Strobe vs IR vs Black Flash

One decision you'll have to make when choosing a trail camera is which flash system to choose. There are three options - Strobe, IR (infrared) or Black Flash.

This video and chart will help you make an informed decision.

Or, you can get a Blue Series camera, which allows you to switch out among the various flash modules in a single camera.

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Strobe Flash

Strobe or White Flash cameras use Xenon strobes for night illumination.

Night Images: Color
Day images: Color

  • Highest-quality images day and night
  • Virtually no motion blur day or night
  • Night illumination range up to 100 feet


Strobe Flash Images





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IR Flash

IR cameras use infrared LEDs for night illumination.

Night Images: Black and White
Day Images: Color

  • No visible light is seen unless looking directly at the IR LEDs
  • Night illumination range over 100 feet
  • Best performing IR technology


IR Images





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Black Flash

No glow IR cameras use infrared LEDs for night illumination.

Night Images: Black and White
Day Images: Color

  • Virtually no visible red glow even when looking at the IR LEDs
  • Night illumination range up to 50 feet


Black Flash Images





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