|Configurable camera label
|Number and type batteries
|6 x AA
|External power connection
|Maximum memory capacity
|Brackets for python cable lock
|No, only English
|Other noteworthy specifications
This camera has several recording options while in photo mode: in "multi-shot" it can take 1-8 pictures per trigger with 2 sec. between each picture, while in "Rapid Fire" mode it can also take 1-8 pictures per trigger but with only 0.3 sec. between pictures.
|Original user manual