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#3280917 - 07/02/13 06:42 PM New Reconyx cameras
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Here's an add for the new high-resolution cameras being made by Reconyx (this add was posted on Chasingame.com in their "What's new for 2013" section). They new cams have imaging up to 8 MP. However, they look an awful lot like all the Chinese made cams (but cost three times as much):

http://www.chasingame.com/2013_preview/preview2013%20015.jpg
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#3280923 - 07/02/13 06:54 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.
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#3280925 - 07/02/13 06:56 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.


I agree 100%!

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#3280928 - 07/02/13 07:06 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: CAW]
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 Originally Posted By: CAW
 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.


I agree 100%!


I disagree. I would buy a $300 black flash Reconyx in a heartbeat! They are worth every penny
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#3280935 - 07/02/13 07:20 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: CAW
 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.


I agree 100%!


I disagree. I would buy a $300 black flash Reconyx in a heartbeat! They are worth every penny


Even at $300 you could still buy two cheaper cams and get more pics. At $600, I feel bad for whoever wastes their money.. Especially on the white-flash model.

I like having several cameras. We have 6 (had 7 but I lost one ) I want to have about 20 so I'll buy two or three more this year and a bunch next year. I doubt my $50 Tascos will make it much longer though.


Edited by Master Chief (07/02/13 07:21 PM)
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#3280942 - 07/02/13 07:22 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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It's also hard to put a price on cheap cams' failing to get the pics. I can put a price on my time, and you will spend more time working (and being frustrated) with less reliable cams that miss a lot of pics a Reconyx would get.

I try to think in terms of price vs. value, and just how much value can I afford. Some cheap cams end up costing more than a Reconyx (figure your postage for returns, wasted gas to check cams that didn't work, figure your time at minimum wage, wasted, etc.) and then fail to deliver the pics you were wanting.

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#3280947 - 07/02/13 07:30 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
It's also hard to put a price on cheap cams' failing to get the pics. I can put a price on my time, and you will spend more time working with less reliable cams that miss a lot of pics a Reconyx would get.


Most $150 trail cameras will catch anything that passes by. They don't quite have the range of a Reconyx, but unless you are set up on a food plot, it really won't matter.
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#3280949 - 07/02/13 07:31 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I love my Reconyx cams. They have work almost flaw-free for many years and catch pictures almost no other cam will. In addition, the ones I use are virtually infinitely adjustable, including adjusting the time between each burst mode photo and the number of burst mode photos taken.

That said, considering the increase in quality if the $150-200 cams in the last year or so, I just can't justify spending $600 on a camera.
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#3280950 - 07/02/13 07:32 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I try to think in terms of price vs. value, and just how much value can I afford. Some cheap cams end up costing more than a Reconyx (figure your postage for returns, wasted gas to check cams that didn't work, figure your time at minimum wage, wasted, etc.) and then fail to deliver the pics you were wanting.


I've been lucky on that. Never had a camera fail.
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#3280951 - 07/02/13 07:32 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
It's also hard to put a price on cheap cams' failing to get the pics. I can put a price on my time, and you will spend more time working with less reliable cams that miss a lot of pics a Reconyx would get.


Most $150 trail cameras will catch anything that passes by.


I couldn't disagree more. How many Reconyx cams have you run side by side with a $150 cam to test your theory?
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#3280958 - 07/02/13 07:37 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
That said, considering the increase in quality if the $150-200 cams in the last year or so, I just can't justify spending $600 on a camera.


Thats what I'm trying to get at. Maybe a few years back, but not now. Technology is improving rapidly.

Reconyx would be better off decreasing their prices. Most hunters will catch on to the fact that they simply aren't worth it.
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#3280961 - 07/02/13 07:40 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
Reconyx would be better off decreasing their prices. Most hunters will catch on to the fact that they simply aren't worth it.


I agree completely. Considering the improvements in both technology and quality control of some of the Chinese cams in the last 2 years, Reconyx is pricing themselves right out of the market.

And that would be too bad, because they make some great products.
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#3280966 - 07/02/13 07:43 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
It's also hard to put a price on cheap cams' failing to get the pics. I can put a price on my time, and you will spend more time working with less reliable cams that miss a lot of pics a Reconyx would get.


