Browning Recon Force Elite Wildlife Camera – HP5


(6 customer reviews)

The Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 trail camera is one of the best trail cameras on the market today!  Widely recognised as offering the best video and image quality among trail cameras of this price range.  Very easy to use and set up.  Perfect for wildlife recording and monitoring in your garden, local woodland or pretty much anywhere else for that matter.  The Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 is also often used as a security camera too!

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Browning Recon Force Elite Wildlife Camera – HP5 Information

Browning Recon Force Elite Wildlife Camera

The Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 wildlife trail camera is the improved and upgraded version of the massively successful Browning Recon Force Elite HP4 camera trap.  It's widely recognised as having the best day & night video recording quality and with the fastest trigger speed and recovery time available from any wildlife trail camera currently on the market today, certainly within this price bracket.  So if you're looking to record & monitor wildlife in your garden or local woodland area or you're looking for a portable security camera with fantastic HD video quality day & night, then you can't go wrong with the Browning Recon Force Elite HP5.

Wildlife camera with fantastic HD video recording

The Recon Force Elite HP5 trail camera can be set to record video at full HD quality 1920 x 1080 and at 30fps or 60fps, far surpassing the frame rate (fps) rating of most other trail cameras on the market.

There are two choices for video resolution  – ‘Ultra’ and ‘High’. Ultra is uncompressed 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second. The quality is amazing but the file sizes are very large – over 400MB per video. Choosing ‘High’ resolution means almost the same video quality but at 30 frames per second with much more manageable file sizes!

You can set the wildlife camera to record a video from anything between 5 seconds and 2 minutes in length.  You can also activate the ‘Smart IR Video’ feature - this means that the camera will continue recording video footage for up to 5 minutes during the daytime and up to 20 seconds at night as long as the wildlife/people continue to move in front of the camera.

The Recon Force can also be set to take still images too instead of video, which is often preferable in many wildlife survey projects as the battery life and the space on your SD card will last much, much longer.  This allows the trail camera to be left in the field for much longer periods before checking.  In photo "trail camera" mode, you can  select how many images you want the camera to take per trigger. Your options are "Multi-Shot", which takes up to 8 images at around 2 second intervals, or "Rapid Fire", which can take up to 8 images at about 0.2 seconds apart.

The Recon Force Elite HP5 has a few improved/additional features over the previous HP4 model such as:

  • Slightly improved battery life (lower power consumption)
  • Increased infrared power
  • Higher image resolution from 20MP to 24MP
  • Larger angle of view from 40 degrees to approximately 54 degrees.
Audio Recording:

Alongside the video the camera will record fantastic clear audio too.

Built in LCD Screen:

The built in 2" screen allows you to set up the camera and/or playback recordings.  It's a forward facing screen so you can see exactly what you have the camera aiming at, this makes positioning nice and easy.

Trigger Speed & Recovery Time:

The Browning Recon Force Elite has a 0.2 trigger speed for photos and 0.3 for video.  It also boasts a super fast 0.6 second recovery time between recordings.  This quick recovery time means that, for the video editors out there, you can stitch together back to back recordings almost seamlessly.

Adjustable Detection Range & Adjustable Infrared:

This Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 trail camera has a detection / sensor range of between 55 and 80 feet (adjustable).  It also has 3 different infrared settings.  These two features allow you to obtain the best possible recording results.

What's the difference between the Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 and the Browning Spec Ops Elite HP5?

The only difference is the infrared type used in the cameras.

The infrared on the Browning Recon Force Elite HP5 is low glow, if you require no glow then opt for the Browning Spec Ops Elite HP5 instead.  It's exactly the same trail camera but with no glow infrared leds.

Please note the low glow infrared of the Recon Force Elite HP5 trail camera offers slightly increased brightness & night vision range over the no glow infrared of the Spec Ops Edge as low glow infrared is a little bit more powerful than no glow.

If you're interested in the covert no glow Spec Ops Elite then please click here to jump directly to the product page for that model.

What is the lens angle of view for the Recon Force Elite HP5 trail camera?

The Browning Elite cameras have a lens angle of view of approximately 54 degrees.

What else do I need?

You will need batteries (8 x AA) and we only recommend using either Energizer Ultimate Lithium for disposables, or Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA for rechargeables.  These are tried and tested with the Recon Force Elite HP5 and will offer the best performance.  Many other types and brands of battery will give the camera problems and you a headache!  The Panasonic rechargeables mentioned above will save you money in the long run as they can be used over and over again, better for the environment too.

You will also need an SD card and the Browning Recon Force Elite can support up to 512G SDXC cards.  A massive amount of storage space! Having said that the camera will work fine with 32G, 64G, 128G etc and that's usually more than enough space for most users.

Can I increase the battery life of my Browning camera?

Yes, you can effectively double the battery life and running time of your Recon Force Elite by coupling it with the Browning External Power Pack.

Capture Timer:

The Browning Elite trail cameras have the Capture Timer feature, allowing you to specify between which hours of the day you would like the camera to record.  You can of course turn this feature off and just leave the camera to do it's thing 24 hours a day.

Other Features:
  • 24MP Images
  • 2” Color Viewing Screen
  • 120 ft. Flash Range
  • Adjustable IR Flash (Power Save, Long Range, Fast Motion)
  • Fast 0.2-0.3 Second Trigger Speeds
  • Adjustable Detection Range up to 80 ft.
  • Super Quick 0.6 Second Recovery Time Between Images
  • 1920 x 1080 FHD Videos with Sound (5 sec.‐ 2 min. Length)
  • Supports up to 512GB SDXC Memory Card (Not Included)
  • Battery Meter Indicator/Estimator for Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries (not accurate with rechargeable 1.2v batteries)
  • Infrared LED Illumination at Night
  • Compact Case Size 5” x 4” x 2.5”
  • Timelapse Plus Camera Mode, with Infrared Triggered Pictures
  • Long Battery Life from 8 AA Batteries (please follow our recommendations in the product description text above)
  • Up to 8 Multi Shot Images
  • Up to 8 Rapid Fire Images
  • 12 Volt External Power Jack
  • TV Out and USB Port
  • Picture Info Bar Displays: Time, Date, Temperature, Moon Phase, Camera ID
  • Programmable Picture Delay (1 sec. – 60 min. Length)
  • 1⁄4” ‐20 Tripod Socket

6 reviews for Browning Recon Force Elite Wildlife Camera – HP5

  1. Duncan shaw (verified owner)

    Think this a excellent company very helpful web site Browning great product, got good Advice before making my decision. Thank you

  2. Michael Brooke (verified owner)

    Seems a very well made camera. Date in American format had me confused.
    To set up camera has to be done quickly or it times out and has to be started again.
    Not had a chance to use it as yet.
    Pleased with quality.

  3. Ann Griffiths

    The camera is great,apart from the fact we can’t get the date in British format

  4. Nick (verified owner)

    Superb night time videos

  5. Alan Willis (verified owner)

    Excellent camera, truly impressive night shots. Very happy with purchase, hence 5 stars.

  6. Rowena Wilson (verified owner)

    These cameras are awesome, we are getting some beautiful imagery of our barn owls. We have purchased three now, customer service is great.

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