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Trail camera recommendation...

I use a Little Acorn trail camera in the garden for wildlife photos.

Its coming to end of its life as the plastic housing is beginning to creak. Also the output is not really very good.

Thus looking for recommendations. prepared to 100 or so. Bushnell seems a good make. Amazon have many trail cameras, but reviews are not encouraging.

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Lightbulb Re: Trail camera recommendation...

The "Browning Recon Force Extreme" gets good reviews.

But if it's for the back garden, why not go for a "Tough" camera and a remote trigger. An old iPhone with TriggerTrap APP set to "Changing scene" mode works well.
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Re: Trail camera recommendation...

Never heard of a trail camera. But it sounds useful. I've spent a while with E-M1 on a tripod focused on a much frequented perch in our garden, connected by Wifi to my phone with Olympus OI Share so I can sit indoors, watch the scene and take a photo (with silent shutter) when appropriate. I have a coat over the camera / tripod to give it some protection from the elements (and from being used as another perch!) Battery life is limited.

After 15 minutes' web reading (including this http://www.naturespy.org/2017/09/wha...-cameras-2017/ ) , it seems like a trail camera is an easier solution as it can automatically be triggered, is quite robust and has better battery life.
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Re: Trail camera recommendation...

Thanks Rob. That web page seems to give some superb advice and reviews.

Probably going for the Browning Trail Camera Dark Ops HD 940 - BTC-6HD-940

Night vision is one of the main requirements, as well as a fast response and weather proof, that means rain............

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Re: Trail camera recommendation...

We have been (occasionally) using a SpyPoint HD7 for several years. We use it mostly for video of badgers and deer, moslty at night. We find the results good, especially the daytime colour.

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Re: Trail camera recommendation...

I'm no expert, so I take neither credit nor responsibility for recommendations on that page. Glad it seems useful though. You've tempted me to try something of that sort now. But I won't for the time being.
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Never heard of a trail camera. But it sounds useful. I've spent a while with E-M1 on a tripod focused on a much frequented perch in our garden, connected by Wifi to my phone with Olympus OI Share so I can sit indoors, watch the scene and take a photo (with silent shutter) when appropriate. I have a coat over the camera / tripod to give it some protection from the elements (and from being used as another perch!) Battery life is limited.

After 15 minutes' web reading (including this http://www.naturespy.org/2017/09/wha...-cameras-2017/ ) , it seems like a trail camera is an easier solution as it can automatically be triggered, is quite robust and has better battery life.
Used by professional wildlife film photographers to film nocturnal or difficult-to-approach species. You will see them being used in recent TV wildlife programmes.

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Re: Trail camera recommendation...

I use trail camera to view hedgehogs. I found handykam .com who make mains powered cables. The kits are specific to both make & camera model & are reasonably priced. The will make to individual requirements.
Try to select a camera which you can do without the batteries.
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