This Ltl Acorn 6310 series wildlife trail cameras offer HD 1080P video recording & audio coupled with the larger (44 led) infrared array, 32G SD card capacity and the ability to hold a maximum of 12 AA batteries.
The Ltl Acorn 6310 cameras can be triggered to record video or take photos only when motion is detected, or you can use the time lapse mode to have the camera take a photo at set intervals (i.e. take a photo once every 60 minutes for example). The built in Timer feature allows you to instruct the camera to operate only between certain times of day or night or you can just leave the trail camera to record whenever it’s triggered by motion/heat change.
The camera trap uses the 940nm (nanometer) infrared frequency so there is no glow from the leds themselves, making the camera ideal for covert security surveillance applications as well as wildlife video capture.
It holds a maximum of 12 AA batteries but can run from just 4. As you would expect, the more batteries you use the longer the running time will be.
Which batteries should I use?
The Ltl Acorn 6310MC & 6310WMC trail cameras can hold a maximum of 12 AA batteries but can run for shorter periods from just 4 batteries.
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. Or if you want to save money in the longer term then go for rechargeables, the best of these are the Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA rechargeable AA batteries.
We also use Vapex Instant 2500mA rechargeable batteries here for testing work, these will not run the camera for as long as the Panasonic cells but are still good value for money and you can buy them bundled with the camera on this page if you want to.
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.
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 due to it taking 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.
SD Card Required:
The 6310 series trail cameras require an SD card (not supplied as standard) and can take up to 32G. Always use SDHC and class 10 cards.
Available with either the standard or wide angle lens. The standard lens has an angle of view of 55 degrees and the wide angle offers 100 degrees. For an idea of which version lens may be best for your application please have a scroll through the product images to see the lens comparison image.
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.
Ltl Acorn 6310MC / 6310WMC Trail Camera
Please read all information below before reporting any faults or missing items!
The information contained in this post is applicable to the Ltl Acorn 6310MC & 6310WMC models (both 850nm and 940nm infrared versions).
Set Up Software is NOT required for non-cellular cameras!
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 6310MC or 6310WMC
You do not need a CD, SIM or any software whatsoever to use this camera.
Please note, if your 6310MC / 6310WMC has a SIM card slot hidden behind the secondary battery door please ignore it. It is non functional and cannot be used as the 6310MC model is not a cellular version camera, it does not have a modem or an antenna.
Basic Set Up Guide
Open hatch at bottom of camera & insert an SD Card (32G max) and 4 x AA batteries behind the spring loaded battery door positioned to the front of the camera.
There is space for another 8 AA batteries behind the secondary battery door positioned further to the rear of the camera should you wish to use them – this will mean that your camera lasts for longer “in the field” before you will need to change or recharge the batteries.
Please read the section further down the page about which batteries to choose, your battery choice is vital to the performance of your Ltl Acorn camera.
Once you have inserted your SD card and batteries, open the hatch on the back of your camera behind which you will see the LCD screen and function buttons.
Flick switch on the bottom of camera to the TEST position.
LCD screen will come on (the screen will go straight off again if you have not inserted a compatible SD card).
Push the MENU button & use the arrow buttons to select and change settings. Remember to push OK button after each setting charge.
Press the MENU button again to leave the menu when you have finished adjusting the settings.
Flick switch to ON position, the LCD screen will now switch off & camera is now ready to be deployed. You may notice a light flashing on the front of the camera for about 10 seconds, this is just the camera preparing itself, once the light stops flashing the camera is in operation and will start recording as per your settings.
Close bottom hatch and lock with the clip.
PLAYBACK (on the camera):
Select TEST mode and then push the OK/Replay button.
Scroll through the recordings by using the up and down arrows.
If you are on a video clip you will see a video camera image on the top left corner, you can push the right arrow key to play this clip.
Whilst in the Playback screen you can push the Menu button to bring up the option to delete clips, you can either choose to delete the current clip/photo or delete all of them.
Push the OK button to go back to the usual TEST screen.
You can also connect to PC or TV for playback or simply take out the SD card and insert this in your computers’ SD card slot.
On Screen Icons & Information:
From top left moving clockwise:
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 – this is just an estimate, do not expect it to be 100% correct. It’s better to gradually get a feel for how long the batteries will last in your chosen camera location by checking the time & date stamp on your recordings for when the card ran out of space etc.
Product Support & Warranty :
For email product support please contact: email@example.com (English language messages only please) – you can also use the Live Chat on our website: www.stepsys.co.uk/pakanew
You can also find a wealth of knowledge, information & troubleshooting guides at:
Please note, your 1 year warranty is always with your retailer. For instance, if you bought directly from another retailer then your warranty is with them. However, here at Pakatak Ltd, we carry Ltl Acorn spare parts and are always happy to test 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 performance of your Ltl Acorn camera, do not choose any batteries with a capacity lower than 2500mA.
We recommend Vapex Instant 2500mA Low Self Discharge Rechargeable AAs or, even better, Panasonic Eneloop Pro 2500mA Rechargeable AAs which you can purchase directly from us, they work very well with the Ltl Acorn cameras and are excellent value for money too. We use these batteries every day and so can vouch for their compatibility.
DO NOT use “off the shelf in the supermarket” Alkaline batteries (unless you are sure from the specifications that they are 2500mA or more) as they are unlikely to be powerful enough and so will reduce the performance level of your camera.
Using batteries that are not powerful enough will often cause a problem with video recording at night time in dark or low light conditions. So you may find that your camera works perfectly during the day but then only records 1 second videos at night time (even if you have it set to record 10 or 20 second videos) for instance. This is due to the extra power required to run the infrared array, so the camera triggers to record and starts the recording, it then realises it does not have enough power to run the infrared for any length of time and so shuts down back into standby mode. This can happen over and over again whenever the camera is triggered, leaving you with lots of very short videos!
Do not use any battery with a mA rating of less than 2500mA.
Power issues can bring about many different and strange glitches and problems with any trail camera so it’s very important to use a battery that outputs enough power before assuming you have a fault with the camera itself.
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 & Amazon etc).
Also, always format your SD card using the “format” option in the camera menu or you can format the card in your own computer.
SD cards do not last forever unfortunately, if you think your card may have developed a fault please try a new one before assuming your Ltl Acorn camera has a fault.
Battery and SD card issues are the cause of 95% of camera problems that are reported.
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.
In TEST mode go into the Menu and select Default to return the camera to factory settings.
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 Brightness Adjustment:
(applies to cameras out of the factory from around March 2018 onwards)
If your camera has this feature then you can adjust the power of the infrared, great if you are getting some white out issues on your night vision video footage or photos. When in TEST mode just push the downward arrow button on the camera, your current infrared brightness level will be displayed on the screen, push the downward arrow key again to change the setting etc, there are 3 levels available (high, medium and low) and your camera is likely to be set to high as default.
Infrared Cut Filter (filter lens situated in front of the main 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 si working as if in ON mode then it may be that the switch contacts have become dirty.
Please on the link below (link accessible via our website if you’re reading this as a hard copy) and have a read of the post as this issue is easily solved and may save you the cost & time 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.
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