Most $150 trail cameras will catch anything that passes by.


I couldn't disagree more. How many Reconyx cams have you run side by side with a $150 cam to test your theory?


Well, you got me there I guess since I never have had a Reconyx, I wouldn't know.. but still, $600 for a trail camera?
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#3280971 - 07/02/13 07:48 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
Reconyx would be better off decreasing their prices. Most hunters will catch on to the fact that they simply aren't worth it.

And that would be too bad, because they make some great products.


And thats why they really need to lower the price. If Reconyx sold there product to where they only profited about $50, they would probably dominate the market and make a lot more money. Right now they're trying to use a high price to stress their quality. I doubt they make more money than companies like Primos, Moultrie, or even WGI.


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#3280997 - 07/02/13 08:27 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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As stated previously, I try to think in terms of price and value, from a broad perspective, and over time. Then go for all the value for which I can afford that initial price.

Consider . . . . . .

What if the average $600 Reconyx works better and works flawlessly for 6 years? Then your investment is $100 a year?

What if the average $200 cam works only 85% of the time and fails to work at all after 2 years? Guess what, the cost remains $100 a year, yet you get less reliability and fewer pics.

Although the gap is closing on some of these differences, one big difference in the recent past has been battery life and reliability. Many cheap cams would go thru the batteries much faster, sometimes costing you more on batteries over a 2-yr period than you paid for the cam. This was particularly true when you needed to replace the batteries every 3 to 6 weeks.

Now, many cams will go 6 months to a year on a single set of batteries. But for how long can you trust that cam to work properly for several months without checking on it? If you make special trips to check on cams simply because you're afraid they might not being working, then you need to add that extra gas cost to your total cost.

Bottom line is there's much more to think about than just the initial cost.

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#3281013 - 07/02/13 08:45 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
As stated previously, I try to think in terms of price and value, from a broad perspective, and over time. Then go for all the value for which I can afford that initial price.

Consider . . . . . .

What if the average $600 Reconyx works better and works flawlessly for 6 years? Then your investment is $600 a year?

What if the average $200 cam works only 85% of the time and fails to work at all after 2 years? Guess what, the cost remains $100 a year, yet you get less reliability and fewer pics.

Although the gap is closing on some of these differences, one big difference in the recent past has been battery life and reliability. Many cheap cams would go thru the batteries much faster, sometimes costing you more on batteries over a 2-yr period than you paid for the cam. This was particularly true when you needed to replace the batteries every 3 to 6 weeks.

Now, many cams will go 6 months to a year on a single set of batteries. But for how long can you trust that cam to work properly for several months without checking on it? If you make special trips to check on cams simply because you're afraid they might not being working, then you need to add that extra gas cost to your total cost.

Bottom line is there's much more to think about than just the initial cost.


Like I said, I've never had one crap out on me so I guess thats why I have a hard time agreeing with you. I've also actually never spent over $100-one of our $50 Tasco's is 4 years old, 3 are 3yrs, our WGI is 2, and we have two new Bushnell cams. My first cam check of the year will be the 20th so lets hope this good luck continues.

The guy I run cams/hunt with had a night vision Tasco that quit though.


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#3281024 - 07/02/13 08:57 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: CAW
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No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.


I agree 100%!


I disagree. I would buy a $300 black flash Reconyx in a heartbeat! They are worth every penny


Even at $300 you could still buy two cheaper cams and get more pics. At $600, I feel bad for whoever wastes their money.. Especially on the white-flash model.


For me, the longevity and assurance (piece of mind) knowing FOR SURE that my camera did its job is worth spending more. I have had one of basically every type of cheaper model out there. The worrying and the pain of hoping they took pics is out of this world. I still have and use a few of them that work, but I also have a pile that have failed and might as well use for target practice. With Reconyx, I know 100% that if something walked in front of it, he will be on camera. We a talking 4 or 5 years now.

