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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Need Camera Suggestion

I am no longer going to give Stealthcam my business. I am looking for a new camera. I don't want to spend more than 150 bucks. If you had to choose between the Primos Ultra 35 and the Moultrie M-80XT, which would you choose? Other suggestions and comments are also appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

Uh well I have seen lots of complaints from Moultrie but I personally don't know, they do appear to take good pics. Best thing to do is use Cabelas customer reviews to pick one. I personally own two Bushnell Bone Collector cams but they have regular 8mp with less features for around $150. My first cam I bought from cabelas for $220 plus shipping. This last time I looked on Amazon and I got the exact same camera for $152 shipped to my door.

So check amazon too before you purchase a cam and maybe Gander Mountain and Dick's just in case.

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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

I got an old cuddeback, old moultrie and a new bushnell trophy cam. I like the trophy cam the best. The battery life is great on the trophy cam and it takes good photos plus videos. The one I bought cost $229. Got the LCD screen to check pics and help with setup. They offer some cheaper ones. Check the reviews before buying any.
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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

i have 3 moultrie m-80 cameras and i like the picture quality and battery life is great.Also the price is great.
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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

You can get the cheap Trophy Cam for about $150. It won't have the viewer and it won't be camo and it won't have a bone collector logo on it but it works just as well. I've had mine for 2 years now and I love it. The batteries last forever and it takes very good pics and video.
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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

I have 4 moultrie m 80 blx (black flash) and they take great pics and the battery life is great.I picked mine up on ebay from Vergona outdoors for $154 shipped priority to my door. They are out of Pa.

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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

I have 7 of the 2009 model Bushnell Trophy Trail camera. They have given excellent service. Bushnell offers a two year manufacture warranty.
I have 2 of the Moultrie M100 which also has given excellent service. No M80 in stock at the dealer when I purchased these. Lots of good reviews on the M80. Moultrie offers a one year manufacture warranty.
The nice part about either of these cameras, one can use Lithium Ultimate AA batteries in colder weather. These batteries test 1.79 to 1.83 volt with a digital meter.
A word of caution: cameras purchased on Ebay do not have warranty unless the seller is an authorised dealer for the manufacture of the camera that is being sold.
For more reviews check: and Good luck in your choice.
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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

You will probably find issues with any trail camera you choose. I had two Bushnell Trophy cameras out for a couple of years and they took great photos, but both have developed problems. I could probably send them back to get them refurbished, but at my expense. I now have three Moultrie M-80 cameras out. You can see the one problem I have had with only one of the three in another thread. Among the three cameras the only problem that seems to be consistant is that the IR shots taken at night do not seem to have very high resolution. I bought all three cameras on Ebay, and the most I paid for one was less than $130 and that included the metal box that screws on to the tree.

As to Stealthcam, I used to have a couple of them. They worked for awhile but don't anymore. Not terribly pleased with their service. Nuff sed.
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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

If you want blackflash pics, your best bet is the DLC Covert Black 60. If you want blackflash video, your best bet is the Bushnell 119466 which is the 2011 version or the 119476 which is this years version. The 466 has a better sensing but lacks flash range. Does hd video with sound(as does the new version). The 476 has better flash range and faster trigger but more motion blur.

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Re: Need Camera Suggestion

For $160 you can get 2 Primos truth 35's off Cabelas has the Moultrie M80 on sale for $110 I think. As stated earlier all cams have their shortcomings but since you are on a budget these are two decent cams

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