Brinno Birdwatch Camera
Millions of people love taking pictures. Millions of people love watching birds. Many millions of people love taking pictures of the birds they watch. The dilemma for most people is that there is never enough time to do either, let alone both! Now there is an EASY and fun way to do both even if you don’t have as much time as you would like.
The BirdWatchCam is a low cost, EASY to use, weather resistant, motion activated Birding Camera, that is EASY to mount and target at your bird feeder, birdbath, or anywhere that birds go.
The BirdWatchCam is designed to sense the motion of birds entering the camera's field of view. Once the motion sensor is activated, the BirdWatchCam wakes up for 20 seconds to takes an average of 20 high quality, time stamped still photos that store on the 2GB SD Card included with your BirdWatchCam. After taking the photos the BirdWatchCam goes back to sleep until another bird activates the camera again. This ensures that the BirdWatchCam's 4AA batteries that are included will last a long time.
The BirdWatchCam has a unique feature that makes it go to sleep at night. The BirdWatchCam motion sensor shuts off when the sun goes down and won't take photos until the sun activates the motion sensor again at sunrise.
The BirdWatchCam has one touch operation with an EASY to use laser targeting system which makes for perfect placement. The BirdWatchCam targeting system allows you to target on where you want to take your photos. Simply push the button on the top of the camera and the laser shows exactly where the pictures will be taken.
The BirdWatchCam has a zoom lens designed so that when you turn on the camera it can be pre-focused at 1.5 M, 2M or 3M away from the targeted area. This feature gives you close-up photos of birds from 1.5 meter, 2 or 3 meters away.
The BirdWatchCam comes with a tape measure with the 3 distance settings clearly marked for easy location of the BirdWatchCam. This ensures that the camera will be located so that it will get GREAT photos but far enough away that it won't disturb the birds in their natural environment.
The BirdWatchCam universal mounting system is designed to allow quick and easy mounting to trees, walls, posts, windows, almost anywhere, making it perfect for your back garden or any remote locations.
The BirdWatchCam universal mounting system has the following options for EASY mounting:
- Four suction cups that fasten the BirdWatchCam to a window.
- Two rubber straps that can secure the BirdWatchCam to trees, poles, etc.
- Five holes that can accept a screw or nail for mounting the BirdWatchCam onto any surface.
- Tripod socket for use with any tripod.
Sensor : 1.3 Mega Pixel CMOS
Field of View : 9" x 12"
ZOOMED effect : 1.5 Meters, 2 Meters or 3 Meters
FOCUS Point : 1.5 Meters, 2 Meters or 3 Meters
Shot Rate : Takes an average of 20 photos per 20 second activation
Time : All photos are time and date stamped
Format : JPEG image files
Memory Storage : Up to 8GB SD Memory Card (2GB SD Card included)
System Memory : 8 MB
Power Source : 4 AA Batteries ( Included )
Size (LxWxH) inches : 4.23 x 2.73 x 6.26
Weight : 0.83lbs
Laser Pointer : Class II
Housing Material : Weather resistant plastic
Accessories : Universal Mounting System, 4 suction cups, 2 rubber straps, tripod socket
Sample image (c) Matt Frost 2011
The above image has been re-sized from its original 1024x768 down to 640x480 for speed over the web.
It was taken on an overcast January afternoon (the date wasn't set on the camera !) and was from the the first batch of images attempted using the camera.