The Browning Dark Ops Pro DCL is a specialised no-glow trail camera designed to maximise clarity and range in all light conditions. The Pro DCL is a dual lens camera and, as with older models, this multi lens system ensures the camera is always optimised to take sharp photos and videos in daylight and low light or night conditions. A key feature of the Pro DCL is its RADIANT 6 Infrared Illumination System and this no-glow model utilises 6 invisible LEDS to further enhance and improve the clarity of night images.
This camera takes 26MP images and records in full HD video (1920 x 1080p) onto an SD card (up to 512GB SDXC memory cards supported). Its lightning fast 0.15s trigger speed and impressive 0.35s recovery time will ensure you never miss a moment. It has a compact design compared to most other trail cameras allowing it to sit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The camera records images and videos in full colour during the day and records in black and white at night using no glow infrared LEDs that provide an invisible illumination of up to 24m. These LEDs can be adjusted between various settings to balance distance and power consumption, and provide the optimal setup for your camera. The trigger speed is adjustable from 0.1 - 0.7 seconds, allowing you to suit the speed to your target species. A smart IR video function continues to record footage as long as the animal is active in front of the camera (max. 2 mins in day, 20s at night).
Another helpful feature of this camera is its internal 3.80cm (1.5”) colour screen which is accessible via a front facing panel, enabling you to change settings and review footage without removing the camera from its position in situ. You can capture up to 8 multishot images and 8 rapid-fire images as well as set a time-lapse with the Dark Ops Pro DCL's Timelapse Plus camera mode. The delay between pictures is adjustable (between 1 second to 1 hour) and the picture info bar shows time, date, temperature, moon phase, barometric pressure and camera ID. Additional features include SD card management options and a Smart IR Video setting that allows the camera to continue recording wildlife during the daytime for up to 5 minutes. Power is supplied by 6 x AA batteries.
This camera is also available as a starter bundle that includes the trail camera, 8 x lithium AA batteries and a 32GB SD card.
Note: Although rechargeable batteries (of at least 2500mAh) can be used with trail cameras, they are not recommended due to their lower capacity and voltage. Therefore, they are unlikely to operate the camera at its full potential, or as reliably when compared with standard Lithium batteries. If the use of rechargeable batteries is necessary we recommend Panasonic Eneloop Pro batteries which have been shown to perform well with trail cameras. Additionally, we recommend using an SD card with a minimum write speed of 10MB/s (also labelled as U1 or class 10).
For a comparison of some of our top trail cameras, take a look at our blog.
Image resolution: 26MP
Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p
Trigger speed: 0.15 seconds
Night-time IR Range: up to 30m
Display screen: Colour 3.80cm (1.5")
Audio record: Yes
Date/time stamp: Yes
Power supply: AA (6, only included with the starter bundle)
Memory card capacity: Up to 512GB SDXC (32GB SD card only included with the starter bundle)
Warranty: 2 years