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#3286765 - 07/09/13 05:24 PM Good reviews
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Just talked to a guy I buy a lot of cameras from (internet seller), and he said he is hearing a lot of good reviews of about the 2012 and 2013 Covert cameras (especially their "black" models), and the 2012 and 2013 Moultrie models, most specifically the M80 Black from last year and i990 for this year.
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#3286792 - 07/09/13 05:58 PM Re: Good reviews [Re: BSK]
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Covert will probably be my next camera.
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#3286885 - 07/09/13 08:03 PM Re: Good reviews [Re: Master Chief]
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Thanks for sharing. I'm assuming he's referring to good picture quality/battery life/features/etc as durability/withstanding the test of time are premature at this point, correct?
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#3286896 - 07/09/13 08:22 PM Re: Good reviews [Re: Andy S.]
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Thanks for sharing
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#3286908 - 07/09/13 08:32 PM Re: Good reviews [Re: primos32]
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Putting my new Covert black 60 out tomorrow!
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#3286942 - 07/09/13 08:53 PM Re: Good reviews [Re: JAY B]
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Love to hear this. I have black flash Coverts inbound from Wing Supply. Can't wait!
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#3287150 - 07/10/13 07:48 AM Re: Good reviews [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Thanks for sharing. I'm assuming he's referring to good picture quality/battery life/features/etc as durability/withstanding the test of time are premature at this point, correct?


Primarily, good reliability (lack of unit failures), and buyers happy with their purchase.
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#3287192 - 07/10/13 08:36 AM Re: Good reviews [Re: BSK]
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I have been using Covert trail cameras for the last 3 years and have been extremely pleased with their performance. So far I have used the following models: Covert II, HR 8.0, CA 3.0, Reveal, and Extreme Black 60.

Failure rates/problems are way less with Covert cameras than what I experienced with Cuddeback cameras. Covert customer service is also "tops" in my opinion. Whenever I did have a problem, I sent the camera to them and it was quickly replaced with new one.

Last year, I tried the Extreme Black 60 and was very impressed with it. Daytime photos were exceptional. Nighttime photos were good, but sometimes had motion blur. I overcame this slight weakness by setting the camera on 3-shot burst and 30 second interval. By doing this many of the nighttime photos came out clear and sharp. What I was most impressed with was the increase in buck photos at scrapes compared to other cameras (white flash and red glow). None of the deer appeared to notice the camera and continued to visit the scrapes.

A few weeks ago I have purchased several Covert MP6 black cameras (smaller version of Extreme Black 60) from Wing Supply. I expect similar performance from them as the Black 60.

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#3287222 - 07/10/13 09:05 AM Re: Good reviews [Re: Rick Dillard]
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Thanks for your firsthand feedback Rick. I personally put more stock in someone's opinion who has 3+ years of experience with various models from a single camera manufacturer, and furthermore their customer support, just as you described. Also, I got your email this morning and will follow up with my taxidermist today to see if I can get you some more information pertaining to that buck.
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#3287223 - 07/10/13 09:06 AM Re: Good reviews [Re: Rick Dillard]
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Of the cheap Chinese cameras, I believe Covert and Bushnell CURRENTLY have the best reputations, although both manufacturers had their problems in the past.

It also appears Moultrie has really improved dramatically of late. A few years ago, I wouldn't use a Moultrie if you gave it to me. However, starting with their 2012 models, they seem to have vastly improved their quality.

I'm still not a fan of WGI or Primos.
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