Moultrie just announced their new Delta Base Cam. I've been reviewing it for two months and the cam has been tremendously improved over last years' cam, The Delta.
I will admit, I was very surprised and dissapointed with last year's Delta, image quality was terrible, and it had lots of issues due to supply chain problems, availabilty of chips, etc. This cam is amazing, and by far the best cell cam I've used to date.
I had three cams and they shot over 700 videos and 800 photos in two months. Not a single problem, no image issues at all, and the photo and video quality was outstanding. You can see the review here:
If I run in to one cheap later on I may try it. I've really liked the app but the camera's have been "less than advertised". I have one 6000 out right now. Bears destroyed a couple and after reading the Delta reviews I replaced with others.
Vonfoust, I referenced the problems on last years' Delta during the Base review. I told Moultrie I was going to do that and they wanted me to be transparent and honest - so they had no problem with that. The reviews were correct. IMO, they should have changed the name completely and dropped the Delta brand entirely, this new cam is excellent. It's a different camera. Not only were there no issues, the image quality and reliability was the best I've seen.
Thanks Pat. This is my first year with cell cams. A good friend convinced me to go with cudde, and yes, they are expensive. He is very tech savvy and set my system up at my farm, linked and tested all of them etc. They work really well.
If I had just the manual to do what he did, I would have been extremely frustrated and probably returned them. I purchased additional cameras, and he knew immediately they were not the newest version software and pulled out an SD card, upgraded, set the channels and stuff. I took them to the farm, turned them on and they worked great also. Again, I would have been extremely frustrated without his knowledge. I am happy with them and if I had not purchased them, I would probably give the one you are reviewing here a try.
For guys like me with small properties who want to minimize leaving my scent around while scouting, cell cams are the ticket. I should have done this years ago. Thanks again.
Moultrie has lost a lot of loyal customers in the last few years-as they should have. Their quality was less than desirable in comparison to the models they used to make. I switched to the Cuddelink system and couldn't be happier. $19.99 a month for my 8 connected cameras on my property. Zero issues in the 3 seasons I have been running them.
Pat, the Boly cams on EBay offer 4G cell cams. I never used one. You can get them fairly cheap. I've got 7 or 8 other Bolys and have had great luck with them. They take great vids. The night light is a little weak but the day is great.
Has anyone tried the Moultrie EVO? I swore off of Moultrie because of the poor quality pictures of the original Delta, but their customer service folks came thru for me. They sent a "new improved" model Delta without any cost to me, and replaced the (bear-destroyed) antenna on the original Delta, which I returned to the retailer for a refund. So I ordered 2 EVO units but havent tried them yet.
Also, I now have 3 Tactacam Reveal X's, and they are operating perfectly.
Forest, I saw your inquiry about the "cell link" system that is supposed to make any camera a "cell camera". I bought 2 of the Spypoint cell links. I've tried them in multiple locations in 3 states. Never once have they transmitted a picture. From major urban to very rural locations.... not one picture. Ever. But they should work for you if you want to buy mine cheap:-)
Forest.....to answer your Cell-Link question, I recently bought one cheap and figured I'd try it out. If it didn't work well, I wouldn't be out much $.
So far, it's functioning well. I'm using it in a Browning cam where I had to modify the door to allow the cable to pass through and not get pinched when closed. Directions say to set at lowest megapixel setting which does affect image quality. For $5 above whichever plan you choose, you can get up to 50 HD pics of your choosing.
Ive been getting several blanks but rabbits might be triggering the cam and I can't see them because of the thumbnail pic quality. Also, delay is at 1 minute so animals could be missed. Next year I will have it set at a scrape only or where the pics will be closer.