I have the early version "Wild View Ez Cam", a total of 10 each. Originally, 4 were returned for warantee. These cameras only take pictures: no video. They tend to go into a sleep mode to save power which is supplied by 4ea. C batteries. The camera has an external 12 volt port which I have used extensively coupled to a 300 series 12 volt Energizer battery. By using this battery I was able to take pictures in much colder weather (down to -30 degrees F.) as compared to using the C batteries. This external power has far more storage capacity allowing for colder weather use. The disadvantage being the extra weight when moving and easier to see. At present (summer months) I am using Pure Energy rechargeable batteries, available at most Wal Mart stores. I was well satisfied with the pictures (color by day, black and white by night). The camera should be set up at a feeder or bait station or facing along a trail, not across it. Do not set the camera facing into the rising or setting sun as this will cause over exposure or white outs. These cameras do not have an internal memory to save time and date when changing batteries. These cameras can be very tempermental: (one time they seem to love eating batteries, the next time they will last for quite awhile), also doing a time and date setup, they will go to ESC, so switch to off, then retry. They have a well built, leak proof housing and a larger tie strap than most other cameras. I have purchased them as twin packs from $99.00 to $139.00 Canadian before taxes. Warrenty is one year.