The MG983G-30M and MG883G-12mHD are similar digital scouting cameras that works on 3G network and aim to save the user from having to pay monthly subscription data plans.
MG983G-30M is able to capture high quality pictures up to 30MP or record videos clips at 1080 FHD.
MG883G-12Mhd captures 12MP high resolution pictures and 720p HD videos.
Images are sent instantly to mobile device or to email via GPRS network.
On sufficient daylight good color pictures or videos are taken, and at night, the built-in infrared LEDs can help to take clear monochrome shots (pics or videos).
They are resistant against water and snow and can be left unattended for weeks and months in the field. They can be used as a portable digital cameras, as a surveillance devices to caught trespassers or simply at places such as parking lots, school campus, shops, etc.
Two way communications is one of their best features. When set to ON, devices will receive and respond to an SMS command or the Android application command.
Unlike other wireless trail cameras, users won’t have to purchase monthly data plans because media is instantly sent to mobile device via WCDMA/GSM network.
Unless a picture or video has been taken, the user will not be alerted. When this happens, the camera uses the multimedia messaging service center (MMSC) or GPRS to deliver the information. Phone MMS sends images to mobile phone, while Email GPRS sends images to an email.
In order to receive the data, user must first open MMS and GPRS service from their service provider by getting in contact with them. An unlocked 3G or 4G SIM card that supports MMS and GPRS data business is required for the camera to work. This is a huge advantage for people that are interested in using their camera outside of the United States.
With other brands, you receive images by purchasing monthly data plans, but Scoutguard trail cameras are different as they work on GPRS network, where the user is only charged for the amount of data that’s being transported, not for the time that the unit is online.
After purchasing the user needs to download a set up program for the camera. Instructions for this software are found in the last page of the user’s guide that comes with the device.
The amounts of batteries also differ to other manufacturers on the market. The MG983G-30M uses eight (8) AA high density – high performance alkaline or lithium batteries, while the MG883G-12mHD can use between 4-8 batteries.
There are alternative power options for both, being: a 6v external battery and a solar panel.
SMS commands are text messages you can send to the camera to change some of its settings. There are lists of commands that can be sent to the camera. It is also possible to use the mobile app to send commands to the camera, but user will be charged.
Trigger time for MG983G-30M is 1 second, while MG883G-12mHD runs at 1.2 second.