LOTS of pictures of nothing: Stealth Cam STC-QS12 V2

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras' started by Eric Young, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Eric Young

    Eric Young Newb

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    New guy so please don't BBQ me, first post, not even sure if I'm in the right place.....looking for troubleshooting advice. I did search for this but didn't find anything.

    Two of the above cameras were gifted brand new to my kids and I. Put them out and had very poor results.

    They take dozens and dozens of pix of nothing and eventually the camera is dead. Random bursts. Like 15-50 pix/videos back to back. Nothing there. Video and still mode. All day. All night. No rhyme or reason to timing. No, there's no grass in the way, limbs moving, etc. Two different cameras, probably a dozen different locations.

    I believe I've gone through all of the settings.

    Side note: The night videos are basically un-usable. They're truly terrible. The day videos are ok at best. Daylight pix are ok, night pix are definitely not amazing.

    This is not a bash, I just basically can't trust these cameras to take a photo/video, much less have it be of acceptable quality.

    Did I get two duds? Do I have both set up exactly wrong? Searched the FAQs on the site, there didn't seem to be anything troubleshooting related.

    Thanks,
    -Eric
     
  2. JeffC

    JeffC Weekend Warrior

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    did you try walking in front of camera? how high off ground are you hanging camera? Have a old Stealth cam in garage..would take a pic sometimes, but lots of empty frame shots..was junk. Do the walk test at different distances from camera, pull card and see if it captures you or it takes too long to trigger and get nothing. Welcome to the site. Jeff
     
  3. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    Jeff is dead on with this. Use your house as a control and make sure you are not too close to the ground. But most importantly, remember all cameras can be created equally... And by that I mean shitty. Every brand had bad and good even in the models.
    Test it and let us know what you find. Welcome!!
     

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