Best trail camera for $300???

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras And Photos' started by CRNA, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. CRNA

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    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.
     
  4. CRNA

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    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.
     
  5. retiredcpo

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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
     
  6. CRNA

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    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.
     
  7. retiredcpo

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    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
     
  8. CRNA

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    My brother does the same thing. If he doesn't have anything on there worth looking at closer he just deletes the pics on the card an re-inserts it.
     
  9. 700man

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    My Bushnell trophy cam takes good pictires, but i do not think it is taking enough.
     
  10. CRNA

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    So you think that it is not taking pictures when there are things there to take pictures of? I have occasionally wondered the same thing about mine for example when I have a lot of squirrels out at the bait all day long. I get some pictures of the squirrels, actually a lot of pictures, but I have often done the math and thought that there should have possibly been more on mine as well. I have had mine now for over a year and it has worked extremely well. I would recommend one to anyone. Battery life has been incredible.
     
  11. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    I recently became a dealer for Scoutguard trail cameras.
    I owned several different brands before and they all had issues. The Moultrie I40 was the best then they changed it and screwed up the trigger time.
    I had a stealth cam and it ate batteries like a kid at Halloween. Typical life for a set was about a week and a half.
    After trying out the scout guard camera I decided to become a dealer. We use them for people spray painting and they work really well. They even do sound. Batteries are supposed to last 6 months or more. The pictures are really clear and they can be programmed for video.
    They manufacture the Bushnell unit.
    The price is really good at under 200 dollars. Good bang for your buck.