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Old 05-26-2008, 10:27 AM
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I'm in the market to get a new trail camera and have been scouring all the sitesa but have gotten brain overload from all the info.
Is there any place where I can find a simple "ratings" chart on the best cameras out there? I have used several but they have all been lacking in my opinion. Usually slow shutter speed where I get butt pictures or lousy flash pics. I am looking for a No-flash/infared type camera this time. Trying to stay under $500 if possible and $250 would be much better.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:51 AM
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www.trailcampro.com
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:20 PM
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check out
http://www.chasingame.com/
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:52 AM
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It's sounds like you are looking for a good quality trail camera but I think the $250 limit will make that difficult.

I'm curious why you are now looking for an IR camera. In my experience lousy flash and IR pictures are similar in their lousiness.


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Old 05-29-2008, 02:27 PM
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Snoosdad,

Price isn't that big of an issue. I can spend more if it is needed I was just hoping to keep it low since gas prices are killing me...like everyone else.

I would like the IR due to wanting to check areas the deer are traveling at night so I can figure out their patterns better. Plus I have unwanted visitors on my land I would like to catch.

Looks like the Reconyx RC-60 is a top of the line camera. Maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and spend the $600!!!
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:23 AM
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For deer patterns I think a good flash camera would do just fine, better in my opinion. Unwanted visitors are a whole different subject and I can see the desire for the IR.

We've been testing the Reconyx RC55 and it has done a pretty good job so far. We have also tested the Predator and it is similar to the Reconyx but the picture quality is not quite as good.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:45 AM
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Ever consider a homebrew IR ? Here's the link to one. http://realdealhuntingchat.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=19980
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:40 PM
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My favorites, no particular order.

Reconynx (speed cameratrigger time) 2-3 months Batteries
Moultrie I-40, I-60(all around good cameras ) 3-4 months Batteries
Leaf River ( 24 hour pics or day or night) 3-4 months Battres
All three have good to excellent battery life.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:13 PM
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ORIGINAL: MichiganBowbender

Ever consider a homebrew IR ? Here's the link to one. http://realdealhuntingchat.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=19980
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:22 PM
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Thanks again guys. Guess I'm going to research this a little more. No big hurry for one til around the middle of summer.
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