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8.0-megapixel Infrared Digital Motion-detection Camera

$129.95

Price: $129.95

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National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols uses specialized remote-camera systems to obtain images of rarely seen wildlife behavior. Triggered by heat and movement, our simplified all-weather cameras capture multiple images of backyard wildlife.


Our infrared version provides clearer nighttime images without use of a flash. Equipped with a 50-degree wide-angle lens, an adjustable (on/off) 30-foot flash or infrared emitter range, and test mode. Features 24-hour operation, burst mode for multiple exposures, four time-out settings between activations, minimum focus of 5 feet, AVI video capability, and time/date/moon phase stamps on each image. SD card slot for memory accepts up to 32-GB card (not included) for thousands of images.


Please note: The infrared version of our motion-detection camera utilizes night vision, which does not startle animals the way a flash might. The nighttime images are black and white and daytime images are color. If you would like to capture color nighttime images using a flash, we recommend that you consider the 5.0 Megapixel Digital Motion-detection Camera.


  • Uses 4 C batteries (not included); external power jack accepts optional 12V battery kit (not included)
  • Mounting strap included
  • Approximately 5 3/4''W x 7 1/2''H x 2 1/2''D
  • 8.0 megapixel image resolution
The following SD cards have been tested and are compatible with the 8.0-megapixel Infrared Digital Motion-detection Camera. Proper camera operation cannot be guaranteed when using other cards.
  • Kingmax: 2G
  • SanDisk: 2G, 4G, 8G
  • Toshiba: 2G
  • PNY: 2G, 4G, 8G, 16G
  • Kingston: 2G, 4G, 8G, 16G
  • First Champion: 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G, 16G
  • Lexar: 4G, 8G, 16G
  • DANE-ELEC: 4G, 8G, 16G

  • 50-degree wide-angle lens
  • 8 Megapixels
  • Daytime color images / black & white night images
  • Burst mode for multiple exposures
  • Test mode
  • Time / date / moon phase stamping on images
  • AVI video capability 15/30/60 second clips
  • Picture is activated by PIR (Passive Infrared) Sensor technology
  • Camera can start snapping photos from the moment motion or heat is detected, day or night.
  • Viewing Range: 5 feet to Infinity
  • Detection Length: up to 30 feet
  • Infrared Flash Range: up to 30 feet
  • SD memory card slot accepts up to 32GB (sold separately)

  • Compatible with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista
  • Windows 98 users must install the included camera driver prior to connecting the USB cable.
  • Sorry, this camera is not Mac compatible.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Versatile camera

        I bought the camera to take pictures of the different critters who visit my porch at night.

        I've had a variety of different animals including opposum, cats, dogs and who knows ...Read complete review

        I bought the camera to take pictures of the different critters who visit my porch at night.

        I've had a variety of different animals including opposum, cats, dogs and who knows what else.

        It's a simple camera to use and has a lot of options, including high or low resolution, single shots, bursts of 3 or 6 shots at a time and video of 15, 30 or 60 seconds.

        There is also a 'time out' option of 20 seconds, one minute, five minutes or ten minutes which waits the selected time before triggering again.

        Although it's a fairly large camera, it's not too big. The construction looks solid and the strap is ample to cover the girth of a tree that's at least a couple of feet in diameter.

        I've only had the camera a few days but have managed to test out the different options. I particularly like the video capability. It gave me clear ( black and white ) imaging. I haven't used it during the day yet.

        On the down side, I discovered that, even though the instructions claim there is an internal memory, this is not the case for this camera. If you don't have an SD memory card, it won't work. After trying quite a few times to get it going, I finally called the company's service department and they answered the phone immediately and provide me with the help I needed.

        Basically, I told them the camera wasn't working and the display kept reading "n zero five d". After a short pause, the service person told me the display was actually saying "no sd" which meant that no SD memory card had been installed.
        I mentioned that the owner's manual stated it had a small internal memory, but it seems this camera doesn't and it won't work without the SD card.

