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Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 pm
by wpshooter
One trail camera manufacturer that I know of (Spypoint), makes models that have a feature which allows the user to set what time period/range of the day or night that videos and photos will be taken. For instance, if I am only interested in taking DAYTIME/non-night time videos or photos I can set the start time to say about 7 am and the stop time at about 5 pm and the camera will only function during those hours, i.e. in this case it will NOT take night time videos and photos, which IMO are a waste of time and effort, your opinion may vary.

So does anyone know of a listing that gives trail camera brands and models which have the ability to limit the period/range of time that the camera will function ? Most ads, etc. that I see on the Internet do not give info/specs on this feature.

Thanks.

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:32 pm
by bigwied
I have a spartan gocam whiteflash and a tactacam reveal and both can be set to just take pictures during the day.

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:16 pm
by reaperman
wpshooter wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 pm One trail camera manufacturer that I know of (Spypoint), makes models that have a feature which allows the user to set what time period/range of the day or night that videos and photos will be taken. For instance, if I am only interested in taking DAYTIME/non-night time videos or photos I can set the start time to say about 7 am and the stop time at about 5 pm and the camera will only function during those hours, i.e. in this case it will NOT take night time videos and photos, which IMO are a waste of time and effort, your opinion may vary.

So does anyone know of a listing that gives trail camera brands and models which have the ability to limit the period/range of time that the camera will function ? Most ads, etc. that I see on the Internet do not give info/specs on this feature.

Thanks.
The RidgeTec lookout is a cellular game camera with this ability. The benefit of a cell camera is making adjustments via cellphone as the daylight dwindles this time of year. If your camera isn’t deployed close to home this is a very attractive option.

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:57 am
by Anthony
On the Lookout you can set PIR on or OFF by hour of the day by day of the week.

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:04 pm
by wpshooter
bigwied wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:32 pm I have a spartan gocam whiteflash and a tactacam reveal and both can be set to just take pictures during the day.
I take it that those 2 are not actually "trail" cameras are they ?

Never mind, I see that the tactacam reveal is a trail camera.

Thanks.

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:32 pm
by johnnydeerhunter
Spartan is a trail camera as well

Re: Trail cameras that have feature for setting START and STOP time for taking videos and photos

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:50 pm
by Anthony
"trail" camera is a misnomer. any trail camera can be use as a surveillance camera. They are motion activated battery powered surveillance cameras. What you take photos of is your business.