RECONYX HyperFire HC500 Semi-Covert IR Trail Camera

RECONYX HyperFire HC500 Semi-Covert IR Trail Camera

RECONYX HyperFire HC500 Semi-Covert IR Trail Camera

B&H # REHC500 MFR # HC500
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Product Highlights

  • 3.1MP Resolution, CMOS Image Sensor
  • PIR Motion Sensor with 100' Range
  • 0.2-sec Motion Trigger Speed
  • Lo-Glow IR Flash with 50' Range
  • Backlit LCD Status / Menu Screen
  • Time-Lapse Recording
  • Records to SDHC Cards up to 32GB
  • Runs On 12 AA Batteries
  • BuckView Advanced Mapping Software
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Options: Lo-Glow IR Flash

Lo-Glow IR Flash No-Glow IR Flash

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  • 1Description

Capture 3.1MP images of wildlife, other hunters, or trespassers with the HyperFire HC500 Semi-Covert IR Trail Camera from RECONYX. It features a discreet Lo-glow infrared flash with a 50' range. Benefit from a CMOS image sensor and a passive infrared motion-detection sensor with a 0.2-sec trigger speed and a 100' range, as well as flexible time-lapse interval recording to maximize your opportunities for great photos.

The HyperFire also offers a backlit LCD status/menu screen for easy navigation and settings selection. Captured images are recorded onto optional SDHC memory cards up to 32GB in capacity. The camera runs on 12 user-supplied AA batteries, which are easy to find and replace.

As an added bonus, the camera includes the BuckView Advanced mapping and image management Software CD-ROM for Windows. Utilizing Google Maps technology, this program allows you to organize your images geographically and access them with ease. Additionally, it helps you track patterns and understand animal movements and behaviors. You can add camera locations, food plots, tree stands, and more.

CMOS Image Sensor and 3.1MP Resolution
Takes 3.1MP color images by day and black-and-white shots at night. Will also capture RapidFire NearVideo sequences of 2.1MP still images at up to 2 frames per sec. Ultra HD IR lens provides sharper, clearer images than previous camera models could deliver.
Motion Sensor
Passive infrared motion-activated sensor with rapid 0.2-sec trigger speed and 100' range ensures that shots are not missed. It is precisely aligned with the camera's lens. This sensor detects changes in temperature that occur when subjects move, and captures images in response. Features two horizontal detection bands and twelve different zones within the bands. Sensitivity can be set to low, low-medium, medium, medium-high, or high. Number of pictures per trigger can be set to 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10, and the interval between triggers is your choice of 1, 3, 5, or 10 sec.

Quiet period, the time after a trigger during which camera will not respond to motion, is also selectable in durations of 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 3 min, or 5 min, and you can also choose to have no delay. WalkTest mode allows you to determine your camera's active motion detection zones with precision, ensuring that the camera is aimed exactly where you want to capture animal activity. Motion sensor can be turned on or off but cannot be scheduled.
Time-Lapse Shooting
Flexible time-lapse interval recording is also possible, allowing you to record and view change over time and keep track of patterns in various conditions. Choose 1, 5, 15, 30, or 60-min intervals between shots. Starting and ending times for the time-lapse sequences can be selected in one-hour increments during the day and night.
Display
Small, backlit LCD status/menu screen for easy navigation and settings selection.
Flash
Designed to be discreet, camera features a Lo-glow infrared flash with a nighttime range of 50'.
Image Data
Time, date, temperature, and moon phase (new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, last quarter, or waning crescent) can be stamped on images. By recording the moons' phase at the time of capture on your photo, the camera allows you to see which animals are inactive during a full or nearly-full moon--when brighter lighting conditions will make them more visible to predators. Moon phases also help you determine if brighter or darker backgrounds in images are due to fullness of moon.
Memory
Captured images are recorded onto optional SDHC memory cards up to 32GB in capacity.
QuickSet Options
Include Trail, Scrape, and Feeder settings. Trail gives you 3 pictures per trigger with a 1-second interval between images and no quiet period for motion sensor. Scrape is set to 5 pictures per trigger and uses the RapidFire interval setting with no quiet period. Feeder mode takes 3 pictures per trigger at 5-second intervals with a 15-sec quiet period.
Additional Settings and Options
Balanced mode offers the best combination of image quality, shutter speed, and flash range. High Quality mode gives you better images with reduced flash range. Fast Shutter increases shutter speed to reduce motion blur but also decreases flash range. Max Range setting gives your flash a greater reach but reduces image quality.

