I am running 3 Busnell Sentry and one remington Ghost. Decent cameras for the price but I find that the stupid things take alot of pics of nothing when it is Windy out. Not uncommon to see 3-400 pics in a few days if it is windy out.Hello, Does anybody have any experience with the scoutguard brand? Also can you buy them in NB? they seem to be nice little camera's for the money. I see you can mail order from Saskatchewan, but I'd like to buy local.
Sounds like Your IR LEDs are not able to illuminate the area. I would wonder if there are enough of them, or if they are all working.BUT night time pics are all black accept for a thin picture at the bottom of the foreground
BT, I now see that Reconyx is getting into the compact size craze, longer battery life. They have a mini model now out using 12 AAs......quality brand name tapping into the compact market, should be a really good cam IMO. They guarantee one year battery life....I've gotten 9 solid months out of my mini trophy from last November on Energizers and she still going and going and going.......boom boom boom boomLets see I have Bushnell Trophy Cam, Leaf River, Trail Timer, PixController and Reconyx RC60 series. I have used and got rid of Cuddeback, Stealth and Spypoint. Cudde's are ok but the others are junk IMO. I like the Reconyx the best but it is also the most expensive. For most use you can get by with cheaper cameras. But if you want one of the best production cams out there I would say its pretty hard to beat. 1/5th-1/10th of a second trigger, runs on 6 C cells or 6 AA lithiums and can take literally 1000's of pics on one set of batteries. Runs at extremely cold temps, haven't had any weather yet that shut it down. You can set it for pretty much any sequence of pics you want and can set it on timed intervals as well for plots where animals may be in the field but not close to the camera. I had the regular one but got the high output later and it is much better for longer nighttime shots to give more light. There is no sound, no red glow, nothing. Lots of features.
Bushnell Trophy Cam is pretty good(only bushnell I've heard anything good about as well), almost identical to the scoutguard, in fact they use the same components. Trigger time is around 1.2 seconds.
pretty good pics and range and simple to use. Leaf River is overpriced and not even as good as the Bushnell trophy cam. It has been back to the shop twice and is need to go back againTT and Pixcontroller used to be good but don't compare with newer cams of today and Pixcontroller's better cams have gone to mostly governement contract. You can get better or as good production cams for less money now so it isn't worth buying any more.
Oh I won't say they aren't good on the customer service, got a buddy that has send three back so far, I think, and they always send him the latest model upgrade. But between burning up, not taking pics when you know something is there, black outs, short life and all the rest of the problems I'd never buy another with all the better cameras out there.Bowtech! One man's trash is another man's treasure! I have 6 Stealth Cams. 1 STC-WD2, 4 STC-V450's and a Jim Shockey STC-V650. They are all flash cams and work flawlessly. I decided to try a infrared I430IR this year and the darn thing was a piece of "Junk"! I called Stealth Cam and told them about the problems and I explained to the guy that my other cams worked fine. He told me to send her back and they would swap her for a new STC-V450 and take care of shipping both ways. I was impressed to say the least! Even more impressed today when I went to the mail and come to find out that they sent me 2 STC-V450's! How do you like them apples!lol...