question about cameras

Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)


My mom and I are considering purchasing an outdoor camera for my dad for Christmas. I was wondering if anyone here has any recommendations? We would like it to be a high megapixel camera, he wants to be able to blow up the good pics and frame them if possible. I am talking about the cameras you strap to a tree outside, not regular ones. Thanks!


Linthicum Heights, MD(Zone 7a)

Kim, I never heard of a camera that you strap to a tree ??? Why strap it to a tree ? Where will the photographer be located ? How about using a tripod ? But, for starters, what price range would you consider ? That helps narrow down the recommendations.

Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

Kim is looking for a deer cam. It's attached to a tree along a likely game trail and automatically photographs any animal that passes by the camara. I've never used them myself but they are quite popular here in Pa.

Here's a link:


Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

Yep....those are the ones. Thanks early bloomer. Most of the ones I see are only 2-3 megapixels, however I found one on Cabella's website that has 6.3 mp resolution. We would like something along those lines so that dad can enlarge the pics. Does anyone use these?

Thanks, Kim

Linthicum Heights, MD(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Early_Bloomer. Learn something new every day.

Greenleaf, KS

My son has one he got at Cabela's. Not sure of the megapixels it is capable of. I have seen some of the pics and some are quite good. The camera is triggered by movement. I have downloaded some of his pics and enlarged them to 5X7 with good results. His camera has captured pics of deer,, raccoons, turkeys,, and cows(lol) . Here is one of the pics. He really enjoys scouting for the best place to set the camera. I will say it uses a lot of 9 volt batteries.

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Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks! That's a great picture. If you could get a name of the camera that would be great. I have looked over their website but there are a lot of cameras offered so it is hard to decide.

:) Kim

Gravois Mills, MO(Zone 6a)

They are common in the ozarks. Many peole use them

NW Qtr, AR(Zone 6a)

Relatively certain, that I've spotted a couple, in the WalMart stores, also - one was wireless, the other wired.
Don't recall either of them being high resolution capability, but I'm not sure!

Here's some specific web site pages, that have a variety of brands/capabilities available: >

Wireless Video (Toll Free Teley #: 800-790-8451) >

There's several, listed on also >

Bass Pro Shops >

{'Early_Bloomer' suggested this one already} Native >

CCTV (Toll Free Teley # also: 1-888-315-1219)

* Jes hopin', that each of the links function (& open) correctly! *

- Magpye

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Greenleaf, KS

The deer cam my son has is made by "Moultrie", I'm not sure what megapixel it is. I think he paid just over $100 for it. It looks like you can spend a lot more for more whistles and bells. I think his is probably in the 1 to 1.5 megapixel range. I don't know the specific model of his. Here is another of his pics. I haven't tried anything larger than a 5x7. Expect you would loose some sharpness with this one.

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Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks everyone! I have found a couple, one is 5mp and one is 6.3, I think we may go with one of those.

:) Kim

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

Kim, if you haven't made up your mind, Trois on the photo forum is currently using something like that to photograph birds and stuff.... Good luck!

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

I even took blue_eyes picture with it at the Texas RU.


Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

We are both wearing red at the right side of the pic. I operated the camera from there.


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Seguin, TX(Zone 8b)

What is the make and resolution of your camera Trois?

:) Kim

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

It is a Lumix FZ30, 8 Meg. Probably not suited for your purpose. Requires a person to be present.


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Northern, IN

I'd like to ask Camera buffs and/or Google experts if they could find a link to a motion activated (like these) shutter release gadgets that could mount and work on "normal" digital cameras.

This would be a great accessory that would allow us all to get high quality and otherwise impossible shots of the wonderful critters that wander into our backyards at night.

This post is literally a shot in the dark -- ha ha

(Zone 3b)

This is a reply to an old thread, but I have a cuddeback digital infrared camera and love it!. Here is a link to the website:

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