Having said all of that, yes the price is absolutely ridiculous and the fact they they still haven't dropped the price, even in the least bit, may indicate they never will. If that is the case, I won't ever buy another one ever again. I personally think that Reconyx feels the market of higher quality cheaper trail cams hasn't reached its mark yet (and I agree). From a business standpoint, this is smart because there is not a median yet. Things will change when there is a high quality black flash camera that comes out for around $300-$350. This may or may not ruin this company in the long run. I was just stating the fact that at $300 (black flash) Reconyx, I'd be the first in line
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#3281034 - 07/02/13 09:09 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Things will change when there is a high quality black flash camera that comes out for around $300-$350.

Somewhere about 3 years ago, I had thought that was the case when I decided to buy two Uways instead of one Reconyx.
Totally wasted my money on the Uways, despite their initial good reviews. Too bad I didn't buy one Reconyx, which would still be working. None of the Uways (which included the warranty replacements) made it to the 2-yr mark.

My next purchase of a Bushnell ended similarly. It never worked properly (main issue was an unpredictable "run-away" trigger) where it would often run down fresh batteries in a couple days, and filling up the card with worthless pics. Quite frustrating when you come back a couple or three weeks later and discover.

Even more frustrating when you pay cash at Bass Pro and don't keep up with the receipt --- didn't even get a replacement for that one (although it was my fault for losing the receipt). Guess I just had too much trust in reputable names like Bushnell or Leupold. I do hear the current model Bushnells are a big improvement. Haven't heard anything recently about the Leupolds. Am hoping the new Browning and Cabela's cams turn out as advertised, although I have reservations on trying them myself.

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#3281438 - 07/03/13 10:35 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Im telling you guys, dlc covert black 60 is the best bang for the $$! $139.00

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#3281591 - 07/03/13 01:09 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: W.Seay]
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Im telling you guys, dlc covert black 60 is the best bang for the $$! $139.00

I've recently heard others saying similar about those.

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#3281966 - 07/03/13 10:10 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Read the customer review dated 06-25-2013 at this link:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/O...%3Bcat103867380

This is fairly typical of so many reviews where a user has tried multiple brands.

I remain flabbergasted that Leupold put out a junk cam.

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#3282100 - 07/04/13 08:03 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: W.Seay]
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
Im telling you guys, dlc covert black 60 is the best bang for the $$! $139.00


I just don't like the night pictures I've seen from test units. Too blurry for my needs.
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#3282695 - 07/04/13 09:41 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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I tried and returned 3 other cams about 3 years ago starting low and working my way up to a cuddy at $250, none of them worked all that well. I ended up finding a guy who shipped HC500's tmd for $395. I mentioned returns and he said he'd take it back no questions asked, but no one ever did. The reconyx took 100+ times more pics, at a greater range than the other 3 put together.

It's still going strong and worth every penny. It also came with an excellent mapping software.

If I did buy another cam I'd do the same thing, buy them from a place that takes returns no questions asked and set it out for a couple weeks, but now I'd set it out next to the reconyx. \:\) If it even took half the pics I'd probably keep it. I really don't need thousands of pics to go through.

I have 2 hc500's and in side by side tests they both work exactly the same. I call that good quality control.
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#3282700 - 07/04/13 09:48 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Read the customer review dated 06-25-2013 at this link:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/O...%3Bcat103867380

This is fairly typical of so many reviews where a user has tried multiple brands.

I remain flabbergasted that Leupold put out a junk cam.


yep, i didn't want to spend 400, but to get one that did what it was supposed to do i didn't find any other option.
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#3282876 - 07/05/13 09:06 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
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I couldn't agree more with you guys about the price of the ReconyX cameras. They're expensive and I can't believe I paid the money I did. Right now I don't regret it for a minute. Compared to what I spent prior to that on cameras and batteries, and the frustrations experienced along the way not to mention all the lost time and effort, I've averaged more pictures at a less than yearly average cost of prior units. I'd still pay their asking price for more cameras. All the downsides to other units following the hype of their effectiveness has made me highly skeptical. I don't have the time, money, or inclination to experiment. I'll continue using a camera that I have 100% faith in each and every time I set it out.
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#3282909 - 07/05/13 09:37 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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Right on the money, Mike
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#3282939 - 07/05/13 10:35 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Reliability is number 1 for me, I have to be able to count on my cameras workings. If I didnt homebrew I would definitely be buying Reconyx, I just wouldnt be able to afford as many as I have now. I just hope they keep up with their QC.
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#3282955 - 07/05/13 11:07 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: smstone22]
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I completely understand what you're saying smstone22. I just keep holding out hope (and Wes would say it's a false hope!) that one of these other camera makers will begin to equal the quality of Reconyx. So far, I haven't found a company with Reconyx's quality, but I do think a couple of the Chinese cam manufacturers have made big strides in the last 2 years.

