Swann 12 Megapixel Outback Cam

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Product overview

• Clear resolution, 1080p camera for a crystal clear picture
• Powerful night vision of up to 15 metres
• Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions
• Viewing angle of 62 degrees to monitor wildlife or unwanted intruders
• IP67 weatherproof rated for use indoors or outdoors
• Records onto an SD card inside the unit – easily transferred to your computer
• Motion detection and timed triggers for recording video and images so you can leave it to record without needing to be near it

NB - plastic lens cover is magnet loaded & springs out of the way of the lens when recording begins

As Featured in "Best Christmas Gifts for under £150" in T3 magazine, published 28th October 2016

What are the benefits of the OutbackCam?
The Swann OutbackCam is a great camera suitable for a variety of uses, whether you want to track wildlife in your garden or use it as a security camera to catch unwanted intruders on your property. With its IP67 rating, sturdy build and compact size it can be placed almost anywhere indoors or outdoors or even in a bird box. Battery powered so no wires are needed and with its own built in recording slot, the camera is completely standalone. Get great shots day or night with 15m night vision, 1080p resolution and 62 degree viewing angle. You can set your camera to trigger only when it detects motion, at timed intervals or a combination of the two. This gives you the chance to leave the camera in a position and not have to worry about it.

How does the camera record?
Everything you need to record on this camera is included in the box so you can set up straight away. The Swann OutbackCam has a SD slot for direct recording from the camera and can be used with an SD card with a memory of up to 32GB. This gives you the opportunity to take thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos on your camera. With video in avi and pictures in JPEG they’re easily transferable to your computer from your SD card.

