Scouting Trail Camera
HC-550A
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1. Introduction...............................................................................................................3
1.1 Application.............................................................................................................3
1.2 Power Supply..........................................................................................................3
1.3 Caution...................................................................................................................3
1.4 Key Features...........................................................................................................4
2. Whole View and Details of Camera...........................................................................4
2.1 Front View of Camera............................................................................................4
2.2 Back View of Camera....................................................................................... .......5
2.3 Bottom View of Camera........................................................................................5
3.Quick Operation..........................................................................................................6
3.1 Load Battery...........................................................................................................6
3.2 Remoter..................................................................................................................6
3.3 Power On...............................................................................................................7
3.3.1 Test......................................................................................................................7
3.3.2 ON......................................................................................................................7
3.4Screen Information Display....................................................................................7
3.5 Settings Menu.........................................................................................................8
3.5.1 Camera Menu..................................................................................................8
3.5.2 Video Menu.....................................................................................................9
3.5.3 System Menu...................................................................................................9
3.5.4 Time lapse setting............................................................................................10
4. Firmware Upgrade....................................................................................................10
5. Specification.............................................................................................................11
6. Packing List..............................................................................................................11
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1. Introduction
Thank you for choosing our highly qualified scouting trail camera. This 16MP HD
digital camera totally R&D by our diligent and smart engineers based on feedbacks
and requirements from customers globally.
Please read this manual carefully before the camera using.
1.1 Application
This digital camera is an ideal product for housing security, warehouse surveillance
and monitoring wild animals with its camouflage appearance and nice shape. It is
convenient to install or fasten, could be used to take photographs manually and carry
on long-time videos in Test mode.
a. Instant surveillance camera for home, office, construction site, and warehouse, etc
b. Motion-triggered infra-red night vision surveillance;
c. Animal observation and hunting;
d. Plant observation.
1.2 Power Supply
a. AA Alkaline batteries
This camera can either work with 8x AA Alkaline batteries or 9V DC power.
Please note that the voltage of rechargeable AA batteries (1.2V) is insufficient to
power this device. Batteries should be inserted as indicated inside the battery case.
b. Solar Panel
To bring users better using experience, our engineers designed this camera to be able
to work with most standard 9V lithium battery build-in solar panels.
We strongly recommend the camera works with the original s1olar panel.
c. Power Adapter
This camera can also be powered by an external 9V DC adapter. Recommend to
remove the alkaline batteries when power adapter is used, to avoid surcharging.
1.3 Caution
a. Please insert the Micro-SD (TF) card when the power switch is on OFF position
before testing the camera.
b. Please do not insert or take out the Micro-SD (TF) card when the power switch is at
ON.
c. Please format the TF-card when camera used at the first time.
d. The camera will be on USB mode when it connected to a computer and TF-card
can be used as a removable disk.
e. Please ensure sufficient power when having firmware upgrade, otherwise the
upgrade process could be interrupted incorrectly. If any fault occurs after improper
upgrading process, the camera may stop working.
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1.4 Key Features
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Built-in 2.0" TFT color screen to review photos and videos
48pcs IR LEDs for flash range 20 meters
Programmable 16/12/8 Mega pixels high-quality resolution
Color pictures during daylight, black and white at night
Adjustable PIR sensitivity: High/Normal/Low
Impressive quick trigger time: 0.5second
Multi-shot pictures; 1/3/6/9
Adjustable delay between motions; 1/5/10/30 seconds/30minutes
Adjustable video length: 10/30/60/90 seconds
8x AA alkaline batteries, max standby time up to 6 months
Available operation temperature: -30℃ to 70℃
With specified Timer, camera can work only on preset time slot every day
Stamp the date, time, temperature ,longitude and latitude on every picture
Audio Recording
2. Whole View and Details of Camera
2.1 Front View of Camera
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2.2 Back View of Camera
Bottom View of Camera
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3. Quick Operation
3.1 Load Batteries
3.2 Remoter
The infrared remoter is an input device of the camera and primarily
used for customer settings. Its maximum remote distance is 9 meters.
Note: Press the punctuation “
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Note (Under TEST mode):
1. Press “Shot” directly, the camera will take picture or video directly.
2. Press “OK” directly, the captured picture or video can be viewed.
3. Viewing picture, press “Up” or “Down”.
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4. Viewing video, press “Left” to start, again to stop, press “OK” to
return.
