Reconyx Hyperfire HC500

Venturing into a new hobby or passion usually involves a lot of gear and equipment, especially if it involves photography. We have various camera models and types; there are cameras for underwater use while others for quick motion and some are designed to take shots even at the slightest movements. Wildlife photographers and enthusiast should own a wide array of cameras and gear in case one of them comes in handy, like the Reconyx Hyperfire HC500 trail camera; it has earned high ranks in numerous trail camera reviews.

Introduction and Features

Available at a hefty price of $449.95, this American-made trail camera offers incomparable reliability, incredible speeds, simple programming and crystal clear pictures. Typically compared with the HC600, the main difference is that it produces the glow from infrared transmitters; the red glow is only really visible if you look directly at the camera or you’re at an awfully close proximity. Almost to complaints with the day pictures, the colours pop with the richness and vibrancy. Meanwhile, the night pictures may have minimal blurring every now and then but they’re usually clear. Although some complain that the flash range is not as wide as that of the HC600.

12 AA batteries make use of HC500 and surprisingly the power consumption for both day and night is quite minimal; this is proof of the amazing engineering behind the camera. Out of all he batteries, lithium batteries offer the longest battery life. Many have commented that the HC500 has one of the quickest detection circuits. Take note that this particular camera does not take videos, so recovery time and video triggers cannot be taken into account when ranking the camera. The moment that you hold the camera, you’ll feel the quality of the material and the brand itself; crisp buttons, tight clamps and attention to detail.