Where should I put my OutbackCam?
The OutbackCam is designed to be used almost anywhere. Its IP67 rating means it will be fine with rain or mist and with its rugged design you can leave the camera in one location for as long as you want. The camera has a wide range of mounting options and comes with a mounting strap perfect for trees or posts.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic even in wind and rainswept location Easy to set up even first time due to excellent manual-and all the animals were recorded with amazing clarity to 25 feet in the dark and 60degrees -in the day time in colour even further-in spite of wind and rain. Left camera in position 3 weeks with 160 animal triggers on 5 seconds run and batteries still fine. Easy to watch back immediately on the camera itself or computer (via usb supplied) or TV (AV lead not included) without ever removing memory card which can be reused. Recommended by the Edinburgh shop assistant. Loads of options via menu to delete, capture photos, videos or both at same time and video length can be adjusted from 5 seconds to 60 seconds after trigger. Also digital zoom and time lapse. Audio can be on or off etc.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Purchased this even after reading mixed reviews. I'm glad I did! I got it for approx £100 (had a free £30 maplins voucher to use). It works exactly as it should and produces some lovely photos and video footage. Plenty of settings to tweak and play with too! Comes with a strap and a usb cable and a cradle for securing to trees etc but it doubles as a extra battery pack too. The main unit holds 4 AA battery's and the cradle holds a extra 4 AA battery's if you need the extra power. Simple to use and deploy and it simply does what it's supposed to do. Great night vision images too (having max IR lights on can be a bit too bright for indoors so turn them down). It does run thru battery's pretty fast (when using just 4) but it does recommend to use Lithium battery's in the manual which will last upto 7 times longer than regular alkaline ones which I'm currently using. Overall a great buy and much better than the older outback cam maplin still stock. (The black one). 100% recommend this product! Rotherham store very friendly as always. Thanks!
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eats batteries & USB cable does not work 4 new batteries were used up in less than a day & night. The USB cable could not connect to either a television or computer (computer asked for disc, not supplied). Phoning Swann for assistance was a waste of time, they fobbed me off "you can download software to activate USB cable from their website, not true". Returned to Maplins, obvious defects, for money back.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just didn't work Tried this for every night for 6 nights with different settings. It didn't take any video or picture of moving stuff in front of it. This included my and a child jumping directly in front of it. It did drain 8 AA batteries every night and you can't use re-chargeables as per the instructions. It also doesn't come with a SD card so you have to buy that separately. Sadly have had to return it which is disappointing.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I bought this for my father in law and he loves it and cannot fault it
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work. I bought it yesterday, and deployed it last night. This morning, it had recorded nothing and the batteries were flat. Tonight I put in new batteries, checked the setup and deployed it outside. I tried to trigger it by walking around in front of it, but nothing. I'll return it tomorrow.
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super camera Bought for Father-in-Law, he's delighted as it shows the badgers digging up his lawn at night :o) Is a very good camera for the money, the motion sensor works well and great night vision too. If you're after a camera that'll work at night this one will certainly do the job.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera - BUT... The quality of pictures obtained are good (especially in the daytime). The manual could be a lot better - it actually doesn't mention the function of two of the switches! The biggest concern however is the life of the batteries. With all eight Duracell batteries installed the power lasts about two nights - not really good enough. There is mention of using lithium in the manual, but as these are normally rechargeable I doubt if they have enough power in them to last any longer. It would be nice if there was a transformer available. The power socket and SD port is in the base of the unit which means if you mount the camera on a tripod (there is a socket on the bottom for this) you can't get to the SD card or the power socket. It would also be good if there was an on/off switch accessible externally when the camera is strapped to a tree! It is awkward to have to take it off to turn it on/off.
Date published: 2017-01-26
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Analogue Yes
Hi Def Analogue No
Camera type
Bullet No
Dome No
Pan Tilt Zoom No
Indoor outdoor
Indoor Yes
Outdoor IP67 rated (weatherproof)
Connection fitting
Ethernet No
Cable length No cable
Image sensor 1/2.5" CMOS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Recording frame rate 30 fps
Zoom magnification N/A
Still image capture 12 MP
Viewing angle 62°
Rotation angle N/A
Day/night mode? Yes
Night vision
Night vision distance 15 m
Number of infra-red LEDs 15
Infra-red LED lifespan (average) 10,000 hours
Min illumination 0 lux (IR on)
Remote monitoring from mobile device No
Push alerts to your mobile device No
One way audio Yes
Two way audio No
Operating systems and protocols
Windows No
Apple IOS No
Android No
Other JPEG, .avi
Wireless connectivity
Wireless? No
Frequency? N/A
Digital? No
WiFi? No
Operating power 4 x AA batteries
Operating temperature -20°C to 40°C
Body construction Hard plastic
Dimensions – camera 98mm x 77 mm x 131 mm
Dimensions - wall mount N/A
Weight – camera 300 g
Backlight compensation Yes
White balance Yes
Gain control Yes
Package contents
Outback camera & video recorder
Mounting strap
USB cable
Operating instructions

Which of your 12V power adaptors would you recommend to go with this camera?

Asked by: halberdier
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-25

Is any SD card compatible with this model?

Asked by: Simon
Yes, any SD card would be compatible
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-10

does it have timestamp on when playing back (displayed etc)

Asked by: S metcalfe
You can tack the exact recording time with day, time & moon phase stamping
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-19

How do you view the footage captured by the camera?

Asked by: Janie
Via a PC or the small screen on the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-18

I set a password and wrote it down on the instructions I printed- now cannot find the instructions - after trying about 50 passwords - is there a reset?

Asked by: madmick
A password reset will be required from Swann themselves unfortunately.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-27

Hi... the night time pir does not activate in darkness but the daylight mode is alright... please help......

Asked by: TRoy
PIR sensitivity can be adjusted. Page 11 of the user guide explains this. https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A91TXUSER-MANUAL-8477.pdf PIR Sensitivity Adjust the motion detection sensitivity level (Low/Middle/High). Try out different sensitivity levels to find one that’s optimal for your OutbackCam's particular location.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-23

Hi, can this camera be set up to cover night time only, ie from 7pm until 6am or various times

Asked by: Paul1911
Yes the unit has a Timer feature. This is explained in the manual we have provided on the product listing https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A91TXUSER-MANUAL-8477.pdf TIMER ______ Timer Create a schedule for the OutbackCam. This option is useful when you want the OutbackCam to operate only during particular times of the day
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-04-28

what the average battery life for this product?

Asked by: Eggy
This will vary with settings and the average amount of motion triggers.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-27
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