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Cuddeback Ambush IR Scouting Camera - Dick's Sporting Goods

Cuddeback Ambush IR Scouting Camera

Item Number: 12753024
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The Cuddeback® Ambush IR™ Scouting Camera is compact and produces clear, crisp images. The camera features 1/4-second trigger speed, Centered Subject Technology™ and a 5-second delay that gives you more pictures of game and fewer blank images. Its Correctly Exposed IR Technology reduces flash washout and levels IR illumination. Ideal for trails, rublines and scrapes, the Cuddeback® Ambush IR is easy to use in the field.


  • Cuddeback's legendary 1/4-second trigger speed is fast enough to catch a deer running over 20 feet per second
  • Centered Subject Technology ™ combines fast animal with fast trigger speed to get more deer centered in the image
  • Correctly Exposed IR Technology for proper exposure
  • Video Plus ™ for high quality, 10-second videos both day and night
  • Genius Mount System ™ for easy mounting
  • No Card Mode will enable you to record up to images or video up to if you lose or forget your SD card
  • 6-month battery life allows camera to take over 10,000 images on a set of batteries
  • Super Simple Setup ™ includes a rotary knob, two buttons and a switch to operate everything
  • Beyond Moon Phase ™ to get precise moon and sun information
  • Test mode to make sure your camera is properly aimed
  • Ideal for trails, rublines and scrapes
  • Cuddeback


  • Trigger Speed: 1/4-second or less
  • Illumination Type: Correctly Exposed IR
  • Illumination Range: 25 feet
  • Camera Delays: 5-seconds - 3 minutes
  • Video Length: 10 seconds
  • Battery Power: 8-AA batteries
  • Battery Life: Up to 6 months

Country Of Origin: China

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 51 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by good for the price point!! have 4 of these!! they work well I like the fast trigger time and are easy to set up!! I will buy a few more have lot's of trails to cover!! April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent photos and super easy to work with. I really appreciated the easy to use functions and simple format. The unit operates by simply turning a dial. The photo clarity was great for a trail camera, even at night. The online support and additional upgrades was a big seller. I purchased two, and after reviewing the first two, I bought two more. The mounting option was not theft proof, but I purchased a cuddle safe and some other options and they are bomb proof. The only concern is the range of the IR. The speed is unbelievable, but the range is not as good as I had hoped. March 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very Disappointed PositivesTakes a quality photo.Centers the subject really well.Color and clarity.NegativesVery few photos - many missed opportunities. ExpensiveSet it up right beside another camera I have. I was expecting to see how many photos the old camera was missing. Turned out to be the opposite. The older, cheaper camera took 210 photos and the Cuddeback only took 71. So many missed opportunities. Was expecting so much more from the brand. It was shown up by a 2 year old $50 camera. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!! March 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad quality trail camera Poor night photos with poor quality workmanship. Cuddeback has gone down hill since the early years when they use to make a good product. STAY AWAY FROM CUDDEBACK CAMERAS. March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Camera Great camera for the price. After owning several other cameras which had many pictures of missed deer, this camera is much faster. Good quality pictures also. Battery life is awesome. This is my second purchase of this camera. Well worth it. January 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dont waste your money I own an attack and a attack IR and both cameras are junk with continuous problems ,bad pictures and neither keeping correct time. the Cuddyback web site never worked either and IM out $450. December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for the money. I have had this camera for a week. Shooting mostly night footage. Have hundreds of video and pictures. I'm a little disappointed in the night video quality. It's grainier than the new Moultrie D5 that I bought at the same time that cost $50 less. Day pictures and video are really good. The camera seems to trigger consistently with motion. Battery life is very good. Camera has been deployed in temps from -5 to 40 degrees. One big feature for the Cuddeback is the ability to upgrade the firmware in the camera. This has improved the picture quality, IR flash range and has added many capabilities that you pay more for on other cameras that cost more. Hoping that camera life will be good. Time will tell. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best game camera!! I have a few different brands of game cameras, I find the Cuddeback to last longer than my other ones. Also, the shutter speed is better in that, it takes a picture of the whole deer, bear, bobcat, or what have you, rather than just getting the rear end of an animal. December 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not worth $ Always heard about Cudde back quality. Not impressed at all. Day pics look good but nite is very low quality if it takes a pic at all. The mounting system is so ridiculous. If I didn't buy it online I would send it back. Not impressed at all. December 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not worth it The camera failed in every aspect. Trigger speed is as advertised, but the trigger range is very limited...less than 7 feet. Traded mine in on a Moultrie, don't waste your money on this camera, not worth it December 12, 2013
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