The Ltl Acorn 6210MC trail camera is a popular wildlife trail camera in the Ltl Acorn range, it offers HD video recording at 1440 x 1080 (with audio), 12MP images and an SD card capacity of 32G. The 6210MC trail camera has a drop down, forward facing LCD screen which can make positioning easy as you can see exactly what the camera lens is “seeing” during set up.
Often known as a wildlife camera, game camera, scouting camera, hunting camera or 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.
Thanks to the built in covert infrared, 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 as it has 3 built in motion/heat sensors.
The Ltl Acorn 6210MC can take 12MP photos (interpolated from 5MP). Not only this but the 6210MC Trail Camera also has the superb prep motion sensors. These side or prep sensors are designed to prepare the camera in advance so that it is ready to shoot as the subject moves into the lens view, meaning you get optimum recorded footage of the animal or subject.
The Ltl Acorn 6210MC 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 shot/video at set intervals regardless of whether any movement has been detected (you can use the time lapse feature in conjunction with the standard motion detection triggering or completely on it’s own without any recording triggered by movement).
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.
The amazing thing is that this feature packed trail camera comes in a palm size casing of just 14cm x 8cm x 6cm!
The 6210MC uses the 940nm “no glow” infrared leds for covert night vision recording.
All Ltl Acorn wildlife cameras require an SD card to operate and the 6210MC can take a 32G SD card max. (we recommend using a Class 10 card and make sure it is genuine i.e. not purchased cheaply via eBay etc)
Which batteries do I need to use?
The camera can run off just 4 AA batteries but you can insert up to 12 for longer “in the field” running time.
Batteries are not included but battery choice is vital for the efficiency and performance of your camera, we highly recommend using Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA 3000mA batteries as these offer the longest running time, best performance and continue to work well in very low temperatures.
If you want to use rechargeable batteries then our second choice would be the Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA rechargeable AA batteries.
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 may find little glitches in performance.
Infrared Brightness Adjustment:
Since January 2018, the Ltl Acorn trail cameras now feature infrared brightness adjustment, this 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 new feature added to the Ltl Acorn cameras in early 2018 is the much reduced standby power consumption, this means that your batteries should last a lot longer than previously and puts Ltl Acorn cameras one step ahead of much of the wildlife camera competition out there!
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.
Pakatak Ltd will always beat the prices available on Amazon UK for the Ltl Acorn wildlife camera range. Dealing direct with us also means much faster support and access to help direct from Ltl Acorn themselves should you require it.
Please read all information below before reporting any faults or missing items!
The information contained in this post is applicable to the Ltl Acorn 6210MC model (both 850nm and 940nm infrared versions).
Ltl Acorn 6210MC Box Contents:
6210MC Wildlife Camera Trap
TV Out Cable
Ltl Acorn Manufacturers Instruction Manual
The manufacturers’ instruction booklet will make references to a CD, MMS set up and web pages – none of this is relevant for this model which is the 6210MC.
You do not need a CD, SIM or any software whatsoever to use this camera.
Please note, if your 6210MC has a SIM card slot hidden behind the secondary battery door please ignore it. It is non functional and cannot be used as the 6210MC model is not a cellular version and so does not have a modem built in.
Basic Set Up Guide
Open hatch at bottom of camera & insert SD Card (32G max) and 4 x AA batteries in the slots to the front of the camera. There is space for another 8 AA batteries in the slots to the rear of the camera. Please read the section further down this page with regards to which batteries to use, battery choice is vital to the performance of your Ltl Acorn camera.
Flick switch on bottom of camera to TEST position.
LCD screen will come on (will go straight off again if you have not inserted a compatible SD card).
Push MENU button & use arrow keys to select and change settings. Remember to push OK button after each setting charge.
Flick switch to ON position, LCD screen will now switch off & camera is now ready to be deployed.
Close bottom hatch and lock with the clip.
PLAYBACK (on the camera):
(You can also playback via computer or TV)
In TEST mode push the OK button to enter Playback mode.
The arrow buttons on the right of the screen run in the following order from the top: UP, LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN
Use the up & down buttons to scroll through your recordings.
If you want to playback a video recording push the right arrow button.
Push the OK button to come out of playback mode.
Deleting Recorded Video/Photos with SD Card inside Camera
Whilst in TEST mode push the OK button to go into the Playback screen.
Whilst on any clip push the MENU button and you will be asked if you want to delete the current clip or all clips.
Use the left and right arrow keys to toggle between “delete current” and “delete all” and press OK to confirm.
On Screen Icons & Information:
From top left, moving clockwise around the screen:
Camera, Camera+ or Video Camera: letting you know which recording mode you currently have the camera set to.
5M / 12M – photo megapixel resolution you have the camera currently set to.
NO MM1: you may see this message displayed and it is just letting you know that this camera is a non cellular model
[00014/07611m]: the number to the left of the / tells you how many recorded clips the SD card has stored currently, the number to the right of the / tells you how many it could store in total.
