ORIGINAL: Marc Anthony
Frosty, I had a test camera sent to our testing facility and it failed right out of the box. I emailed them and got an extremely fast response, which was good. They sent us out another IR4 before we even sent the old camera back. I took the new camera out to our test timber about a week and a half ago. I'll be checking on it this weekend to see how it held up.
What I didn't like about the camera is the fact that there is no provisions to use a locking device. The bungee cords they sent you were a joke and like you said, weren't long enough for a mature tree. So in reality, consider that camera stolen if you have any trespassers whatsoever. As far as the quality goes, our last IR4 was able to capture some video although every video was from the wind blowing. The battery life was horrible also. I'll know more about this camera once I get the SD card from it this weekend.
Out of all the cameras we've tested, we haven't seen anything even remotely close to the performance and quality of the Reconyx. You'll pay for the added piece of mind but it's well worth it. Although there are so many new cameras hitting the market monthly, the cameras we've tested all come up short when placed next to any of the Reconyx cameras in our testing timbers. I captured images of 2 absolute monster bucks in one setting that the other cameras didn't! I also had about 100+ images from other situations on the Reconyx that the other cameras didn't see either. None of the deer ever looked into the Reconyx cameras when their picture was taken. I hate cheap equipment so when I buy something, most of the time I'll spend the extra money because a product that doesn't work well, is just a total waste in my opinion.
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