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    which are better, infrared or flash trail cams?

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    Just so you know - Flash you are referring to is called an Incandescent flash. Infrared is also a flash(Infrared flash).
    As far as which one is better it comes down to personal preference.
    -Incandescent flash allows for full color pictures even at night, but the flash is visible by animals(and any tresspasser that may walk by). It uses battery up much quicker, but the quality of the pictures is generally much better.
    -Infrared does not have a visible flash, so it does not deter any animal or poacher to the location of the camera, but the picture is not in color at night. Long battery life, but the poctures are often blurry.

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    • #3
      I have personaly used both types of trail cameras, and can promise you that infared is better, hands down. Sure, flash works great, but I've gotten pictures of deer with flash cameras then they never walk past my camera again. On the other hand, I have MANY pictures of mature bucks looking straight at my infared cameras, and they just go about there business. Go with the infared, and a little tip, you get what you pay for. The new Bushnell cameras are my personal favorites for the price, but if you can afford it, buy a c]Cuddyback.

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      • #4
        I have two Cuddeback cameras (Infrared) and have been very satisfied. As Hardwoods says right now Bushnell is one of the better buys for the money. I have friends that won't use anything but the Bushnell.Also I have been told that Bushnell has an excellent service dept, if you have questions or problems. Cuddeback service dept could use some improvement, slow to respond and if you send your camera in for repair you don't necessarily get your camera back. They exchange.

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        • #5
          They're not as superior as some "experts" would have you think, but if I had to choose I would probably pick an infrared. The biggest advantage for them in my opinion is their ability to take nighttime videos, which are awesome. Their battery life is usually better too, which is always nice.
          I haven't actually noticed a big difference in spooking game though, I have quite a few photos/videos of deer looking spooked with my IR cams, just as many as with my regular flash cams.
          And if you are on a budget, then an incandescent model might be better, as the low-cost infrared ones can be pretty awful quality.

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          • #6
            IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY A CHEAPER FLASH MODEL,STAY AWAY FROM THE TRUTH CAM 60. MINE LASTED TWO MONTHS ,SPOOKED DEER AND FAILED TO RESPOND WHEN NEEDED.

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