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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby <DK> » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:23 am

austin1990 wrote:
<DK> wrote:I really enjoy the $40 wildgame cams on video mode.

Same here, I actually need to add a few more for this fallhttps://youtube.com/shorts/xfrpgq7K_LI?feature=share


Very nice! If were sharing, heres a few of my favorites so far

https://youtu.be/0ysEos5MYxI

https://youtu.be/hSkE_KIg4Fc

https://youtu.be/A9w0RLq9RXE


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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby <DK> » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:25 am

These are funny!

Watch this buck have a fun time destroying this bush :lol:

https://youtu.be/dsa-wh9whVw

This Doe circles around behind the buck and gets away

https://youtu.be/JKW-e-1ddWA
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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:24 am

Lockdown wrote:I hung 3 tascos this spring but so far have only pulled one card. For right now, I’m not real impressed. Apparently the sensor field of view is bigger than that of the picture itself. Tons (thousands) of blowing leaf triggers but most weren’t in the pic :think:

I’m not a huge fan of not having a battery meter either. I feel like that’s going to bite me in the rear at some point.


I always set my cameras, all cameras not just the Tasco, to take 3 pictures when triggered to make sure I don’t just get a blank from an early trigger.

I agree about the battery meter for sure. I swap out the batteries when the pictures start to get noticeably darker on the 2nd and 3rd picture of the series.

This has been a great thread.

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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby <DK> » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:34 am

Horizontal Hunter wrote:
Lockdown wrote:I hung 3 tascos this spring but so far have only pulled one card. For right now, I’m not real impressed. Apparently the sensor field of view is bigger than that of the picture itself. Tons (thousands) of blowing leaf triggers but most weren’t in the pic :think:

I’m not a huge fan of not having a battery meter either. I feel like that’s going to bite me in the rear at some point.


I always set my cameras, all cameras not just the Tasco, to take 3 pictures when triggered to make sure I don’t just get a blank from an early trigger.

I agree about the battery meter for sure. I swap out the batteries when the pictures start to get noticeably darker on the 2nd and 3rd picture of the series.

This has been a great thread.

Bob


I agree w that. Also iv noticed on cheaper cams, when setting the delay/timeout below 30 secs they can be flakey or mess up.
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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:00 am

westwind wrote:The Tasco cameras do miss a lot, in my experience. A decent number of photos of tails/butts of passing deer. But for $29, it's hard to complain.

My favorite public land camera is the Wildgame Innovations Terra Extreme 14. They're about $45, usually, and a lil cheaper if you can find them on sale. The extra $15 gets you way better picture quality and functionality. https://www.amazon.com/Terra-Extreme-Wi ... YP5C&psc=1

Last, if you use spypoint's cell link (cheap way to turn a $40 cam into a cell cam), the quality of the Tasco pictures is too low. The pictures are very hard to view on the app. I would recommend avoiding the Tasco if you want to hook it up to a cell link.


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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby CattailCommander » Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:40 am

Watch on camofire.com, sometimes they have "Trail cam Tuesday" where they have many different options of trail cams for cheap, i think they're all refurbished but this winter I got 4 or 5 refurbished Stealth Cam's for like $30-40 each. So far I haven't had any problems with the cameras themselves and they're about half the price as a new one would have been of that model.
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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:46 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. They want something now so I gave them a couple of options they can easily get local or on Amazon.
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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby AndreSaavedra » Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:15 pm

The biggest bucks I have found, I found with my cheapest and only Tasco cam, go figure.
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Re: What's decent cheap trail camera?

Unread postby Missionshooter » Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:46 am

I bought a couple tasco 28$ cams thanks to you guys. Beast mode is ON this year.
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