So what camera is the latest best for the money?

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  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I am in the market for 2-3 cameras do not need photos sent a chip will do. What a reliable quality camera, I have not bought a camera in 3-4 years.
     
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    How much are you looking to spend? I would recommend trailcampro.com they back all their cameras with 2 year warranty’s. Have used the warranty twice great customer service. Browning is my favorite brand of trail camera. If I could recommend any camera for best bang for your buck I would recommend these. IMG_0596.JPG I have three of the older model of these going on year four. I like the black out cameras because deer seem to notice them less but that will make night pictures a little blurry. You can get the same camera not black out for like $10 cheaper.


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    I completely agree with the Browning's.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I am replacing 1 browning that served me well till the freaking ants wrecked it. I got 3-4 years and many pictures out of it.
     
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    Tip I learned this year. Use sawyers permethrin spray AROUND the camera on the bark of the tree to keep ants off. Was having problems with one of my new cellular cameras and was not gona let ants kill it. Worked well so far. Also duct tape to close all unused holes on the shell helps.


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    Bought 2 brownings on the e-bay
     
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    Our problem is pincher bugs...so if they are suppose to be sealed from water damage....how are the bugs getting in...hhhmmmm
     
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    I've tried them all. Browning best camera I've owned.
     
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    I've torn those apart and used canned air. I hate ants
     
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    Which ones you get?
     
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    Sale on spypoint micro’s at Cabelas, I’ve tried them all but going dowloadless is priceless.


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    Browning strike force extreme e-bay seller focuscamera. Were on my door step this afternoon free 2nd day air shipping. Got them for $109 each. It was the same model of Browning I had.
     
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    Those are good ones


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    Interesting thread here. Considering a trail cam...one that can download to my Android. Somewhat limited in budget. Question- Who makes the Browning cameras?
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Literally the only answer I can find.
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    Short answer would be browning.

    The only cellular camera I have ever had is the SPYPOINT solar version. I waited till they went on sale at trailcampro and picked up a couple. After toying with them a couple months now it seems if it takes less than around 50-100 pics a day the solar panel will keep the internal battery charged even if you send each picture straight to your phone. Even in shady areas. I imagine if you only sent them at certain times of the day instead of each picture it would do better. Those suckers can eat batteries (especially the cheaper ones) unless you want to do some other sort of battery source. This is just what I have heard mind you im sure someone else here will have a better advice on them.


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    Ok a little bit of a rant here. I know I am old and a grumpass most of the time. Back when I was young we scouted. If we knew where a deer trail was we would till up the path with a rake for smooth mineral soil so we could go back and look at the size of the hoof prints, we looked for beds and poop looking for the larger the better. Then technology the first trail camera that used 35 mm film, then chips. Now it is sit in a tree playing with your GD phone and the trail cam pics come to you instantly. Instant gratification punks you forget the anticipation of going to pull the chip and view the pics only to discover you forgot to turn the camera on.
     
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    O no I still do that every year lol It’s just damn nice having a couple cameras two hours away that I don’t feel the need to drive up and check every week. Also I own a little ground up there and it’s nice have a little 24 hr surveillance.


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    Guess I'm in the market for a cam too. One of mine decided that it no longer wants to "flash" at night.
     
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    Has anyone tried the Tactacam Reveal wireless cam? Looking for my first cellular camera as I just recently got access to a piece of property but it is 3 hours away. My budget is around $125-$150. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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    I just ordered two of the Reveals to try. I got the AT&T model because They have much better coverage on my farms. I got mine from Sportsman Warehouse for $99 a piece.

    Supposedly Scheels, Bass Pro/Cabelas, and Sportsman’s Warehouse just got restocked on them earlier this week. They all are selling them for $99.
     

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