In fact, I'm about to bet another $500-600 on more equipment from a Chinese company. Let's hope I don't lose that bet!
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#3283282 - 07/05/13 07:35 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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I completely understand what you're saying smstone22. I just keep holding out hope (and Wes would say it's a false hope!) that one of these other camera makers will begin to equal the quality of Reconyx. So far, I haven't found a company with Reconyx's quality, but I do think a couple of the Chinese cam manufacturers have made big strides in the last 2 years.

Actually, BSK, I agree with you.
I also have hope that eventually the competition of the free-enterprise system will raise the quality control, make the innovations sizzle, and lower prices = all equaling much greater value to the end consumer.

It's just that the progress has been remarkably slow compared say to regular cameras and computers.

 Originally Posted By: BSK
In fact, I'm about to bet another $500-600 on more equipment from a Chinese company. Let's hope I don't lose that bet!

I hope you win that bet, but I consider the odds still too low for me to take. Let someone else be the guinea pig. ;\)

With the relatively cheap high-quality regular cameras coming out of Japan, I'm surprised some innovating Japanese company hasn't jumped on producing trail cams. They COULD produce quality trails cams for about the same price as the Chinese junk.

All we need is a company like Nikon or Sony to simply start putting together something similar to what homebrewers are currently doing, using their proven real cameras (instead of those cheap "image processors" used by the Chinese), and they could corner the market overnight.

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#3283326 - 07/05/13 08:37 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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Reconyx cameras may be great but for the price, I'd rather build 5 homebrews.
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#3283403 - 07/05/13 10:04 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
No Reconyx camera is worth 1/2 the price they charge. I can buy 4 $150 cams and get WAY more pics out of them.


I am NOT gonna pay a Reconyx price for any cam..........my limit is around the 100~120 mark............so I am watchful for a deal. Also, I am not using anything but AA batteries, no more c or d's................
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#3283600 - 07/06/13 09:05 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
I also have hope that eventually the competition of the free-enterprise system will raise the quality control, make the innovations sizzle, and lower prices = all equaling much greater value to the end consumer.

It's just that the progress has been remarkably slow compared say to regular cameras and computers.


Agreed.


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All we need is a company like Nikon or Sony to simply start putting together something similar to what homebrewers are currently doing, using their proven real cameras (instead of those cheap "image processors" used by the Chinese), and they could corner the market overnight.


I've wondered the same. The explanation I've heard is that the trail-cam market is too small for the big digital camera makers to get involved. Personally, I question that, considering the millions of trail-cams that are bought each year.
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#3283602 - 07/06/13 09:11 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Boone 58]
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Also, I am not using anything but AA batteries, no more c or d's................


Good point Boone 58. I really do hate having to buy C-cells for my Reconyx cameras. I like cams that use AAs. Lithium AAs last a long, long time.

Any Reconyx users out there that use the C-cell to AA adapter? I wouldn't mind loading my Reconyx cams with 12 Lithium AAs instead of 6 C-cells. I bet 12 Lithium AAs would last all season.
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#3283610 - 07/06/13 09:26 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: TheAirMan]
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 Originally Posted By: TheAirMan
Reconyx cameras may be great but for the price, I'd rather build 5 homebrews.


