Camera's ...... what's everyone using? Do you like them, hate them, regrets?

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Most (ALL?) game cameras go into a "sleep" mode when the sensors are not activated. If they didn't, and were always "on" and ready to shoot a pic your battery life would be horrendous.
Trigger speed is the time from when the sensor picks up movement and wakes the camera to a ready state and takes the pic.
Fast trigger speed good is for trail watching, where your target may be moving and you need to capture the object. Too slow, and you get an empty pic as the target has moved past the lens by the time the camera woke up.
Placing the camera at an angle (instead of 90 deg) to the trail allows for a wider range or window to sense the object and take the pic.
 

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Most (ALL?) game cameras go into a "sleep" mode when the sensors are not activated. If they didn't, and were always "on" and ready to shoot a pic your battery life would be horrendous.
Trigger speed is the time from when the sensor picks up movement and wakes the camera to a ready state and takes the pic.
Fast trigger speed good is for trail watching, where your target may be moving and you need to capture the object. Too slow, and you get an empty pic as the target has moved past the lens by the time the camera woke up.
Placing the camera at an angle (instead of 90 deg) to the trail allows for a wider range or window to sense the object and take the pic.
Ok, so its from "wake up" to snapping the pic. I guess maybe I was confusing it with exposure. I always try to get pics at a 45 angle for that exact reason, since my cheapie cams aren't expected to have fast times.
 

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Any updates on the VIDEO quality night and day time of the campark brand camera?
 

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Checked it last weekend, had a couple pics and videos of the landowners riding horses down the trail.
Let it soak for another week, will pull it tomorrow and see what else is on there.
May change up the settings on pic sequencing and delay and length of video.
Just running Duracells in it, we'll see how battery usage looks.
Had no nighttime activity last time, hope there's something on there this time ...
 

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Video, no but...Have had mine out for a few weeks and have only been able to check it briefly twice (relocated once) due to a shit storm at work. I plan on pulling it this weekend, downloading the pics and relocating again if need be and time allows.

So far, I like it. Easy to configure and seems built well. Have gotten a few doe pics. Some day and some night. Seem like good quality but I have only been able to view on the on-cam screen. I'll post them when I get a chance.
 

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No deer pics, but what there was on there is clear, crisp and in focus.
No night activity other than what I got in the back yard.
One shot of a doe on a horse for you too look at.... DSCF0025 (1).JPG
 

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many deer, this being the biggest. Several does, one other buck, spike. All pics look good (night and day)
I am not big on knowing about cam delays, timings etc, but I will post 5 pics of this deer when he was in front of the camera. Seems to me that there was a delay as he approaches, before taking off.
also, the date is in a strange format, will fix that soon.
now I just need to figure out how to manufacture time and see if I can make something happen:)
edit: I had to shrink the file size way down from 10MB to 700K
 

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many deer, this being the biggest. Several does, one other buck, spike. All pics look good (night and day)
I am not big on knowing about cam delays, timings etc, but I will post 5 pics of this deer when he was in front of the camera. Seems to me that there was a delay as he approaches, before taking off.
also, the date is in a strange format, will fix that soon.
now I just need to figure out how to manufacture time and see if I can make something happen:)
edit: I had to shrink the file size way down from 10MB to 700K
You win(y)
 

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many deer, this being the biggest. Several does, one other buck, spike. All pics look good (night and day)
I am not big on knowing about cam delays, timings etc, but I will post 5 pics of this deer when he was in front of the camera. Seems to me that there was a delay as he approaches, before taking off.
also, the date is in a strange format, will fix that soon.
now I just need to figure out how to manufacture time and see if I can make something happen:)
edit: I had to shrink the file size way down from 10MB to 700K
Great buck - what cam took this pic?
 

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What is everyone using for SD readers? I've had some bad luck with them. I ordered this one recently to plug into my Galaxy S8 phone, but can't get the pics to pull up at all.

 

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What is everyone using for SD readers? I've had some bad luck with them. I ordered this one recently to plug into my Galaxy S8 phone, but can't get the pics to pull up at all.

I have a Boneview that works OK. To be honest I just pull the card put a new one in and look at the pics at home on my desktop.
 

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I have a Boneview that works OK. To be honest I just pull the card put a new one in and look at the pics at home on my desktop.
Thats how I used to do it, but I don't have a desktop at home anymore, or anything with an SD card slot built in, so I'm stuck using adapters. The adapter I bought actually didn't work very well on my Windows notebook at home either.
 

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What is everyone using for SD readers? I've had some bad luck with them. I ordered this one recently to plug into my Galaxy S8 phone, but can't get the pics to pull up at all.

I use one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0867TJP8R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Make sure you have the "quick pick" app downloaded to your phone to use to view pics. Download the FX player app to view videos. In fact try these before you buy a new card reader, they may be all you need.
 

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I use one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0867TJP8R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Make sure you have the "quick pick" app downloaded to your phone to use to view pics. Download the FX player app to view videos. In fact try these before you buy a new card reader, they may be all you need.
Sweet, I'll try all of that. I'm headed into a stand this week for the first time thats not easy to get to, and would love to know if I'm wasting my time before I waste my time...
 

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I have used wild game innovations and they suck. I have been running covert cameras for the last 3 years and love them. Kick ass customer service if needed!
 




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