Wildlife camera? What makes a wildlife camera different from any other camera? Or at least one you'd feel you need to shop at a hunting/fishing place for? My uneducated guess would be he needs an easy to use camera, with a good MP (most cameras these days have reasonable pixels), with a good long range optical (optical would be better than digital), zoom.
Start with amazon under digital camera in your price range. Look at the MP's and the optical zoom comparisons. What you don't know, google, and check out the reviews; what they like, and don't like, and why. Good luck!
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Wildlife cameras are different in that they have a motion/heat detector on them. They only take photos if the camera detects motion or a change in temps that signify an animal has crossed the sensor's path. I'd hit up amazon. Search for wildlife camera there. Then you can read the reviews on a lot of different models so you have an idea of what works/doesn't work before going to Pro Bass or which ever store you chose.
Or go to the store. See which brands/models they carry then come home and google for reviews.
Wildlife camera? What makes a wildlife camera different from any other camera? Or at least one you'd feel you need to shop at a hunting/fishing place for? My uneducated guess
Sorry Anna, that's what they're called here and I forgot others might not understand. Similar to what Volt said, they're stationary cameras that turn on when they detect motion. You can get them with or without night vision, some with lights.
I was hoping for a Pea with actual experience (or family member) that can suggest a favorite brand or feature. This won't be used for hunting or national geographic, but want to give home something with more resolution and accuracy than the toy brands available.
I hope that clarifies question, keeping my fingers crossed for suggestions.
ETA well I guess they're not always stationary, but the ones in my budget are. We're hoping mystery animals walk past it.
My DH bought one from Costco. It's around $100. It's branded as a survalliance (sp) camera. It takes great pics. I know he looked at some at Cabela's but he just wanted to see if the deer were bucks, didn't need to see super clearly. So we went with the Costco camera and have been very happy. This is the second year using it. It takes really clear pics. And if you aren't happy, Costco has a great return policy.
I do know he somehow connected a "jumper battery box" up to it so he doesn't have to replace the batteries all the time. Because it takes 3k-4k pics in a few days.it was eating up batteries. He just told me it's called "Stealth".(the camera).
We have 4 at work and they cost around $175 each I think. They have cheaper ones but this one is for day and night. Nighttime pictures look greenish. We use it for motion to take pictures of driveway at night. You should have no problem getting a daytime one for under $100
We have a Stealth Cam and it was about $80-100. We set it up in our woods and use it just for entertainment. The sound and picture quality (both still and video) are very good. We see raccoons, fox, feral cats, and coyotes.