Game camera question
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Contributors to this thread:
VogieMN 02-Aug-19
SBH 02-Aug-19
Irishman 02-Aug-19
VogieMN 02-Aug-19
WapitiBob 02-Aug-19
Irishman 02-Aug-19
DanaC 02-Aug-19
VogieMN 02-Aug-19
VogieMN 02-Aug-19
longbeard 02-Aug-19
ELKMAN 03-Aug-19
From: VogieMN
02-Aug-19
I have a Moultrie D-555i Game Camera and I have an issue with fuzzy pictures when in motion capture mode. I've done some reading and it seems like most people recommend setting the camera in time lapse mode. Yesterday I went and switched memory cards in the camera and the first thing I noticed was the camera was off, so I'm guessing the batteries died. When I viewed the photos on the card I noticed that there were only 3 days of photos on it. When I looked at the details of the photos it had photos every minute from 6am to 6pm for those 3 days. So I'm guessing since it took so many photos it drained the batteries.

If motion detection has blurry pictures, is time lapse the best option? Do I need to program the time lapse to run only at certain times like 5am - 9am and 5pm - 8pm? I'm guessing that would extend the battery life?

From: SBH
02-Aug-19
Time lapse mode seems like a great way to have way too many pictures of a lot of nothing. Sounds like something is possibly wrong with your camera. Have you called customer service?

From: Irishman
02-Aug-19
You could definitely do as you are suggesting and limit the time for your time lapse photos to just after light and just before dark. I'm wondering why you have the blurry photo issue. If an animal is moving fast I get blurry photos too. Maybe you need to reposition your camera so that it is a little further away from the path that the animals are taking, or pointed more down the trail than at right angles to their path of travel?

From: VogieMN
02-Aug-19
SBH, I haven't called customer service yet. I was going to replace the batteries first to see if the batteries just died in it. Irish, That's another avenue I could take is reposition the camera. I'll try that as well. Now that I tried the time lapse I can see it being a great way to take pictures of nothing at all. I had over 900 pictures over 3 days.

From: WapitiBob
02-Aug-19
My hunting partner started using Browning cameras and gets clear pictures of birds in flight.

From: Irishman
02-Aug-19

From: DanaC
02-Aug-19
Make sure there are no waving ferns or weeds etc. that could trigger the camera. And if you haven't yet tried the 'video' setting, do so. You might find some useful stuff here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQUSR5BdIk&list=PLrNNiYMdWwvU9hCJ7EhHF5YMWWVY6DGFI&index=21&t=0s

From: VogieMN
02-Aug-19
We have a Browning camera and it takes amazing photos. Dana, I'll check out this video.

From: VogieMN
02-Aug-19
We have a Browning camera and it takes amazing photos. Dana, I'll check out this video.

From: longbeard
02-Aug-19
I have 4 Moultrie cameras and about a half dozen of other brands. From my experience very few other camera brands are as good as Moultrie. It’s possible something is wrong with your camera but more than likely just set up wrong. Call their customer service and they will walk you through the issues

From: ELKMAN
03-Aug-19
I would say that camera is no good at this point for what I need. I would highly recommend the Browning stuff. Just an FYI: DO NOT get a Spypoint product of any kind.

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