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Does anyone have a suggestion as to the type of camera I would need to get to show what frequents my pond at night? Since there is always action from my fish does that mean it would be snapping pics all night long? When it comes to technology I am clueless so I would need something simple:)
 
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A game camera would be good. I was gifted one and put it up on August 30th. That first night, I had 4 visitors that I didn't know I had. I am not sure if I got one of the pics with all 4 of them in it. But, trust me, there were 4. I think one adult and 3 juveniles? One looked bigger than the others. I only get one in my pictures now.
 

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The camera I have is pretty good. It does work on blue tooth and wifi, although you have to be close to it to download your pictures/videos from it. Mine has a128 gb card, but I download the pics and videos everyday onto my phone, then delete the pics off the camera SD card.

As you can see, mine doesn't show the water. I haven't seen any fish in a few months, now I know why.
 
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The camera I have is pretty good. It does work on blue tooth and wifi, although you have to be close to it to download your pictures/videos from it. Mine has a128 gb card, but I download the pics and videos everyday onto my phone, then delete the pics off the camera SD card.

As you can see, mine doesn't show the water. I haven't seen any fish in a few months, now I know why.
Hi Gimpy,

What make of camera do you have?
 
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A game camera would be good. I was gifted one and put it up on August 30th. That first night, I had 4 visitors that I didn't know I had. I am not sure if I got one of the pics with all 4 of them in it. But, trust me, there were 4. I think one adult and 3 juveniles? One looked bigger than the others. I only get one in my pictures now.
Thank you for posting these pics and the info on the camera...Cute little raccoon:)
 

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I don't have one but I have heard game cams are easy and cheap and work good at night too! I see them sometimes when I'm out walking. People attach to trees or whatever and when anything walks buy they take a photo. I want to get one too!
 
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I don't have one but I have heard game cams are easy and cheap and work good at night too! I see them sometimes when I'm out walking. People attach to trees or whatever and when anything walks buy they take a photo. I want to get one too!
Okay, thanks j.w.!!
 
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Hi Gimpy,

What make of camera do you have?

The camera was a gift to me back in the summer.

There is not a whole lot of info on it.


I think that is a link to it.^^
Here is a picture of the package/box it came in.
 

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The camera was a gift to me back in the summer.

There is not a whole lot of info on it.


I think that is a link to it.^^
Here is a picture of the package/box it came in.
It has a lot of good features love the solar power. May even get one. (I am a gadget freak ie lover)
 
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So far, once the camera is set up, there is little to no maintenance. I have mine set up on an old bench over looking my little bitty pond. So it is wifi and Bluetooth setup, I don't have to mess with the physical camera itself.

The wifi on it is not real powerful, meaning you need to be a fairly close distance to the camera.

Once set up, you can change your preferences on the menu from the app on your phone. I have mine set up to shoot a picture in combination with a 20 second video.

Even though it is a large 128 gb SD card in the camera, I delete everything daily on it.

I probably was given the camera in June, but did not set it up until the end of August. I didn't really want to go thru the setup process, but finally relented. Once set up, it has been very easy to use.

Here is a picture setup on my little bench in front of the pond.
 

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Looks like a good one but I know nothing about the quality or performance needed. I wonder how the solar would work here in the Pacific N.W as we don't get much sun in the winter? I see where it takes batteries so perhaps I would need to rely on those when no sun? I wonder also if one could use rechargeable batteries? I think I read somewhere that no you can't as they would run out before the fancy batteries they recommend to use in them. Need to read all the questions in the Amazon reviews in order to see what results people are all getting. I know most don't come w/the batteries or the disk. I'm learning as I go.
 

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These days they generally use SD cards or micro SD Cards. If the sensitivity is set it should only record when something is moving. While Wi-Fi cameras aren’t even as close to being as good as wired ones, it’s amazing how much battery life modern surveillance cameras can get. The ones with big lithium batteries can go for weeks or even months Without a change.

for those looking for night time cameras, something to keep in mind the “sensor” size is EVeRYtHING, not how many megapixels is it. I’m not an expert but it’s a topic I enjoy.:)

https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/blogs/news/trail-camera-megapixels

trail cameras work but a surveillance system like addy mentioned Will probably have options with bigger sensors
 
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@netvine Trail camera's are cheaper tho then the big setup surveillance one's and if you just want to see what is passing by your property for fun then I guess checking out the trail cams w/the bigger sensors is the way to go. Do they even advertise how big the sensors are in them? I hadn't noticed when looking on Amazon.
 

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Usually you can dial in the “sensitivity” otherwise wind blowing trees etc would set it off.

@netvine Trail camera's are cheaper tho then the big setup surveillance one's and if you just want to see what is passing by your property for fun then I guess checking out the trail cams w/the bigger sensors is the way to go. Do they even advertise how big the sensors are in them? I hadn't noticed when looking on Amazon.

I agree.

just wanted to throw out there the sensor info. Easy to get carried away with this stuff
 
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I HAVE survalance cameras all around the pond it shows any issues from leaves build up to birds or other animals including two legged who may be up to no good.
 

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