DeerCam The #1 Selling Scouting Camera..... What People Are Asking.
What people are asking about DEERCAM: Why is DEERCAM more expensive than some other models of scouting cameras? DEERCAM is a state-of-the-art scouting camera and no part of its design was compromised. DEERCAM uses an Olympus camera that is superior to the no-name camera used in most other scouting cameras.
This more expensive camera proved better photos, longer battery life, and much greater reliability. DEERCAM uses advanced electronics that are simple to use while providing all the features you will need.
With camera delay down to 5 seconds, and as long as 1 hour, DEERCAM is ready for all scouting scenarios. No other scouting camera available provides such a wide range of delays. DEERCAM’s housing uses a thicker and stronger material than our competitors; this thicker housing is more rugged and has withstood numerous bear attacks. In fact, we have never seen a bear puncture the plastic housing.
2. What is the DEERCAM warranty? DEERCAM has the best warranty in the industry: one year on the camera, and two years on the electronics and enclosure. In addition, DEERCAM provides a unique update feature – in the future, you will be able to upgrade your DeerCam to our new models at a discounted price.
For example, owners of the DEERCAM DC100 can upgrade to a DC200 for only $75. This unprecedented upgrade policy is just one of the unique ways we stand behind our products (call for details on our current upgrade policy).
3. What type of camera is used? DEERCAM uses an Olympus Trip camera. We have exclusive rights to this high quality camera. The camera is a fully automatic 35mm camera with date/time imprinting, autowind and rewind, autoflash, and a sharp, clear lens.
4. What type of batteries are used and how long will they last? DEERCAM uses 2 9-volt batteries, which will operate for over 2 months. The Olympus camera uses 2 AA batteries that will last for up to 10 rolls of film. This combination means DEERCAM is the least expensive to operate.
Some cheaper scouting cameras require 4 C-Cell batteries every week. And their cameras frequently require expensive, hard-to-find camera batteries. This means these cheaper cameras will cost $1 per day to operate vs. DeerCam, which costs roughly 10 cents per day.
5. What type of film is recommended? DEERCAM can use any 35mm film, color or black/white.
6. Is DeerCam weatherproof? Yes, DEERCAM is designed to withstand all weather conditions, thanks especially to our weather-tight “O” ring.
7. How high on a tree do you attach the DEERCAM? When used to photograph deer, bear, and elk we recommend setting DEERCAM 3 to 4 feet above the ground. For smaller animals and birds, the height should be adjusted accordingly.
8. What type of theft prevention does the DEERCAM have? DEERCAM features the patented TheftLock system. DeerCam is cabled to the tree with aircraft quality steel cable. In addition, the DEERCAM can be internally screwed to the tree and locked.
For maximum security, the optional DEERCAM Xpander enables custom password protection that prevents unauthorized use and renders a stolen DeerCam useless.
9. What happens if my DEERCAM is stolen? Hopefully, you’ll have used the TheftStop™ security cable and/or internal screw system so that your DEERCAM wasn’t stolen. But if it was stolen, and you have an Xpander and your password electronically recorded in your DEERCAM, the thief will not be able to use your DEERCAM. The idea is that thieves will learn a DEERCAM is of no value stolen and will cease stealing them.
10. Does the flash scare deer? The flash will not scare deer away. It may startle them, but, as other DEERCAM owners will attest to, the deer will be back and will soon ignore the flash. Some deer actually become curious and investigate the source of the flash. Others are more shy and proceed carefully, but again, in time, will ignore it.
11. How far away will the DEERCAM detect animals? The answer depends on animal size and ambient temperature. A large animal projects more heat compared to a smaller animal and will be sensed further away. More importantly, if the air temperature is cold, the sensor can better distinguish a warm-blooded animal.
Generally speaking, in cold weather DEERCAM will pick up a deer up to 60 feet, while in very warm conditions it might be as little as 20 feet. Set up your DEERCAM accordingly, making sure not to exceed the camera’s flash range, which depends on film speed. ISO 100 film gives you a flash range of 10 feet, while with ISO 400 it will be 30 feet.
12. How far away from the detection zone should the DEERCAM be placed? Again, the warmer the air temp., the closer (inside 20 feet) you should set up your DEERCAM to where you expect the deer to be. In cold weather, this is less critical. You have to also consider how “tight” you want the photo. Close-ups are generally more interesting, while shots further away show more. 13. Can you see the photo count without opening the DEERCAM? Yes! For 2003, DEERCAM allows you to simply push an external switch (Smart Switch) which will then identify the number of photos taken by the flashing of a red LED light.
14. How long will it take for DEERCAM to trigger the camera after detection? Roughly three-quarters of a second, which is fast enough to catch a deer moving through at a pretty good clip!
15. Can the flash be turned off? Yes, you can turn the flash off on the camera itself by using the flash mode button.
16. What is the operation time for the DEERCAM (day/night/24 hours)? DeerCam runs 24 hours. If you have the optional Xpander, you can select a starting and stopping operation time by the hour.
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