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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bad night pics

My one camera seems to have a very weak infared flash. The night pics are worthless. The one I posted is actually the best one.
The battery indicator says about half. The day pics are very good, as normal.
Do I need to go back and try fresh batteries. Or, do I need to toss the camera in the trash?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Bad night pics

if it was me i would try fresh batts before tossing.....
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 07:18 PM
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Re: Bad night pics

Check the batteries with a digital meter. If any one battery is reading 1.0 to 1.2 volt, the camera will not function properly or not at all. Even new batteries, fresh out of the package may have a low or faulty one. If the batteries prove okay, try formatting the SD card if you haven't already or try a different brand of SD card. If this doesn't solve the problem, then the camera itself is the problem. Good luck.
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Re: Bad night pics

Don't toss it, send it back to Wildgame Innovations.

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Re: Bad night pics

I have a wildgame and get great night pictures,
send it back or call them.

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Re: Bad night pics

deer gotta be close for good night pictures with low to mid priced cameras, note that deer is moving and what I would estimate to be about 20yds from the cam note the detail on the brush is perfect so if that deer was closer it would be alot clearer, best way to get good night pics is to put minerals or feed about 5 to 10 feet from the camera.
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Re: Bad night pics

no way that deer is 20 yards from the camera. the IR is really weak. i'd try fresh batteries and if that doesn't work send it back if its still under warranty.

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Re: Bad night pics

Thanks for the thoughts. I have 2 cameras that are the exact same model. The one takes good night pics, the other one does not.
I might try a different brand if new batteries don't work.
Still early in the trail cam season, trying to get the bugs worked out.

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Re: Bad night pics

I think fresh batts will fix your problem. My WGI IR4 does the same thing when batteries start to weaken. Indicator often shows batteries at 1/2 strength when the night time pics get dark like yours. It'll keep on taking pics for a long time, but you have to lighten every night time pic to see what you are getting.

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Re: Bad night pics

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no way that deer is 20 yards from the camera. the IR is really weak. i'd try fresh batteries and if that doesn't work send it back if its still under warranty.
20 yards is 60ft....That's a pretty good throw for an IR camera.
My guess would be low batteries or you lost a few of the IR lamps.

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