Hate the cams I own. Looking to buy a few new ones

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras' started by Tap, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Smallplot

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    I on the other hand have washed some and they never work again. Some work fine and some do not. I have since tried to make it a point never to wash any more as hard telling what I lost on some of the cards.


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    That one is the Dark Ops Elite BTC-6HDE.


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    I've never washed one on purpose, but I've not lost anything, YET.
     
  4. Chainsaw

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    Finally the weather and my ambition met and I put my new Strike force Elite cameras out. The pictures are not necessarily exciting as apparently the bucks in this area have lost their antlers. Here are the pictures showing what the cameras have produced. I purchased ten cameras and just now put them out for four days and all of them worked with no problems. Weather was above normal with temps ranging from minus five to 45 degrees so deer were on the move.
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    The next post will show Browning pictures for comparison..
     
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    A huge thaw occurred and I got the new Brownings out and here are the some of the results. The Brownings have settings up to 10MP;these pics were taken at 4 mp and then reduced for this thread.
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    I think I am going to start running mine on the lower MP. Great pics.
     
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    IMG_0032.jpgc.jpg IMG_0071.jpga.jpg IMG_0009.jpga.jpg IMG_0202.jpga.jpg IMG_0063.JPG IMG_0159.JPG And some more pics from my new Brownings; These are reduced by computer by 50%. I don't know what that does for quality but the program was not cooperating at 75%.
     
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    Yikes that is picture overload .I just love seeing the many expressions the deer have as they investigate this intrusion into their world. Daytime pictures were great in all kinds of lighting conditions and high speed motion was caught perfectly to my liking. Night time motion was not clear. Every camera caught me leaving as well as entering to pick them up. There was no indication of missed pictures. All cameras were hung at three feet height and most deer saw them and some freaked out and ran like the wind. Overall though, I'm thrilled with the opening performance of these Strike Force Elite cameras. They are amazing for their price. Thank you to the guys on this thread that made me aware of these. While I can not hear the cameras go off, some deer were startled by them. I do hang my Reconyx at about seven feet and the deer do not react to them at all--just hoping the same for these as they will be hung higher next time.The cameras are all pulled now and batteries removed.
     
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  9. farmhunter

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    i'm with you on the brownings - day pics are as good as any I've had from any other cameras- night pics are average -
    battery life is great! - sound is awesome on video mode

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  10. Chainsaw

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    That SPIKE is huge. The turkey picture is awesome. I don't think my Nikon would have done any better on either. I did not try the video feature out, looking forward to it. I think that right now it is not worthwhile to run cameras. With the snow, ice, wind that blows thru steel (almost) and temps minus up to 25 having cameras out for more than a few days now tests the limits of what they can take for very little payback.
     
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  11. Bowhunter

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    Tough to beat the Browning cams for a bunch of different reasons:
    1. Quality of pictures
    2. Battery life
    3. Only take 6 batteries
    4. Price
    5. Dependability
    I run my cameras all year and have had great luck with all 6 Brownings that I have. The only other camera that I think is almost as good of a buy as the Brownings is the Bushnell's. They take a little bit better quality pictures, but they are larger, take 2 more batteries, and are a little bit more difficult to setup, so The Brownings get my vote.

    I know that there are better cameras out there, but I can't see paying for one camera what you can buy three if not four for the same price.
     
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    Agreed - mine are coming in soon.


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    Bowhunter, It's great to hear that your Brownings are standing up to being out all winter. That is amazing. On the price of the Browning Strike Force Elite on sale on and off for $89.95 and $99.95 I was actually able to purchase SIX for less than the price of one Reconyx! Still love my two Reconyx; they have given me many years of trouble free service and are still functioning very well. I'm really glad Tap started this thread though. I was unaware that some or at least one of the less expensive camera companies had improved their products so much.

    And I'm still going to rest the Brownings thru winter; The latches on them don't look like they would take being forced open in the mostly frozen conditions we usually have.
     
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    I started this thread because I was looking for input FROM you guys, more so than I thought I could actually contribute very much, other than my displeasure with the old cams I already own. And I'm feeling reassured that, for the price, the 2017 Browning Strike Force that I bought was the right choice.
    Thanks for everyone's input and opinions.


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    I like the fact that you don't sit and look through card after card of blank pics. They have the PIR figured out pretty well, no blanks, without much missed pics.
     
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    I bought a Browning Hd Pro last fall. It's been out for 5 months with lithium batteries. The last 3 weeks we've had temps below zero and it's still taking 100s of pics each week. I would pick up a few more but I'm considering the cuddelink. Go to our cabin, grab card, and go home without entering woods sounds good.
     
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    How did the Radix camera work for you?
     
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    For those using cameras for security purposes, I recommend the video mode. You’re more likely to get full face pics and audio. I’ve got HD video of two guys trespassing who come upon cam in a lockbox that’s been positioned so the can’t see it until it’s too late. Trespasser 1 says “oh shit, their’s a camera, what should we do?” Trespasser 2 says “fuck em, let them try to catch us.” Can’t tell you how badly I’d like to ID these guys.....Browning HD video is quite good.
     
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    I bought two Brownings today from Midway for $65 each. They were the cheaper cameras but I'm gonna give them a try.
     
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    Sam's Club is selling a 2-Pack of Stealth Cams with a Card Reader that fits IPhone or Android or USB for 99.00. Has 3,6,14 MP settings.
    Haven't got a chance to set them out yet but for the price it was worth trying.
    My current cams are 2 Moutlries, one that is flawless and one that is on again off again, and 1 Wild Game. Bought them all on Clearance and none over $50.00.
    The Wild Game I dislike the most. Almost no settings available. Takes 1 pic at a time, you can't change that.

    Few Pics on them from Early August when I was setting up some sites on my new Lease Property.

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