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Old 01-19-2021, 08:51 AM   #1
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Looking for game camera recommendations with the cell option/data plan. Lot's of options and the prices are all over the map. Appreciate some first hand knowledge.

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Old 01-19-2021, 09:08 AM   #2
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Although they are hard to find I really love Tactacams. But saying that I've never had one issue with my Spypoints either, although everyone else seems to have issues with them.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:26 AM   #3
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If you already have some cameras that work well, you might consider buying Spypoint Cell-Link units. We bought them to convert 4 regular cameras to cell cameras and they have worked well for us for the last year or so.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thanks! You're not kidding that you can't find a Tactacam for sale anywhere. Only place that has them is ebay and they are more than twice as much as retail.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:35 AM   #5
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If you already have some cameras that work well, you might consider buying Spypoint Cell-Link units. We bought them to convert 4 regular cameras to cell cameras and they have worked well for us for the last year or so.
Thanks. Don't have a single one yet. Just bought the property last week.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks! You're not kidding that you can't find a Tactacam for sale anywhere. Only place that has them is ebay and they are more than twice as much as retail.

Were they discontinued?
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:04 PM   #7
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Were they discontinued?
Doesnít look like it. Just out of stock everywhere.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:40 PM   #8
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I bought two of the stealth cams from sams club and have run them for two months. I really like them and the management app for them too. They seem to be very sensitive so the corn feeder produces a lot of bird amd squirrel photos.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:06 PM   #9
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My best cams are made by Browning - I have others but none seems to work as well and have the same quality of pics. Now is a great time to buy with all of the sales going on - good luck
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:11 AM   #10
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I have spypoint and it was fine for a while then in last couple months nothing but issues. I think theyíre pushing too many updates too often


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Old 01-23-2021, 10:08 AM   #11
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Were they discontinued?
Their 2020 models were discontinued. Iím hearing the wonít have their 2021ís until Spring. Also hearing the price is going to be $50-$100 higher so I would think theyíll add features along with that.


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Old 02-01-2021, 05:45 PM   #12
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New Tactacams should drop in April. Supposedly they are going to have at least one model that is still $100, but who knows. I have one, and outside of the fact that on wet mornings I get a lot of condensation on the lens, they are awesome.

Will be buying 3 more once I they come out!
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:50 AM   #13
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New Tactacams should drop in April. Supposedly they are going to have at least one model that is still $100, but who knows. I have one, and outside of the fact that on wet mornings I get a lot of condensation on the lens, they are awesome.

Will be buying 3 more once I they come out!
You ever check whatís on the SD card vs what shows up on your app? Mine doesnít send about 30% of the pictures it takes.


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Old 02-02-2021, 11:15 PM   #14
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You ever check whatís on the SD card vs what shows up on your app? Mine doesnít send about 30% of the pictures it takes.


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I havenít had that issue. Dumb question but by chance do you have the camera on multi-shot setting? It will only transmit the 2nd picture of a burst photo. If itís not that only thing I can think of is bad reception, but mine has strong signal where my cellphone has barely any.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:05 AM   #15
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My browning cell cams have been great
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:09 AM   #16
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I havenít had that issue. Dumb question but by chance do you have the camera on multi-shot setting? It will only transmit the 2nd picture of a burst photo. If itís not that only thing I can think of is bad reception, but mine has strong signal where my cellphone has barely any.
No, I only use single picture setting. No point in it taking pictures itís not supposed to send. In the app the signal always shows as ďstrong.Ē I use cell cameras from 7 different mfgrs on the property. The Reveal is the only one that struggles to send pictures this badly. In looking at their private FB page, itís a fairly common issue. I think most users never realize it because they donít check SD card against app. They just take for granted whatís in the app is whatís on the card.


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Old 02-05-2021, 12:03 AM   #17
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Stay far away from the Muddy cams. The app was constantly down at the most inconvenient times. I’d suggest the Tactacams for sure, great clarity on the pics you receive on your phone.
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:35 AM   #18
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RECONYX they are expensive but worth the investment. 5 year warranty sold me.
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Old 02-09-2021, 12:03 PM   #19
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My Tactacam Reveal out on a trail since 11/24/20. Set to 1 pic per trigger. 781 pictures on SD card, 598 pictures in app. That's only a 76.5% send success rate. Signal always shows as ďstrong.Ē


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