Does anyone have any recommendations on cameras for autonomously
capturing pictures/video of wildlife? Likely targets will be badgers,
foxes and otters.
Some years ago, I bought a Stealth Cam Wildview Digital Scout Camera.
This had passive IR detection, built-in flash and saved images or
video to a memory card. It was basically useless. The response time
was so long that anything had moved out of frame before the picture
was taken. The flash also only gave a reasonable exposure if the
subject was at just the right distance. In test shots, most subjects
were washed out or just black. The feedback from the manufacturer was
that it was intended for photographing slow moving animals such as deer.
An alternative I looked at later was an outdoor webcam with Wi-Fi and
IR illumination, feeding back to a PC with software that included
motion detection. This worked, but only within a very limited range
of the house because of the Wi-Fi range. I'm really looking for
something that will function at the end of our garden, about 100 to
120 meters from the house.
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