Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera

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By delivering great technology and a very affordable price, Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera is your option to select if you are looking for a trail camera on a budget. The camera range between low- medium price range and has many features that stand out and are the plus point for the buyer. Stealth considers its G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG to be among the top line of products from their range of products offered.

Stealth Cameras are one of the leaders of the market for various reasons such as top quality and up to date mechanics along with day and night support for its customers. This game camera easily ranks among the top line of products in the market due to its sheer cost-effectiveness and the number of features offered along with sophisticated, modern and up to date technology.

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Style

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is simple and humble in terms of casing and can be used in both inside and outside conditions. The camera is small and light in weight resulting in ease of placement at a higher place. This works really well when used for home security purposes. The camera blends really well with the forest environment and it will not be detected by the animals passing by. This helps in keeping the camera safe from the anger of the game as well.

If you do not know how to open the casing of a Stealth Cam to change batteries then you might face a bit difficult initially until you learn how to do so. Not to worry as it is not something really bad but on the contrary, it is a good thing. This shows the ruggedness of the casing Stealth uses for its cameras. For sure you may have to spend some time on learning how to work around the casing of Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG.

Detection Zone

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG has ample coverage of up to 60 feet detection circuit. The infrared installed in this camera can detect motion from up to 100 feet away which is very impressive. Overall it can be said that this game camera covers a good area. However, it is very important to keep in mind that the detection of a game also depends upon its size and body heat. So if the animal or intruder is huge in size with high heat emitting from its body, then the camera may cover the further distance.

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG does not only have a good detection circuit but also has a wide detection range. The camera uses multi-zone detection technology to provide the best and precise coverage of the area it is placed in with correct distance and right angle. Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG does not depend on just one zone and angle as most of the trail cameras have but offers you three zone detections and angle coverage. You can choose from the narrow, medium and wide detection zone along with long distance.

Trigger Speed

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG has one of the quickest trigger speed provided by any company in its camera. With trigger speed of just 0.5 seconds, Stealth G42 is already better than most of the cameras present in the market. The camera uses reflex technology that helps Stealth G42 achieve this lightning fast trigger speed. If the animal or an intruder is within the range, they are sure to get clicked by the G42 No-Glo camera.

Although the trigger speed is commendable the Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG lacks when it comes to recovery speed. The recovery speed is not very impressive at 6.5 seconds after each shot.

Image Quality

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG has a no glow lightening system that does not alert the game in its detection zone. Maximum resolution of G42 is 8 MP but you do not need to use the maximum resolution always. Stealth gives you an option of choosing the resolution as per your needs and requirement. You can choose from 8Mp, 4MP or 2 MP as per your choice.

If you choose the high-resolution setting, you will have to compromise on the number of shots taken and saved on your memory slot while low-resolution camera helps you save more pictures you have to adjust with the low resolution. If you are looking for the best image quality, it is recommended for you to choose the highest resolution available and biggest possible SD card.

Night pictures from Stealth G42 are still very crisp but can vary according to the conditions. The game camera is equipped with 42 IR emitter no glow light that has a range of up to 100 feet. The IR flashlights attached to G42 covers a large area. The number of flashes has a small downside that is if the object is too close to the camera some whiteout can be expected.

Video Quality

Stealth has a very good option of video recording along with the sound. Recording sound while recording the video clips helps in improving home security. You can set the duration for each video recording from 5 seconds to 180 seconds. Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG has two video resolutions of 1280×720 and 720×480 to choose from. Depending upon the HD quality you require you can opt for any of the resolutions. It is important to keep in mind that night video recording is limited to 10 to 30 seconds only.

The picture quality of Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is very impressive. There is lack of blurriness and washout in the pictures. The colors are vivid and crisp that will please your eyes. Daytime pictures have little to no blurriness which is commendable. This clarity and crispness in the image quality are due to the use of Matrix technology. This feature can be adjusted by the user from the setup menu.

No Glow Technology

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG does not emit any light due to its no glow IR flash. This is a really good feature which helps in not alerting the animal within the detection zone. Red lights while clicking a picture can spook the game and alert intruder. Another good feature of G42 is that it does not make any shutter noise while clicking the picture.

Operational Modes

Here is the list of modes you can operate the camera in:

Time Lapse Mode: You can set a timer of the regular interval after which the camera will click pictures. It helps in extending battery life

Burst Mode: Using Burst Mode you can click from 1 to 9 pictures per trigger. This helps you get a vivid and detailed picture of the moment of the game.

Manual Shot Mode: You can choose this mode if you wish to select when to click the picture.

HD Video mode with Sound: Using this mode you can record HD video along with voice recording.

Geo-Tagging

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is loaded with features. It has a Geo-tagging feature that helps you record coordinates of each image you click and store it in the camera. Further, it also has an option of getting your clicked images stamped with information such as time, date, moon phase and temperature etc.

Battery Life

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is compatible with either lithium or alkaline batteries. Selecting lithium batteries for use is the best option to go for. Depending upon your usage the batteries can last from 3-8 months.

