***Update August 2020*** The camera has recently stopped producing quality night time images as well as developed what seems to be a hardware issue, as it has been recording clips nonstop with no motion infront until the card fills or batteries die. I have also been experiencing the videos being cut to random times such as 6, 13, 15sec clips rather than the 30sec it is set to. I am currently in contact with the Apeman crew and hope that they will be able to offer a replacement.
At 1080p video and 20mp images its more than enough for most peoples scouting needs. The daytime images/videos are plenty sharp and thanks to the 40pc Low Glow IR LEDs the night time footage is good to identify game you capture on your cam. The H70 can also detect movement out to 65′ at a 90 degree field of view with the PIR the sensor. The lightning fast .2 second trigger speed will insure you don’t miss any action.
EASE OF USE, BATTERY LIFE AND CONSTRUCTION:
When you open the case you will the the 2inch coloured LCD screen where you can easily program the camera to work the way you wish with the illuminated raised buttons. You are also able to review your images/videos instantly on the screen as well.
The Apeman Camera uses 8 AA Batteries to power it. They are not included in the package so make sure you pick some up before you venture out into the woods! I recommend the Energizer Lithium battery! I suspect the battery life will last around 3 months, as after one month in full 1080p resolution video mode with heavy use, there is 1 bar missing from the battery icon in camera.
During the past couple the cameras durability and build quality has blown me away. From the factory the camera has a waterproof rating of IP66 (Meaning it was able and rated to protect against powerful water jets for at least 3 minutes) It has spent most of its time in heavy rain as well as even being caught up in a flood that ended up submerging it completely underwater for over 48hrs. Yet it continued to record and even captured a crazy underwater video of an otter during the flood. The camera remained dry behind the waterproof cover and still preforms at its full potential!
WARRANTY AND POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS:
The warranty on this camera is fairly standard in the world of trail cams. Backed by a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase.
As for drawbacks, it would be nice if the camera came ready to go out of the box including the needed 8 AA Batteries, and SD Card. Unfortunately the camera only time stamps the footage in 720p and not in the full 1080p. The internal microphone is nothing special, it records sound but does not pick up much outside 10 or so feet.
All in all, this camera has exceeded my expectations and has proven itself well against my other larger name branded cameras at more than double the price.
In the time I began this review, they have since came out with an internally upgraded model of this camera featuring 30mp images and 4K Video! Though the rest of the features remain the same. As of right now you can purchase the new model for only $89.99! In my mind this camera is a steal of a deal and you will not be disappointed with your purchase!