SD: SD card icon confirms that you have a compatible SD card inserted in the camera.
Battery Indicator: estimated current strength of your batteries.
Product Support & Warranty :
For email product support please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (English language messages only please)
You can also find a wealth of knowledge, information & troubleshooting guides at:
Please note, your 1 year warranty is always with your retailer.
However, here at Pakatak Ltd, we carry Ltl Acorn spare parts and are always happy to test and offer advice for your camera for you if you think it has developed a fault.
HINTS, TIPS, Do’s & Don’ts!
Batteries are not included but battery choice is vital for the efficiency of your camera, do not use Duracell and do not choose any batteries with an output power lower than 2500mA. We recommend Vapex Instant 2500mA Low Self Discharge Rechargeable AAs and Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA Rechargeable AAs which you can purchase directly from us if you wish, they work very well with the Ltl Acorn cameras and are excellent value for money. We quote & sell these 2 particular brands and types of battery as they are the ones we use with the Ltl Acorn cameras every day and so can vouch for their compatibility and performance.
Do not use any battery with a mA rating of less than 2500mA.
Power issues can bring about many strange glitches and problems with any trail camera so it’s very important to use a recommend brand and type before assuming you have a fault with the camera itself.
Do not use Duracell or other “of the shelf” Alkaline batteries. Duracell batteries have power saving qualities which lead the camera to believe that there is not enough power available. The camera will then either not record at all or will only record a very short video clip before dropping back into standby mode and waiting to be triggered again.
IMPORTANT – Do not leave batteries inside the camera if you are not using it, this could result in acid leak and ruin the camera – this is not covered under warranty!
Always use genuine branded SD cards, there have been in the past many fake cards on the market (especially being sold on eBay etc). Also, always format your SD card using the “format” option in the camera menu.
If you think your camera has developed a fault, try a system reset as below:
Remove all batteries & SD Card, bring the camera inside for 24hrs then test again.
Reset the camera to default setting via the built in menu before testing.
The infrared beam is powerful so don’t position the camera too close to any solid objects as your night shots could suffer “white out” issues.
Infrared Cut Filter (situated in front of the lens):
When moving the camera in your hand you may notice the IR cut filter moving in front of the lens, this is perfectly normal. When the camera is in operation, it will decide if the cut filter is needed automatically depending upon light levels.
If you find that your camera is not responding correctly to the switch position you have selected, for instance the LCD screen does not come on in TEST mode but the camera works fine in ON mode, or if you have the camera in TEST mode but it is working as if in ON mode then it may be that the switch contacts have become dirty.
Please click on the link below and have a read of the post as this issue is easily solved and may save you the cost of returning a camera:
Cleaning Dirty Switch Contacts
This is something that is worth doing periodically anyway to ensure the best performance and longevity of your Ltl Acorn camera.
Trail Camera Triggering & Placement – Best Practice & Information:
Your trail camera records when triggered, the trigger occurs when the camera senses heat change within the image that is different to the ambient air temperature. This increased heat signature within the image is usually (but not always) caused by something new entering the camera view such as a human or creature.
In most cases optimal camera placement is at 45-90 degrees from the area you expect the subject to enter the image from. This way you are most likely to get the best picture/video possible of the subject entering the camera view.
When a subject moves across the camera’s field of view at 45-90 degrees to the lens axis the camera will be much more sensitive to this movement than if the subject is moving directly towards or away from the camera.
The reason for the lack of sensitivity in the latter is because the size of the subject will only change slowly as the cameras view of the subject expands or contracts against the background.
Whereas, if the camera is positioned at a 45 or 90 degree angle from where the subject enters the view, the entire subject will appear as “new” heat change from the cameras’ point of view.
As you can imagine trail camera placement is not an exact science as we cannot always rely on any subject to enter the camera trigger area from where we want/expect them to! Trial and error is often the best way to find out where to place your camera.
If the air temperature is 20C and a human with a body temperature of 37C moves in front of the camera then the camera will be sensitive to the change because of the 17C difference between the two. If the air temperature is 30C then the camera will be less sensitive because the difference is only 7C. With a small temperature difference between the air and subject temperatures it can be advantageous to set the cameras sensitivity to HIGH although this could also lead to some false triggers in some circumstances, such as a tree branch warming in the sun and then moving in the breeze for example.
Conversely, if a 37C object moves across a subzero air temperature of say -10C the camera will be very sensitive to this because the temperature difference of 47C is much greater. In these circumstances it may be advantageous to set the camera sensitivity to LOW.
Please let us know by emailing email@example.com (English language messages only please) if you think of any other useful information that should be added to this guide.
Pakatak Ltd are the largest UK distributor of the Ltl Acorn range of wildlife trail cameras and deal directly with the manufacturer (we’re the only UK based company to do so!).