X‑Change Color Model 1279

1/4 second trigger – high-power strobe flash

X‑Change Color

Includes strobe flash module

A totally new concept in trail cameras. 

X-Change Flash System allows user to remove and replace the flash module. The camera flash can be configured as an IR, Black Flash or color strobe. Features Cuddeback's legendary 1/4 second trigger speed and Super-Fast Recovery Speed - so the camera is ready for the next picture within 1 second of taking the first. The result is that Cuddeback can capture two photos before many cameras can capture one.

And the pictures are incredible - 20MP color images when shot in daylight and color images when shot at night.

On top of the performance, we added a ton of cool and innovative features, such as Zone Control, separate day or night delays, fully customizable time lapse and many more.

We even reinvented the mounting system to make camera deployment easy and versatile. A conventional camera can get banged around while strapping it to a tree. With Cuddeback’s Genius Mount you simply strap (or screw) the mount to the tree and gently slide the camera on and off as needed. Optional Genius Mounts allow panning, tilting and locking.

Cuddeback X‑Change – versatility and performance.

Model 1279 includes a color strobe module. Other flash modules sold separately. Click here for details.

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  • 1/4 Sec Trigger Speed
  • 20 megapixels images
  • Premium grade sensor
  • X-Change Flash System
  • Price $200 - available now


Trigger Speed

1/4 Sec


20 MP

Flash Technology

Color Strobe

Flash Range

100 ft


8 x AA

Flash Technology Color Strobe
Color strobe with 570uF capacitors & 1 inch tube
Flash Power Flash range is highly dependent upon the setting, but in a forest, deer can be identified to 100 feet.
Trigger Speed 1/4 second
Fast trigger speeds allows the camera to capture moving animals before they move beyond the view of the camera.
Recovery Speed 1 to 2 seconds daytime. 20 or more seconds nighttime.
The camera can be ready for the second shot 1 to 2 seconds after the first, allowing the camera to capture a second animal following the first. Night images require time for the flash to charge.
Battery System AA battery, quantity 8
AA batteries allow the camera to be very small.
Battery Life Up to 12 months -- Over 10,000 images
Battery life depends on battery quality, run days, number of images taken, temperature and other factors.
Day Images Full Color
5MP or 20MP color images with stunning clarity.
Night Images Full color
5MP or 20MP full color images with no motion blur.
Image Imprint Date, time, moon phase, CAM ID
Black bar identification for easy reading.
Zone Control Yes (Select wide or narrow)
Set the animal detector to wide view or narrow view as required by the situation.
Time Lapse 10 seconds to 24 hours
Allows different settings for day and night.
Camera Delays 1 second to 60 minutes
Provide versatility for trails, scrapes, food plots and feeders.
Burst Mode 1 to 5 images daytime only
Select to trigger multiple images per event.
Day & Night Modes Separate day and night
Separate delays, time lapse, images, video, and burst for day and night.
No Card Mode Yes
Camera will continue to record images without an SD card.
Operating Modes EZ, Advanced & Surveillance
Use EZ mode for simple setup and use. Use Advanced Mode for more control over the camera settings. Learn more about Surveillance Mode.
Video Yes – 10, 20, or 30 seconds
Plus you can still get an image when you take video.
HD-Size Images Yes (16:9)
Select if you prefer wide format images.
Full-Size Images Yes (4:3)
Select if you prefer full-size images.
Genius Mount Yes
Easier to deploy a camera when the mount is separated from the camera. Optional pan, tilt, lock sold separately.
Conformal Coated Electronics Yes
Waterproof coating on all electronics provides enhanced protection from humidity and water.
Warranty Tracker Yes
No receipt required to validate warranty.
5:2:1 Warranty Yes
1-year standard warranty. 2 years with online registration. 5-year reduced cost replacement program.
Approximate Dimensions H x W x D in inches
5 x 3 x 2.4 (excludes mounting bracket).

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