BEAVERTON, Ore. – Hunters, picture this: Leupold® now offers a trail camera system featuring innovative “plug and play” technology that simplifies the process of taking and retrieving images of game in the field.
The new RCX™ Trail Camera System is not only designed for easy use, but for capturing high-quality images in the places that can help swing the odds in a hunter’s favor. Key components of the system include the USB Controller/Viewer and either a RCX-1 (eight megapixels) or RCX-2 (10 megapixels) camera. A feature exclusive to Leupold, the hand-held USB Controller/Viewer has a three-inch display screen and can be used to download and view images from the camera on the spot, eliminating the need to remove photo/SD cards and check them at another location. With the controller/ viewer, the user can also get real-time alignment of the camera’s view and instant access to all program settings, without opening the camera or removing it from the mount.
“We call our new RCX Trail Camera System a game changer for whitetail deer hunters and others interested in patterning animals,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It is the most user-friendly system of its kind, doing away with the hassles common to traditional trail cameras: manual resets, swapping photo/SD cards in and out, guessing on alignment of the sensor and framing of the picture, counting blinking lights, scrolling through confusing mode options, multiple trips to and from your home or truck to view the images, and so on. RCX is also extremely versatile, allowing users to choose how simple or advanced they want the system to be, according to their specifications.”
The USB Controller/Viewer plugs into the USB jack in each RCX camera, and also plugs into home computers to download pictures and images to the hard drive. RCX cameras provide high- resolution color images during the day and infrared images at night, as well as a video/audio option. A special day/night sensor allows the camera to quickly adjust exposure as light levels change, and to activate the infrared system when darkness falls.
Both the RXC-1 and RXC-2 cameras have a 54-degree lens for a wide field of view, and offer 45 degrees of heat/motion sensing coverage to a maximum range of 45 feet. A feature unique to the RCX-2 camera is Dual Sensor Technology (DST™), which provides the option of 10 degrees of sensing coverage out to 90 feet. The user can choose to have the 45-degree sensor and the 10-degree sensor active at the same time.
Other key features include a silent digital shutter, “blink-of-an-eye” (less than one second) trigger speed to capture more complete images, and extremely fast recovery time – after taking a picture, the camera can recover and be ready to take another in two seconds or less, depending on setting. The system is designed to easily take the user through each program setting, step by step. The RCX Trail Camera System offers many customizable features – image file type/size, picture quality, time lapse, operation hours and separate day/night settings, among others.
The RCX camera frame is constructed for durability and to provide maximum protection for the internal components. Each camera can operate continuously for months using eight AA lithium batteries; AA alkaline batteries work as well.
RCX cameras and the controller/viewer can be purchased separately or in kits. The RCX-1 System Kit includes the camera, controller/viewer, 12-volt cable, car adapter, home adapter, USB cable, AA battery pack cartridge tray (batteries not included), lithium-ion battery (for the controller/viewer), six hex standoffs for mounting and a mounting strap. The RCX-2 System Kit offers the same items, plus a lock-down security plate and screws.
For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation.