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Old 01-13-2010, 08:34 PM
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Best trail camera for $300???

Hey guys. I'm looking for a new trail camera. My first was a Wildview. Very inexpensive, and it lasted for about a year before it completely quit on me. I bought my second, a StealthCam. It still works although some parts on it broke, and it no longer takes night shots.
I am now looking for a new one. My limit to spend is $300. I know there are more expensive ones, but if I spend $600 on a camera, then I am going to buy a new lens for my DSLR.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:45 PM
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Re: Best trail camera for $300???

bought a $350 stealth cam had a one year warrentee,mailed in warentee card 1 month later it quit taking night pictures.stealth cam refused to warentee it because I did not save the reciept. why would youleave a reciept laying around for the wife to find.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: Best trail camera for $300???

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bought a $350 stealth cam had a one year warrentee,mailed in warentee card 1 month later it quit taking night pictures.stealth cam refused to warentee it because I did not save the reciept. why would youleave a reciept laying around for the wife to find.

I can understand. Like I mentioned in my above post, mine did the same thing. It worked good for about a year, then quit taking night pics. Sorry to hear for your loss. I will not be buying another StealthCam though.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: Best trail camera for $300???

Ok, so after much research on the net I decided to go with the Bushnell. I will have to let everyone know how it does once I get it set up.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:27 PM
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Re: Best trail camera for $300???

my daughter has a Moultrie Game Spy 4.0-Megapixel Digital Camera with IR Flash
so far no problems at all and takes reall good pics
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:52 AM
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my daughter has a Moultrie Game Spy 4.0-Megapixel Digital Camera with IR Flash
so far no problems at all and takes reall good pics

I looked hard at that one. I went with the Bushnell (Trophy Pro) because of the price, recovery time, wide range, IR, and claimed "up to one year" of battery life on 8AA batteries. I used to get tired of putting all the "C" batteries in my other ones. I will have to post some pics as soon as I get the camera set up. Thanks for the information.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:37 PM
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Re: Best trail camera for $300???

her's uses 6 d cell we ran it for three months and never changed them
i really like the fact that our digital cameras and her trail camera use teh same memory card just go in swap it out and get out
we can view the pics on the camera while sitting in the stand
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