The Reconyx HyperFire HC500 camera comes with the Infrared Night Vision technology which can cover distances of up to 50 feet. The camera will work well in any type of weather conditions. This will mean it will work with temperatures as low as -20 degrees F. At the same time, it can handle temperatures as high as 120 degrees F. In terms of image performance, the device can record sharp photos and even HD video at 1080p.
- SD and SDHC memory card slots
- HD 1080p video recording
- 12 AA batteries capacity
- 50 feet infrared range
The camera performs similarly to the HC600 BUT with a shorter infrared range. Thus, you will get the Lo Glow Semi-Convert Infrared Night Vision technology which can cover distances of up to 50 feet. This recommends the camera for smaller spaces and it will not perform well with larger areas where the subject may be too far away.
The device is capable of delivering both stills and video files. The video recording capabilities are quite impressive across the range. The same applies to the HC500 which comes with full HD capabilities at 1080p recording. The good news is that the larger files which are produced by this HD technology can be stored both on an SD and on an SDHC memory card. This means you`ll be able to choose between two memory cards as with the professional cameras.
The design of the camera is very similar to what you can find across the series. You will encounter the similar camouflage pattern and the durability which sees the camera working in a temperature range from -20 to 120 degrees F.
To mount the camera, you`ll be able to use the included cord which is one of the simplest systems which you can use. The design of the camera also allows for good energy performance with plenty of batteries. You`ll be able to set 12 AA batteries with the device which will ensure long independence. The camera can lack the extended warranty to make it a top product in the segment as it is only covered for one year. But if you don`t mind the limited warranty you can get a good device. It will even work in all weather conditions as it comes with a rugged enclosure which will keep all water away from all the electric components.
The Reconyx HyperFire HC500 offers a complex approach which might represent a good first option if you are planning to get into trail cameras. You will also be glad to know that the camera works great with a wide range of modern requirements such as HD video capabilities. The good news is that this will show that the device is capable of sharp images as well as high quality videos. Surprisingly, 1080p is not the standard on the market at the moment and this is why the camera can represent a better option in terms of video performance and even in terms of energy efficiency.