I recently decided to buy a trail camera to see what creatures might be prowling around our garden. I had one a few years ago but it had a poor design and eventually succumbed to water ingress.
I decided to send off for a medium range one, not the cheapest but neither was it the most expensive one on offer. I was so excited when it arrived and ran out to set it up in a reasonably busy location, frequented by passing cats and cockerels.
An hour or so later I went out and collected the sd card, put it into the computer and… one very blurry picture! I tried again in a different location, with similar results. It got sent back immediately. Grrr!
Next I changed tactics, looked on Amazon and went for the next to cheapest trail camera that I could see that didn’t have rubbish reviews. I picked a Crenova, I paid about a tenner less than the price on Amazon.co.uk It is also on Amazon.com
It arrived very quickly. I had a couple of days playing around with it and decided that it is way better than the more expensive brand that I had previously bought. I am so glad that I got it. The night time images are in black and white because it uses infra red lighting to illuminate the subject. The images are great though.
I did have a couple of queries about using the camera that I sent to the Crenova support team, which were quickly resolved. They were brilliant, very friendly and helpful.
Daytime shots are in colour and very clear. You can set it to take either still images, movies or time lapse photos. All have various subsidiary settings with them, such as how many shots to take once the sensor has triggered.
So far I have seen fox, badger, deer, various birds.
Here’s a short video, I have had to convert it from avi to mp4 format to reduce the file size but hopefully it will still play for you! When I first watched it I thought “we have sheep?”, then a couple of seconds later I thought “doh!”.
I will post any more interesting things that it catches as and when they occur.