reeper0697, unlike your other cameras the Bushnell Trophy cams have a sensitivity setting. You probably have it set to LOW. It comes programed to the LOW setting from the factory. If you didn't change it then that will be your problem.
I have owned every brand of camera made, I think. I have an old Moultrie camera that was a good deal 4 years ago when I bought it. With the cameras now days the Moultrie's pictures look like Polaroid quality. I don't know much about the new ones.
The Stealth Cam cameras are a little different. The cheaper Stealth Cam 540IR's have worked great for me and I leave my cameras out all year. I have a couple of the 540IR's working for me right now and they are about 2 years old. I figured if they worked that good then the higher priced Stealth Cam Prowler's would be even better. I was sooo wrong. I bought 2 and they have spent more time getting shipped back and forth to Stealth Cam than in the woods. They are junk! These are the ones Jim Shockey put his name on.
I have 2 of the higher priced Cuddieback cams that I bought back before the Capture models came out. They are good cameras. They take great pics and they have reasonably good battery life, but they are expensive!
I bought 2 of the Bushnell Trophy cams at the QDMA National Convention this year. I talked to one of the reps there and asked alot of questions. He answered all of my questions and it sounded like this little camera was too good to be true. Then the rep told me that if I bought them and didn't think they were the best cameras I have ever used, Bushnell would refund my money including the cost of shipping them back to them. He gave me his name and number and told me to contact him directly if I didn't like them. Now, that's a bold statement! This was back in the Summer and I took 2 of them home. The next weekend I took them out to the farm and hung them on a tree. A month later I went back to change out the cards and all. I always take a set of batteries for each of my cameras so I can keep them fresh. Each Bushnell had taken almost 1000 pictures and the batteries still showed full. I couldn't believe it, but I left the batteries in them anyway just to see how long they would go.
Before the Bushnell cams, the CuddieBack cams had the best battery life of any of my cameras. They are good for about 1500 pictures depending on how many were day or night photos. I just changed out the Bushnell's batteries about 3 weeks ago. They were still showing that they had a little life in them, but I knew I wouldn't be back out there for awhile. I have gotten almost 5000 pics per Bushnell cam on one set of 8 AA batteries. The trigger speed is awesome! I have used them on trails as well as feeders. The daytime photos are usually good on any of the cameras out there, but you can definitely tell the difference in the night photos.
I am going to replace all of my cameras next year with the Bushnell Trophy Cams.
These are pics to use as a comparison. The first 2 are the Bushnell Trophy Cams. The 3 pic is the Stealth Cam 540IR and the 4th is an older Bushnell Trail Sentry Cam. There isn't alot of difference in the Trophy Cam and the Stealth Cam because they are both 5 MP. The Older Bushnell is a 3 MP camera and so are my CuddieBacks. The BIG difference is the battery life. 5000+ on the Trophy Cam, 1500+/- on the CuddieBack, 1200+/- on the Stealth Cam and only about 300+/- on the older cams I have.
Hope this will help. I have done alot of my own research on finding the best camera and if the Bushnell Trophy Cams cost $300 each, they would still be a better value than any of the others.