Browning Dark Ops Pro X 1080 70/100
Manufacturer: Browning Trail Cameras
The Browning Trail Cameras Dark Ops Pro X 1080 is a high-performance trail camera that has been updated with several advanced features for the year 2023.
Its 24-megapixel image capability and refined lens technology will produce high-quality images and videos with sound in Full HD 1080p resolution.
In addition, the camera is equipped with a 1.5-inch color viewing screen, which makes it easier to set up and adjust camera settings in the field.
The Dark Ops Pro X 1080 features a state-of-the-art invisible illumination system powered by Browning's world-class flash technology, which, coupled with the innovative Illuma-Smart Technology system, ensures that users can capture the best possible nighttime images and videos.
The camera'scamera's adjustable flash settings allow for further customization with Power Save, Long Range, and Fast Motion settings.
The Browning Trail Cameras Dark Ops Pro X 1080 has a 90-foot flash range and an impressive 100-foot detection range, making it ideal for capturing images and videos of wildlife in their natural habitat.
With a trigger speed of less than a quarter of a second and a 0.35-second recovery time between images, this camera is capable of capturing multiple photos in quick succession.
Other camera features include up to 8 multi-shot images and up to 8 rapid-fire images, a selectable start/stop image timer, programmable picture delay, and an all-steel adjustable tree mount bracket for easy installation in the field.
The camera supports up to 512GB SDXC memory cards and has a 12-volt external power jack for extended battery life.
The Browning Trail Cameras Dark Ops Pro X 1080 offers the industry's best battery life, lasting up to 1 year with only 6 AA batteries (not included).
The camera comes with a manual, a six-foot mounting strap, and a 1-year warranty.
- Invisible Flash
- Smart IR (Continues Recording)
- Compact Size
- Good Battery Life
- Mounting Bracket
- Limited Detection Range
- Poor Security
- Limited Warranty
- Incomplete User Manual
Detection Range: 10/20
During our testing, we placed the camera at two different locations, both yielding consistent detection results within the 40 to 50 feet range.
Although the Dark Ops Pro X 1080 boasts a listed trigger speed of 0.22 seconds, our observations revealed a relatively narrow detection angle and slow video start, leading to frequent instances of animals positioned near the center of the frame when the camera began recording.
Unlike some other Browning models that often experience out-of-control false triggers under warmer temperatures or even mild winds, this particular model has, so far, shown no signs of excessive false triggers. This may be attributed to its limited detection range and narrow detection angle, which seem to contribute to its improved performance in this aspect.
Battery Life: 9/10
As part of the "sub-micro" product line, the Pro X 1080 requires only six batteries. Its battery life is excellent, and even in video mode, the camera proves to be highly efficient, with batteries lasting surprisingly long.
Daylight Images: 7/10
The image quality of daytime captures from this camera is slightly above average, although not exceptional. The photos and videos exhibit a degree of graininess, particularly noticeable under mixed light conditions, indicating a limitation in dynamic range. Additionally, the images display low contrast levels and could benefit from increased saturation to enhance overall visual appeal.
Lowlight Images: 8/10
Wildlife activity peaks during the dawn and dusk periods, posing a challenge for many trail cameras to capture high-quality images in low-light conditions. Achieving professional-grade results with costlier professional photo equipment remains arduous. The Dark Ops Pro X 1080 manages to perform admirably in these circumstances, surpassing expectations with image quality that is more than satisfactory.
Night Images: 8/10
The inclusion of "Dark Ops" in its name signifies the implementation of a no-glow illumination feature. Although this no-glow flash remains imperceptible to most animals, the tradeoff lies in reduced illumination, leading to darker images. Despite these considerations, the Dark Ops variant of the Pro X 1080 performs reasonably well and delivers some of the highest-quality images among cameras equipped with an invisible flash.
SpecsOfficial specs from the manufacturer.
- Browning Dark Ops Pro X 1080
- Browning Trail Cameras
- Model Year
- Sub Micro
- Flash Type
- No-Glow IR
- Max Pixels
- Max Video
- No. of Sensors
- Detection Range
- 90 ft
- Flash Range
- 90 ft
- Field of View
- 55 degrees
- Trigger Speed
- 0.22 second
- Min Delay
- 1 seconds
- Max Delay
- 60 minutes
- Max Card Size
- 512 GB
- 12 months