By the passing time, I have realized that some theories about types of hunting cameras are nothing but only myths. Some are simply rumors, some are myths created by the producers of trail camera to exploit the customers. Some are created to increase their sales. But in this blog, I will try to make you more conscious about the information of the trail camera so that you would not be misguided by any of them and you will be able to save your money next time you go into the market to purchase any trail camera.
Myth 1- higher megapixel leads to a better quality of pictures
No, it’s a false statement. Because the mandatory factor of the trail camera is the image sensor. While the high megapixel camera can never lead to better pictures. If the hunter is not smart enough to set it correctly. It is because within 2 to 6 megapixels you are going to get the same result in every trail camera irrespective of daytime or nighttime.
Also, each camera has a native resolution of 4 to 5 megapixels which creates interpolated images i.e when the camera digitally will add extra pixel for every real pixel the camera captures.
But such information is kept hidden from us as a part of their marketing strategies and due to which they can sell trail cameras of high megapixels at a very high price.
So what you must do to get good pictures?
Nothing but you must go through multiple trials with your trail camera with night vision so that you can get one perfect setup for your trail camera which will result in providing you some desirable results.
Myth 2- alkaline batteries are best for trail cameras
Somehow this myth can be correct for some hunters as they are cheaper. But there can be a point of discussion on choosing from the types of batteries.
Well, alkaline batteries are cheaper in cost that can save your money but they are not reliable when your trail camera is put in a colder region. The voltage level and the overall capacity of alkaline batteries are lower than that of lithium batteries. Yes, they are higher in cost than alkaline but they work immensely in cold weather. Also when you are planning to put your trail cameras for a longer period say for 2 to 3 weeks or a month or more than that then not alkaline but the lithium batteries are more suitable.
While alkaline batteries do work great where the weather is quite hot and humid.
Myth 3- you would need a highest space SD card
No, you just need a class 10 SD card but you have to choose the gig card. Nowadays, every camera can work up to 32 GB gig card which can perform up to 512 GB. Before deciding the size of the SD card you must also go through the user manual so that it can guide you in choosing the size. Also, this big size SD card is only necessary when you put your trail camera for a longer period. Or else you can even invest in some high-resolution trail camera.
On average, your camera can take around 170000 photos and 1900 videos of 15 to 20 seconds on the SD card which performs up to 512 GB.
Myth 4- Wireless camera can send you all the pictures
It is again a part of the marketing strategies. It is because not all wireless trail cameras are cellular, only some of them are.
Myth 5- to operate a trail camera you have to be a gearhead(tech genius)
Every camera has a slight difference in its setup, also to set up the cellular trail camera is a piece of piss than the traditional camera.
Myth 6- the faster the trigger speed is the more pictures you can get and also you get fewer blurry pictures of moving animals
Expecting of getting more pictures and also less blurry by the fastest trigger speed is like expecting a pig to fly. Yes, you get the whole picture of deer and not just the tail end. It is because of the quality feature of the field and the distance.
This myth is quite complicated as it is partially correct and partially not. This is because the buyer gets confused by the fast trigger speed and the shutter speed. Measuring the amount of time a camera takes to capture any motion detected is the main element of trigger speed. While, how actually fast the shutter actually takes to open while taking any snap of photos is the element of shutter speed.
There are many other myths regarding the trail camera. But above mentioned are some general myths which are in the mind of hunters which I tried to clear. I hope it will now not only give you a clear view about choosing the right trail camera. Also, clear your doubts while setting them up.
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