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looking at getting a new trail cam the most i willl spend is 200. i want one that has good pic quallty and the batterys last a long time. i really like the bushnell trophy cam so if any of you have that can i get some reviews. but any other cam recommendations are welcome and if you could post pics if not thats cool to thanks in advance
 

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I have a Cuddeback Capture now and it's awesome, I've had it over a year and it's never been in the house more then a week, that includes being out -30 and -40 temps in our Minnesota winters. No troubles at all, tons of pictures, great battery life. I would like to have burst photo shooting tho, or a faster reset time.
 

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give 12ringer here on a.t a pm he builds some great cameras and homebrews are much better than any manufactured camera you can buy.
 

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Here is a pic from the stealthcam I590 retails for about $120 or so. Ive had it for 2 years now and no problems at all its been great and I think the pics are especially nice for the price
 

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I own alot of cams that cost under $200.00. These days I wont spend more than $100.00 on a cam in case they get stolen. I wait for them to go on sale when I cant control the addiction and am forced to buy another one.

I have 3 Moultrie D-40's, never had a problem with any of them except one of them grew legs and walked away. I paid under $70.00 for each one and are well worth the money.



I have 5 Wildview Xtreme 5 cams, again paid under $70.00 each one, Great pic's, awseome flash, wide angle sensor and great customer service. The only problem I have had is ants invaded one of them last summer and ruined my LCD display, (Ants will damage any cam no matter how much they cost) Wildview replaced it with no questions asked.




2 Scoutguard SG550 IR cams, (same as the Bushnell Trophy Cam) I Paid $180.00 for, amazing battery life, never any problems very poor night time pics and will never buy one again because of it.




2 Cuddyback Capture's, Flash, Paid $175.00, awesome cam, great pics, battery life, flash, trigger, Never had a problem but have heard they have poor customer service. Just DO NOT BUY THE CAPTURE IR CAM.




1 SteathCam I590, I paid $130.00 for it. Great cam, pics, flash, etc. Never had any problems with it.
 

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give 12ringer here on a.t a pm he builds some great cameras and homebrews are much better than any manufactured camera you can buy.
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For the money, you will get all the bells and wistles that you want.

Nathan
 

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Under $200

are these pics good enough for ya'? Hit me with a PM if you're interested in hearing more....









 

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I highly recommend the Bushnell TC. I do own a moultrie D-40, and for the price, it is a good camera. But if theft is not and issue and you can spend $200, the BC is twice the camera. Much better battery life, better pics and faster trigger, IR vs. Flash and 1/3rd the size.
 

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If you aren't comfortable with a homebrew, the TC may be the way to go. If picture quality is important to you, then you need to consider the homebrew route. 12-Ringer, buckshot, and egbertdavis can help you build what you want. Best of luck with an addicting hobby...
 
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