Knowing these 5 Trail Camera Myths Will Save You Money

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The more you will learn about a trail camera, the more you will realize that some widely accepted theories are mere myths. Some of these myths are used to create hype, hence leading to an increase in sales. Meanwhile, some myths are nothing but rumors, regardless of how these myths took birth; it’s time to debunk them.

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Myth#1 the More Megapixels the Better Quality of Photo

This is completely false. The most important factor that determines the quality of a trail camera is the size of its image sensor. The majority of trail cameras available nowadays have an image sensor between 3-5 megapixels. Many manufacturers advertise that their trail cameras have overinflated mega pixels. This is simply a marketing strategy to increase sales.

Myth #2 you can save money by using Alkaline Batteries

There is no doubt that alkaline batteries are readily available on the market. It is also true that alkaline batteries are cheaper as compared to lithium batteries. However, the fact is that alkaline batteries build up resistance and start to drain quickly while lithium batteries stay consistent for a longer time. While the upfront cost of the alkaline batteries may be less, over time, the price will be almost even. Plus, it’s better to have a quality battery for your trail camera and not just a cheaper one.

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Myth #3 you need to buy the largest SD card your camera can hold

Many people believe they should have an SD card that can hold as many photos as possible; this is not necessarily a good idea. A 64 GB SD card can hold up to 22,400 photos. Be honest to yourself; you really think you will pull on these many photos on your trail camera?

Myth #4 you must be a tech genius to operate a trail camera

This is not true. Some trail cameras are a bit difficult to set up as compared to the traditional cameras but the majority of trail cameras only take a couple of minutes to be set up. Each manufacturer uses a different setup menu but most of them are simple and easy to use.

Myth #5 with a fast trigger speed you will get fewer blurry pictures of moving animals

Fast trigger speed is a great feature to have but it is not something worth spending hundreds of bucks on. When an animal passes through the detection zone of the trail camera, a fast trigger speed will be of great help but that doesn’t mean the photo will be less blurry. In short, a fast trigger speed will not solve the problem of blurry photos of moving animals.