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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: TRail Camera suggestion
I have seven of the 2009 model Bushnell Trophy Trail camera. These have the viewer screen which for the extra money is not worth it due to the small screen size. Also if installing batteries, make sure and put the new or recharged ones in the lower section if only replacing four batteries. For some odd reason the camera draws more power from the lower section. Otherwise I am very happy with the cameras. Bushnell offers a two year manufactures warranty.
For Moultrie, I have 3 of the D55-IR and two of the M100. Lots of good reviews on the M80 but none were in stock when I bought the M100. Moultrie cameras are: 1)limited to a 10 second night video. When I purchased my D55-IR, Moultrie had no plans to lengthen the night video as they said it would be harder on batteries. 2)the field of view in the video is narrower than in the picture. Moultrie said this is the way it down loads. 3)when set to video the camera takes a picture 1st, then the video. Sometimes what you capture in the picture is missed in the video due to the short delay. Moultrie offers a one year manufactures warranty.
Whatever brand of camera you decide on, I would suggest one that uses AA bateries. These smaller cameras are easier to conceal and if you are in a cold weather area, one can use Lithium Ultimate batteries which are higher voltage, testing 1.79 to 1.83 volt with a digital meter. Copper top Duracell test 1.55 to 1.6 volt. Standard batteries test 1.5 volt. Good luck in what ever brand you choose.