Wildgame Innovations Mirage Lightsout 2.0 37/100

Manufacturer: Wildgame Innovations

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Intro

The Mirage Lightsout 2.0 trail camera features invisible IR flash, 30 MP photos, and 720p videos. However, the detection range is minimal, and pictures are limited to one per trigger. The game camera is compatible with a Python Cable lock and powered by eight AA batteries.

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Mirage Lightsout 2.0
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Side
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Lockable Door
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Back View
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Open
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Included Strap
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Battery Tray
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Box
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Box Side
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Box Back
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Mounted on tree
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Mounted Detail
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Mounted Side View
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Mounted Latch View
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Mirage Lightsout 2.0 - Mounted Tree View

Pros

  • Invisible Flash
  • Cable-lock Compatible Latch

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Poor Image Quality
  • Trigger Limited to One Only Picture
  • No In-Camera Memory Card Formatting

Camera Ratings


Detection Range: 8/20

The detection range is only about 40 feet.


Speed: 2/10

In most cases, the animal almost exits the view before the cam starts recording.

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Speed Sample - Deer - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

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Speed Sample 2 - Deer - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

Accuracy: 9/10

While the false trigger ratio is relatively good, the low false trigger ratio is probably related to the short detection range.


Battery Life: 5/10

The battery life is about average.


Daylight Images: 4/10

The daytime images are grainy even under good lighting conditions. 

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Daytime Sandill Crane - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

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Daytime Sandill Crane - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

Lowlight Images: 2/10

The lowlight images are even grainier than daytime images. 

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Lowlight Sample - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

Night Images: 3/10

While the flash is invisible, the flash is hugely underpowered, and unless the animal is very close to the camera, the images are pretty much unusable.

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Elk Cow - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

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Night Sample - Mirage Lightsout 2.0

Design: 4/20

Overall, the design of this camera is just horrible. The setup options are extremely limited, the screen is small, and the fonts are super tiny, almost unreadable. 


Verdict: 37/100

If I were to summarize this camera in one word, it would be "JUNK." The images from this camera are just awful. The camera will not take more than one picture per trigger, and the detection range is minimal. In addition, the camera is so poorly designed that you can't even format the memory card inside the camera, and you must use your computer to do so. Finally, I can't believe we actually paid $109.99 for this junk. It is a disgrace for the manufacturer to ask for over a hundred bucks for this trash.


Pro Tip:

Buy a different camera.


Alternatives:

Any cheap no-name brand camera from Amazon will do better than this model. 


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Specs

Official specs from the manufacturer.
Name
Wildgame Innovations Mirage Lightsout 2.0
Manufacturer
Wildgame Innovations
Model
WGI-MIRG2LO V2
Model Year
2022
Series
Mirage
Flash Type
No-Glow IR
Max Pixels
30
Max Video
Nonep
No. of Sensors
1
Detection Range
90 ft
Flash Range
90 ft
Field of View
40 degrees
Trigger Speed
0.70 second
Min Delay
1 seconds
Max Delay
60 minutes
Max Card Size
32 GB
Wireless
No
Wifi
No
MSRP
$129.99
Warranty
12 months

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