Anybody have any thoughts on the best digital cam for trail use and supporting details why?
I donít have much info on commercial brands but most people here will say build your own. It will cost you less and it is just as good and in most cases better than the commercial brands and you get the satisfaction of doing it yourself. If you think that you want to try it, search the posts or ask questions everyone is very helpful. If not Iím sure someone will post here and give you information on commercial brands.
Sorry, I guess I didn't ask the question right. I probably should have asked which one is the best for a home build. Thanks
nmarco, I interpreted your question wrong. I use Sonyís P-41 also Sonyís P-32 is popular. The p-41s are a bit expensive about 150-180 some are finding them at Wal-Mart for 120. Some also use Olympusís D-370 D-380 D-390. You should visit http://www.pixcontroller.com you will find more info there on the type of boards to use based on your camera.
Sony P-41 and P-32 seem to be the favorites.
I bought 2 d-360l's and I have one in the woods right now. It seems to work really well. The only disadvantage I can see is the 1.3 resolution and the memory capability. I built this one because of its rs232 port and I also heard it had the best iso rating. What are the advantages of the Sony's?
When it comes to camera selection I do not think the brand matters that much as long as you can hack it. The main thing that you should look at is what are you going to do with the pictures. If you just want to view them on your computer or send them in an email a less than 2 Megapixel is fine. If you want to be able to zoom in on the pic with software which a usually do than you want a higher Megapixel such as a 4.0 this will allow you to zoom much more than a 2 Megapixel before the picture distorts also if you want to print 8x10s or larger you want a higher Megapixel. In my opinion that is all that it comes down to with camera selection for game cams. I hope this helps.
nmarco....I'll give you my thoughts on the best trail cam.
I really liked the 380 for speed but the flash lacked.
Here it is...the best setup.
Number one is...p41..using snapshotsniper board in a 1020 case.
Only problem is cost on sniper board. Can be built for under $250.
It makes for great photography. A setting for everything.
Number two is...p41...using Haymakers LE board in a 1020 case.
No problems on this setup. Can be built for under $200, depends on cam price.
The 41 is fast...adjustable flash, ISO speed and focus with a good flash distance.
The 32 works the same as the 41 but a little larger, but I and others have put it into a 1020 case using the LE board. I have 4 32's set that way and they are great.
This is only my opinion because I like to get the best picture possible with my setup.
If it is trail use you are inquiring about.
Meaning a tight trail of 3 yards or so,
Any digital that is "on" and shutter refreshed, is the way to go.
Although these seem to be a thing of the past now, I still have a few.
You will get your picture in less than one second.
But remember, in this style, your camera battery life is a week.
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I agree with wildebeast on the snapshotsniper, it is a sweet little set-up!