Posted by Terry Blackwell on 2nd Mar 2013
This appears to be the Primos DPS(Deer Positioning System) camera just given a new name. I have been using it for about two years now and it is still functioning well. Here's the long and short of it: If you just want to see what times turkeys or deer are coming into a field and where this camera will work fine. If you expect to see any detail you are going to be very disappointed since the pixel count is so low. The sofware allows you to zoom in but the picture becomes so grainy that you can't tell a fox from a coyote when you zoom in. You can tell if a deer has antlers from a distance but that's about all. Some of the less obvious negatives learned over time are as follows: The camera does not turn on early enough to catch a lot of game movement and you miss the first thirty minutes or so of daylight action. With the camera shooting all day set on a five second interval a 16 gig card will last about four days max. Probably better to choose the ten second interval although a deer or turkey can walk a long way in ten seconds if traveling across the camera's field of view. The rubber gasket that seals the camera comes off most of the time when you open the camera to replace the card or batteries and if it's early or late it can be easily lost in the leaf litter in the woods. Not hard to put it back on but inconvenient and you have to be aware of the problem. There is a red led that lights up every time the camera takes a pic which causes no problem to the animals but it does allow another person to notice the camera much more easily especially early or late in the day. I have noticed mine as far away as fifty yards or so even when I wasn't thinking about it. By far the most irritating thing about the system is the Primos software that has to be used to view the pictures as a choppy moving picture which resembles the old Keystone Cops movies of the silent film era. This can't be helped due to the interval between pictures but it takes forever for the images to be retrieved from the card and probably ten minutes to view the days activity. I noticed in the new product description that the day can be viewed in as little as three minutes which would be a major improvement if this is so. One nice thing is that the camera is very easy to use and so far has been totally reliable in all kinds of weather and temps down in the teens. The red led does let you know the camera is taking pics before you walk away. I now stick a piece of black tape over the led when I leave.
Posted by kevin mcgarrah on 28th Aug 2012
dont let the price fool u this little camera help a lot it makes it ezy for the working man get one
Posted by Wayne Clodfelter on 17th May 2012
I compared time-lapse "plot watcher" type cameras for several weeks, reviewing them and watching videos, and sampling some of the images they produced when I could.
I don't want to hang a $200 camera on a tree for someone else to steal (I've had two cameras stolen). So when I found the Turkey Tracker for $79 at Wing Supply, I pounced.
I am very pleased with the camera's performance given the price I paid for it. That's the key for me: value for my dollar.
I hunted next to a planted cornfield for 2 days where I had been seeing hen turkeys regularly without seeing anything. I thought about trying a spot in another county but looked, first, at the two days of camera imaging.
The camera saw hens come into the field just out of my view over a rise on two occasions. Another time, the camera showed me walking out of the field to check an adjacent field. Five minutes after I left the field, the camera showed a turkey hen coming into the field I had just left.
Is the camera perfect? No. The resolution is relatively low so the huge amount of images can be contained on memory cards.
Am I pleased with its performance vs cost? ABSOLUTELY!