I just picked up my 1st set of Capture pics... 1,887 pictures over a 5 week period over a mineral lick / waterhole setup. 1,871 had a deer in them and most were perfectly centered. The 16 that did not have a deer in them were of racoon and squirrel.
No sign of moisture or ants when I opened up the camera (despite the incredible amount of rain this year). So far I'm very impressed and can't wait for late Oct/early Nov when this setup is frequently visited by every buck in the area. For right now it's does, fawns, and small bucks.
Despite the early satisfaction of Capture, the quality of the pictures are not quite up to the standards of the Expert, but still very good. I'm more than willing to trade a slightly lower quality pic for better battery life. I hope the better battery life will stand up to Dec, Jan, & Feb temps. There is a low battery indicator on this device, but it was not ON after the 1,887 pics, but I would have to guess it was nearing that point, so I swapt them out.
There appears to be a $25 rebate on these now... at least at Fleet Farm there is. That would make it a $175 camera, a pretty good deal. Guessing the success of the Bushnell Trophy Cam and other cameras are putting the pressure on. Competition is working for the consumer.
I also have a 1yr old Moultrie M40 flash camera. Takes awesome daytime pics (even better than Cuddeback), but night time pics are not nearly as good. Additionally 20% of the daytime pics are white out from the flash kicking in during daylight hours when it should not be using the flash. If anyone knows a remedy for this I'm all ears.
M40 battery life is way better than Cuddeback. The couple of 25 - 30 below mornings last winter did not phase it. Battery life was still @ 60% this July after having put it out back on 12/1 and it took over 2,000 pics during that time frame. That's a very nice feature to have when the camera is over 2 hours away. Trigger speed is slower compared to Cuddeback, but not real bad. If it were not for the white out daytime pics, I would rank this camera almost as good as Capture. It's definitely a camera I can leave out there for an extended amount of time and don't need to worry about battery life.
For less than $200 each, Capture and Moultrie M40 have so far been very dependable flash cameras for me. I just can't get myself to purchase an IR because of the grainy B/W night pics. Guess I'm one of those 50% that does not feel the flash bothers mature deer as getting repeated pics of mature bucks in the same setups year after year has never been an issue. Consistently seeing them live let alone harvesting them... well that's an issue.[8|]
Good luck with your cameras everyone.... we are heading into primetime camera season again and as many of you are indicating, antler development appears to be above average this year! For me they are just as much fun as hunting itself.