Last Updated: November 11, 2020

Blade 8X Lights Out Scouting Camera Review

by Allan Lederman

Blade 8X lights Out is among the mid-range trail cameras manufactured by Wildgame Innovations. One of the few good things about the camera is its No glow IR flash which has a great range of 50 feet and it’s 8-AA cell power option which provides it the capability to take 30,000 photos in a go.  The camera has two mode of operation: Flextime and Time lapse. It doesn’t support hybrid mode of operation. It works on C- cell batteries and supports up to 16 GB of SD/SDHC card.

Wildgame Innovations Blade 8X LightsOut Game

Wildgame Innovations Blade 8X LightsOut

  • 1 second trigger speed
  • Black LED flash
  • Flash range maxes out at 50ft
  • 1 Pounds weight
  • 8MP 

Key Features

Quick Facts

  • Trigger Speed: 1 second
  • Recovery time: Not given by the manufacturer
  • Detection Range: 50 feet
  • Flash Range: 50 feet
  • Batteries: 8 AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 8 x 3 x 11 inches; 1.4 pounds
  • Overall Rating: 3.3/5

Detection Circuit

The camera seems to perform well in terms of detection circuit. Its trigger speed is 1 second, which is impressive. The camera detects animals accurately within its detection range of 50 feet and takes bright photos with the help of 36 LED No glow IR flash.

Picture Quality

The camera has 6 Megapixel CMOS sensor and it has three resolution settings ranging from 2 MP to 6MP in order to attain desired quality and power optimization. The camera produces average picture quality with its 6 MP CMOS sensor; the color reproduction in the day time photos was good. It is capable of recording 30 second videos. It uses wide angle lenses, hence it records videos and captures photos in a aspect ratio of 16:9.

Battery and Power Options

The camera follows the universal standards in terms of power options and it can be powered with 8 AA batteries. Hence users are free to use any rechargeable battery with the camera. Buyers will get 8- standard alkaline AA batteries with the camera. On the given set of batteries the camera claims to be capable of shooting 30,000 photos. The deal is really impressive because No other trail camera in the market comes with batteries in the box.

Type and Features

The camera uses 36 No glow IR LED to facilitate a flash range of 50 feet, which is outstanding for a camera of 90$ price bracket. It supports up to 32 GB SD card and the good news is that 8 GB SD card is inclusive in the sells package contents of the camera.

Moreover, it puts time date, temperature, and location information on every single frame it captures, which is really nice. It has two modes of operation: Flex time and time lapse. In flex time mode captures photos whenever a moment is detected. But in time lapse mode it just takes photos after the specified interval, which is configurable by the users.

Buyers will get Bungee cords, USB cable, mounting hardward, and Migration Mode CD software with the camera.

Ease of use

We were not happy with the design of the trail cam Blade 8X lights Out. The manufacturer WildGame Innovations should have made its design better in terms of robustness as well as the look. The programming is not difficult to figure out but the buttons are cheap and flimsy. The manufacturer must look upon these aspects of the camera.


The camera Blade 8X Lights out trail camera along with 8 GB SD card and 8-AA batteries at a price of 90$ make it one of the best trail camera deals available in the market. If you are looking for a low range camera to meet your basic requirement, you must think about it at least once.

About the Author

My name is Allan Lederman and hunting has been a life long hobby of mine and writing articles and discussing about various hunting equipment is something I love, especially if I can help others choose the right equipment. Learn more about me here.

Allan Lederman