I like that this panoramic Moultrie will do both "plot watch" and trail mode at the same time. I have a pinchpoint of sorts on my alfalfa that takes two cameras....perfect application for this new camera.
When I do put one out all I really care about is whether I'm seeing bucks, does, etc. and the time of day the spot is being frequented. And I could forgo the time part.
So, I really never want or want to pay for anything more than a bare bones, low resolution camera.
What do you folks do with these high quality images and videos?
It's similar to "Why do people send big $$$ on optics?" If you are on a sheep bowhunt and you only have so many days to hunt. You want to KNOW if that ram is legal....otherwise, you just hiked several miles in steep terrain AND you burned up a precious day of your hunt on a non-legal ram.
Now, let's say that you have limited vacation time remaining for deer season. You've put out some $50 KMart special cameras with 3 second trigger speeds. When you go to look at the pictures, you can tell that deer are moving through the area, but you have no idea if it is that Big guy that you have been chasing for the last two years....because all photos are blurred, grainy, in poor light, or the camera only caught the back half of the animal because the trigger speed is so slow.
If someone makes decent money, or if hunting is a high priority for them, or BOTH....having a state of the art camera will allow you to refine your search and make definitive decisions about where you plan on hunting with the limited time that you have to go afield.....
I have viewed MANY photos of the back half of a deer over the years. A faster trigger speed AND a panoramic view of what triggered the camera, will dramatically reduce the number of "unidentified" deer moving by that camera. Granted, in states that allow the use of attractants (before or during the hunting season), you MIGHT get a photo of a nice buck at the attractant, even with a slow shutter speed. However, in states where NO attractant is allowed at any time of the year, that is where the high speed, panoramic cameras would really be a huge plus.
The really good news for you is there is a whole new and valuable tool for you to utilize in patterning the deer where you hunt and significantly increasing the odds in your favor!
Bill Winke (Midwest Whitetails) pretty much developed the "holy grail of deer cam use" and has some really good thoughts and methodologies that work.