Spypoint Solar-Dark Trail Camera (Camo)

BH #SPSOLARDARK • MFR #SOLAR-DARK
Spypoint Solar-Dark Trail Camera (Camo)
Key Features
  • Built-In Solar Panel & Lithium Battery
  • 12MP Stills, 1080p Video
  • Motion Sensor with 110' Range
  • Trigger Speed: 0.07 Sec
There's no need to worry about losing coverage because of dead batteries with the Spypoint Solar-Dark Trail Camera. This 12MP trail cam has a built-in solar panel, which charges an on-board 12 VDC lithium battery that powers the motion detector, infrared flash, shutter, and image processor, day after day and night after night. (If need be, the cam can also run on eight AA cells or a plug-in DC power supply).
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$199.99
$34/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
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Spypoint Solar-Dark Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Photo and Video Performance
  • 3Motion Sensor
  • 4Flash
  • 5Setup, Display, and Options
  • 6Memory
  • 7Power
  • 8Mounting
  • 9Durability

There's no need to worry about losing coverage because of dead batteries with the Spypoint Solar-Dark Trail Camera. This 12MP trail cam has a built-in solar panel, which charges an on-board 12 VDC lithium battery that powers the motion detector, infrared flash, shutter, and image processor, day after day and night after night. (If need be, the cam can also run on eight AA cells or a plug-in DC power supply).

The Solar-Dark features a trigger speed of less than one-tenth of a second, 110' motion detection range, and invisible infrared flash that won't spook game at night. It offers photo, time-lapse, and video modes, and you can view and manage your images and videos on the camera's color screen. The motion sensor triggers the shutter just 0.07 seconds after detecting game and can be set to capture up to six images per trigger. The 42-LED, invisible infrared flash has a 90' range and can be set to No-Glow, Optimal, IR Boost or Blur Reduction modes. Time-lapse mode, with programmable intervals, allows for big-picture observation. Images will have a time stamp with useful information including date, time, temperature, and moon phase.

A 16GB SD memory card is provided, though you can use SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB. Using the Spypoint web app gives you access to Buck Tracker, the antler recognition photo management software that makes it easy to sort photos of bucks from the rest of your captured images. The camera comes with a tree-mounting bracket and strap and is equipped with a standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount.

Photo and Video Performance

  • Photo, video, and time-lapse modes
  • Maximum Still Image Resolution: 12MP
  • Video: Full HD 1080p
  • Up to six images per detection
  • Photo first option
  • Buck Tracker antler recognition photo sorting program

Motion Sensor

  • Passive infrared motion sensor
  • Detection Range: 110'
  • Trigger Speed: 0.07 seconds

Flash

  • Invisible infrared flash with 42 LEDs and a 90' range for covert nighttime illumination
  • No Glow, Optimal, IR Boost, Blur Reduction modes

Setup, Display, and Options

  • View and manage images & videos on 2" color screen

Memory

  • Records photos and videos to user-supplied SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB
  • 16GB SD card included

Power

  • Built-in passive solar panel
  • Built-in 12 VDC lithium battery
  • Can run on 8 user-supplied AA batteries
  • Can also operate on 12 VDC external power supply

Mounting

  • Tree-mounting bracket & strap
  • Standard 1/4"-20 threaded hole
  • Hole for security cable

Durability

  • Rugged, weatherproof housing protects camera from the elements over extended periods of outdoor use
UPC: 887157019129

Spypoint Solar-Dark Specs

Camera TypeSurveillance/Time-Lapse/Trail/Wildlife
Imaging
Image Resolution12 MP
Built-In Flash42 x IR LEDs
Effective Flash Range90' / 27.4 m
Time/Date StampYes
Motion Sensor
Sensor TypePassive Infrared (PIR)
Detection Range110' / 33.5 m
Trigger Speed0.1 Seconds
Shooting Controls
Burst Capability6 Images per Trigger
A/V Recording
Video RecordingYes
File FormatAVI
Video Format1920 x 1080p
Environmental
WaterproofYes
Physical
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC [32 GB Maximum]
Battery Type1 x Rechargeable (Not Included)
1 x Built-In Lithium (Included)
8 x AA Alkaline (Not Included, Optional)
External Power Source CapableYes, 12 VDC (Not Included)
DisplayYes, 2" / 5.1 cm
SecurityHoled for Locking
Mounting1/4"-20 Female
Mounting Strap (Included)
Dimensions6.9 x 3.9 x 3.8" / 17.53 x 9.91 x 9.65 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 5.65 x 4.35"

