Tests & Reviews
Overall Minox have once again produced an excellent trail camera that definitely improves upon their already excellent previous models.
It is tough, waterproof and the batter life is excellent and I love the ability to be able to send any captured images to your phone or e-mail address all of which mean that you can leave it out on location over very long periods of time with complete confidence.
The improvement in the video quality along with the fact that it now also records sound is excellent as this was something that I mentioned as being a shortfall on the DTC 600.
So in my opinion if you are looking for a tough, high quality trail camera, the Minox DTC 1000 is up there with the very best.
Today's market offers a wide choice of game cameras of all types and makes, and they offer a terrific sales opportunity, as reported by GunTradeWorld.
Read our report on pages 60 and 61.
I recently caught up with a couple of the guys from MINOX at the CLA Game Fair 2011 that was held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. We spoke a little about their range of binoculars, especially the ones that are ideal for taking on safari like the excellent Minox BL 8×33 Binoculars and their compact BD 7×28 IF binoculars. After a short while I noticed a small green box on their stand and enquired about what it was and what it did:
They told me that it was their new trail or game camera. Which for the benefit of those who don’t know is a camera that you leave at a location to take photos or video of what ever passes by that activates the motion sensor on the camera.
A report printed in the German hunting magazine "Rheinisch-Westfälischer Jäger" in August 2011 came up with the following conclusion:
The MINOX DTC 500 is a powerful and easy to use game camera that delivers excellent results, making it possible to monitor the preserve and to know pretty well what went on over a period of two weeks. The MINOX not only offers a rugged waterproof housing, but also a shorter shutter release delay and a long-range infrared flash.
It is of course important to install the camera at places where animals frequently appear such as salt licks, wallows or feeding places. The image contains important information such as date, precise time, temperature and moon phase, allowing for precise evaluation of the activity within that area of the preserve.
(Click on link above or on "more" to read the full article in German.)