Stepping Up Their Game Through Innovation
Cellular cameras are like a toddler. They can be scary, but once you understand them, they are wonderful. The first cellular camera I purchased was the SPYPOINT Link Evo, and I was hesitant about how much I would like it. After transmitting pictures to my cell phone for the first week, I became addicted to cellular cameras. Recently, I picked up the SPYPOINT LM2, the Flex G-36, the Flex-S, and the Force Pro-S. All of these cameras have impressive upgrades from previous SPYPOINT Camera models.
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Spypoint LM2 Review
SPYPOINT released the Link Micro in 2019, quickly becoming one of the most popular cellular cameras on the market. The 10-megapixel camera is a powerhouse, and SPYPOINT didn’t want to change it. Link Micro cameras continued to fly off the shelves each fall.
In the spring of 2023, SPYPOINT surprised everyone and released the next generation Link Micro 2, or LM2 for short. Like the Link Micro, the LM2 is compact and easy to use. SPYPOINT improved the LM2 in a few significant ways.
The first improvement is the LM2 has a 20-megapixel camera. I was astonished at the pictures’ clarity when I looked at them on my phone app. The images were so good I thought they were in HD. Next, SPYPOINT added a new Optimized antenna to the LM2. I love this new Optimized antenna for how sturdy it is and how well it picks up a signal. Lastly, SPYPOINT gave the LM2 a 0.5 trigger speed and a 90-foot flash detection range. Both of these upgrades make the camera more dynamic.
SPYPOINT left many of the Link Micro popular features in the LM2. The camera easily opens and locks on the side. Eight AA batteries, a SPYPOINT LIT 10 or 12V rechargeable battery, can power the camera for months. Finally, a micro SD card is needed to collect all the photos.
Overall, the LM2 blows the Link Micro away. SPYPOINT took their most popular camera and put it on steroids! I foresee a bright future for this camera.
Spypoint Flex G-36 Review
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SPYPOINT released a second camera this spring called the Flex G-36. If the LM2 is a Corvette, the new Flex G-36 is a Ferrari! There are so many bells and whistles on this camera it can do about everything. I love this camera because it is easy to set up and operate. Let’s talk about some of the fantastic features.
The G-36 is an improved Flex model with a 36-megapixel camera. That is a significant upgrade from the 30-megapixel camera in the Flex. The G-36 has two modes, photo or video. The images are clear and detailed, while the videos are 1080p and have sound. Like the original Flex, the G-36 has a dual sim card for multi-carrier Auto connectivity. A new and improved optimized antenna connects easily, while the lightning-fast 0.3 trigger speed catches the quickest of animals. The 100-foot flash and detection range will catch those animals in the distance.
Battery life is no longer a concern with the Flex G-36. The camera runs on 8 AA batteries, a SPYPOINT LIT-22 rechargeable, or a 12V rechargeable battery. A class 10 ultra-high-speed micro SD card up to 512 GB is recommended. The G-36 is GPS-enabled, and firmware updates happen remotely.
A primary concern when running trail cameras is how long the batteries will last. SPYPOINT listened to their concerned customers and introduced two new solar-powered cameras this summer. One is a cellular camera, the Flex-S, and the other is a traditional trail camera, the Force Pro-S. I love the functionality of both solar cameras and how well they work using solar power.
Spypoint Flex-S Review
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The Flex-S has the same bells and whistles as the Flex G-36. So, what makes the Flex-S different? First, the Flex-S has an integrated solar panel. That solar panel uses ambient light to charge the internal lithium rechargeable battery. Next, the Flex-S can run on alternative backup battery options. Lastly, the Flex-S has an Instant Mode or On Demand feature. This is the only camera in the Flex line that allows a person to get instant photos.
My favorite camera for the last two years has been the Force Pro. The Force Pro is a 30-megapixel camera that also shoots 4K video with sound. Battery life in Force Pro has been incredible, and I was shocked to hear that SPYPOINT decided to take this camera to the next level by adding an integrated solar panel.
Spypoint Force Pro S
Key features of the new Force Pro-S are a 0.2-second trigger speed. The camera has a 110-foot detection range and a 90-foot flash range. Easy-to-use buttons allow you to set up the camera mode and format the SD card in the camera. I am sure the Force Pro-S will be a huge success!
Force Pro-S Retails for $199.99
SPYPOINT has an educational YouTube page to help customers with their cameras. I highly recommend watching how to start your camera before doing anything. A step-by-step explanation of how to work each camera will save time and energy.
The phone app allows a camera owner to manage the camera settings, view and filter photos and videos, and has customized maps and real-time weather. I enjoy sharing my pictures and videos through the SPYPOINT app on social media.
SPYPOINT offers numerous photo and video plans for its cameras. Each camera will send and receive 100 free photos each month. SPYPOINT offers the following plans.
- 250 photos for $5.00 a month or $48.00 annually.
- 1,000 photos for $10.00 a month or $84.00 annually.
- Unlimited Plan for $15.00 a month or $120.00 annually.
- 20 HD videos for $5.00
- 50 HD photos for $5.00
It is essential to understand each camera needs a plan!
SPYPOINT offers an Insider Club for an additional $99.00, which has unique perks. Insider members get 20% off photo plans, 250 free photos a month, 50 Free HD photos, monthly giveaways, and much more. You can check out the new cameras and the Insider Club at www.spypoint.com.