Spypoint Solar-Dark Reviews

Top notch

By Sgt T
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

Bought two of them last fall along with the rechargeable lithium batteries that I use with the 12 volt battery and works very well i spent very little time checking or changing out batteries and I have been enjoying the pictures that I received from both cameras

Love it

By Nasorry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-29

I have been using mine since March, I was using it to watch Owls as they matured . Then I moved it to watch a den of Foxes grow . Now it is on my front lawn I see the Foxes play almost every night , occasionally a Moose ,a skunk one night most recently a momma Whitetail and her babies. The picture quality is fabulous.

Awesome Camera

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-10

Great camera! Set it and never touch it again with its solar panel and memory card rewrite

Great Outdoor Camera!

By Elizabeth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-16

I love this camera. It's my 3rd one purchased! Very easy to use and setup. Small and lightweight. I have 2 on a tripod and 1 using the strap. Strap works well and holds the camera securely to the tree. The solar battery is amazing, I have never had to manually charge any of the 3 I own. Picture quality is decent. It is not taking fancy or perfect photos by any means, but it definitely takes fine photos for what I am after. I am excited every day to go check the photos and see what creatures were outside, puts a smile on my face!

CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A DISASTER

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-08

Spypoint products are great. Just pray you don't have ANY issues and you need customer support. That is a disaster, a fight, and little to no help. My current spypoint cameras will live their lives and I will be looking for another company to invest in.

Great camera

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

Received this camera four days after placing my order. It arrived well packaged and in perfect condition. Followed the directions and charged the internal battery 24 hours before using. Set it up and am very happy with the results. Video and pictures are very clear and good quality. Haven't tried all the options yet but will soon.

Great camera!!!!

By justme64
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-14

The first 1 was trash, but after speaking to a VERY Nice LADY at spypoint I received a RMA and was sent another one. This one takes quality picture's and the solar panel is great! Everyone at spypoint seemed like i was the most important person they had to deal with that day. Did purchase a battery charger and extra battery just in case. I have been using other camera's that required AA batteries and that was costing me a fortune. The solar dark tells me the charge of both the internal battery and battery pack when i turn it on. Saving money to purchase at least 2 more. Now if i can just figure out how to get it to take video it would be a blessing. EXTREMELY HAPPY! Camera is basically self contained. Turn it on and leave it.

Disappointed in the camera.

By Todd
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-15

This is my first trail camera but I'm no stranger to cameras as I have extensive experience with surveillance cameras. I've had this camera for about 2 months and I'm disappointed. Here's why. 1.) The video resolution is terrible. It's like 240p resolution. Even on the Quality setting 2.) There is no pre time buffer and every video starts after the action has begun. And that was with the still photos turned off. 3.) There are some pulsating flashes of light at certain times. 4.) I'm not happy with the built in battery life, especially since it's got the solar charger. About 2 months of service from a full charge plus using the solar charger. 5.) Just a flimsy plastic loop for the cable lock. You could steal a locked camera with a knife or a cigarette lighter. If it wasn't too late to return it, I'd probably return it and exchange it for something better. Compared to the reconyx cameras I see clips on youtube, this is in another league altogether. Little league that is. On the other hand, now that I know how many people are cutting across my property I'd be worried that a reconyx camera that is 2 or 3 times the price would get stolen. 6.) The temperature is way off with no way to calibrate it. Things that I do like, it was easy to get started with and doesn't have too many false detections. I also liked that it came with an SD card and can be run off the internal battery or you can add your own. So far only one animal has been spooked by it and I don't even think it was in the dark. I'm going to upload some pictures so you can see how bad the picture quality is. At this price point, I guess it's acceptable for what it is but I was expecting better.

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Asked by: Conrad
Hi Conrad, thank you for taking the time to write to us. The Solar-Dark has a detection distance up to 110' (33 m) and a detection angle of 40°. For more information here is the link to the SOLAR-DARK user manual: https://www.spypoint.com/en/support. Please feel free to contact us on our Live Chat if you have any other questions. -TI www.spypoint.com/en/chat (8:30 am/5 pm EST)
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Asked by: Gail
Greetings , i would recommend sending an email at [email protected] and we will be able to give you all these details and more . Thank you . -EM
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