3.3 Power on
Slide Power Switch from OFF to Test (for setting) then to ON position,
the camera powers on. (Please don’t slide the power switch from OFF to
ON directly)
3.3.1 TEST (The first way to set the menu)
In TEST mode, the screen lights up. User can do the below operations by
remoter:
a. Setting Camera Menu, working mode includes camera, video and
system setting
b. Take picture or video (press Shot)
c. View picture or video (Press OK)
3.3.2 ON
In this mode, the screen power off and remoter is useless. The camera
works automatically, will capture videos/photos when it is detected any
motions by PIR.
3.4 Screen Information Display
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3.5 Settings Menu
There are 3 parts setting of the camera, user can set Camera, Video and
System menu setting by remoter;
3.5.1 Camera Menu
Camera
Resoluation
16M/12M/8M
Sequence
Single/3/6/9
ISO
Auto/100/200/400
1/5/10/30S
1/5/10/30Min
Delay
Address
26 Alphabet+number
Description:
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Menu
Content
Description
Resolution
16MP, 12MP, 8MP
Photo size
Delay
1/5/10/30 sec/min
Waiting time from the last
taking
Sequence
1/3/6/9
Number of photos taken every
time
ISO
Auto,100,200,400
The camera exposure level
Camera ID
26alphabet +number
Camera id
3.5.2Video Menu
Video
Resoluation
1080P/720P/VGA
VideoLength
10/30/60/90S
RecordAudio
ON/OFF
Description
Menu
Content
Description
Resolution
1080P, 720P, QVGA
Video size
Video Length
10S, 30S, 60S, 90Sec/Min
The time length of video
Record Audio
On, Off
If On, Video sound is recorded
3.5.3 System Menu
Setup
Menu
Mode
Camera/Video/Camera&Video
Language
DE/EN/FR/ES/IT/BG/CZ/HU/PL/RO/RU/SK
Timelapse
OFF/30/60/240MIN
Motion
Detection
HIGH/MID/LOW
Date/Time
DD/MM/YY
Timer
00:00:00-23:59:59
Format
Int.Memeory/Micrio SD Card
Default Setting
CANCEL/OK
Version
Firmware Version
Content
Description
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Mode
Camera, video, camera
&video Time lapse
Taking picture, video,
picture and video,
taking picture regular
Language
English, François,
Deutsch (totally 12
languages)
Camera Menu language
Time Lapse
OFF/30/60/240MIN
Camera take pictures
regularly no matter there
is motion
Motion Detection
HIGH/MID/LOW
PIR distance
Date/Time
31-07-2014 15:49:40
Date-Month-Year Hour:
Minute: Second
Timer
00:00:00-23:59:59
Camera work time
Format
Int. Memory/Micro SD
Card
Format the memory
Default Setting
CANCEL/OK
Reset the camera setting
The current version of
the firmware
Version
3.5.4 Time lapse setting
Time lapse means camera take pictures regularly no matter there is
motion or not.
MENUàSETUPàTIMELAPSEàRight Key
à Choose the working time (30/60/240minutes selectable)
4. Firmware Upgrade
This camera is equipped with an automatic upgrade function for you. Upgrading is
needed only when an improved firmware is available. The operations are as
following:
1. Unzip the .rar file from vendor
2. Copy the FWR801.bin to TF card.
3. Insert the TF card into the camera.
4. Power on the camera(Test Mode).
5. The camera will read it and update itself automatically. When updating the camera, its screen is
black and the indicator light will flash approx 10s.
6. It will come to the menu surface after upgrade successfully.
7. Delete the firmware from the TF card. (If you don't do this, the camera will upgrade every time
when power on)
8. Insert the TF card into the camera for its working.
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5. Specification
Image Sensor
5 Mega Pixels Color CMOS
Memory
TF Card to 32GB
Lens
F=3.1; FOV=120 °
Size
145mm x 80mm x 55mm
TFT Display Screen
2.0 inch
LED
Black Invisible 940nm
PIR Distance
High/Normal/Low
PIR Sensor Sight Angle
120 Degrees
Number of IR LED
48LEDs
Max Night Vision Lighting Distance
65ft/20 meters
Trigger Speed
0.5second
Triggering Interval :
1/5/10/30sec/min (default 1 sec)
Selectable Image Resolution:
16MP/12MP/8MP
Multiple Photo on one detection
1/3/6/9
Video Resolution
1080P/720P/VGA
File Format
JPEG/AVI
Date Time
Imprint
Yes
Time lapse
Yes
Interface
TV out (NTSC/PAL); USB; SD Card
Holder; 6V DC External
Fix Method
Belt, Tripod Nail
Operation Temperature
-30 ~+70℃
Stand-by time
6 Months
Power Supply
8×AA battery
Water proof
IP56
Security authentication
FCC, CE, RoHS
6. Packing List
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