Wildlife Trail Camera – Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS
£164.99 – £241.99
The 6210 PLUS Ltl Acorn Wildlife Trail Camera takes the best features from the popular 6310 and 6210 series cameras to create one excellent wildlife surveillance camera. Higher weatherproofing rating and more robust build than many trail cameras available combined with the forward facing LCD screen for easy set up make this model a favourite of the Ltl Acorn wildlife trail camera trap range.
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Wildlife Trail Camera – Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS Information
Popular Wildlife Trail Camera with flip down forward facing screen
The Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS trail camera is the upgraded version from the previous customer favourite, the 6210MC but also takes the best bits from the old 6310 series trail cameras too. I think it's more robust and has better weatherproofing than the "2 piece" 5000 series Ltl Acorn trail cameras and so, along with the Ltl Acorn Mini30, would be my personal choice from the Ltl Acorn wildlife trail camera range.
This popular wildlife trail camera from the Ltl Acorn range offers HD video recording at 1440 x 1080 with audio, 12MP images, IP68 rated weatherproofing and an SD card capacity of 32G. The 6210MC PLUS trail camera has a drop down forward facing LCD screen which makes camera positioning very easy as you can see exactly what the camera lens is "seeing" whilst your setting it up.
Often known as a wildlife camera, scouting camera or wildlife camera trap - this device is also used extensively for cable free, video security surveillance in remote areas where connection to mains power is not possible or practical such as fly tipping hot spots or other locations where anti social behaviour may be a problem.
Thanks to the built in covert (940nm frequency) infrared array, it can capture video footage or photos in complete darkness (colour footage during the day, black & white at night) and will only do so when motion/heat change is detected using the 3 built in motion/heat sensors.
How does this wildlife trail camera work?
The 6210MC PLUS wildlife trail camera has 3 heat sensors. 2 of these are known as side sensors or prep sensors, they cover a total range of 100 degrees. So if you imagine drawing the letter V with the bottom point being the camera lens and the V having a 100 degree angle then you start getting a feel for the area that the sensors will cover in front of the camera.
The third (and most important) of the 3 sensors is the central "shooting" sensor. This sensor has a V of 35 degrees. The camera will only actually record a video or capture an image when this sensor is triggered. The side sensors act to prepare the camera in advance of the central shooting sensor being triggered. The reason for this is so that the majority of your videos or images will begin with the subject fairly central within the camera view.
All 3 sensors are heat sensors. They take the ambient air temperature and if they notice a different heat signature that's what triggers the camera into action. For example, it's 15 degrees outside and a human or creature with a body temperature of much higher than 15 degrees moves into the sensing area then the camera will come alive!
Please note, with the wide angle lens version (6210WMC PLUS) the entire 100 degrees is the shooting/recording area.
Should I go for the standard or wide angle lens version?
The wide angle lens will give you an angle of view of around 100 degrees, the standard lens will offer around 50 degrees. This does not always mean that the wide angle camera is the better option though..
The wide angle lens trail cameras will make the subject appear further away from the camera but will bring much more of the surrounding area into the image. The image below will give you a better idea of the difference between the standard and wide angle lens version cameras.
So you will see that usually, if you have a particular subject area in mind or are planning to record smaller creatures (such as birds, hedgehogs or other garden wildlife), the standard lens version will be the best option. However if you have a large, open, clear area such as a field, yard or driveway to monitor then the wide angle lens version would probably be better for you.
Time lapse & other features:
The Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS has password protection, 32G max SD card storage, time & date stamping, timer recording and even a time lapse feature that allows you to tell the camera to take a picture/video at set intervals regardless of whether any movement has been detected (you can use the time lapse feature in conjunction with the standard heat sensing / motion detection triggering or completely on it's own without any recording triggered by movement / heat change).
There are 2 built in Timers so, should you wish to, you can set the camera to record only between certain hours of the day/night.
Trail camera size:
The amazing thing is that this feature packed trail camera comes in a palm size casing of just 14cm x 8cm x 6cm!
No glow, covert night vision:
The 6210MC PLUS uses the 940nm "no glow" infrared leds for covert night vision recording. Feel free to have a read of our informative article about the different types of infrared available in wildlife cameras
SD Card required:
All Ltl Acorn wildlife cameras require an SD card to operate and the 6210MC can take a 32G SD card max. I recommend using a Class 10 Sandisk cards and make sure they're genuine i.e. not purchased cheaply via eBay or Amazon.