If someone could build truly black-flash homebrews, I would be interested.
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#3283612 - 07/06/13 09:27 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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BSK---I do and have been for the last 4 years but mine takes the same number of AA's as it did C's. The only difference is the sleeves. They're the same size (diameter) as the C's but the AA's fit into them and stack just like the C's do inside the unit. I can run about 1 1/2 years off a set of Lithiums running cameras 4-5 months a season. The only thing I have to watch for is since the AA's are smaller diameter than the sleeves and the opposite terminals of the batteries have to make contact there is a chance they will separate just enough in the sleeves to lose that contact. You just have to remember to check on that after setting the camera up and walking away and you're good to go.

I'm not sure what the sleeves are made of. It looks like some kind of composite material. I got mine from ReconyX but I'm betting you could make them from anything if they were the same size diameter.
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#3283623 - 07/06/13 09:37 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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All we need is a company like Nikon or Sony to simply start putting together something similar to what homebrewers are currently doing, using their proven real cameras (instead of those cheap "image processors" used by the Chinese), and they could corner the market overnight.


I've wondered the same. The explanation I've heard is that the trail-cam market is too small for the big digital camera makers to get involved. Personally, I question that, considering the millions of trail-cams that are bought each year.

IMO, a big company like Sony or Nikon has really missed this opportunity --- but I'd sure welcome them to PLEASE jump in first thing in the morning.

Look at it this way.
They are already making the cameras, which are superior to everything being sold commercially as "trail cams". In the regular camera market, big as it is, a company such as Nikon or Sony has not dominated it, as they have broad competition from other quality companies such as Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Fuji, Leica, Ricoh, etc.

Let's say Nikon decided to offer "trail cams" using any of their regular "point & shoot" cameras in the 12 to 16mp range, costing around $100. Within a year, I believe they would sell more trail cams than Bushnell has sold in the past year. What would that do to their "market share" in the camera business?

I think Nikon has overlooked a tremendous opportunity for themselves, particularly since Nikon is already a popular "brand name" for binoculars, cameras, and riflescopes among those who are also purchasing trail cams. And unlike Bushnell, Nikon makes a quality camera. Just would be so easy for them to pair one of their cameras with a quality box (such as SnapShotSniper), have a similar price point to Bushnell, while providing superior quality for that price, even far superior image quality to Reconyx (for half the price).

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#3283625 - 07/06/13 09:39 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Boone 58
Also, I am not using anything but AA batteries, no more c or d's................


Good point Boone 58. I really do hate having to buy C-cells for my Reconyx cameras. I like cams that use AAs. Lithium AAs last a long, long time.

Any Reconyx users out there that use the C-cell to AA adapter? I wouldn't mind loading my Reconyx cams with 12 Lithium AAs instead of 6 C-cells. I bet 12 Lithium AAs would last all season.


I don't know about the adapter for the AA's, but my newest Reconyx uses AA's. I used it all for one season (aug-jan 2011), then again the next season (aug and sept 2012). Surprisingly, it stayed at 99% until around October, then started fading and had to change them. But for 12 lithium AA batteries to last 1 1/2 years and over 15,000 pics, I couldn't believe it!
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#3283657 - 07/06/13 10:30 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
BSK---I do and have been for the last 4 years but mine takes the same number of AA's as it did C's. The only difference is the sleeves. They're the same size (diameter) as the C's but the AA's fit into them and stack just like the C's do inside the unit. I can run about 1 1/2 years off a set of Lithiums running cameras 4-5 months a season. The only thing I have to watch for is since the AA's are smaller diameter than the sleeves and the opposite terminals of the batteries have to make contact there is a chance they will separate just enough in the sleeves to lose that contact. You just have to remember to check on that after setting the camera up and walking away and you're good to go.

I'm not sure what the sleeves are made of. It looks like some kind of composite material. I got mine from ReconyX but I'm betting you could make them from anything if they were the same size diameter.


Mike, I was under the assumption that the adapters used 2 AAs to replace each C-cell. Is that not the way it works?

[Added]

Just looked them up on Reconyx's website. You're right; one AA per C-cell. I might have to invest in some of those adapters.
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#3284306 - 07/06/13 11:44 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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#3285144 - 07/07/13 08:29 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: TheAirMan]
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 Originally Posted By: TheAirMan
Reconyx cameras may be great but for the price, I'd rather build 5 homebrews.


