Hapimp PH770-8D 46/100
The HAPIMP PH770-8D trail camera features dual camera lens technology for a versatile day and night use. This technology seamlessly transitions between modes for clear image and video capture under varying lighting conditions.
The camera provides a 32MP still image resolution and 4K UHD daytime video with audio recording and 1080p video & 8MP photo nighttime resolution.
Enhanced by 42 infrared 850nm low-glow LEDs, the camera's Super Night Vision capability allows high-quality wildlife image capture within a range of up to 27 yards.
Its 0.1s trigger speed efficiently captures moving subjects within a 90° PIR sensor range. The camera boasts an IP66 waterproof rating, performing well in diverse weather conditions.
The PH770-8D game camera operates on four or eight AA batteries (not included) and supports memory cards up to 512GB.
The package includes essential accessories like a 32GB Micro SD card, multi-language user manual, tree strap, USB cable, and mounting hardware. Note that the included USB cable is for data transfer only, not camera charging.
The HAPIMP PH770-8D trail camera caters to outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and wildlife observers, offering continuous loop recording, time-lapse mode, and sensitivity adjustments.
- 4K Videos
- 32GB Memory Card Included
- Dual Lens
- Inconsistent Image Quality
- Mediocre Illumination
- Short Warranty
- False Triggers
Detection Range: 8/20
We always set the sensitivity option to low due to pronounced occurrences of false triggers, resulting in a subpar range of merely 30-40 feet.
The Hapimp PH770-8D game camera exhibits a commendable trigger speed, demonstrating excellent responsiveness. Furthermore, the video recording performance of the camera is well within acceptable standards.
While assessing this camera model, we conducted tests across three units, all of which consistently demonstrated notable issues with excessive false triggers irrespective of variables such as location, weather conditions, or configurable settings. While opting for the least sensitive settings provides a marginal improvement, the pronounced occurrences of false triggers considerably diminish the camera's usability.
Battery Life: 6/10
Within its price range, the camera boasts a commendable battery life. It demonstrates the capability to record approximately a thousand 20-second long 1080p videos. However, the prevalent concern of excessive false triggers necessitates more frequent battery replacements, significantly increasing operational expenses.
Daylight Images: 5/10
In our initial assessment of the first two units, we encountered a pronounced challenge: daylight photographs and videos displayed significant out-of-focus characteristics, with satisfactory clarity observed only when the subject was within close proximity to the camera. Following a firmware update, the issue showed only partial improvement. While the center of the imagery gained focus post-upgrade, the sides portions of our images remained notably out of focus. Across our evaluation of the three units, a sole camera managed to deliver imagery of practical usability.
Lowlight Images: 6/10
The performance of low-light images proves to be a variable outcome, contingent upon whether the camera employs its dedicated nighttime lens or continues to utilize the full-color daytime lens. The Hapimp PH770-8D game camera showcases commendable performance under low light conditions, particularly when it transitions to the nighttime monochrome lens mode. However, during its daytime full-color mode, images exhibit substantial graininess and a degree of darkness.
Night Images: 4/10
Our expectations were set higher, considering Hapimp incorporated a dedicated nighttime lens in this model. However, our assessment attributes the outcome to the subpar illumination quality. With a flash illumination mainly pointing at the center, the result is uneven illumination and pronounced vignetting, yielding darker and less illuminated corners or edges within the image frame, in contrast to the relatively brighter center.
With the inclusion of two lenses, robust battery life, a secure lockable latch, an appealing finish, and the added convenience of an included memory card, the PH770-8D camera encompasses features akin to those found in significantly higher-priced trail cameras. Regrettably, the overall value is hampered by issues pertaining to quality control and the presence of glitchy software.
With its impressive specifications and budget-friendly cost, our expectations for this trail camera were notably high.
Regrettably, our experience with the two units we procured was disappointing, marred by the production of unusable out-of-focus images.
We engaged their customer support in pursuit of a remedy, which promptly furnished instructions for a camera firmware update.
Additionally, they provided a replacement unit without charge.
However, the subsequent replacement unit exhibited akin issues, and the reinstated software merely offered partial relief from the out-of-focus complications.
Among the three units we scrutinized, a solitary one presently stands as moderately operational and deployed.
Given the prevailing circumstances, our current recommendation is to exercise patience before considering an investment in this model.
Nevertheless, we remain vigilant for future developments from Hapimp, as this camera's potential is undeniable—especially if firmware updates manage to rectify image quality and false trigger concerns.
SpecsOfficial specs from the manufacturer.
- Hapimp PH770-8D
- Model Year
- Flash Type
- Low-Glow IR
- Max Pixels
- Max Video
- No. of Sensors
- Detection Range
- 82 ft
- Flash Range
- 82 ft
- Field of View
- 90 degrees
- Trigger Speed
- 0.10 second
- Min Delay
- 5 seconds
- Max Delay
- 60 minutes
- Max Card Size
- 512 GB
- 12 months