Add a label (up to 16 characters) that will be included with all photos taken by your camera. You can also view, change, or clear an existing label.
Power
Runs on 12 user-supplied Alkaline, NiMH, or Lithium AA batteries, which are easy to find and replace.
Durability
Rugged, weatherproof design with gasket seal to withstand the elements over extended periods of outdoor use. Breathable vent underneath latch of camera allows air pressure inside camera case/housing to equalize while keeping water out. Camera is built to withstand temperatures from -20 to 120°F.
Software
Includes BuckView Advanced mapping and image management Software CD-ROM for Windows. Utilizing Google Maps technology, this program allows you to organize your images geographically and access them with ease. Additionally, it helps you track patterns and understand animal movements and behaviors. You can add camera locations, food plots, tree stands, and more. The "quick tag" feature enables you to tag specific bucks and add them to your "Hit List." Plus, enjoy the ability to upload and share your RECONYX photos via Facebook and Twitter. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, or 7.
Firmware
Periodically check the RECONYX website for firmware updates with new features and/or performance enhancements.
Mounting
Includes an adjustable bungee cord for mounting to a tree or post. Can also be connected to an optional RECONYX VersaMount, ThunderBolt, or tripod via threaded insert on back of camera housing.
Security
CodeLoc Pass-Code Protection lets you add a four-digit security code to your camera to prevent unauthorized use in the event of tampering or theft. You can also change or remove an existing code. Additionally, camera is compatible with optional security box and Master Python Lock.
UPC: 858414001133
In the Box
RECONYX HyperFire HC500 Semi-Covert IR Trail Camera
  • BuckView Advanced Software for Windows
  • Adjustable Bungee Cord for Mounting
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera Type Trail / wildlife
    Imaging
    Resolution 3.1 MP
    2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
    Sensor Image Sensor: CMOS
    Motion Sensor: PIR / passive infrared with 0.2-sec trigger speed and 100' / 30.5 m range
    File Formats JPEG
    Optics
    Lens Ultra HD IR lens
    Focus Type Fixed
    Focus Range 10' / 3.0 m to infinity
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity Motion Sensor: low, low-medium, medium, medium-high, or high
    Shutter Speeds Not specified by manufacturer
    Delay 0, 15, 30 sec; 1.0, 3.0, 5.0 min
    Metering Built-in light meter next to lens
    Exposure Modes Auto
    Burst Capability 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10 images per trigger
    RapidFire Near-Video (still images): 2 fps, with 1, 3, 5, or 10-sec delay between images
    Interval Recording Yes, time-lapse shooting at 1, 5, 15, 30, or 60-min intervals
    Starting and ending times for the time-lapse sequences can be selected in one-hour increments during the day and night
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Lo-glow infrared flash
    Effective Flash Range 50' / 15.25 m at night
    Memory
    Memory Card Type SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB (not included)
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording No
    Viewfinder/Display
    Display Small, backlit LCD status/menu screen showing battery status, amount of space used up on memory card, and number of photos taken since camera was last operated
    Playback None in-camera
    Requires computer, television, digital picture frame, or other device
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista, or 7 for BuckView software
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature -20 to 120°F / -28.9 to 48.9°C
    Weatherproofing Yes, gasket seal and breathable vent
    Power
    Battery Type 12 alkaline, NiMH, or lithium AAs (not included)
    Physical
    Dimensions 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.0" / 14 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 7.7 x 3.5"

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