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Is there a daylight only feature on these cameras? I have tried to make it daylight only and cant figure it out? I tried turning the flash off and of course that just made some black pictures. Thanks in advance!

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Is there a daylight only feature on these cameras? I have tried to make it daylight only and cant figure it out? I tried turning the flash off and of course that just made some black pictures. Thanks in advance!
Just my opinion: with the flash turned off, the day would have to be very bright and sunny to get decent pictures if any. This would be like trying to use a camera with no flash, flash disabled or disconnected. All one would gain is saving battery power. Trail cameras go into a sleep mode to save power. This is why they have to face down a trail or if permitted, be set up over baits if legal.
I have three of the Moultrie GameSpy D55-IR. I have them set for video. In this setting, they take a picture first, then the video. The field of view is narrower in the video than in the picture. Moultrie said this is how it downloads. Also night video is limited to 10 seconds. Moultrie said extending night video would be harder on batteries. They had no intention of increasing night video by a software upgrade or on future cameras at that time. I have two of the M100 and they are limited to 10 second night video as well. The D55-IR have worked flawlessly and Moultrie has given excellent customer service any time I emailed them requesting information.
The D55-IR have been out 12 months of the year. I am running rechargeable batteries: Energizer and Pure Energy. I now prefer the Energizer as they are a low drain battery, even being a lower voltage. Pure Energy work better in summer months or warmer weather. Cold weather seems to screw up there recharge system after awhile.
I have one D55-IR facing toward a road. In day time it detects vehicles, gravel trucks, oil tankers or combines, road dust and snow dust. Checking with a Bushnell 500 range finder, the distance is 150 yards. This detection is in daytime only and not picking deer or smaller animals up at that distance. Night detections varys from 10 to 20 yards.
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