Recommended Posts

I got this camera on Amazon for $40.  Not a bad little camera for the price.

It only takes 4 AA batteries, but annoyingly it takes micro SD cards which I didn't have, so I needed to order.

It didn't take nearly as many pics as my other cameras, so Im assuming that its missing some deer.

Daytime pics came out really nice tho, and it caught this buck sneaking through the tree line at night.

Not a bad option if you want to throw up a cam on public land where it could get stolen.  

IMG_0149.PNG

IMG_0150.PNG

IMG_0151.PNG

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fourth sentence is what is most common with lower end cams; that and consistent reliability. More of a crapshoot. When you get a good one though it tends to work for a long while. But, the hardware is where they have to cut corners - at $40, minus shipping and logistics, you're talking a very small cost of production and small profit margins.

Also, CS can be suspect.

I have a few direct cams, but none go into my best or even middle of the road spots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, phade said:

Fourth sentence is what is most common with lower end cams; that and consistent reliability. More of a crapshoot. When you get a good one though it tends to work for a long while. But, the hardware is where they have to cut corners - at $40, minus shipping and logistics, you're talking a very small cost of production and small profit margins.

Also, CS can be suspect.

I have a few direct cams, but none go into my best or even middle of the road spots.

I'm sure build quality is nowhere close to good cams, and at $40 I don't think anyone would expect it to be.  I wouldn't use this as my only camera in an area.  I honestly use trail cameras as more of a hobby than a scouting tool, and if this one catches a few cool pics, then its worth the $.  But you are right, in the same two week period my nearby camera took about 5x more deer pics.  This camera will likely find itself on some un-huntable public land right by my house.  Maybe Ill snag some pics of a few monsters that will die of old age.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, squirrelwhisperer said:

I’ve never had any WGI cams last for any period of time for me. I’d rather save my money for a quality cam. One of my older cams that’s been going strong for a few years now is approaching 20,000 pics with no issues. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought 1 Apeman 16 mp low glow cam, takes 8 AA batteries and has 2 inch screen. I paid $41.99 at Amazon. Not bad pics. Takes regular sd card.

IMG_20200917_202358.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/23/2020 at 8:51 PM, NonTypical said:

I’ve never had any WGI cams last for any period of time for me. I’d rather save my money for a quality cam. One of my older cams that’s been going strong for a few years now is approaching 20,000 pics with no issues. 

I have a few with around a quarter million images ballpark. Unfortunately they both finally died due to exposure of the elements (case dry rotting and leaking). 2012 model year Coverts.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, phade said:

I have a few with around a quarter million images ballpark. Unfortunately they both finally died due to exposure of the elements (case dry rotting and leaking). 2012 model year Coverts.

Very impressive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.