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My oldest camera i have (moultrie d40) has recently starting going through batteries in say 2 weeks, taking pictures or not. I use brand new batteries everytime, the same kind i have always used in it. Before I could get 2 months easily. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I am thinking the camera is on its way out! But i can say i have tried many different brands of camera and thats still my favorite. I have a bushnell with infared instead of the flash and I completely hate the camera so much it sits in my house instead, I wish i would of got another moultrie instead.
 

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Maybe it is not going into sleep mode?Sounds like something maybe giving out.Shame I have the same one and its a good camera for the price.I have read alot of reviews of the new ones and they not good,slow trigger times,pics not coming out-I don't know why they change something that worked good.
 

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I sneak up on it everytime i go in, and its always in sleep mode! But for example, i put it out last saturday with fresh batteries, went out yesterday to check it, found out it was pointed too low and didnt take any pictures (my mistake) and the battery life was 25%.
 

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I haven't had that kind of issue with my Stealth cams... i can get several months on one set... last summer/fall one of them took close to 3 thousand pics on one set.. my camera is set to take 9 pics each time it's triggered... I'm wondering perhaps a bad batch of batteries? perhaps try a different brand and see if the same issue happens?
 

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get yourself a bushnell trophy cam, batteries last a year +
Dido to Moosebuck's comments. Bushnell trophy in compact size running on 8 AAs for 4 solid months in -20 winter temps this year and still running the same battery set for my moose salt licks. I have 4 different trail cams right now and I would trade up the other 3 for Bushnell trophy or equivalent, and we (moosebuck and I) take a LOT of pics with those cam, avg 400-500 pics per 7 day period on low sensitivity mode.

Only problem I had with mine is heat sensor a little too sensitive in warm temps, you have to play with the sensitivity level and be conscious of camera angle in relation to the sun at your site.

Other manufacturers are gradually phasing out the C and D cells for longer running battery life like the Trophy, so get yourself a mini cam, stay away from the very high mega pix (3MP is all you need for quality pics) and enjoy trailcamming.

Setup, more than camera specs, have a lot to do with pics quality IMHO.

I have a D-40 that I purchased 3 years ago.....used it for a month, would work erratically, bear mauled it and the love story ended there!
 

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I wish those cameras were around when i bought my bushnell! I know the moultrie is old but its been the most reliable camera i own. I tried switching brands of battery but it didnt make any difference. I think its just time to give up on it!
 
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