All Ltl Acorn trail cameras now have the very useful feature that allows users to adjust the infrared power of their camera to suit the environment it’s being used in.
It allows the user to adjust the strength of the infrared between 3 levels; high, medium and low.
This feature is ideal for close up applications, i.e. when the camera is situated close the the subject area such as wildlife filming of hedgehogs and other small mammals, as it will allow the user to “tone down” the infrared light and so help to avoid white out issues which occur when the infrared is too powerful and floods the subject area with too much light.
You can now adjust the infrared on these Ltl Acorn trail cameras and find the best setting for your particular application.
Simply put your camera into TEST mode and then push the down arrow button, on the screen you will see a notification of which infrared brightness level your camera is currently set to (high, medium or low) and then each time you press the down arrow button the level will change.
With the Mini30 camera model the setting is within the menu itself, so accessible when you have the external LCD screen connected and the camera switched to ON.
We think that this is a very useful feature for users of the Ltl Acorn wildlife cameras and something that many other cheap trail cameras do not have. If you would like to take a look at our full range of Ltl Acorn cameras just click here.
If you have a very old Ltl Acorn wildlife camera that does not have the infrared brightness setting feature then there are still a couple of things you can do if your night time footage is too bright or whited out. Firstly you can try to move the camera further away from the subject area to allow the infrared beam to dissipate a little more before it hits any solid objects such as shrubbery, fences, the ground etc. Secondly you can try to dim or block out some of the infrared leds on your camera, you could do this by simple using some masking tape to cover them from the outside of the camera and then trial and error will allow you to see if you’re blocking too much infrared or too little.