In testing we've found that the 6210MC PLUS wildlife camera does not work very well with the Integral brand memory cards so stick with Sandisk if possible to avoid any compatibility issues.
Which batteries do I need to use?
The camera holds a maximum of 12 AA batteries, but can run off just 4. As you would imagine, the more batteries you fit the longer the running time.
Batteries are not included but battery choice is vital for the efficiency and performance of your camera, we recommend using rechargeable batteries as these will save you money in the long run.
Our top recommendation for rechargeable batteries would be the Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA, we use these on a daily basis for testing trail cameras and they offer the longest running time of all of the rechargeables we have tested.
For non rechargeables we recommend the Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries, these offer the longest running time of all batteries we have tested (rechargeable & non rechargeable) and will also work better in more extreme low temperatures.
Avoid alkaline batteries, avoid Duracell and never use any battery with a mA rating of less than 2500mA as they will struggle to power the camera (especially at night) and you are likely to find little glitches in your camera performance.
How long will my batteries last before I need to change or recharge them?
We get asked this question at lot with regards to trail cameras and it's always very difficult to answer as it depends upon many different variables such as:
- How many batteries are being used in the camera?
- Which type of battery is being used?
- Is the camera set to record video or capture still images?
- Is the camera recording a lot at night time when the more power hungry infrared is being used?
- If recording video, what video length have you set for each clip?
- Is the camera working in very low temperatures? (will use up more battery power in extreme temperatures)
These variables could mean your batteries might last anything from 4 days to 4 months!
What is Trigger Speed?
Trigger speed determines how quickly after detection by the sensor, will the camera then start actually recording.
Trigger speed is always likely to be faster when capturing images/photos than it is for recording video. It takes the camera a little longer to “wake up” and prepare for video recording than it does for it to "wake up" and take a quick snap.
So if you want to make sure you don't miss anything then it's recommended to either set the camera to take images or use the camera+video setting to take a photo first and then start recording the video clip.
Infrared Brightness Adjustment:
Since January 2018, the Ltl Acorn trail cameras now feature infrared brightness adjustment. This important feature helps if you are trying to record video or take photos of subjects that are close to the camera and allows the user to adjust the night vision power in accordance with their own application - so "white out" problems in dark conditions can be eradicated.
Low Power Consumption (in standby mode):
Another feature unique to the Ltl Acorn cameras is the much reduced standby power consumption. This innovaticve feature means that your batteries should last a lot longer before needing a recharge and puts Ltl Acorn cameras one step ahead of much of the wildlife trail camera competition out there! Less charging means less electricity used, better for your pocket and the environment.
Super Moisture Proofing Process:
Ltl Acorn soak all components on the PCBA (main board inside the camera) with a moisture proofing liquid during manufacturer. This gives Ltl Acorn cameras longevity over other brands of trail camera.
Is there a security box for the Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS trail camera?
Yes there is, you can see it by clicking here.
Powering the trail camera from a Solar Panel:
For longer running time and a more environmentally friendly way of running your trail camera, you may be interested in the Ltl Acorn Solar Panel. There are case studies on the Solar Panel product page to give you an idea of what's possible.
Other Information & General Maintenance:
Do not leave discharged batteries inside your Ltl Acorn camera for any prolonged length of time. The batteries will leak and this acid will corrode the circuit board. Battery leakage is very easy to spot and is not covered under the manufacturer warranty.
Cleaning the on/test/off switch on your trail camera is excellent ongoing maintenance and it's a very simple procedure, no need to take the camera apart or anything like that. Click here for how to clean your Ltl Acorn camera switch.
Ltl Acorn 6210MC PLUS
Photo Resolution: 2M / 5M / 12M
Video Resolution: 1440×1080 / 1280×720 / 640×480
H.264 Video Format
940nm Infrared Range – 12m maximum
Up to 6 months “in the field” time with 12 AA batteries (dependent upon quality of batteries used, how the camera is set up, how busy subject area is etc).
SD Card Required (32G max)
2 Built in Timers
Time Lapse Function
SD Card Cycling
Date & Time Stamped Recordings
Multiple languages for on screen menu
Built in 2.5″ LCD Screen
IP68 Weatherproof Rating
Super Moisture Proofing of PCBA & components during manufacture process.