        The service person then recommended either a ScanDisk of PNY of 2 to 16 GB. And DON"T get anything high speed. The instructions also say it won't take a class 10 or higher card. I wound up getting a ScanDisk 8 GB class 4 and it works just fine.

        Although I will be using it on the back porch, I also plan to find other uses for this camera. It plugs right into the USB port of my computer and downloads right from the camera.

        All in all, whether you're a hunter, a naturalist or just want to see what kind of animals are coming into your yard ( or back porch ), I recommend this item.

        Once again, I haven't used it in the daytime, so I can't comment on the quality of the color. You'll have to read another review for that.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Cumbersome, quality marginal

        Several important operational characteristics of this camera are not mentioned in the catalog description and only become apparent after reading the operational manual. No images are viewable on the camera (for quick and convenient ...Read complete review

        Several important operational characteristics of this camera are not mentioned in the catalog description and only become apparent after reading the operational manual. No images are viewable on the camera (for quick and convenient deletion and/or review). The camera must be removed from its mounting location and transported to a computer site (or a computer brought to the camera) to view images. The memory chip cannot be transported for offsite viewing/printing, either, because of formatting incompatibilities. Thus, I found the camera most inconvenient for frequent monitoring of image acquisition.

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        5.0

        Wildlife Camera

        By LeftyDKX

        from Ruidoso, NM

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Photos

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photography

        Set up on game trail. Great day photos. Shutter a bit slow for night photos. Overall good camera.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Digital Motion-detection Camera

        By Roscoe

        from Raleigh, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ease of Use

        Cons

        • False Triggering
        • Quality Of Images

        Best Uses

          Images are most always blurry even when the animal or person is only casually/slowly moving. I expected better for the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Really nice camera

          By Bill

          from Walpole, MA

          Pros

          • Clarity Of Daytime Photos
          • Ease of Use

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            We've only had the camera up for two days, but we already captured a photo of a coyote in our front yard, at 1am. We live on a large wooded lot with lots of birds, the occasional deer, etc. We hope to get some great shots of the robins at our little waterfall, as they've enjoyed it mightily, splashing on their bellies in the morning. We've also heard a lot of animal sounds in the night, and hope to find out what is making them.

            The camera was very easy to set up, and the settings are easy to operate, which is important, as I'm not technical at all. The quality of the day time color photos have been great. The infrared, night shots are what they are: a good opportunity to see what's out there. They're not album quality. But we knew that when we bought it.

            In short, the camera is exactly what I had hoped for, and is real easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            i would buy this product any time

            By ronaldo

            from otago,new zealand

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Works In Dark

            Best Uses

            • Finding Thieves

            a very good product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works better than expected

            By Jeremy

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            About Me Retired

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Convenient

            Cons

            • Overpriced

            Best Uses

            • Home

            The camera works well in the daytime; nothing has tripped it at night yet. The camera is reasonably easy to use; reading the instructions helps.

            The SD card can be removed from the camera and taken to a computer with an SD card reader. Viewing and downloading the images is just like working with a disk drive. Being able to leave the camera in place is a major convenience. (A previous reviewer's comment that "The memory chip cannot be transported for offsite viewing / printing, either, because of formatting incompatibilities" seems to be incorrect.) This means that, for a remote location, the "used" SD card could be swapped for a blank one, an operation taking less than a minute.

            The ability to connect to an external 12 Volt battery is nice although the cord tends to pull loose; some means of tying the cord to the camera would be nice.

            The camera has no internal memory other than the SD card that the user must supply; the NGS web site description of this camera still has not been updated to remove the reference to the "Built-in memory: 32 MB." I used an old 1GB SD card left over from an early digital camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product but poor manual and memory

            By MT Fisherman

            from Thompson Falls, MT

            The manual states on page 9 that the camera stores images on the internal SDRAM memory unless a SD card is installed. In fact a SD card is required to store any images and to evaluate it. The technician helped me solve the problem but pointed out that the specification table states that the STC-TGLX81R model has 0MB built-in memory and also stated that only the original slower speed SD card should be used. However, it is only available in 1 and 2 GB capacities, not the up to 32 GB advertised. I use it for nighttime still photography of wildlife and it performs well but the 2 GB limit may be a limitation in the future.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Versatile camera

            By upstairsjim

            from Lorain, Oh

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • can take video
            • Easy to operate
            • Infra Red Non Flash

            Cons

              Best Uses

                I bought the camera to take pictures of the different critters who visit my porch at night.

