So.....I placed a couple of Browning Command OPs cameras out yesterday afternoon. These are replacing 2 of 5 Moultrie M880's that I've had for 5-6 years (run them 365-24/7).
Anxious to see what they would do....I pulled the cards this morning.
Obviously, I can't speak to their overall performance yet...since it will take time to gather more video under different weather/lighting conditions, distances, subjects, etc...
But my first impressions are as follows:
1. They are MUCH easier to program than my M880's.
2. They use 6 instead of 8 AA batteries. We will see how that effects battery life.
3. They are somewhat smaller than the M880's, less conspicuous.
4. Access to batteries and SD card, no better or worse.
5. IR intensity and range about the same.
6. Detection range seems to be about the same.
7. Trigger speed slightly better than the M880's
8. Ambient light detection MUCH better than M880's. The Moultries are terrible about 'hunting' at last light and first light. They can't make up their minds whether to use the IR emitters or not. So you end up with 5-6 completely dark videos with every low light event. Browning works great!
9. Browning camera has audio...kind of neat.
10 Browning camera does NOT have good color rendering, at least not in the green spectrum. The foliage appears very yellow looking when it is in fact dark green.
After running them for awhile.....I will report back if any of my observations have changed. Except for the disparity in playback color, I think I will be happy with these. They are sort of 'budget' tier cameras...after all.