Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

Outdoor Tech Reviews: The Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera Experience

Welcome back to our outdoor tech review series! Today's show is here to shine: the Voopeak TC17 4G solar trail camera. This gadget isn't just your average observer in the wild; it's a sophisticated blend of wildlife observation and home security technology.

Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

Hunting Spot Update: We're at my usual hunting spot, adjusting the feeder's position due to a giant oak tree falling nearby—close call!

Featured Review: Today's highlight is a review of the Campark TC17 trail camera, a versatile piece of equipment that's akin to a home security camera but designed for the wilderness. One of the coolest features is its PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) capability, allowing for remote control to scout for deer or other wildlife. It operates on a 4G LTE connection, thanks to the internet card provided by FlexBoom, which comes with around 10GB of data.

Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

Product setup: We've already tested it at my neighbor's, catching sight of some geese—which we'll show footage of. The camera supports both HD and SD formats, and we'll be setting it up with its solar panel for charging.

Installation: After finding the perfect spot, we've mounted the camera and positioned the solar panel to hopefully catch enough sunlight through the canopy.

Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

Tech Details: I've walked you through the setup, showing where to plug in the solar panel and where to insert the internet card. Now it's all about logging in and adjusting the camera's view to cover the key areas of interest.

App Connectivity: Using the Yukon app to control the camera, we can record video and audio, offering the ability to remotely monitor the area and potentially review wildlife activity.

Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

In-Depth Review and Usage Experience

After some time spent with the Voopeak TC17, our host is ready to share his insights. He's captured footage of local raccoons, and he's ready to dive into the specifics of the camera's performance. He highlights the camera's crisp HD 2K video resolution, its flexible pan, tilt functions, and two-way audio, which allows communication through the camera.

He showcases the camera's different vision modes, with two options for night vision and one for day vision, noting that infrared light mode produces black and white images while day vision offers full color. The host also mentions the impressive half-second trigger time, instant alerts, and its durability with an IP66 waterproof rating and an operating temperature range from -20°C to 60°C.

The camera offers three shooting modes (photo, video, photo + video), and our host prefers the video mode. Through his experience, he's observed raccoons, deer, and even a little Buck, sharing that the standard definition is a bit pixelated but clears up in HD.

Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review
Voopeak TC17 Trail Camera review

Cellular Transmission and Battery Life

Delving into the cellular aspect, the host explains that the camera is compatible with various wireless cards, predominantly working with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. It comes with a 4G sim card, but he's chosen to pair it with Flex boom for his purposes. He discusses his data plan, noting its affordability and sufficient data allocation for his needs.

However, he has faced challenges with the camera's solar panel being obscured in the woods, affecting the battery charge. To overcome this, he connected an external battery pack to the camera, which he charges at home and then reconnects during hunting trips. This solution has kept the camera powered effectively.

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Final Thoughts and Recommendations

After over a month of usage, our host is thoroughly impressed with the Voopeak TC17. Despite the minor hiccup with the solar charging in the forest, his workaround with the external battery pack has proven successful. He's considering switching all his cameras to this model due to its cost-effectiveness and performance.

He ends the review by highly recommending the Voopeak TC17 to viewers in the market for a trail camera. His enthusiasm is palpable as he urges viewers to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for future reviews. Finally, he signs off, ready to rest after sharing a thorough and informative review of the Voopeak TC17 trail camera.

  

 

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