No reason not to if your getting what you want. It would be interesting to see what would happen if you'd put yours up against a reconyx. Just find a place that takes returns and give it a shot.

Don't know if it still works but I bought and returned mine at BassPro. Didn't know it at the time but even after returning them I built up points, bout 20 bucks worth. Won't cost you much to see how good your cams are. No one wants to spend that much for a cam to set out and be stolen.
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#3285518 - 07/08/13 10:07 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
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nodog...Just curious....Why'd you return it?
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#3287871 - 07/10/13 07:58 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
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I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.
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#3287886 - 07/10/13 08:07 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: sneakybow]
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 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it
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#3287889 - 07/10/13 08:11 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it


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#3287899 - 07/10/13 08:24 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: bbuck14]
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 Originally Posted By: bbuck14
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it


X2


Probably gonna get another one off your buddy
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#3288253 - 07/11/13 08:04 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: bbuck14]
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it


X2


X3

Last year, my oldest Reconyx RC60 (from the first year the model was offered) developed a problem with the daytime camera lens. I called the company and they asked me to ship it to them (which I paid for). A few weeks later I received the camera back (no charge), the camera had been fixed (new camera lens at no charge), and included was a letter apologizing for the problem I had had with the camera--a 6 or 7 year-old camera! That's a company that stands behind its products.
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#3288362 - 07/11/13 09:30 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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I can't vouch for the RecoynX customer service. After 7 years I still haven't had a single problem.
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#3291187 - 07/14/13 04:23 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
nodog...Just curious....Why'd you return it?
I never returned the reconyx cam, I did return 3 different ones before trying a reconyx. A bushnell was the best of the 3, only took a few pics (the reconyx took hundreds in the same spot when tried), but the reason I returned the bushnell was when I went to upgrade the firm ware it sent my computer into fits. I didn't at that time know how much better a reconyx was but I did know the bushnell didn't work right.

The worst of the 3 was a cuddy IR. It was total junk taking one daytime pic of a squirrel at about 10 yards. That cam was about $280 with tax and batteries.
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#3291195 - 07/14/13 04:26 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: bbuck14
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it


X2


X3

Last year, my oldest Reconyx RC60 (from the first year the model was offered) developed a problem with the daytime camera lens. I called the company and they asked me to ship it to them (which I paid for). A few weeks later I received the camera back (no charge), the camera had been fixed (new camera lens at no charge), and included was a letter apologizing for the problem I had had with the camera--a 6 or 7 year-old camera! That's a company that stands behind its products.


Probably because customer service is just dying for something to do and were so happy when they finally had one returned. \:\)
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#3291202 - 07/14/13 04:30 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
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 Originally Posted By: nodog
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: bbuck14
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: sneakybow
I think my next investment will be in a Reconyx. Still made here in the States and the quality shows. That trigger speed and dependability is something hard to put a price tag on.


You won't regret it


X2


X3

Last year, my oldest Reconyx RC60 (from the first year the model was offered) developed a problem with the daytime camera lens. I called the company and they asked me to ship it to them (which I paid for). A few weeks later I received the camera back (no charge), the camera had been fixed (new camera lens at no charge), and included was a letter apologizing for the problem I had had with the camera--a 6 or 7 year-old camera! That's a company that stands behind its products.


Probably because customer service is just dying for something to do and were so happy when they finally had one returned. \:\)


\:D your probably right. In any company, if that's the worst thing they have to worry about, they will be in business a very long time \:\)
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#3291439 - 07/14/13 08:46 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
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 Originally Posted By: nodog
The worst of the 3 was a cuddy IR. It was total junk . . . .
Wow. Who woulda ever thunk it.

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#3291547 - 07/14/13 10:04 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Why do they now only offer a 2 year warranty ?
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#3291687 - 07/15/13 07:02 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: landman]
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landman,

I often wonder why too, as the few people I know who have experienced problems seem to always get their cameras fixed free of charge no matter how old the units are.
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#3291761 - 07/15/13 08:19 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
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I would speculate limiting warranties to 2 years helps with their financial ratings. While they may CHOOSE to repair or replace units beyond 2 years, big difference in being legally "obligated".
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