Browning Patriot 81/100
Manufacturer: Browning Trail Cameras
- Dual Lens for better night images
- Invisible Infrared Illumination
- Fast trigger for instant videos
- Excellent detection range
- Prone to false triggers even under mild wind
- No door security
- Night videos are limited to only 20 seconds
- Limited Warranty
Detection Range: 20/20
Excellent detection range well beyond 100 feet.
Ultra-fast trigger provides instant video recording and recovery times.
Unfortunately, the extremely sensitive sensor is prone to false triggers caused by even a very mild wind, especially in summer when temperatures rise over 75 degrees. This will also impact the overall camera lifespan as the image quality deteriorates with every trigger. We wish the camera had a sensitivity settings option.
Battery Life: 7/10
The battery life is excellent, especially considering the 60 frames per second video recording, but false triggers heavily impact the battery life.
Daylight Images: 7/10
The daylight images are very good, but do suffer from high ISO like grain.
Lowlight Images: 7/10
The Patriot camera uses a black & white mode during dawn and dusk. We are OK with that, as we prefer high-quality black & white images over low-quality color images, which is common in other models and manufacturers.
Night Images: 9/10
Nighttime videos are of high quality and very sharp. While the invisible illumination is not as powerful as traditional infrared, it does provide enough light without suffering from the typical flash-burn.
Overall, the Patriot is a capable trail camera with some drawbacks.
The software is easy to use, and the two-inch color screen is bright and sharp.
Unfortunately, as with all Browning cameras, the camera door is not lockable, and anybody can access and remove the memory card.
Another drawback is the camera paint job. While the camo design looks OK, the orange-blueish color scheme makes the camera hard to conceal.
The paint job of most Browning cameras is of low quality and prone to fading, eventually turning blue.
The included strap is of good quality, but the green color is also very noticeable.
It's not cheap, the warranty is limited, and a security box is a must, but we still like this camera and can recommend it if you have the budget.
Often, we select the Patriot for our most important locations.
For example, some of our cameras are deployed high in the Rocky Mountains without access over the winter.
Therefore, we must choose dependable cameras with good battery life.
We also like this camera for its invisible infrared illumination and use it in areas with wolves. As wolves are susceptible to traditional infrared illumination, this camera will not spook them.
Finally, unless you check your cameras often, we recommend using large memory cards, as the memory card will fill up quickly due to false triggers.
The Patriot camera has some excellent features, but if you dislike going through many empty files caused by false triggers or need to keep the camera concealed, this trail camera is not for you.
SpecsOfficial specs from the manufacturer.
- Browning Patriot
- Browning Trail Cameras
- Model Year
- Flash Type
- No-Glow IR
- Max Pixels
- Max Video
- No. of Sensors
- Detection Range
- 100 ft
- Flash Range
- 100 ft
- Field of View
- None degrees
- Trigger Speed
- 0.10 second
- Min Delay
- 1 seconds
- Max Delay
- 60 minutes
- Max Card Size
- 512 GB
- 12 months