What is wrong with my Stealth Cam?

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras And Photos' started by harald70, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. harald70

    harald70 Member

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    I got my Stealth Cam two weeks ago, first week the camere took ok pics.

    But this week the pics are white and I only see shadows.

    What is wrong?

    Do I have to send it back or can I fixs it myself?



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  2. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I once owned a Stealth Cam. Mine also worked fine for about a year and then started doing crazy stuff like taking all white photos like the one you posted. Personally, I wouldn't waste my money on another Stealth Cam.
    I bought a Bushnell this past December and it has worked flawlessly. I managed to get approx 1500 pictures on a set of 8AA batteries!!!! Not only that, but the majority of those pictures were taken during a cold winter. The temps were down in the single digits at times and were rarely out of the 30s during the day. The pictures are good quality, the trigger speed it great, battery life is incredible, size is tiny compared to the Stealth Cam, and I have yet to have any "bad" pictures. Look into a Bushnell and don't look back.
    Best part of all, I paid approx $170 for it.
     

  3. dwm

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    I have one or two of these (3) and they will saturate (white pictures) if the sun is anywhere near the field of view ...

    Are all the pictures like that, or just a few, like in the morning when the sun is coming up and your camera happens to be pointed that way?
     
  4. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Bushnell Trophy Cam is the name of mine. I couldn't remember when I posted last night.
    Take a look at these next time. I think you will be satisfied.

    STeve
     
  5. harald70

    harald70 Member

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    This pic was taken in the afternoon, and the camera was pointing north.
    So I dont think the sunlight is the problem.


    Next time I will try Bushnell:)
     
  6. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    Take it back, they will give you a new one, or possibly even give you credit toward something else.
     
  7. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    Send it to Stealth cam. My died and they replaced it. I use the moultrie I40's now and have not had any problems. Go on the web site and you can buy refurbished units at a serious discount.
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It is called sun flair from the sun reflecting off something or pointing in the general direction
    of the sun unless all of the pictures look the same way.

    I have used many brands and they will all do it if not placed properly or have a reflective surface
    that can bonce the sun of the lens.

    I have two of the small Stealth cams and had to make a small lens hood for them because the
    lens is very close to the outside of the housing for wide angle shots.

    I just cut a electricians tape spool in half and used a little hot glue to stick it above the lens like
    the brim of a hat and it works very good.

    If you keep it short 3/8 to 1/2" it does not inter fear with the camera.