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Stealth Cam GMAX 32 67/100

Manufacturer: Stealth Cam

Review

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Intro

Packed with features, the GMAX32 trail cam takes picture quality to all new heights at an affordable price point. In addition, the GMAX series of trail cameras from Stealth encompass all-new software innovations and a color TFT screen for viewing captured images and videos.
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Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - SIde - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - SIde
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Latch - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Latch
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Back - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Back
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Open - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Open
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Memory Slot - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Memory Slot
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - 32GB Limit - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - 32GB Limit
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - PIR Delay - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - PIR Delay
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box Back - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box Back
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box Side - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Box Side
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Tree Mounted - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Tree Mounted
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Tree Detail - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Tree Detail
Camera picture: Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Winter - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Stealth Cam GMAX 32 - Winter

Pros

  • 1-9 Pictures Burst Mode
  • Good Battery Life
  • Easy to Conceal
  • Integrated Python Cable Lock Latch

Cons

  • Inconsistent Detection
  • 32GB Memory Card Limit
  • Expensive

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 12/20

The detection range is solid but could be more consistent. We also rarely see a trigger past 50-60 feet. 


Speed: 8/10

The 0.4 seconds trigger speed is almost instant, and the video mode has no significant delay, which is common with many cheaper cameras. 

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Fast Video Trigger

Accuracy: 6/10

Among the three units we currently have, two cameras took excessive false trigger pictures caused by even a mild wind during summer's warmer temperatures. Therefore, we had to relocate those cameras to wooded locations.

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False trigger

Battery Life: 9/10

The battery life of the GMAX32 is excellent, and we have seen even alkaline batteries last over a year. 


Daylight Images: 7/10

Daytime images are very good, but the colors could have just a bit more vibrance and slightly less ISO grain. 

Day picture: Mule deer with two fawns - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Mule deer with two fawns
Day picture: A young wolf in tall grass - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
A young wolf in tall grass
Day picture: A high jumping buck - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
A high jumping buck
Day picture: Young white-tailed buck - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Young white-tailed buck
Day picture: Mid-Summer Buck in Velvet - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Mid-Summer Buck in Velvet
Day picture: Winter Elk - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Winter Elk
Day picture: Elk Bull - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Elk Bull
Day picture: Young Elk Bull - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Young Elk Bull
Day picture: Doe & Fawn - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Doe & Fawn

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Mule Deer Doe
Day picture: Herd of elk - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Herd of elk
Day picture: Elk with calves - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Elk with calves

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Elk with a Calf

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Daytime Mule Doe

Lowlight Images: 6/10

Lowlight images are acceptable, but most pictures of moving animals are slightly out of focus.

Lowlight picture: Early Morning Offsping - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Early Morning Offsping
Lowlight picture: Early Morning Mountain Lion - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Early Morning Mountain Lion
Lowlight picture: Chunky Black Bear - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Chunky Black Bear
Lowlight picture: Deer Running in Snow - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Deer Running in Snow

Night Images: 7/10

The GMAX32 is doing a fine job at night, and most pictures and videos are pretty good. 

Night picture: A pack of five coyotes - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
A pack of five coyotes
Night picture: White-tailed buck at night - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
White-tailed buck at night
Night picture: White-tailed buck up close - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
White-tailed buck up close
Night picture: Cougar at night - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Cougar at night
Night picture: Mule Deer Buck - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Mule Deer Buck
Night picture: Mountain Lion  at night - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Mountain Lion at night
Night picture: Bobcat  at night - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Bobcat at night
Night picture: Wolf pup at night - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Wolf pup at night
Night picture: White Tail Up - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
White Tail Up
Night picture: Two Mule Deer Bucks - Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Two Mule Deer Bucks

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A skunk at night

Design: 12/20

The GMAX32 camera setup is straightforward, but the screen is small and does not allow a preview of captured images. The memory card slot is hard to access, but the more critical issue is the memory size limitation. While the memory size printed on the box is 512GB, the camera will only accept 32GB memory cards. This limitation is a significant issue if you wish to take high-definition videos at a busy location without changing the memory card every few days. The camera also shows errors and would not accept brand name memory cards we usually use in other cameras. The provided strap is wide, but the silver color is somewhat reflective and makes the camera very noticeable. The door latch can be secured with a python cable lock.


Verdict: 67/100

Overall, the Stealth Cam GMAX 32 trail camera has excellent features like the nine-picture burst with the option to set the delay between pictures. However, the daylight images are just average, and the cameras are prone to false triggers. The memory card limitations are also a deal-breaker, so we only use GMAX 32 cameras in picture mode. The listed $130.00 MSRP price tag is high, but Stealth Cam models are often available at deep discounts, and this unit may be worth it if you find one of those 50% off deals.


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Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name
Stealth Cam GMAX 32
Manufacturer
Stealth Cam
Model
GMAX 32
Model Year
2021
Series
GMAX
Flash Type
Low-Glow IR
Max Pixels
32
Max Video
1080p
No. of Sensors
1
Detection Range
100 ft
Flash Range
100 ft
Field of View
None degrees
Trigger Speed
0.40 second
Min Delay
3 seconds
Max Delay
60 minutes
Max Card Size
32 GB
Wireless
No
Wifi
No
MSRP
$129.99
Warranty
12 months

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Grey Wolf
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Bull Moose
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Large Grey Wolf
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Grey Wolf
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Yearling Bull Moose
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White-tailed doe with a fawn
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Red-Tailed Hawk
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Bull Elk
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