I also run 2 Brownings...and I know one records sound... I am not sure if my exodus cams do or not... In either case...not so sure you really need sound unless you plan on using the videos to be spliced into other videos or the like. Typically the only sound mine will pick up is the rustling of the leaves.... or the sniffing sound of a deer smelling the cam. $100 or less cams tend to last a year maybe 2 at best and then are tossed. My Brownings run roughly $150 and have lasted years and my Exodus are a little more than that, but they come with a 5 year warranty and have run very well for me also.