New cams for 2022

Tamarack

5 year old buck +
Vosker just came out with a new live-feed one. Wonder how well the solar panel works though.
https://www.vosker.com/v300/
 

omicron1792

5 year old buck +
Whatcha think of it thus far?
Really really like it with a few caveats.

Picture is great. You can change the resolution depending on cell signal. The pan feature is great. I find myself looking in at live picture several times a day.

I ended up using the SIM card you can get off Amazon advertised for this camera. Uses both att and t mobile towers.

Has best motion sensor I have found In a game camera.

For negatives, I had In a location with 2-3 bars and it worked just ok. Couldn’t really use the higher resolutions and would take a while to pan and tilt. When I moved to a different location with better signal it works flawlessly.

To get most out of it you have to pay for their cloud service. It will auto download videos and can watch them instantly. You can view videos on app directly from camera through cellular but not as smooth.

The app is not set up for wildlife but same as a security camera. It’s fine and I imagine they will refine that over time.

By a wide margin best trail camera I have used. Not really a camera, it’s 24-7 video.

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Wind Gypsy

5 year old buck +
Really really like it with a few caveats.

Picture is great. You can change the resolution depending on cell signal. The pan feature is great. I find myself looking in at live picture several times a day.

I ended up using the SIM card you can get off Amazon advertised for this camera. Uses both att and t mobile towers.

Has best motion sensor I have found In a game camera.

For negatives, I had In a location with 2-3 bars and it worked just ok. Couldn’t really use the higher resolutions and would take a while to pan and tilt. When I moved to a different location with better signal it works flawlessly.

To get most out of it you have to pay for their cloud service. It will auto download videos and can watch them instantly. You can view videos on app directly from camera through cellular but not as smooth.

The app is not set up for wildlife but same as a security camera. It’s fine and I imagine they will refine that over time.

By a wide margin best trail camera I have used. Not really a camera, it’s 24-7 video.

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Solar/Battery seems to have enough power? I'd like to put one at my shack on the land and it would be easy enough to get permanent power to that so I might check out some other options that could be hard wired.
 

Troubles Trees

5 year old buck +
I bought 2 Tactacam Reveal X's in the off season when they were a little cheaper. I went to put them out this weekend and upon registering them and paid for a plan etc. is when I realized I had bought the wrong SD cards. Apparently they require ONLY class 10 with a U3 rating and only ones with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, no more and no less. I bought Sandisk cards with all the requirements except the U3 rating which I learned is the writing speed.

This is also when I realized that Tactacam itself sells the right ones but when I went to buy them from their store they were out of stock lol I ordered the correct cards and should have them by this weekend so I will let you know if I like them or not.

I considered buying a solar panel for $90 and probably will soon but wanted to make sure I liked the cams enough before I shell out the dough.
 

omicron1792

5 year old buck +
Solar/Battery seems to have enough power? I'd like to put one at my shack on the land and it would be easy enough to get permanent power to that so I might check out some other options that could be hard wired.
Has kept 100 percent charge.

If hard wiring to power Reolink the parent company has some that would work.
 

omicron1792

5 year old buck +
I bought 2 Tactacam Reveal X's in the off season when they were a little cheaper. I went to put them out this weekend and upon registering them and paid for a plan etc. is when I realized I had bought the wrong SD cards. Apparently they require ONLY class 10 with a U3 rating and only ones with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, no more and no less. I bought Sandisk cards with all the requirements except the U3 rating which I learned is the writing speed.

This is also when I realized that Tactacam itself sells the right ones but when I went to buy them from their store they were out of stock lol I ordered the correct cards and should have them by this weekend so I will let you know if I like them or not.

I considered buying a solar panel for $90 and probably will soon but wanted to make sure I liked the cams enough before I shell out the dough.
The sd card stuff drives me nuts. I’ve had the best luck just buying the sd card made by the camera brand so I know it’s compatible.
 

Wind Gypsy

5 year old buck +
I bought 2 Tactacam Reveal X's in the off season when they were a little cheaper. I went to put them out this weekend and upon registering them and paid for a plan etc. is when I realized I had bought the wrong SD cards. Apparently they require ONLY class 10 with a U3 rating and only ones with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, no more and no less. I bought Sandisk cards with all the requirements except the U3 rating which I learned is the writing speed.

This is also when I realized that Tactacam itself sells the right ones but when I went to buy them from their store they were out of stock lol I ordered the correct cards and should have them by this weekend so I will let you know if I like them or not.

I considered buying a solar panel for $90 and probably will soon but wanted to make sure I liked the cams enough before I shell out the dough.
The tactacam brand solar/battery setup should be in the $60 ballpark or are you looking at a different model?
 

Troubles Trees

5 year old buck +
The tactacam brand solar/battery setup should be in the $60 ballpark or are you looking at a different model?
No sir, the solar panel is $60 but you need the $20 cable and $15 for shipping bud. Do you have the solar panel setup? If so do you like it?
 

omicron1792

5 year old buck +
No sir, the solar panel is $60 but you need the $20 cable and $15 for shipping bud. Do you have the solar panel setup? If so do you like it?
I have 3 of them. The bundle I bought included the cord.

They work good but not great. Other brands you put on a solar panel and it basically works indefinitely. With Tactacam it works a long time but the battery eventually drops down if not in direct sunlight. I am on month 3 on two of the cameras and the app says battery at 50%.

What I have done is buy an extra lithium battery back for the cameras. Works in all the ones I have. I keep it charged, and just pop it in if needed, then charge that battery at home and swap it in the next camera when needed.

So good, not perfect.
 

Wind Gypsy

5 year old buck +
No sir, the solar panel is $60 but you need the $20 cable and $15 for shipping bud. Do you have the solar panel setup? If so do you like it?

Huh. I bought one expecting to get the appropriate cable to convert it to work with a ridgetec camera but not sure that'll happen. It still sits in the box but i assumed it came with the cable needed for a reveal based on this listing. Shipping was free. https://www.trailcampro.com/products/tactacam-solar-panel
 

Troubles Trees

5 year old buck +
Oh that is the whole kit and has the cable! The one on the Tactacam site sold the cable separate so you are probably onto something there bud.
 

Troubles Trees

5 year old buck +
I have 3 of them. The bundle I bought included the cord.

They work good but not great. Other brands you put on a solar panel and it basically works indefinitely. With Tactacam it works a long time but the battery eventually drops down if not in direct sunlight. I am on month 3 on two of the cameras and the app says battery at 50%.

What I have done is buy an extra lithium battery back for the cameras. Works in all the ones I have. I keep it charged, and just pop it in if needed, then charge that battery at home and swap it in the next camera when needed.

So good, not perfect.
Thank you for the reply bud, I know nothing about the brand so I try to get advice before getting in too deep!
 

Wind Gypsy

5 year old buck +
Huh. I bought one expecting to get the appropriate cable to convert it to work with a ridgetec camera but not sure that'll happen. It still sits in the box but i assumed it came with the cable needed for a reveal based on this listing. Shipping was free. https://www.trailcampro.com/products/tactacam-solar-panel

Found that it's quite easy to find plug adapters so I'll likely stick this on a ridgetec after all.

Few bucks shipped from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TT5F1JC?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
 
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