I did a little research on these, and they appear to be a Korean knockoff of a type of Nikon. Probibly will work pretty good, but most reviews I read really ranted about the inferior quality of their lenses. I may pick one up to try and give a review. Does anyone know of one of the stores that carry them other than on the web?
How long is "normal" for battery life for a game cam? Did you use regular batteries or rechargeable ones? I'm considering the Kalimar unit from Walmart but the lifespan of the batteries is a concern.
I'm thinking bout building one but...
Wild Ed & Yi-Yo,
What speed of film do you use?
Wild Ed, you got to hook your unit up yet. Saw on TBH that you got one. We're purt neer neighbors
The battries in the camera average 10 days (2-aa) and it takes 2 -9volts to run the unit.
I would think 10 days is not very good ..but this is a simmple unit to set up and takes great pictures to me. I guess the camera battry life does keep me guesing since there is no indicator of battry strength..
Hey ******, can yiou explain the differance between a $130.00 unit and a$400.00 unit besides A BUNCH?
It might depend on which batteries you are using too. I have noticed the cheaper ones dont last long at all so i started buying the good ones. They cost more but the hassle of changing batteries all the time is gone.
I built me a camera a few months ago for under $50 i believe. The camera didnt have the date and i got it for $10 off ebay, $8 for the sensor, $5 for the ammo box and $12 for the switches and relay from rs.
Just depends on what you want to determine the cost.
YiYo, I'd be surprised if those batteries weren't from "on sale" or an off brand. There are a bunch out there under various store brands, made in China which have about 1/3 of the life of the standard brands. Suggest you watch the newspaper ads and buy the name brands on special. The AAs are available for about 50-60 cents apiece if you get the 2 for one sales.
Thanks for the responces. Our Walmart does not carry the one with the Kalimar camera either. I also bought one of the moultrie game cam 2 cameras while looking for the other, the feature on the box say sealed weather proof housing for camera and electronics but there is no lens sealing the camera and flash, it also has a gap between the housing and the camera and the electronics are right under were the water would come in. It seems like it will seal more water from escaping than it keeps out. But for $98.00 it looks like it will be easy to correct. :smile-yellow