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#5358195 - 10/13/14 06:06 PM need a new trail camera
hou270win Offline
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Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 62
My old one died, and may or may not be fixable, and I needed to add another one, anyway.

I don't need one that does HD video, or emails me pics, just a good reliable camera. The Reconyx brand gets really good reviews but seem expensive. What say you folks?

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#5358230 - 10/13/14 06:19 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34227
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Have a buddy that runs reconyx in Kansas and the other set has the Moultrie M80...reconyx seems to have a faster trigger speed but Moultrie wins the picture quality. I like the older Primos, not the new ones. M80 is a good camera. Bushnell and browning have impressed me so far but haven't ran them as long as some of my others. I hate Wildgame Innovations and have had terrible luck with the stealth cams. Good luck
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#5364120 - 10/16/14 04:34 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
hou270win Offline
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Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 62
anyone else with a suggestion?

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#5364122 - 10/16/14 04:36 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
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#5364126 - 10/16/14 04:37 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
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Registered: 05/06/13
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Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
I have had great success with Spy Point cameras.
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#5364864 - 10/16/14 11:47 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 550
Loc: Azle TX
I've been using one of the Cabelas 8mp IR cameras. It was $149.00 got a flyer in get mail today where they're on sale for $119.00 I'll be buying another one. Takes great pics and is really simple to use.
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#5364878 - 10/17/14 12:10 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 298
Loc: Joshua TX
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#5368450 - 10/19/14 03:16 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: 482camaro]
Phlash Offline
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Registered: 10/05/14
Posts: 104
Last year we tried several different brands and models of small cameras, but none took a good quality picture during the dusk and dawn periods. All took good night time and day time pics. That is until we tried the Browning Recon cameras. They seem to switch to IR earlier in the evening and later in the morning, which gives you decent pics during those periods. I suspect the other manufacturers do this to preserve battery life, but we get about 15,000 pics per set of lithium batteries on each camera. Be sure to use lithium if you are in temperatures below 15 degf. The alkalines don't hold up well in really cold weather. We ended up buying 5 of the Brownings and couldn't be happier. The last two were on sale a Natchez for $89 each a few months ago.


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#5375765 - 10/23/14 11:55 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 260
Loc: Jackson County
I have had good success with Bushnell Trophy cams. Great on battery life and has a quick trigger for the price.

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#5376892 - 10/23/14 11:45 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
brandon f Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 805
Loc: Tyler
I like the Browning Range Ops. 8MP and good photos and great battery life. Can take multiple pics 1 second apart. Nice for catching different angles of deer. I was surprised how far a deer can move in 1 second walking a trail. I also agree with Phlash and the switching to IR earlier with the Browning cameras...

You can find them on eBay with free shipping and free tax for $95.00

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#5377349 - 10/24/14 09:44 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: brandon f]
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Originally Posted By: brandon f
I like the Browning Range Ops. 8MP and good photos and great battery life. Can take multiple pics 1 second apart. Nice for catching different angles of deer. I was surprised how far a deer can move in 1 second walking a trail. I also agree with Phlash and the switching to IR earlier with the Browning cameras...

You can find them on eBay with free shipping and free tax for $95.00


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#5382535 - 10/27/14 01:55 PM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
UTMallard Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 165
Loc: Grayson County
I'm looking for new cameras myself. Stay away from the Stealthcams. I have had deer at my feeder, directly in front of the camera twice this year and it never took a pic of them. Makes you wonder how many deer the camera misses.

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#5409967 - 11/10/14 07:10 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
Zach S Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 187
Loc: Mason, Gatesville, Round Rock
I had out three cameras - moultrie panorama, cuddle back and a cabelas 8mp.

I can't stand the moultrie as it just does not take good photos in any light. The cabelas takes good photos sometimes, but I think I need to set it further back and play with the settings.

The cudde back long range IR took awesome photos both at night and during day, so I got another one of them and I bought a bushnell trophy can that was on sale to try it out.

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#5438367 - 11/23/14 09:28 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
Mr. Man Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 38
Loc: Spring, Tx.
on the contrary to everyones hate for wildgame innovations, I love them. I have the micro 6 and its done me good for 2 years now. maybe I just got lucky and so happen to get the good one out of the batch.
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#5438474 - 11/23/14 10:35 AM Re: need a new trail camera [Re: hou270win]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
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I have the micro 6 and its done me good for 2 years now. maybe I just got lucky and so happen to get the good one out of the batch.


As I noted in the other cam thread, it isn't really an issue of brand, but of model. I have been through a lot of cameras from different brands. Every year, they are apt to make 1 or 2 really good ones and 3 or 4 dogs. For some brands on a given year, that may be reversed, but you just don't know. Most of the cams are made in China or overseas anyways.

The only brand that I haven't found a good camera from is Hunten, but after buying 3 bargain-priced units (different models), I gave up on the brand.
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