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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Amazon Chinese Trail Cameras?

Has anyone tried the 'no name' trail cameras? Names like Apeman, Usogood....I'm not kidding. That being said this is not a Made in USA vs foreign debate. The specs on the cameras for the price are very good. .2 .3 trigger speeds. HD etc. All that....I'm wondering if buying one vs a wild game or other entry model. I've bought bushnell that were poor out of the box at the same price. Im looking to blanket an area to a degree so cost is important. Any experience with these?
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no experience but most if not all trail cameras are made in china..right?


maybe the chinese started copying the insides and made different outers and are marketing their own..LOL
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Got a mediase trail camera for Christmas, had it the back yard for about two weeks. I wanted to make sure it worked & water proof.No complaints took good pictures both day & night & waterproof. We had downpours, lots of snow & sunny days. I got it mainly for camp & food plots for this fall but didn't want to wait to try it.
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Reconyx is made in the US and very expensive, the other US brand names are probably all made in China or similar countries under US name. Once the technology is in China it will be re-branded and possibly just as good, but you never really know. Their own QC is definitely not as good as the US requires them to be for our brands. I spent a career in electronics automated manufacturing and been to China quite a few times. At one point we moved our own manufacturing there but it didn't work out as there were too many quality issues, after a few years we brought it back to the US. The US labels will have tighter control but the Chinese brands may be good enough. When you drive in the manufacturing areas it seems you are actually in the US because literally every factory, one after the other, is a US name.
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time to bring those businesses home and employ Americans !!
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I bit and bought a Tasco camera at Waldo mart on sail for 21 bucks. I should have bought a case of beer.
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I bit and bought a Tasco camera at Waldo mart on sail for 21 bucks. I should have bought a case of beer.
Did it stop working on you? Bad pics/vids? I bought 2 last year but knowing what I was getting into and they are still working and don't take bad vids....I use them in that mode only.
I don't lock them and put them in areas where they have a possibility of walking off.

I can say this, the first one I bought was pretty good. The second one I got definitely doesn't seem to take as good of pics/vids as the first one. Probably that QC talked about above....
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i have two primos easy cams. they work real well.

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I've been running super cheap trail cams this year and it's been great. No stressing over them being stolen. I can stick them in high traffic areas where I'd never hang an expensive cam in the past. They take a picture when something walks by so they perform as intended. Spending more than $40 for a cam is for the birds. The biggest issue I face running cheap cams is trying to remember where I placed them all.
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I am thinking that most of the overseas made cams all come out of the same factory with different packaging? I used to work in a sporting goods shop and some years back a sales rep told us 85% of ALL fishing rods came from the same factory. Hard to find a knife anymore made in the US unless you want to pay for a Case, etc. Well respected names are now all made in China and quality is suspect?
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