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I have tried several inexpensive game cameras, kept this one. I like the easy setup using dedicated switches instead of software function programing. Specs calls for trigger at 30 feet max range. The night photos are not well illuminated beyond 10 feet from camera. The daylight shots are fantastic. I was happy with this unit and needed another camera, so I upgraded to the Primos Truth cam 46. It cost more money and performance was not as good as Truth cam 35. Sent the Truth cam 46 back and ordered another Truth Cam 35. Happy with both Truth Cams 35. The video mode does eat up SD card space so I switched over to the 5 shot photo feature with 1 second delay between shots. uses a lot less card space and sharp photos. By the way the specs say 8 GB (SD HC MAX SIZE) My two Truth cams 35 accepted 16 GB SDHC and seems to work fine. I would have given the camera 5 stars, but the distance of the night photos beyond 10 feet were a little disapointing.
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2010 3:30:12 PM PDT
Hi ~ great review! I'm thinking of getting one of these for an inexpensive home security cam. Does the 35-LED bank light the area up or is the light IR. Just wondering how much attention it would attract at night? I can't see any dimensions advertised either, if you could let me know rough dimensions it would be a great help.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2010 1:05:04 PM PDT
D. Doyle says:
I'd love to see it disguised inside an electrical panel.
Thanks so much for posting that it can handle higher capacity SD cards. I wonder if you can use (these) WiFi SD Cards with it??
Eye-Fi Share 2 GB Wi-Fi SD Flash Memory Card EYE-FI-2GB (OLD VERSION)
Posted on Sep 26, 2011 10:30:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2011 8:57:21 PM PDT
I had the same idea as Simcat. If it flashes it would notify the prowler and then you can count on the camera being at risk. Also I can't seem to find the pixel rating, can you help supply this info?
Update: Okay found the pixel rating, it's 3.0.
Also wondering, assuming there is no flash, if this camera would work from inside through the window glass. Our prowler is out there pretty routinely. Idiot actually forgets to turn his cell phone off!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2011 12:36:43 AM PDT
Denny M says:
IR lights tend to reflect back from glass. Experiment and you may be able to find an angle that works, but test it first.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2011 1:32:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2011 1:33:37 PM PDT
Denny, I'd already bought the camera before you replied, and you are right. The camera doesn't work through glass. I tried tipping it downward with no success. It has to be mounted outdoors.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 12:31:00 PM PDT
The LEDs on TC35 glow red and would be easily visible at night. This is nowhere in the specs, but probably basic knowledge to those who are familiar with game cams.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 2:39:54 PM PDT
Yes, another reason it isn't suitable for catching prowlers. Humans know what the red lights mean.
Posted on Dec 9, 2012 7:02:38 AM PST
Is this compatible with a MAC?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 2:37:13 PM PST
The camera is writing to an SD card. Those have built in drivers, so your Mac should be able to read it.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 2:31:58 PM PST
Christopher P Thornton says:
I just got an Eye-Fi, and tried it. It doesn't quite work, and I saw a post over at Eye-Fi that explained that most trail cams power down the SD slot shortly after writing, the card isn't powered up long enough to complete the transmission. I have another camera with a viewfinder, and when viewing the pictures on the viewfinder, all of my missing pictures resumed and uploaded successfully. So I think it's probably not a good match.