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Old 08-09-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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What is the most affordable cellular trail cameras that you guys would recommend? Any try the spy point trail cameras? Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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Im convinced there is no such thing as a reliable "affordable" cell trail camera. I'd suggest a covert.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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Affordable and Reliability there is no such thing. Here are my rankings

1. Reconyx... Extremely Reliable but expensive
2. Spartan
3. Covert
4. Sniper Stealthcam
5. Bushnell
6. Spypoint
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:37 PM   #4
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I got a pretty good deal on a stealthcam wxa and so far it works great. I think it was on sale for 189.95 on midway.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:47 PM   #5
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I got the new moultrie one, and it works good so far
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:52 PM   #6
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Covert black has been working well
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:11 PM   #7
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I have some Spypoints, and I have had good luck with them, quite a few folks on here have not had the luck I have had though.
I wouldn't call the ones I have affordable either BTW.

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Old 08-09-2019, 07:32 PM   #8
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There was a few people who got the $100 spypoint micro cellular trail cam. should be a thread on here somewhere.reviews have been mixed.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:04 PM   #9
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Don’t forget the difference in monthly cost.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:11 PM   #10
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I got a spypoint link micro for $100 itís ok for the money nothing great but gets the job done. Next time Iíll prolly spend a little more money on a covert or something a little better


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Old 08-09-2019, 10:14 PM   #11
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I’ve been using Spartans or their predecessor HCO for about 10 years, and out of 13 cameras, they’ve been 100% reliable. They aren’t water proof though...don’t ask me how I know...
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:25 AM   #12
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Just got a Spartan on Friday. Initially was having a little trouble getting the Camera set up and connected to wireless. Camera shut down, and would not display anything on the screen, and I was not able to contact customer service over the weekend. I thought I'd be returning the camera today or sending it in for repair. Got on the phone with customer service thankfully and was E-mailed instructions to manually download firmware to boot the unit. Downloaded the firmware to the SD card, plopped it into the camera, and voila! It works perfectly. Very satisfied with their quick help, and now I can deploy the unit out in the field.

Quick Tips if you go with Spartan:

1.) Make sure you buy the correct data plan. Sim card will be marked for Spartan or AT & T. I'm an idiot and bought both by mistake (Thankfully AT& T refunded me)
2.) Make sure if you're manually downloading firmware that you download the correct firmware for YOUR model. They all look very similar on their website.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:14 PM   #13
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I’ve been running cellular trail cams since they came out.
The HCO predecessor to the Spartans were my go to as the best but now I find my Coverts are the best.
I have 8 Coverts, 2 Spartan and 2 of the new Spypoint micros spread out between S Texas and Kansas. Coverts give best pics and have been super reliable. These new Spypoint have been out in field 2 months. No probs yet. But I’m not expecting much. My Spartans burn through batteries fast and one is not working. Again.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:20 AM   #14
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I just wish we had good cell service at the lease and I would buy some.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:14 AM   #15
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Iíve been running cellular trail cams since they came out.
The HCO predecessor to the Spartans were my go to as the best but now I find my Coverts are the best.
I have 8 Coverts, 2 Spartan and 2 of the new Spypoint micros spread out between S Texas and Kansas. Coverts give best pics and have been super reliable. These new Spypoint have been out in field 2 months. No probs yet. But Iím not expecting much. My Spartans burn through batteries fast and one is not working. Again.


Do you use the Spartan app and have the large (1280) thumbnails sent to you for every picture?


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Old 08-27-2019, 07:29 AM   #16
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Just put up 3 spypoint link micros. Att and Verizon get 0 bars but these cameras are all at 3/5 bars. Hereís a day and a night time picture. These arenít the high def pictures, but for $120 Iím definitely not complaining.


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Old 08-27-2019, 07:37 AM   #17
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I like Snyper have 4 of them and work well not too expensive.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:38 AM   #18
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I bought a Stealthcam WXA recently, and it is working great so far.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:18 PM   #19
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Iíve been running cellular trail cams since they came out.
The HCO predecessor to the Spartans were my go to as the best but now I find my Coverts are the best.
I have 8 Coverts, 2 Spartan and 2 of the new Spypoint micros spread out between S Texas and Kansas. Coverts give best pics and have been super reliable. These new Spypoint have been out in field 2 months. No probs yet. But Iím not expecting much. My Spartans burn through batteries fast and one is not working. Again.
I agree Coverts are the most reliable BUT Spartan has better pic quality hands down. Just alot more PIA to setup and deal with
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:42 PM   #20
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Bigfoot, I have two of them and they are awesome.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:00 PM   #21
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Bigfoot, I have two of them and they are awesome.
I like the rain gauge visible in the photo, nice idea.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:12 PM   #22
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A guy a TrailCamPro.com told me Browning will be entering the cellular camera market soon. I sure do love my other Browning cameras. Think I'm gonna wait for it.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:56 PM   #23
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I tried the Spypoint and really liked the user interface, ease of set-up and pic quality. Unfortunately, I could not get it to find a cell signal at my lease. Therefore, I had to go with Cuddeback and the Cuddelink system to put the cell home on top of a hill.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:02 PM   #24
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I like the rain gauge visible in the photo, nice idea.
That is a good idea. I need to do that.
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:55 PM   #25
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Bought another spypoint today. Keep em dry and they last. The photo quality not the best but if monitoring movement works for that. You need good cellular coverage for the remote monitoring.
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