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Needs some work.
on November 3, 2012
I wrote the below review while the cam still worked, it died so I guess it wasn't waterproof or something else?
I bought this product because it has some pretty fair reviews both on Amazon and at Cabelas, I bought mine from Amazon . So to start with, this camera comes with no instructions, maybe thats OK because it is not hard to figure out, but after some bad pics I wanted to know things like (what is the sensor range set to) and (how can you tell it is actually on,) I did lose a night for whatever reason it did not start, (was it or is it actually water proof,) does not say anywhere about being waterproof so you just like to see them claim it you know. OK now lets talk about using the thing, I am not sure if I would get better results shooting from a higher position in regards to when the actual sensor would engage and take a picture, I had my camera about four inches off the ground because I am looking for a bobcat, it senses me at about ten feet away at this camera height, it gets my whole body and tree line in back of me
but does not sense me till ten feet away and that really reduces your chance of a good picture with this camera because at ten feet - their super bright LED lights literally blinds the night shot at that close, sure you get crystal clear images of the four foot grass twenty feet away after it senses at ten feet. I will check some more and write about it but first let me say I hate those plastic packaging that you have to use strong sharp scissors to open that is what this comes in and I think it comes off as cheesy,and now my scissors are dull, the good news is the hard paper they used for their decals in the plastic nightmare can be used to fix the camera, so what you do is cut a circle that fits inside the lens cap blocking the LED lights make it a little smaller and then cut another circle inside that circle the lets the camera lens see through the tire shape paper you cut out - no joke! I did this after getting nothing by white out every time an animal walked in front of the camera, the reduced LED light ability at least 50% gives me a clearer picture of what is inside of sensor range I just taped the cut out paper to each side of the lens/LED circle edge so I can bring it back to original order in ten seconds. Product needs a little work, it would be nice if the sensor was as good as my outdoor light, but it is not. You can work with this camera, but you have to shoot a few shots and bring the media back to evaluate before wasting time on real shots. I will try camera for taller game and see if the sensor can catch me further away will update this.