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Old 08-05-2018, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Tasco Trail Cam

I saw a Tasco trail cam at Walmart for $30.

Does anyone know anything about them

I just want basic pictures and a time stamp
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:54 PM   #2
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Bought one myself, haven't used it yet. Curious to see reviews as well.
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:55 PM   #3
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Been using them and I think itís all Iím gonna use now, Iíve bought expensive cameras that only last a year and canít ever get a company to warranty them out. Hereís some pics from mine.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:06 AM   #4
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I bought some on clearance last year and figured for the price it wouldn't hurt to try. I have been pleasantly surprised with their quality and durability. Also they have pretty good battery life, I think you would be happy with one.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:14 AM   #5
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For the price they are hard to beat.
I have been using one since December and it is still on the same batteries I originally put in. The pictures are pretty clear and it is easy to set up. We have two of them and both have performed great. The strap they come with is better than the cheap bungee cords some cameras come with.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #6
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I just bought 2 from Walmart after doing some reading on them. Everything I read is pretty much what everyone here just said.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:43 AM   #7
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I have about 10 of them, hard to beat for quick scouting. With good batteries (energizer ultimate lithium) they last most of a season depending on settings and activity for me. Bonus is if they get stolen it doesn't hurt too much, you lose as much $ in sd card/batteries. Biggest downside is the sd card/batteries can be stolen even with a cable lock (I speak from experience here). If there is something coming in I want better detail of I put one of my good cams next to it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:23 AM   #8
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I tried one this past year with good results. Picture quality is good being that it's only a 6mp camera. I wouldn't discount them just because they are 25 bucks. FYI, I purchased some Terra 10mp cameras on clearance from Academy for 24.99 and I can't tell the difference in picture quality between the two.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:47 AM   #9
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I bought one after last season for $19.99. Works just fine.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:33 AM   #10
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I got one free several years ago
Put.it up in my back yard feeder last year and it took pretty good day light pics but all night pics are black
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:15 AM   #11
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Bought one and it didn’t work out the box
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:59 AM   #12
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Im curious, how do you know that yall are not missing pictures?
Only reason I ask, is I realized this year that my cams were missing pics. Meaning, animal came by and there were no pics. the trigger distance was down to like 15 ft.

Before knowing that, I had thought my cams were great. I ran a moultire and a tasco. Both had the same problem. Both were purchased and used last year.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:30 AM   #13
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The pictures they do take are good. Set up a more expensive cam with it and you will see what your missing!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:46 PM   #14
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I bought 4 on clearance for $19 each. Can't be beat for the price.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:54 PM   #15
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They are decent. Better than some more expensive ones I've owned.

Alot of guys in the clubs use them. One guys flooded from rain but I think it got hit by pulpwooders first.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #16
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I have the six mp version and they do okay. Night photos are not great unless the animal is tight to the camera. Great battery life. Seems like the lens stays cloudy for longer after a rain event than some of my other cameras. And honestly, I’d rather miss a few shots than get thousands of false triggers.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:06 PM   #17
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Thanks guys,
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:12 PM   #18
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Mine is going strong
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:10 AM   #19
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #20
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I have one i use to catch my son taking tools out of the garage and not returning them.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #21
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mine wouldnt turn off,and had green squares in pics so exchanged it for a stealth can $45, only issue was card goes in upside down,but so far works fine.1st Stealthcam
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:58 PM   #22
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Had one...no workie.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:42 PM   #23
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I used one for a couple of years. It always worked, but the night pics weren't the greatest. I gave it to my friend to put out at his Ohio farm and it stopped working after a few months. But to get 2.5 years out of a $25 camera was good I thought.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:00 AM   #24
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I saw a Tasco trail cam at Walmart for $30.

Does anyone know anything about them

I just want basic pictures and a time stamp
Consider the extended warranty if you get any. I never buy them but Walmart offers a two year warranty for $2-3 depending on whether you get the 8mp for $28 or the 10mp for $38. The plan includes shipping costs. I bought three and so far so good. Pics are plenty good enough to see whatís coming in. I noticed when batteries start getting weak the first thing it does is stop taking night pics.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:08 AM   #25
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Been using them and I think itís all Iím gonna use now, Iíve bought expensive cameras that only last a year and canít ever get a company to warranty them out. Hereís some pics from mine.


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looks good enough to me, will be looking into these.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:17 AM   #26
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I have three out on public land. They were there 56 days and I just checked them this past weekend. The two w/ lithium batteries where still going strong. The other one was dead. Pic quality was more than great for a $30 camera, Plus if they were to get stolen I'm not really out anything. I bought them on a whim and was really satisfied. Matter of fact they are still in the woods. I even brought back up cameras just incase they didn't preform. Now how many critters did I miss who knows, but I have a pretty good idea of what's in those areas.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:06 AM   #27
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you get what you pay for...Buy a real camera and you will see the difference
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:29 AM   #28
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you get what you pay for...Buy a real camera and you will see the difference
It seems to me that they got what they paid for and more. If it lasted just one season 30.00 is cheap scouting and even the expensive ones mess up.

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:05 PM   #29
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I set 4 of them up one on top of the other in the backyard to test them.

So far so good.

With the $2 2 yr warrantee I figure they’re worth trying. Thanks
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:52 PM   #30
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mine doesn't take night pics
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:11 PM   #31
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mine doesn't take night pics
I very seldom buy an extended warranty for for $2 I did not hesitate
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:16 PM   #32
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They all break. I've bought pricey cameras and cheapies. IMO the only difference in them is picture quality.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:44 PM   #33
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I have 2 and went to my 2 local Walmart’s to buy a 3rd but they were both sold out. Don’t know if that’s says anything but......
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