                I've had a variety of different animals including opposum, cats, dogs and who knows what else.

                It's a simple camera to use and has a lot of options, including high or low resolution, single shots, bursts of 3 or 6 shots at a time and video of 15, 30 or 60 seconds.

                There is also a 'time out' option of 20 seconds, one minute, five minutes or ten minutes which waits the selected time before triggering again.

                Although it's a fairly large camera, it's not too big. The construction looks solid and the strap is ample to cover the girth of a tree that's at least a couple of feet in diameter.

                I've only had the camera a few days but have managed to test out the different options. I particularly like the video capability. It gave me clear ( black and white ) imaging. I haven't used it during the day yet.

                On the down side, I discovered that, even though the instructions claim there is an internal memory, this is not the case for this camera. If you don't have an SD memory card, it won't work. After trying quite a few times to get it going, I finally called the company's service department and they answered the phone immediately and provide me with the help I needed.

                Basically, I told them the camera wasn't working and the display kept reading "n zero five d". After a short pause, the service person told me the display was actually saying "no sd" which meant that no SD memory card had been installed.
                I mentioned that the owner's manual stated it had a small internal memory, but it seems this camera doesn't and it won't work without the SD card.

                The service person then recommended either a ScanDisk of PNY of 2 to 16 GB. And DON"T get anything high speed. The instructions also say it won't take a class 10 or higher card. I wound up getting a ScanDisk 8 GB class 4 and it works just fine.

                Although I will be using it on the back porch, I also plan to find other uses for this camera. It plugs right into the USB port of my computer and downloads right from the camera.

                All in all, whether you're a hunter, a naturalist or just want to see what kind of animals are coming into your yard ( or back porch ), I recommend this item.

                Once again, I haven't used it in the daytime, so I can't comment on the quality of the color. You'll have to read another review for that.

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best you can get for the price

                By daisy_ann

                from NC, USA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Benefits Non-profit
                • Excellent Customer Srvc
                • Fast Shipping

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    After reading the review by Wild Viewer, I scoured the internet for other wildlife cameras. Looking at products up to $100 higher than this, excluding the other model National Geographic sells, I found that there are many with worse features and none with better features. My advice to anyone looking for a wildlife camera is to read the review by Wild Viewer, so you are aware of the deficits; but unless you are willing and able to spend hundreds of dollars more, this is the camera to get.

                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Product is very good

                    By Michael

                    from Cheyenne,Wyoming

                    Verified Buyer

                    Wanted to see what kind of critters were coming into yard at night and raiding the bird feeders. Used camers to find out and got great pictures of coyotes,and although they were on my list of suspects I was a little surprised at the way they doing the deed. Camers captured great photos both night time and day light.

                    (26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Cumbersome, quality marginal

                    By Wild Viewer

                    from Northern Virginia

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Some capability

                    Cons

                    • CameraCan'tDisplImages
                    • Casing not robust
                    • InconvenientForFreqUsage
                    • Marginal quality
                    • MemoryChipNotTrnsferabl
                    • RequiresComputerBackup

                    Best Uses

                      Several important operational characteristics of this camera are not mentioned in the catalog description and only become apparent after reading the operational manual. No images are viewable on the camera (for quick and convenient deletion and/or review). The camera must be removed from its mounting location and transported to a computer site (or a computer brought to the camera) to view images. The memory chip cannot be transported for offsite viewing/printing, either, because of formatting incompatibilities. Thus, I found the camera most inconvenient for frequent monitoring of image acquisition.

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