Alkaline batteries are not a good option to opt for and hence we do not recommend it. See to it that you go for a branded company which has proven its quality and not use any local batteries which may damage your trail camera. Also, do no opt for rechargeable batteries as they increase hassle and does not provide enough power to click night photos.

Ease of Use

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NGis a very strong and sturdy camera that you can rely on. You can feel the camera to be secure once you take it in your hands. The casing is weatherproof and can withstand multiple climatic conditions. Removal of battery has a simple mechanism that does not create any hassle. A simple sliding mechanism that is quick as well helps you change batteries whenever you want.

Stealth gives you a strap along with the camera that helps you mount in on the tree or anywhere you wish If you want to make sure that your camera is secured, you can lock the camera using the built-in bracket that is provided in the back of the casing.

The camera’s most important and secured feature is its Secure Lock Password Protection. This helps you keep your clicked pictures safe and secured. Even if your camera gets stolen, the contents of the camera are secured.

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is easy to use and friendly to its user. There are many preset modes available to select from which will help you set up the camera in a short period of time.

Recommended Level

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is a very easy to use and friendly camera which can be handled by a user of any level. The manual is straightforward and lays complete instructions for the users. There are many features that are added to the camera which is for the experts and may surprise a beginner but nothing that cannot be learnt using the manual that comes along with the camera.  Be prepared to learn and spend some time with the camera if you have never used a Stealth model before.

If you are looking forward to upgrading yourself to features only experts can understand then this is the good camera to use. The only thing one can have trouble with while using this camera is removing and changing of batteries. This is not because of the complex mechanism but due to the hard casing that protects the components of the camera.

Durability

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG has a very sturdy and strong casing. The level of durability is equal to any camera of this size. The G42 can easily handle few drops here and there and is almost weather resistant. It can also handle wind pressure and high temperature.

The only probable downside of the whole durability and sturdiness is that it may take some effort for you to open the case to change the batteries. But it is only for the users who have never used Stealth before. If you have used Stealth before you know the trick and can easily open the case. Other than this the camera is of top quality and can compete with any other camera available in the market in terms of durability.

Pros

While using Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG you can choose the resolution you want from as low as 2MP to as high as 10MP. There are four settings to choose from to customize your camera s per your wish in terms of quality v/s quantity.

The trigger speed is lightning fast with just 0.5 seconds.

HD recording of the camera can last up to 180 seconds and there are 2 resolutions to choose from.

Triad system feature of the camera helps you take HD videos, still images and time-lapse clicks.

The camera is fixed with 42 no glow flashlights that do not spook the animal.

The camera is very easy to set up and has a small learning curve due to the instruction manual coming along with the package.

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Cons

There aren’t many cons to the camera but still we like to keep it clear Matrix blur feature present in the camera is of not much help if you wish to click images during night time at 2MP or 4MP resolution.

You will need to use the HD mode if you want to take full advantage of this feature.

Although there are 42 no glow Black IR flashlights attached to the camera that has a range of up to 100 feet if you are looking for best quality 80 feet maximum range is recommended.

Multi-zone detection will drain the battery quickly. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are using burst mode then the trigger speed is going to be a bit more than 0.5 seconds.

One major drawback of Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera STC-G42NG is the recovery time of 6.5 seconds. 

Included Accessories

There are no biggies here which may sound like a bummer to the buyers but do not forget that Stealth G42 comes with a strap which you can use to mount the camera wherever you wish. Also, it has a back stand which can be used to lock the camera to one location. Not to forget the add-on features we get along with trail camera.

Now talking about the batteries, there is an external jack of 12-volt battery which helps you increase the power of the camera significantly. Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera allows at max 32GB memory card but you can go as low as the 4GB memory card. The USB port and video output cord are standard and compatible with any standard USB available in the house.

Value

Not too many accessories coming along with the camera but it still holds great value in terms of features and benefits to the users with constraint budget. Variety of resolution options available in the camera helps the user opt for a smaller SD card. Cost of the SD cards can vary according to the maker and you need not go for the best available in the market but opt for any available in your house.

Also, external jack available in the camera helps you save on the batteries. The no glow feature helps you cover a wide area without alerting the game in the detection zone. With many loaded features, the camera is a very good option for users with a limited budget.

Lasting Appeal

The Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera has a 10MP camera which is not very common for the cameras in the market. Features like HD video resolution, hard casing, weather resistance, multiple picture resolution option, 32GB memory support, No glow technology and multi-detection zone makes the G42 an ideal camera. With all the features mentioned above, this trail camera is future proof for at least next 5-10 years. If you are searching for a camera with a limited budget, this is the real deal for you.

Best Comparison

If we have to compare Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera with any other available in the market, Reconyx Hyperfire 500 Semi-Covert is the best to do it with. Hyperfire 500 semi Covert is a higher end camera for both home use and hunting. As the camera is high end so is the price and not for budget savers. Stealth G42 has an edge when it comes to price here.  It is a perfect balance of features in budget. The camera is not generic and comes with great options to customize the settings according to the user.

Summary

Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera is one of the best trail cameras available in the market for users with a limited budget. Stealth’s G series is their best series. The features are up to date and latest. The camera is for users of every category and offers good customization options.

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