Trail Cameras

For some time, I have been thinking about getting a trail camera. It always seemed to me that a great way to make iNaturalist submissions would be to hide a trail camera somewhere, then move it every two weeks or so while submitting whatever it happens to see. This would give me a decent chance of finding interesting mammals like bobcats, or mountain lions and if I position it right maybe even smaller mammals and birds.

Unfortunately the market is so crowded, I am having trouble making a decision what I want.

First, there are the cheap cameras. At $50-75 it won't break the budget, and I won't feel so bad when it inevitably gets stolen. The Wildgame Innovations Rage 4 MP Digital Trail Camera , Moultrie Game Spy A-5 Gen 2 Low Glow 5.0 MP Camera, and Stealth Cam STC-P12 6.0 Megapixel Digital Scouting Camera all are reasonable choices. Each has somewhat underwhelming image quality, but for such a cheap entry point all seem like amazing deals.

The mid range, $75-$150 is absurdly crowded. Just to name a few of the options, there is: Primos 12MP Proof Cam 02 HD Trail Camera, Browning Strike Force HD Camera, Browning Strike Force Sub Micro 10MP Game Camera, Amcrest ATC-1201 12MP Digital Game Cam Trail Camera , Moultrie Game Spy M-990i Gen 2 10.0 MP Camera, Stealth Cam G42 No-Glo Trail Game Camera , Crenova® 12MP 1080P HD Infrared Trail Camera

More expensive than $150 for something I am placing in a random location that I do not own seems a poor choice to me. So I did less research, however, I did see a few options such as the Bushnell 14MP Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No Glow Trail Camera, Acorn Pro HD 6210, and Wingscapes WCB-00116 BirdCam Pro

Right now, I am leaning towards a Primos 12MP Proof Cam 02 HD Trail Camera. This seems like a fairly high quality camera, but not so high quality that I will feel too bad if this scheme fails. It will probably be a couple months before I get around to buying it though so I will likely change my mind a few times first.

Anyone have experience with these? Ideally I would get one with high enough image quality and sensitivity to get both birds and mammals.

Publicado por glmory glmory, 26 de novembro de 2015, 04:40 PM

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Comentários

Went ahead and ordered the Primos 12MP Proof Cam 02 HD Trail Camera. Some of the reviews on Amazon slowed me down, but it seemed like it would be better for photos of birds than a lot of the competition. It also seemed more focused around photos than video which is a plus for me.

It will come on Monday, I will post back once I get some photos.

Publicado por glmory mais de 6 anos antes (Sinalizar)

So far I have been reasonably happy with this trail camera. I got decent images of several of the largest mammals in Southern California. Right now it is in the back yard of a friend in Georgia, soon I will try to talk other friends in distant lands into hanging it in their yard for a couple weeks.

Publicado por glmory mais de 6 anos antes (Sinalizar)

Well, Georgia was a flop, just one probably unidentifiable picture of a bird and lots of dogs. Looks like I will need to try harder with placing this.

Publicado por glmory mais de 6 anos antes (Sinalizar)

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