Browning Spec Ops Edge 45/100

Manufacturer: Browning Trail Cameras

Review

Browning Spec Ops Edge
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Side - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Side
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Back - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Back
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Side - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Side
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Side 2 - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Side 2
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Back - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Box Back
Camera picture: Browning Spec Ops Edge - Open - Browning Spec Ops Edge
Browning Spec Ops Edge - Open

Pros

  • No-Glow Illumination
  • Good Detection Range

Cons

  • Very Expensive
  • Too Many False Triggers
  • Out of Focus Images
  • Manufacturer Did Not Honor Warranty

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 16/20


Speed: 9/10


Accuracy: 0/10

We have experienced an unusually high number of false triggers. While most of the Browning cameras we have in the field are prone to false triggers during the warmer months, this unit has been misfiring even in the winter. As a result, we sent this unit to Browning for a replacement, but to our surprise, the camera was returned to us as, based on their evaluation, "everything is in good working order."


Battery Life: 3/10

Due to the extremely sensitive and inaccurate trigger, the battery life is below average.


Daylight Images: 5/10

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Young Elk calves taking a nap

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Young Elk Resting

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Young mule deer buck in velvet

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Elk calves taking a break

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Young mule deer bucks

Lowlight Images: 4/10

Like daytime and nighttime images, the lowlight videos from the Browning Spec Ops Edge camera are grainy and out of focus.

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Early morning mule deer

Night Images: 3/10

Nightime images are very dark, extremely grainy, and out of focus. 

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Elk cow and her calf

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Fox at night

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Mule deer at night

Design: 5/20


Verdict: 45/100

Our unit was taking thousands of false-trigger pictures and videos regardless of settings. Although clearly not working correctly, the Browning Trail Cameras warranty department returned the camera to us as "in good working order." 

We have reached back to Browning, but even after we provided their representative with additional samples and proofs, they would not admit the camera was flawed. 

Instead, they stood by their "in-house" lab testing conducted in a controlled environment. 

Hey Browning, it is fantastic that the cam perhaps works OK in your lab, but we purchased this camera to use it outside. 

We paid top dollar for a quality product from a reputable company, but sadly, we got neither. 

In the end, the Browning rep offered to replace the camera not because it was a faulty unit but as a "courtesy." 

As it was apparent the Browning rep only provided the "courtesy" because she was aware that we run this website, we politely declined. 

Ultimately, providing unbiased reviews and sharing authentic experiences is more important and satisfying than a defective trail cam replacement. 


Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name
Browning Spec Ops Edge
Manufacturer
Browning Trail Cameras
Model
BTC-8E
Series
Spec Ops
Flash Type
No-Glow IR
Max Pixels
20
Max Video
1080p
No. of Sensors
1
Detection Range
80 ft
Flash Range
80 ft
Trigger Speed
0.20 second
Min Delay
1 seconds
Max Delay
60 minutes
Max Card Size
512 GB
Wireless
No
Wifi
No
MSRP
$199.99
Warranty
12 months

Questions & Answers